For the film Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla, Toho decided to stray away from Shusuke Kaneko's Godzilla design and go back to the look of the MireGoji/GiraGoji design. This new version, dubbed KiryuGoji, did however go under some pretty obvious changes from those two previous designs. The head was completely changed and made smaller to sort of represent the head of the Heisei series Godzilla. The dorsal plates were reduced a bit and lost their purplish hue, deciding to keep the classic bone-white color, but still remained jagged like the MireGoji/GiraGoji's dorsal plates. Godzilla's skin also returned from the MireGoji/GiraGoji green to the old charcoal black, Godzilla's traditional color.
The following year for the film Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., the sequel to Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla, Godzilla's appearance remained basically the same. The KiryuGoji suit was repaired and used again, but this time had a new, large scar on the chest of the suit.