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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 sharp and pronounced; all following Godzilla suits until the 84Goji suit would have this feature. The dorsal plates 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 Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, the DaisensoGoji suit would be Toho's 'stunt suit', mainly used for scenes of Godzilla in water.

The suit's first use after Ebirah, Horror of the Deep was in the popular Tsuburaya Productions Tokusatsu show Ultraman. The suit's head was removed, and attached to the body of the previous MosuGoji suit. The suit was then repainted in green with yellow stripes, and a frill was added around the completed suit's neck to create Jirass.

The suit was used in water scenes in Son of Godzilla in 1967 and 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. Although the suit was cleaned down afterwards, the suit had suffered visible rips underneath its arms, and was officially retired, with the MusukoGoji replacing it as the new stunt 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

Ultraman

Son of Godzilla

Destroy All Monsters

Godzilla vs. Hedorah

Merchandise

Covers

Toys

Magazines

Trivia

  • Many fans over the years have suggested that this suit bears a strong resemblance to the Cookie Monster, mostly due to the large eyes and mouth.
  • The DaisensoGoji's head would later be grafted onto the body of the MosuGoji to portray the monster Jirass in Ultraman. The MosuGoji's head could not be used because it had already been modified to portray the monster Gomess in Ultra Q.
  • The DaisensoGoji suit is actually the longest-lasting Godzilla suit in the history of the series, surviving for five films. This fact is even more impressive when considering that in four out of the five films, the suit was exposed to water, and in the fifth, numerous chemical substances and mixtures.

Poll

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