Minya (Japanese: ミニラ, Hepburn: Minira) is the first adopted son of Godzilla and as such first appeared in the Showa film Son of Godzilla (1967)

aka: Minillia, Minila, Minira, Minya


  • Height 1.6-20 metres   
  • Weight    0.2-3200 tons

Special weapons

Blow radioactive smoke rings, can fire atomic ray from mouth when endangered


Mynia became the adopted son of Godzilla when the King of the Monsters found him as a newly hatched infant under attack by three Kamacuras and protected him ever since. In Destroy All Monsters (1968), Minya helps finish King Ghidorah off by firing a radioactive smoke ring around its middle neck.

In All Monsters Attack, or Godzilla’s Revenge (1969), Minya is tormented by the bullying monster Gabara. In 1999, he is captured and, along with nine other giant monsters, confined to the Monsterland research center on the Ogasawara Islands. Together they battled the three-headed space dragon King Ghidorah at Mt. Fuji. They killed Ghidorah and saved planet Earth. After that, Minya and the other monsters returned to Monsterland.

Minya reappeared in a slightly altered form in Godzilla: Final Wars which, as part of the Millennium series, was not directly connected to any of his previous appearances. Minilla is found by Kenta and his grandfather. Later on, Kenta’s grandfather drove to Mt.Fuji (with Minilla in the trunk) and watches Godzilla defeat King Caeser, Rodan, and Anguirus. After the fight, Minya grew 20 meters (an ability of his) and later, Minya interceded on behalf of humanity to Godzilla, prompting Godzilla to end his war with the human race.

Film appearances

  • Son of Godzilla
  • Destroy All Monsters
  • All Monsters Attack
  • Godzilla vs. Gigan (Stock footage)
  • Godzilla: Final Wars