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Minilla (Japanese: ミニラ, Hepburn: Minira) is a kaiju who first appeared in Toho's 1967 film Son of Godzilla. He is the adopted son of Godzilla, and is sometimes referenced as Minya in the American dubbed versions.




  • Ike! Greenman (1973–1974)

Video games[edit]

  • Godzilla / Godzilla-Kun: Kaijuu Daikessen (Game Boy – 1990) – In the game, Minilla is trapped in a large maze. He awaits rescue by Godzilla, the player's character. The only point in which Minilla appears is during the ending sequence.
  • Godzilla Trading Battle (PlayStation – 1998)
  • Godzilla Generations (Dreamcast – 1998) – A secret character that is unlocked after completing the game with Godzilla-USA, Minilla is the shortest of the playable characters and also the weakest in terms of defense. His speed is average, and his breath weapon, atomic smoke rings, is not very powerful, as several uses are required to defeat even the Super X.

Cultural references[edit]

  • In the M*A*S*H* episode "Springtime", Radar O'Reilly asks a nurse played by Mary Kay Place if she would like to accompany him to a screening of "Firstborn of Godzilla" and remarks, "I saw the original—before Godzilla got married" (however the Korean War lasted between 1950 and 1953, but Godzilla himself did not appear on-screen until 1954).
  • Doom metal band Goblin Cock have a song on their debut album titled "Ichiro's Dilemma" which summarizes the plot of the film All Monsters Attack and mentions Minya (the alternate name for Minilla sometimes used in English dubs).

Other juvenile Godzillas[edit]

  • Godzooky, Godzilla's nephew from the 1978-81 animated television series Godzilla.
  • Godzilla Junior (also referred to as Little Godzilla and Baby Godzilla), Godzilla's second son, introduced in the 1993 film Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II.
  • Baby Godzilla, from the 1998 film Godzilla and the 1998–2000 animated television series Godzilla: The Series.