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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 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

Poll

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