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Reijiro Koroku

Return of Godzilla
LP Red $34
  • Composed by Reijiro Koroku
  • Artwork by Henry Abrams
  • 140 Gram Red Vinyl
  • Manufactured in Czech Republic


He’s back! After nine years away from the big screen, the Big G reappeared for his 30th anniversary in THE RETURN OF GODZILLA. Produced by Godzilla’s creator Tomoyuki Tanaka and directed by Koji Hashimoto, the picture returns the uber-kaiju to the ultimate antagonist he was always intended to be. Watch as he devastates Tokyo after being resurrected by an underwater volcano and thrill to the dramatic and explosive musical score by Reijiro Koroku!

Having previously worked with Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, Koroku was the perfect choice to score the Big G’s triumphant return, creating no less than three themes for everybody’s favourite kaiju. Listen to the rumbling low-frequencies and powerful brass attacks as he ravages a power plant and fights the Japanese Self Defence Forces (JSDF) and swoon to the love theme for Maki and Naoko. Koroku also wrote exciting pieces for the JSDF and the Super-X, a particular machine designed to fight Godzilla. Still, it’s his respect and reverence for the Big G that makes THE RETURN OF GODZILLA such a success. The score ends with vocalists The Star Sisters lamenting Godzilla’s disappearance, cementing the place he has in our hearts. “Take care now, Godzilla, my old friend.”

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 Main Title
  • 2 Victim
  • 3 Mysterious Creature
  • 4 The True Identity of the Enormous Creature
  • 5 Hayashida Research Institute
  • 6 Maki and Naoko
  • 7 The Soviet Nuclear Submarine’s Crisis
  • 8 The Terror in the Ocean’s Depths
  • 9 The Ban is Lifted on the News
  • 10 Report I
  • 11 Naoko’s Sorrow
  • 12 The Search for the Enemy Begins
  • 13 Godzilla Emerges at the Ihama Nuclear Power Plant
  • 14 The Destruction of the Nuclear Power Plant
  • 15 Report II
  • 16 The Mt. Mihara Crater
  • 17 US Soviet Special Envoys Arrive
  • 18 To the Prime Minister’s Relief
  • 19 Soviet Nuclear Satellite
  • 20 Emergency Evacuation Ordered
  • 21 The Self-Defense Forces go to Mt. Mihara
  • 22 Coast Lookout Preparations
  • 23 Godzilla Appears
  • 24 Balashevo
  • 25 Godzilla Devastates Yurakucho
  • 26 The Guidance Strategy Begins
  • 27 Deserted Streets
  • 28 The Life of the Town
  • 29 Godzilla and the Magnetic Substance
  • 30 The Super-X Mobilizes
  • 31 Nuclear Missile Launch
  • 32 The Missile Draws Near
  • 33 The Giant Beast Collapses
  • 34 Super High-Rise Rescue
  • 35 The Two who were Left Behind
  • 36 The Desire to Live
  • 37 Nuclear Resolution
  • 38 The Red Sky
  • 39 Thunder
  • 40 The Awakening of the Giant Beast I
  • 41 The Awakening of the Giant Beast II
  • 42 The Awakening of the Giant Beast III
  • 43 The Awakening of the Giant Beast IV
  • 44 Godzilla vs. the Super-X
  • 45 The Terror of Godzilla
  • 46 The Crimson City
  • 47 Godzilla Heads to Oshima
  • 48 Godzilla Arrives at Oshima
  • 49 Godzilla Falls into Mt. Mihara
  • 50 “Godzilla” Ending