Gamera Turns 55

November 27, 2020 - Reading time: 3 minutes

The BIG guy turns 55 today. Gamera is one of the great monsters to grace the silver screen..

I remember as a kid, seeing his movies on television as the networks showed them on and off for years. I had enjoyed his movies as much as I did Godzilla movies.

Gamera (ガメラ Gamera) is a giant flying turtle kaiju created by Daiei that first appeared in the 1965 film, Gamera.

There were two series of Gamera films. The Showa Series (1965-1980) and the Heisei Series (1995-2006).

Showa Series:

  • Giant Monster Gamera (1965) (a.k.a. Gammera The Invincible)
  • Gamera vs Barugon (1966) (a.k.a War of the Monsters)
  • Gamera vs Gyaos (1967) (a.k.a. Return of the Giant Monsters)
  • Gamera vs Viras (1968) (a.k.a. Destroy All Planets)
  • Gamera vs Guiron (1969) (a.k.a. Attack of the Monsters)
  • Gamera vs Jiger (1970) (a.k.a. Gamera vs. Monster X)
  • Gamera vs Zigra (1971)Gamera: Super Monster (1980)

Heisei Series:

  • Gamera: Guardian Of The Universe (1995)
  • Gamera 2: Advent Of Legion (1996)
  • Gamera 3: Awakening Of Iris (1999) (a.k.a. Gamera 3: Incomplete Struggle)
  • Gamera The Brave (2006)


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