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Godzilla is a fictional monster featured in Japanese films. He was first seen in the 1954 film Gojira, produced by Toho Film Company Ltd. To date, Toho has produced 28 Godzilla films. In 1998, TriStar Pictures produced a remake, set in New York City.
Godzilla is the personification of the horror of nuclear weapons. Created by a nuclear blast, his sheer size, power, horror and destruction are to show that of the atomic bomb, such as those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As the series continued, the great beast is developed as a character, and becomes something of an anti-hero.
Godzilla is one of the defining aspects of Japanese popular culture for many people worldwide. Though his popularity has waned slightly over the years, he is still one of the most renowned monsters in the world. To this day, Godzilla remains an important facet of Japanese films, embodying the kaiju or “giant monster” subset of the tokusatsu genre.