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SoshingekiAngira
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Nicknames:

GiganAngira
MegaroAngira
MekaAngira

Design Details

Type:

Suit

Portrayed by:

Hiroshi Sekita
DAM
Koetsu Omiya
GvG
Tadakki Watanabe
GvMG

First appearance:

Destroy All Monsters

Last appearance:

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

Design Chronology

Previous:

ShodaiAngira

Next:

FinalAngira

 

The SoshingekiAngira (総進撃アンギラ?) is the Anguirus suit design used in the 1968, 1972, 1973, and 1974 Godzilla films, Destroy All Monsters, Godzilla vs. Gigan, Godzilla vs. Megalon, and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.


Name

In Destroy All Monsters, the SoshingekiAngira's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically sōshingeki (総進撃?), meaning attack of the marching [monsters], and Angira, which comes from Anguirus's Japanese name, Angirasu (アンギラス?).

In Godzilla vs. Gigan, the GiganAngira's name comes from another kaiju's name, Gigan (ガイガン,   Gaigan?), and Angira, which comes from Anguirus's Japanese name, Angirasu (アンギラス?).

In Godzilla vs. Megalon, the MegaroAngira's name comes from another kaiju's name, Megalon (メガロ,   Megaro?), and Angira, which comes from Anguirus' Japanese name, Angirasu (アンギラス?)

In Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, the MekaAngira's name comes from another kaiju's name, Mechagodzilla (メカゴジラ,   Mekagojira?), and Angira, which comes from Anguirus's Japanese name, Angirasu (アンギラス?).

Detail

Compared to the previous Anguirus design, the SoshingekiAngira suit has a wider, more muscular neck. The eyes are larger, giving Anguirus a more heroic appearance, just like the Godzilla it appeared alongside. Except for a pair of fangs, its teeth are shorter than its predecessor's. The carapace, which no longer moves independently of the rest of the suit, is lined with uneven rows of spikes.

This suit was also used for Anguirus' brief appearance in the opening of Godzilla vs. Megalon. The suit's fangs were removed for its appearance in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. This suit is also known as the GiganAngira (ガイガンアンギラ?) in Godzilla vs. Gigan, the MegaroAngira (メガロアンギラ?) in Godzilla vs. Megalon, and the MekaAngira (メカアンギラ?) in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.

Trivia

  • This design for Anguirus is very popular with fans of the series, and it is the design which is most commonly used to represent Anguirus in video games and toys.

List of appearances

Films

Kaiju designs
Godzilla designs
Showa era
Heisei era
Millennium series MireGojiSokogekiGojiKiryuGojiFinalGoji
TriStar Pictures
MonsterVerse
Toho reboot series
Anguirus designs
Showa era ShodaiAngiraSoshingekiAngira
Millennium series FinalAngira
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