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Jigora
Godzilla-like Creatures on Torema's Planet
Nomenclature
Nickname(s)

Ancient Organisms of Torendiru,
Torendiru Star's Ancient Organisms,
Zigolla

Biological Information
Species


Aliens

Forms

None

Length

? meters

Weight

? tons

Affiliation Information
Allies

Torema

Enemies

Zaguresu, King Ghidorah

Relationships

None

Controlled by

None

Production Information
Created by

Toho

Roar
First appearance

Torema's Will

The Jigora (ジゴラ,   Jigora?) are a species of kaiju created by Toho that first appeared in the 1997 Godzilla Island episode, Torema's Will.


Name

Relating to their resemblance to Godzilla Junior, the Jigoras' name is a simple rearranging of Gojira.[1]

Appearance

Visually, the kaiju closely resemble Godzilla Junior, having a similar skin tone and the same pattern of dorsal plates on their backs. However, they have small differences to their Earth-based counterparts - namely, the presence of two yellow stripes, one on either side of their dorsal plates.

History

Godzilla Island

Torema's Will

In a flashback, Torema is shown regretfully shooting a rocket launcher at one of these creatures. Before she passes out due to her fight with Zaguresu a short while ago along with trying to help Godzilla against King Ghidorah, she gives the G-Guard Commander a video.

Zaguresu Won't Give Up

The monsters are shown to inhabit Torema's planet in the video Torema gave the G-Guard Commander. After Zaguresu and King Ghidorah attack the planet, then head for Earth, Torema vows to protect the threatened planet, as another one of the monsters comes to watch.

Roar

The Jigoras' roar is a reversed Showa era Godzilla roar.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The figures used for these creatures were regular Godzilla Junior figures that were made a lighter, brighter green and had yellow stripes added to them.
  • Curiously, the Jigora closely resemble Junior's design from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, while the real Junior (who also appears in the series) looks very different, being soil-colored and having large eyes.

References

  1. Jigora
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