Manda(マンダ) is an oriental dragon that first appeared in the Ishirō Honda’s 1963 film Astragon and is depicted as a giant sea-dwelling serpent which can survive on land.


  • Length     150/300 meters
  • Weight     20,000/60,000 tons

Special weapons

Constricting coils


Manda, a huge sea serpent, is the god and protector of the ancient civilization of Mu. It became an inmate of Monsterland on the Ogasawara islands but was set free by the alien Kilaks to participate with Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan in an all-out assault on Tokyo in Destroy All Monsters.

He was present as a spectator for the final confrontation against King Ghidorah at the base of Mount Fuji and returned in peace to Monsterland after Godzilla victory over the golden dragon

In the Millennium series, Manda is the first monster to be killed in Godzilla: Final Wars, playing a minor role as an adversary of the Gotengo.

Movie Appearances

  • Atragon (1963)
  • Destroy All Monsters (1968)
  • All Monsters Attack (1969, Stock footage)
  • Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975, Stock footage)
  • Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)


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