SUDDEN TRIVIA ALERT: did any of you G-fans know at all that a movie predating any Gojira (or "Godzilla" in the states) actually existed? I did/do! It's "Raiga, God of Monsters" starring, of course, Raija! Is it what actually started Gojira, and the Dai Kaiju movie theme? yes. the movie happens to date BEFORE the first gojira movie!
As far as I know, it was a singular low budget monster movie that predates Gojira by at least 6 months, so I will make some more trivia regarding the Dai Kaiju media theme when I can!!
this info caught me off guard, soooooo... o_O