Ichiro’s Song


It is the weekend. And I love watching Godzilla movies on Saturday morning. Since the new year, I’ve watched Godzilla vs Biollante (1989), Godzilla vs King Ghidorah (1991) and Godzilla vs Megalon (1973) each several times. This morning, as I scrolled through my quick list of favorite Showa and Heisei films, my love for All Monsters Attack (ゴジラ・ミニラ・ガバラ オール怪獣大進撃, 1969), aka Godzilla’s Revenge, reignited. It is the perfect movie for the weekend, full of fond memories and nostalgia. Godzilla’s Revenge has an important lessons for children and adults. As it began to play, I never thought about the translation for the opening song, “Monster March,” by the boy hero Ichiro. I also found out how to add furigana above the kanji characters. So if you know hiragana and katakana, you can sing along too.

Main Title: Monster March 1

ゴ-ゴー 1 2 3
3 4 5 6
3 4 5 6 7 8
ミ ミ ミニラも
ポーッ ポーッ ポーッ
ドッスン ガッタン
ドッスン ガッタン
みんな こわしてしまうけど
ごめんよ かんべん
きてゆくのは きびしいさ

Go- Go- 1 2 3
3 4 5 6
3 4 5 6 7 8
It’s the monster street (march)
Firmly blowing everything away
Go-Go-Godzilla blows his radioactive fire
Mi-Mi-Minilla too
Po Po Po Po
Bang! Crash!
Bang! Crash!
They destroy everything
Sorry, forgive me
Life is hard for us too

Monster March 2

ゴ-ゴー ギャー
ミ ミ ミニラもブルブルブル
ドッスン ガッタン
ドッスン ガッタン
みんな こわしてしまうけど
メガトン スモッグ 排気ガス

Go- Go- Gya-
The monsters are crying
Why is the earth so hard to live in
Godzilla was also surprised
Mi-Mi-Minilla is trembling too
Bang! Crash!
Bang! Crash!
They destroy everything
Megaton, smog and exhaust
They are real monsters!