KiryuGoji / SOSGoji

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Godzilla Designs
GMKGoji
KiryuGoji
FinalGoji
Monster
The KiryuGoji in Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
KiryuGoji
Type Suit, CGI

Nicknames ShakuGoji, SOSGoji, TokyoGoji, GMMGGoji

Portrayed by Tsutomu Kitagawa
Used in Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla,
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.,
Godzilla: Pachislot Wars (Promotional footage)
Disclaimer: There are two separate suits for the Kiryu Saga Godzilla. This page contains both of them.
This article covers the Godzilla design featured in the Kiryu Saga films. For the Godzilla incarnation, see Godzilla/Kiryu Saga.

The KiryuGoji (機龍ゴジ,   KiryūGoji) is the Godzilla suit design used in the 2002 Godzilla film, Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla.

The SOSGoji (SOSゴジ,   EsuŌEsuGoji) is the Godzilla suit design used in the 2003 Godzilla film, Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S..

Name

In Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, the KiryuGoji's name comes from another kaiju's name, Kiryu (機龍,   Kiryū), and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ). The official nickname ShakuGoji (釈ゴジ) comes from the name of actress Yumiko Shaku (釈由美子,   Shaku Yumiko), and Goji.[1]

In Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., the SOSGoji's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically S.O.S., and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

Detail

For the film Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, Toho decided to stray away from the GMKGoji design Godzilla sported in the previous film and return to the look of the MireGoji. This new design, dubbed KiryuGoji, did however undergo some major changes from those two previous designs. The head was completely changed and made smaller to the point of resembling the head of the Heisei series Godzilla. The suit was given large yellow and almost bird-like eyes. The dorsal fins were reduced a bit and lost their purplish hue, retaining the classic bone-white color, but still remained jagged like the MireGoji's dorsal fins. Godzilla's skin also returned from the green hue of the MireGoji to the traditional charcoal black color.

The KiryuGoji suit is among the most expressive of the Godzilla suits, and has animatronics included in its head which allow for some facial expressions and more notably, the ability to widen or narrow the suit's eyes, giving Godzilla genuine expressions of surprise, shock or anger.

The following year for the film Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., the sequel to Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, Godzilla's appearance remained basically the same. A new suit named SOSGoji was created with an almost identical design, only sporting a large scar on the chest region, sustained from Kiryu's Absolute Zero cannon in the previous film.

Use in Other Media

Video Games

Comics

Gallery

Production

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

Screenshots

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

Post-Production

Merchandise

Covers

Toys

Magazines

Trivia

References

This is a list of references for KiryuGoji. 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]

  1. All Toho Monster Encyclopedia. Pages 232 and 292.

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Titan of Water

2 months ago
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Very expressive suit!
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Keizer Zilla

5 months ago
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To me this is the definitive design of Godzilla, He has the intimidation that you would expect to see in a Goji. He has the classic silhouette of a Goji with the white spines and Grayish sorta skin. And he will remain my favorite Goji.
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my 2nd favorite godzilla design(just losing for animegoji)
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my favorite godzilla desing!
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Kiryugojifan912

14 months ago
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I wonder if Toho makes most of the comics canon.
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Sharp79377937 the Godzilla fan

22 months ago
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Is it just me or does KiryuGoji look alot like MireGoji?
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Titanollante

25 months ago
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I fail to see the point of having made 2 Godzilla suits that were exactly the same except for a scar at the chest...?
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Ryan G17

11 months ago
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I think it’s because they could go back and reshoot scenes where Godzilla didn’t have scars on his chest, but that’s just my thoughts, so take it with a grain of salt.
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Ryan G17

11 months ago
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Nevermind I had to reread the design section of the page
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