|Episode||Episode 23: Fury of the South Sea|
|Height||100 meters (tentacle length: 200 meters)|
|Features||Living in the water called the Sea of Death|
|Sculptor||Remodeled from the giant octopus used in ‘Frankenstein vs. Baragon’; Ryosaku Takayama (a giant tentacle)|
|Actor||None (puppet and live octopus with scenes partly diverted from ‘King Kong vs. Godzilla’)|
Sudar is a giant octopus living in the sea of Compass Island located in the Pacific Ocean.
It sank fishing vessels passing in the waters nearby by coiling around them with its tentacles like legendary Kraken while the seas were called ‘Sea of Death’ by residents of the island.
Although Sudar was a monster that had caused human casualties among the residents, it had been deemed as a guardian of the island that protected it from enemies from outside at the same time.
Sudar also attacked and sank a Japanese fishing vessel passing through the sea area while a young fisherman Yuji (Akira Kubo) survived the disaster alone with the other crew members including his father killed.
Yuji was saved by Anita (Noriko Takahashi), a young woman of Compass Island, when he was drifted ashore on the beach and swore revenge on Sudar while learning that Anita’s father and elder brother were also killed by the monster.
And the UN fighter squadron went into action at the request of Manjome and Ippei who accompanied Yuriko visiting the island for news gathering of the Sea of Death.
After Sudar was driven off its habitat by the fighters’ attacks and landed on the island, it was beaten by people who joined forces in fighting against the giant octopus with spears and rifles while a man was strangled to death by a tentacle.
With Sudar wiped off, Yuji decided to live with the people including Anita on the island where peace was restored.
This episode seems to have been produced on the premise of making the giant octopus used in Toho movies appear on TV.