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Godzilla Designs
MosuGoji
DaisensoGoji
MusukoGoji
Kaiju Design
66Godzilla
DaisensoGoji
Type
Suit
Nicknames
NankaiGoji
Portrayed By
Haruo Nakajima
Used In
Invasion of Astro-Monster
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
Son of Godzilla (Swimming Scenes)
Destroy All Monsters (Swimming Scenes)
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (Swimming Scenes and Sludge Dumping Scene)

The DaisensoGoji (大戦争ゴジ?) is the Godzilla suit design used in the 1965 and 1966 Godzilla films, Invasion of Astro-Monster and Ebirah, Horror of the Deep.


Name

In Invasion of Astro-Monster, the DaisensoGoji's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically daisensō (大戦争?), meaning great war, and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ?).

In Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, the NankaiGoji's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically nankai (南海?), meaning south seas, and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ?).

Detail

The DaisensoGoji featured a head slightly larger than that of the MosuGoji suit, with a round face and jaws. The body is thin. The fingers were not held apart like the MosuGoji suit, but were grouped together, with the claws becoming less menacing; all following Godzilla suits until the 84Goji suit would have this feature. The dorsal spines and the tail of the DaisensoGoji are detailed, and the eyes were movable. This suit is also called the NankaiGoji (南海ゴジ?) in Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster.

After filming Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster, the DaisensoGoji suit would be Toho's 'stunt suit', mainly used for scenes of Godzilla in water. The suit was used in Son of Godzilla in 1967, Destroy All Monsters in 1968, and was used for Godzilla's swimming scenes and the scenes where he was smothered in sludge in Godzilla vs. Hedorah in 1971, until the suit was retired with visible rips in the armpits. The suit that would take the place for stunt work afterwards was the MusukoGoji suit in Godzilla vs. Gigan.

Gallery

Production

Invasion of Astro-Monster

Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

Destroy All Monsters

Screenshots

Invasion of Astro-Monster

Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

Son of Godzilla

Godzilla vs. Hedorah

Merchandise

Covers

Toys

Magazines

Trivia

  • According to fans, this suit bears a strong resemblance to the Cookie Monster, mostly due to the large eyes and mouth.
  • This suit was also used in Ultraman for the monster Jirass. What's done is that they removed the head of this suit & placed it on the 1964 MosuGoji suit because the head of MosuGoji was already modified for another monster named Gomess and after the head was modified for Gomess, they weren't able to use it again due to the add-ons that were done to it. Then, they added a frill on the neck & added some yellow coloration on different sections on the body.
  • The DaisensoGoji suit is actually the longest lasting Godzilla suit in the history of Toho, surviving for five films. This fact is even more impressive when you consider four out of the five films, the suit was exposed to water.
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