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Rodan Designs
ShodaiRado
SanDaikaijuRado
SoshingekiRado
Kaiju Design
Rodan64
SanDaikaijuRado
Type
Suit
Nicknames
DaisensoRado
Portrayed By
Kōji SoraGTHM, Masaki ShinoharaIoAM
Used In
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster,
Invasion of Astro-Monster

The SanDaikajiuRado (三大怪獣ラド?) is the Rodan suit design used in the 1964 and 1965 Godzilla films, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster and Invasion of Astro-Monster.


Name

In Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, the SanDaikaijuRado's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically san daikaiju (三大怪獣?), meaning three giant monsters, and Rado, which comes from Rodan's Japanese name, Radon (ラドン?).

In Invasion of Astro-Monster, the DaisensoRado's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically daisensō (大戦争?), and Rado, which comes from Rodan's Japanese name, Radon (ラドン?).

Detail

The SanDaikaijuRado suit looks very similar to its predecessor, ShodaiRado, but with significant differences. Alterations from Rodan's previous traits include more rounded wings with short claws, a longer neck, a smaller and thinner beak, and large expressive eyes in contrast to the pitch black eyes of the ShodaiRado suit. The suit is also called the DaisensoRado (大戦争ラド?) in Invasion of Astro-Monster.

Gallery

Production

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

Invasion of Astro-Monster

Screenshots

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

Invasion of Astro-Monster

Merchandise

Trivia

  • The SanDaikaijuRado suit is the only Rodan suit to be used in more than one movie.
  • While the body of the suit remained the same, the wings were changed in each movie it appeared in.
  • After its appearance in Invasion of Astro Monster, one of the DaisensoRado puppets was sent to Tsuburaya Productions. There, it was de-feathered and remade into the giant bird, Litra. Afterwards, the prop was modified again, and given a completely new color scheme and feathers to turn it into the endangered bird kaiju, Larugeus. Finally, the suit was returned to Toho, and was de-feathered again, then redesigned heavily into the puppet used for the Giant Condor.
Kaiju   Designs
Godzilla ShodaiGojiGyakushuGojiKingGojiMosuGojiDaisensoGojiMusukoGojiSoshingekiGojiMegaroGoji84GojiBioGojiBatoGojiRadoGojiMogeGojiMireGojiSokogekiGojiKiryuGojiFinalGojiThirdStreetGojiLegendaryGojiSnickersGoji
Mothra ShodaiMosuLarva/ShodaiMosuImagoHeiseiMosuLarva/HeiseiMosuImagoSokogekiMosuLarva/SokogekiMosuImagoTokyoMosuLarva/TokyoMosuImago
Rodan ShodaiRadoSanDaikaijuRadoSoshingekiRadoHeiseiRadoFinalRado
Gamera ShodaiGameHeiseiGameRegionGameIrisuGameMireGame
King Ghidorah ShodaiGhidoHeiseiGhidoRaishuGhidoSokogekiGhido
Gyaos ShodaiGyaoHeiseiGyaoIrisuGyaoMireGyao
Anguirus ShodaiAngiraSoshingekiAngiraFinalAngira
Manda ShodaiMandaSoshingekiMandaFinalManda
Meganulon ShodaiMeganuronGiraMeganuronShodaiMeganura
Fairy Mothra ShodaiFairyReoFairyRaishuFairy
Garu Garu ShodaiGaruRaishuGaru
King Kong ShodaiKonguGoroKongu
Zilla ShodaiJiraFinalJira
Orochi ShodaiOrochiHeiseiOrochiInyoshiOrochi
Other Showa Designs ShodaiBaraShodaiGiganShodaiMiniraShodaiEbiraShodaiHedoShodaiShisaShodaiKamaShodaiKumoShodaiKamo
Other Millennium Designs SokogekiBaraTokyoKamoFinalGiganFinalMiniraFinalEbiraFinalHedoFinalShisaFinalKamaFinalKumo

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