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riggzamortis86 #TeamGodzilla

Sep-11-2017 9:06 AM

There are so many giant monsters in the Toho universe I thought I would ask everyone's opinion on who's monster roar is your favorite? Who is your least favorite. You can include any sound they make while blasting rays or other such sounds they make while on screen. This is for any monster in the Toho universe and the Monsterverse. If there is another giant monster by all means include it. I feel this is not discussed enough.


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EmptyH #TeamMothra

Sep-11-2017 11:09 AM


Best. Roar. Ever.

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G. H. (Gman) #TeamGhidorah

Sep-11-2017 11:26 AM

^Refreshing take as I've come to discover many hate Titanosaurus's roar. I for one love it.

I think most of the roars and sound effects from the Showa era were tops. The Heisei era got really lazy with it--Using Rodan's roar for three different monsters (including Rodan) and just slowing down Gigan's roar for SpaceGodzilla. The Millennium series fared better, but only marginally.

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Sci-Fi King25

Sep-11-2017 1:28 PM

My favorite is Rodans' roar.

“Banana oil.”- George Takei, Gigantis: The Fire Monster

riggzamortis86 #TeamGodzilla

Sep-11-2017 2:13 PM

Gaira has one of the funniest in my opinion. He sounds like he saying "SHIT" for those grunts he makes. I love that movie but cant help but laugh every time he gets hit or shocked he starts roaring "SHIT...SHIT....SHITTT!" Go ahead and watch it now with that in your head.

I never understood the reason behind Godzilla in Raids Again(1955). He sounds like Anguirus most of the time and once in awhile he will roar like Godzilla again. Anyone with an answer to that one?

Rodan has a creepy roar. I love his a lot.

I think I hate Varan's and Baragon's the least only because you can tell that they modulated Godzilla's Roar to fit them a lot. They did the same with King Caesar and King Kong also with King Kong and Godzilla's grunts.

The strangest has to be Hedorah.



The King of the Monsters

Sep-11-2017 3:08 PM

^ Godzilla only uses Anguirus' roars in the U.S. re-edit of Godzilla Raids Again, a.k.a. Gigantis, the Fire Monster. This was done because the producer wanted to give the impression that "Gigantis" was a separate monster from Godzilla, as he believed a new standalone film would sell better than a sequel. Gigantis, the Fire Monster suggests that "Gigantis" and Anguirus are related somehow, so they decided to dub Anguirus' roars over "Gigantis." In the original Japanese version, Godzilla still has many of his roars from the 1954 film, though he also frequently growls instead of roaring.

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G. H. (Gman) #TeamGhidorah

Sep-11-2017 3:38 PM

Are you watching Godzilla Raids Again or Gigantis, The Fire Monster? Because the Japanese version Godzilla sounds like himself and so does Anguirus. But for whatever reason, in the awful English cut, WB switched their roars.


Beat me to it King of the Monsters.

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The Legend of Brian

Sep-11-2017 4:31 PM

I always liked Mothra, Rodan, Gigan, and Titanosaurus. Other than Godzilla of course.


Sep-11-2017 4:48 PM

@riggzamortis86 - Very funny observation, re: Gaira, and totally on point! He does indeed sound like he's saying "that".

The monsters' voices were as unique as the designs themselves. It's funny, but in one of the special features on the JP disk, Spielberg is discussing coming up with roars/sounds for the dinosaurs, and it may have been for the T-Rex specifically, but he basically mandates that he doesn't want to hear Godzilla or Rodan! He wants something new and different. Of course, by '93 G's and R's roars had been around for almost 40 years. 

I love the sheer variety and originality. Among my faves, G '54, but Godzilla in general, Rodan, Anguirus, King Ghidorah, Titanosaurus, and that potty mouth himself, Gaira.

Xenotaris #TeamMothra

Sep-11-2017 8:38 PM

Godzilla 2014's Roar and the original Godzilla 1954 roar

riggzamortis86 #TeamGodzilla

Sep-12-2017 6:59 AM

@Gman and The King Of The Monsters,

I meant Gigantis, The Fire Monster. Not Raids Again. Sorry for the confusion. I have been watching the American version with my daughter recently and forgot to say the US version. However my VHS version does say Godzilla Raids Again on the sleeve and on the film itself on the opening credits but still refers to Godzilla as "Gigantis" in the film. Very confusing as a child watching it. They misspell all of the Japanese names and give huge props to the re-editor and producer of the US versions. 

Thank you both for the info. 


riggzamortis86 #TeamGodzilla

Sep-12-2017 7:05 AM

I also must give much love to Shin Gojira's roars being reused from Gojira(1954) and other variations. That and the score and the tank fire, they all bring familiarity to the film as it features Godzilla in a completely different way than we are used to.


The King of the Monsters

Sep-12-2017 8:20 AM

 U.S. distributors have had to title Gigantis, the Fire Monster as "Godzilla Raids Again" ever since its theatrical release per Toho's request, even though it still refers to Godzilla as "Gigantis." That's why the Classic Media DVD has a bad digitally-generated English "Godzilla Raids Again" title card while the other U.S. versions of the films have their original U.S. title cards.

Sorry, I know it's off-topic, but it just explains why the U.S. version of that film is still called Godzilla Raids Again on VHS and DVD releases.

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riggzamortis86 #TeamGodzilla

Sep-12-2017 10:21 AM

^It's all good. I got the titles confused.



riggzamortis86 #TeamGodzilla

Sep-12-2017 11:18 AM

But i think these sounds and roars are so much apart of the Godzilla universe that a lot of other monster movies take for granted.

for example, besides Gamera, off the top of my head i couldn't tell you the difference between other monsters back in the showa Gamera series. Not from lack of trying. Guiron I could. He reminds me of an old dog.


godzilla3580 #TeamGhidorah

Sep-12-2017 1:33 PM

I'm with the guys at the top^, Titanosaurus' roar is awesome! That one, Rodan's roar, and Godzilla's roar are my favorites. I also love Anguirus, Gigan, and Ebirah's roars.

Actually, I think all of the roars in the Showa era were great, especially because they were so unique. None of the monster's voices from the Heisei or Millenium series were very memorable to me, except for Baragon from GMK, that one is really cool.

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