|| AmeriGoji, 98Goji, TriStarGoji, EmeGoji
| Portrayed by
|| CGI, Animatronic, |
Kurt Carley (Suit and motion reference)
- This article covers the 1998 Godzilla design. For the Godzilla incarnation, see Godzilla/TriStar.
The ToraGoji (トラゴジToragoji?)  is the Godzilla design used in the 1998 Godzilla film, GODZILLA.
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?).
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, 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.
Use in Other Media
Godzilla suit used in four shots of the film
The Godzilla animatronic goes unused for GODZILLA 2
- 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. 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.
- 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.
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