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The ShodaiGaru (初代ガル,   ShodaiGaru?) is the Garu Garu puppet design used in the 1996 and 1997 Toho films, Rebirth of Mothra and Rebirth of Mothra II.


Name

The ShodaiGaru's name comes from shodai (初代?), meaning first generation, and Garu, which comes from Garu Garu's name.

In Rebirth of Mothra II, the KaiteiGaru's name comes from kaitei (海底?), meaning undersea, which comes from the film's Japanese title, and Garu, which comes from Garu Garu's name.

Detail

In comparison to the RaishuGaru puppet, the ShodaiGaru is more organic in design. It has a beige underbelly and wings. Two puppets were made, with one representing Garu Garu after it lost its disguise. In Rebirth of Mothra II, the first puppet was modified to look more robotic, with its wings being supported by pistons, and weapons being attached to its side. This puppet is also known as the KaiteiGaru (海底ガル,   KaiteiGaru?) in Rebirth of Mothra II.

Gallery

Production

Rebirth of Mothra

Rebirth of Mothra II

Screenshots

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

Poll

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This poll was created on February 11, 2015, and so far 7 people voted.

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