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BaruGame
Gamera - 3 - vs Gyaos - 6 - Gamera

Nicknames:

GyaoGame
BairaGame

Design Details

Type:

Suit
Puppet

Portrayed by:

Teruo Aragaki

Used in:

Gamera vs. Barugon
Gamera vs. Gyaos
Gamera vs. Viras

Design Chronology

Previous:

ShodaiGame

Next:

GironGame

 

The BaruGame (バルガメ?) is the Gamera suit design used in the 1966, 1967, and 1968 films, Gamera vs. Barugon, Gamera vs. Gyaos and Gamera vs. Viras.


Name

In Gamera vs. Barugon, the BaruGame's name comes from the name of Gamera's foe, Barugon (バルゴン?), and Game, which comes from Gamera (ガメラ?).

In Gamera vs. Gyaos, the GyaoGame's name comes from the name of another monster that appeared in the film, Gyaos (ギャオス?) and Game, which comes from Gamera (ガメラ?).

In Gamera vs. Viras, the BairaGame's name comes Bairasu, which comes from the Japanese name of another monster that appears in the film, Viras (バイラス?), and Game, which comes from Gamera (ガメラ?).

Detail

For the sequel to Daiei's Gamera, Equis Productions constructed a brand-new suit for Gamera. This suit was very similar to the previous suit, but was characterized by its even more malevolent-looking eyes. The suit retains the core features of the previous one, including the spiky shell. However, the tusks have been reduced slightly in size and sharpness, the snout is more rounded, the head crest is less pronounced, and the overall build is slimmed-down to allow for easier movement. A tiny flamethrower is located into it's mouth to allow fire to come out.

In the next film, Gamera vs. Gyaos, the suit was slightly modified to give Gamera a less-threatening and more kid-friendly appearance. The eyes were increased in size and made a lighter yellow color, giving them a friendly appearance. The suit retained this appearance in the following film, Gamera vs. Viras, but the eyes were made a darker orange color while the suit itself was given a more bluish tint.

Trivia

  • This suit was portrayed by actor Teruo Aragaki in all three appearances. Aragaki was an accomplished suit actor in the Showa era, portraying kaiju such as the Giant Rat from Latitude Zero, Rodan in Destroy All Monsters, and countless kaiju in the original Ultraman series and Ultraseven. Director Noriaki Yuasa complimented Aragaki's ability to portray the BaruGame suit, as it was equipped with reinforced steel.

List of appearances

Kaiju designs
Godzilla designs
Showa era ShodaiGojiGyakushuGojiKingGojiMosuGojiDaisensoGojiMusukoGojiSoshingekiGojiMegaroGoji
Heisei era 84GojiBioGojiBatoGojiRadoGojiMogeGoji
Millennium series MireGojiSokogekiGojiKiryuGojiFinalGoji
TriStar Pictures 1998 film designJuvenile 1998 design
MonsterVerse 2014 film design
Toho reboot series 2007 film design2016 film design2017 film design
Anguirus designs
Showa era ShodaiAngiraSoshingekiAngira
Millennium series FinalAngira
King Kong designs
Showa era ShodaiKonguGoroKongu
Universal Pictures 2005 design
MonsterVerse 2017 design
Mothra designs
Showa era ShodaiMosuLarva/ShodaiMosuImagoGojiMosuLarva/GojiMosuImagoSanDaikaijuMosuLarvaSoshingekiMosuLarva
Heisei era HeiseiMosuLarva/HeiseiMosuImagoReoMosuImago
Millennium series SokogekiMosuLarva/SokogekiMosuImagoTokyoMosuLarva/TokyoMosuImago
MonsterVerse 2019 design
Rodan designs
Showa era ShodaiRadoSanDaikaijuRadoSoshingekiRado
Heisei era HeiseiRado
Millennium series FinalRado
MonsterVerse 2019 design
King Ghidorah designs
Showa era ShodaiGhido
Heisei era HeiseiGhidoHakuAkiGhidoRaishuGhido
Millennium series SokogekiGhido
MonsterVerse 2019 design
Mechagodzilla designs
Showa era ShodaiMekagojiGyakushuMekagoji
Heisei era HeiseiMekagoji
Millennium series MireMekagojiTokyoMekagoji
Gamera designs
Showa era ShodaiGameBaruGameGironGameUchuGame
Heisei era HeiseiGameRegionGameIrisuGameAvantGameShodaiToto
Miscellaneous designs
Showa era ShodaiBaraShodaiEbiraShodaiGiganMegaroGiganShodaiKamaShodaiMandaSoshingekiMandaShodaiMiniraShodaiKumoShodaiHedoShodaiShisa
Heisei era ShodaiBioRozuShodaiBioShodaiSupesuGoji
Millennium series ShodaiOrugaShodaiMegagirasuSokogekiBaraFinalEbiraFinalKamaFinalMiniraFinalKumoFinalHedoFinalShisaFinalMandaFinalAngiraFinalGiganZilla design
MonsterVerse MUTO designSkullcrawler design