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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 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