GVMTBFE - Mothra



Design Details



Portrayed by:

Puppet (With wires)

First appearance:

Godzilla vs. Mothra

Last appearance:

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

Design Chronology






The HeiseiMosuImago (平成モス成虫,   HeiseiMosuSeichū?) is the Mothra Imago puppet design used in the 1992 and 1994 Godzilla films, Godzilla vs. Mothra and Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla.

It was also used in the video for the 1994 ride attraction, Monster Planet of Godzilla.


In Godzilla vs. Mothra, the HeiseiMosuImago's name comes from Heisei (平成?), Mosu, from Mothra's Japanese name, Mosura (モスラ?), and Imago, from the fact that it is a design for Mothra's imago form.

In Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, the MogeMosuImago's name comes from Moge, which comes from another kaiju's name, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. (モゲラ,   Mogera?), Mosu from Mothra's Japanese name, Mosura (モスラ?), and Imago, from the fact that it is a design for Mothra's imago form.


This Mothra imago puppet is mainly derived from the GojiMosuImago, with some differences. Mothra's body is now much more compact and rounded. Her fur is a brighter color, with most of the brown areas now colored orange. The eyes are slightly smaller and a much brighter blue color, while the antennae are shorter and thicker. This Mothra prop's legs are made to appear shorter and more bird-like. This prop is also called the MogeMosuImago (モゲモス成虫,   MogeMosuSeichū?) in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla.

List of appearances



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