A glowing, burning Godzilla attacks Hong Kong, madly destroying everything in its path.
In Japan, psychic Miki Saegusa is joined by another gifted psychic named Meru. Together they discover that Birth Island, the home of Godzilla and Godzilla Junior (an older version of LittleGodzilla from the previous film), has been destroyed. Godzilla is decimating Hong Kong, but the younger creature is presumed to be dead.
College student Kenichi Yamane―the adopted grandson of Dr. Yamane, the paleontologist in Godzilla―has concluded that Godzilla’s atomic heart has malfunctioned and the monster will soon melt down with catastrophic results.
Meanwhile in the Ariake district of Tokyo, an area created by land-filling sections of Tokyo Bay, construction of a tunnel has been interrupted by strange events. An analysis of the soil reveals no trace of oxygen because, it is learned, this is where the original Godzilla died from the Oxygen Destroyer’s deadly effects in 1954.
More deadly consequences of the Oxygen Destroyer’s use are revealed when microscopic creatures destroy all sea life in a public aquarium. These mutations are the direct result of Dr. Serizawa’s invention.
Godzilla suddenly appears off the coast of Okinawa. Super-X3 is launched against it as monitoring of Godzilla’s vital signs indicate he continues to approach meltdown. Using the Super-X3’s freezing ray, the crew manages to slow Godzilla’s metabolism, but it is only a temporary measure.
Near the construction site, the military arrives just in time to battle with a swarm of six-legged Destoroyah crustaceans. Casualties are heavy and the creatures all merge into a single being―a towering, winged monster.
Suddenly, Godzilla Junior appears. The radioactive destruction of its island has mutated the creature into a much larger monster, more resembling his “father.” Miki is urged to telepathically guide Junior to Tokyo to battle Destoroyah.
The battle is quick, and Godzilla Junior seems to strike a decisive blow. But, as Godzilla meets up with its son at Haneda Airport, Destoroyah rises in its final form―a 120meter-tall biped. When it attacks, Godzilla Junior is killed.
Enraged, Godzilla attacks Destoroyah and uses a final, deadly blast of radiation to obliterate Destoroyah. Then Godzilla approaches Junior and tries to breathe radioactive life into the little creature, to no avail.
Suddenly, Destoroyah rises from the ashes for one final assault. Godzilla, despite its weakened condition, fights on. But it is the Super-X3 that deals Destoroyah the death blow.
It is too late to save Godzilla, who disintegrates. High levels of radiation hover the scene in a smoky mist. But, as the scientists watch, the radiation levels begin to plunge. The mist clears and a familiar roar is heard.
Godzilla Junior, absorbing the radiation from its father’s body, has revived and mutated into its final form.
Godzilla is reborn.
Monsters on Screen
Weapons in screen
- Takao Okawara
- Kazuki Omori
- Executive Producer
- Tomoyuki Tanaka
- Takuro Tatsumi
- Akira Ifukube
- Special Effects
- Koichi Kawakita
- Release Date in Japan