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Zilla Designs
None
ShodaiJira
FinalJira
Kaiju Design
Godzilla98
ShodaiJira
Type
CGI
Nicknames
AmeriGoji (Formerly), 98Goji (Formerly)
Portrayed By
CGI, Animatronic,
Kurt Carley (Suit and motion capture)
Used In
GODZILLA

The ShodaiJira (初代ジラ?) is the Zilla design used in the 1998 film, GODZILLA.


Name

The ShodaiJira's name comes from shodai (初代?), meaning first generation, and Jira, which comes from Zilla's Japanese name, Jira (ジラ?).

Detail

Originally intended to be a redesign for Godzilla, the ShodaiJira is a very drastic redesign, to the point of looking almost nothing like his Japanese counterpart. The CGI model's appearance and stance seem to be based off of Tyrannosaurus rex. The color of the design's skin is a very dark blue on the top of his body, to the point of looking black during some scenes, a silvery light-blue color on the sides of the body, and tan on the underside, as if to blend in with urban environment. The ShodaiJira design has a notably big underbite with a huge chin, and teeth which stick out of the mouth, much like crocodiles'. In contrast to Godzilla's maple leaf shaped scutes, the ShodaiJira has curved, spike-like scutes, curving towards the front, described as looking somewhat like reversed shark fins. The design has powerful, long legs and arms, which enable for very swift movement; something it was specifically designed to have.[1]

Gallery

Production

Screenshots

GODZILLA

Post-Production

Merchandise

Covers

Toys

Promotional

Magazines

Trivia

  • This design of Zilla, originally intended to be a Godzilla redesign, was made based only on Toho's instructions that the monster had to be quick and agile.
  • Although Toho had little to do with the making of this design, they still knew what it looked like and nevertheless permitted it.[1]
  • This is the only design to have been renamed according to the character's official Japanese name. It was formerly known as the "AmeriGoji" or the "98Goji", but was renamed after the Zilla name change.

References

This is a list of references for ShodaiJira. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

Suits, Puppets and CGI Monster Designs
Godzilla ShodaiGojiGyakushuGojiKingGojiMosuGojiDaisensoGojiMusukoGojiSoshingekiGojiMegaroGoji84GojiBioGojiBatoGojiRadoGojiMogeGojiMireGojiSokogekiGojiKiryuGojiFinalGojiAlwaysGojiLegendaryGoji
Mothra ShodaiMosuLarva/ShodaiMosuImagoHeiseiMosuLarva/HeiseiMosuImagoSokogekiMosuLarva/SokogekiMosuImagoTokyoMosuLarva/TokyoMosuImago
Rodan ShodaiRadoSanDaikaijuRadoSoshingekiRadoHeiseiRadoFinalRado
Anguirus ShodaiAngiraSoshingekiAngiraFinalAngira
King Ghidorah ShodaiGhidoHeiseiGhidoSokogekiGhido
Manda ShodaiMandaSoshingekiMandaFinalManda
Meganulon ShodaiMeganuronGiraMeganuronShodaiMeganura
Fairy Mothra ShodaiFairyReoFairyRaishuFairy
Zilla ShodaiJiraFinalJira
Other Showa Designs ShodaiBaraShodaiGiganShodaiMiniraShodaiEbiraShodaiHedoShodaiShisaShodaiKamaShodaiKumoShodaiKamo
Other Millennium Designs SokogekiBaraTokyoKamoFinalGiganFinalMiniraFinalEbiraFinalHedoFinalShisaFinalKamaFinalKumo
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Era Icon - Tri-Star
Era Icon - Heisei
Era Icon - Zilla 1998
Era Icon - Zilla
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