gamera: Friend of children, smasher of buildings, fire spouting, radioactive space turtle. even by kaiju standards this flick holds a baffling disregard for logic. made even more mental by some spliced in scenes, i presume for american audiences (at least in the version i watched on youtube). This of course leads to some hilariously nonsensical scenes and dialogue. lots of stompy fun!
The fever dream of a studio suit, gamera the flying turtle is more of an underdog in terms of giant japanese monsters. Woke up thanks to the cold war, he just wants to eat fire and fly around on it's own. The first movie already established him as friend of children. The social context is not as complex as Godzilla, neverless, a fun start for this iconic character.