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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 era ShodaiGojiGyakushuGojiKingGojiMosuGojiDaisensoGojiMusukoGojiSoshingekiGojiMegaroGoji
Heisei era 84GojiBioGojiBatoGojiRadoGojiMogeGoji
Millennium series MireGojiSokogekiGojiKiryuGojiFinalGoji
TriStar Pictures 1998 film designJuvenile 1998 design
MonsterVerse 2014 film design
Toho reboot series 2007 film design2016 film design2017 film design
Anguirus designs
Showa era ShodaiAngiraSoshingekiAngira
Millennium series FinalAngira
King Kong designs
Showa era ShodaiKonguGoroKongu
Universal Pictures 2005 design
MonsterVerse 2017 design
Mothra designs
Showa era ShodaiMosuLarva/ShodaiMosuImagoGojiMosuLarva/GojiMosuImagoSanDaikaijuMosuLarvaSoshingekiMosuLarva
Heisei era HeiseiMosuLarva/HeiseiMosuImagoReoMosuImago
Millennium series SokogekiMosuLarva/SokogekiMosuImagoTokyoMosuLarva/TokyoMosuImago
MonsterVerse 2019 design
Rodan designs
Showa era ShodaiRadoSanDaikaijuRadoSoshingekiRado
Heisei era HeiseiRado
Millennium series FinalRado
MonsterVerse 2019 design
King Ghidorah designs
Showa era ShodaiGhido
Heisei era HeiseiGhidoHakuAkiGhidoRaishuGhido
Millennium series SokogekiGhido
MonsterVerse 2019 design
Mechagodzilla designs
Showa era ShodaiMekagojiGyakushuMekagoji
Heisei era HeiseiMekagoji
Millennium series MireMekagojiTokyoMekagoji
Gamera designs
Showa era ShodaiGameBaruGameGironGameUchuGame
Heisei era HeiseiGameRegionGameIrisuGameAvantGameShodaiToto
Miscellaneous designs
Showa era ShodaiBaraShodaiEbiraShodaiGiganMegaroGiganShodaiKamaShodaiMandaSoshingekiMandaShodaiMiniraShodaiKumoShodaiHedoShodaiShisa
Heisei era ShodaiBioRozuShodaiBioShodaiSupesuGoji
Millennium series ShodaiOrugaShodaiMegagirasuSokogekiBaraFinalEbiraFinalKamaFinalMiniraFinalKumoFinalHedoFinalShisaFinalMandaFinalAngiraFinalGiganZilla design
MonsterVerse MUTO designSkullcrawler design

Poll

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This poll was created on February 11, 2015, and so far 8 people voted.