King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) Bodycount Breakdown

King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) BodyCount Breakdown by ArnoldVoslooT800


King Kong (Shôichi Hirose): 42
Godzilla (Haruo Nakajima): 7


Base Attack: 5
– Godzilla sets a Sherman tank on fire with his fiery breath, killing 5 (implied) crewmen inside

First Square-Off: 2
– Godzilla sets a F-19 Helicopter carrier on fire blowing up 2 (off-screen) pilots

Tokyo Gone in a Handbasket: 42
– 42 civilians are crushed and killed when Kong lifts up a trolly car and drops it carefree


– As is typical for this type of movie, several buildings and bases are destroyed by the earthquakes and ruptures in the Earth from the chaos but since no one is shown beforehand in any of the buildings and there are zero bodies shown, I can’t count anything in those particular scenes.
– It’s often argued in the U.S. version of the film that Godzilla was drowned by Kong but since he’s able to survive, breathe and swim underwater and it makes zero sense