ToraGoji

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Godzilla Designs
MogeGoji/DesuGoji
ToraGoji
MireGoji
TriStar Godzilla / Zilla Designs
None
ToraGoji
ShodaiJira
Monster
The ToraGoji in GODZILLA (1998)
ToraGoji
Type CGI/Suit

Nicknames AmeriGoji, 98Goji, TriStarGoji, EmeGoji

Portrayed by CGI, Animatronic,
Kurt Carley (Suit and motion reference)
Used in GODZILLA (1998)
  • This article covers the 1998 Godzilla design. For the Godzilla incarnation, see Godzilla/TriStar.

The ToraGoji (トラゴジ,   Toragoji?)[1] is the Godzilla design used in the 1998 Godzilla film, GODZILLA.

Name

The ToraGoji's name comes from the Japanese name for TriStar (トライスター,   Toraisutā?), and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ?).

Detail

The ToraGoji is a very drastic redesign for Godzilla, to the point of bearing little resemblance to previous designs. The design's CGI model has a stance similar to modern depictions of theropod dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus rex, in contrast to Godzilla's traditional upright humanoid posture.

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 ToraGoji 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 traditional maple leaf shaped dorsal plates, the ToraGoji has curved, spike-like scutes,[2] 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.[3]

Use in Other Media

Video Games

Comics

Gallery

Production

Screenshots

GODZILLA (1998)

Post-Production

Merchandise

Covers

Toys

Promotional

Magazines

Trivia

  • This Godzilla redesign was made based only on Roland Emmerich'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 approved it.[3] Toho's chairman at the time, Isao Matsuoka, even said he felt it kept the essence of Godzilla, though many of Toho's executives and employees would later express their displeasure with the design.[4]
  • The animatronic Godzilla was designed by veteran Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr, who also created the giant animatronic King Kong for the Universal Studios Hollywood tour.[5]

See Also

References

This is a list of references for ToraGoji. 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]

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TriStar
GODZILLA (1998)
Godzilla (TriStar)
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Suit



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CdrWikizilla

6 days ago
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Huh, so the designs name is ToraGoji. kewl. I like it
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Titanollante

8 days ago
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This design's official name is ToraGoji. Should the page be renamed to ToraGoji?
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GodzillaIsland7.2

8 days ago
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Yes, I think it should.
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Les

8 days ago
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I concur.
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Deathrock9

8 days ago
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"This design's official name is ToraGoji"

Then rename the page. You don't need to ask anyone about renaming it. Anyone who says it shouldn't be renamed to match the official name is just a moron.
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Deathrock9

4 months ago
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Why did they think it would be a good idea to give this suit male genitalia? It really doesn't look right.
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SkullIsland

4 months ago
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What do you mean?
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Deathrock9

4 months ago
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Check this image: http://wikiz...lla_suit.png
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SkullIsland

4 months ago
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I guess that's where the eggs came from.
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Toolen

3 months ago
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Why did they think ANYTHING about this piece of garbage was a good idea?
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CdrWikizilla

6 days ago
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Toolen, please stop, this monster and movie get enough hate as it is and frankly this fandom needs to get the hell over it.
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Deathrock9

4 months ago
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ShodaiJira is a stupid name for this page considering Godzilla 1998 and Zilla are legally different characters.
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Deathrock9

4 months ago
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Thank goodness it's gonna be changed.
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Toolen

3 months ago
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Why does it matter? They're the same character. They just changed the name for subsequent releases featuring the character. Technically speaking, this is the original Zilla design.
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MosuFan2004

5 days ago
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Please stop. They are different characters. The 1998 Godzilla is Godzilla and Zilla is Zilla.
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Krazar77

5 months ago
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I really dig this design.