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The DesuMosuImago is the Rainbow Mothra puppet design used in the 1996 and 1997 Mothra films, Rebirth of Mothra and Rebirth of Mothra II.


In Rebirth of Mothra, the DesuMosuImago's name comes from from another kaiju's name, Desghidorah (デスギドラ,   Desugidora?), Mosu, from Mothra's Japanese name, Mosura (モスラ?), and Imago, from the fact that it is a design for Mothra Leo's Imago form.

In Rebirth of Mothra II, the DagaMosuImago's name comes from from another kaiju's name, Dagahra (ダガーラ,   Dagāra?), Mosu, from Mothra's Japanese name, Mosura (モスラ?), and Imago, from the fact that it is a design for Mothra Leo's Imago form.

Also in Rebirth of Mothra II, the ShodaiReinbouMosu's name comes from shodai (初代?), meaning first generation, Reinbo, which is Rainbow in Japanese English, and Mosu, from Mothra's Japanese name.


The detail on the DesuMosuImago design is done very similarly to the HeiseiMosuImago design, but with very distinguishing differences, the shape of the wings, the patterns inside the wings and the abdomen look very different from past Mothra Imago designs. The head on the DesuMosuImago design has green eyes, three beads on the forehead and the antennae resemble that of a male moth, indicating that the new Mothra imago is a male.

When Mothra Leo transformed into Rainbow Mothra in Rebirth of Mothra II, a new prop was created that was identical to the DesuMosuImago in every way except its color scheme. Leo's wings were changed in color from green and orange to all of the colors of the rainbow. This prop is known as the ShodaiReinbouMosu (初代レインボーモス,   ShodaiReinbōMosu?).



Rebirth of Mothra II


Rebirth of Mothra

Rebirth of Mothra II




Kaiju designs
Godzilla designs Showa ShodaiGojiGyakushuGojiKingGojiMosuGojiDaisensoGojiMusukoGojiSoshingekiGojiMegaroGoji
Heisei 84GojiBioGojiBatoGojiRadoGojiMogeGoji
Millennium MireGojiSokogekiGojiKiryuGojiFinalGoji
TriStar ToraGojiShodaiBebiiToraGoji
MonsterVerse LegendaryGoji
Post-Millennium ThirdStreetGojiShinGoji
Anguirus designs Showa ShodaiAngiraSoshingekiAngira
Millennium FinalAngira
King Kong designs Showa ShodaiKonguGoroKongu
Universal UniversalKongu
MonsterVerse LegendaryKongu
Mothra designs Showa ShodaiMosuLarva/ShodaiMosuImagoGojiMosuLarva/GojiMosuImagoSanDaikaijuMosuLarvaSoshingekiMosuLarva
Heisei HeiseiMosuLarva/HeiseiMosuImagoReoMosuImago
Millennium SokogekiMosuLarva/SokogekiMosuImagoTokyoMosuLarva/TokyoMosuImago
MonsterVerse LegendaryMosuImago
Rodan designs Showa ShodaiRadoSanDaikaijuRadoSoshingekiRado
Heisei HeiseiRado
Millennium FinalRado
MonsterVerse LegendaryRado
King Ghidorah designs Showa ShodaiGhido
Heisei HeiseiGhidoHakuAkiGhidoRaishuGhido
Millennium SokogekiGhido
MonsterVerse LegendaryGhido
Mechagodzilla designs Showa ShodaiMekagojiGyakushuMekagoji
Heisei HeiseiMekagoji
Millennium MireMekagojiTokyoMekagoji
Miscellaneous designs Showa ShodaiBaraShodaiEbiraShodaiGiganMegaroGiganShodaiKamaShodaiMandaSoshingekiMandaShodaiMiniraShodaiKumoShodaiHedoShodaiShisa
Heisei ShodaiBioRozuShodaiBioShodaiSupesuGoji
Millennium ShodaiOrugaShodaiMegagirasuSokogekiBaraFinalEbiraFinalKamaFinalMiniraFinalKumoFinalHedoFinalShisaFinalJiraFinalMandaFinalAngiraFinalGigan
MonsterVerse ShodaiCrawl


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