|[citation(s) needed] — This article is missing references.
Please improve this article by including relevant citations.
As a reader, exercise caution when encountering unsourced statements.
- This article is about the predecessor to SpaceGodzilla. For CrystalGodzilla, the similarly named creature from Godzilla vs. Godzilla, see Ghost Godzilla.
Crystal Godzilla (クリスタル・ゴジラ is an unused monster from Kurisutaru Gojira)Shinichiro Kobayashi's 1994 script Godzilla vs. NeoGodzilla. A further development of the AstroGodzilla monster included in the previous Godzilla vs. AstroGodzilla idea, Crystal Godzilla introduced the crystalline element that would ultimately be carried over into the final SpaceGodzilla creature.
While the script it appeared in was called Godzilla vs. NeoGodzilla, the monster itself is identified as "Crystal Godzilla." A similarly named monster, CrystalGodzilla (クリスタルゴジラ, spelled without an interpunct, appeared as a form of Kurisutarugojira)Ghost Godzilla in later proposals for the final Heisei Godzilla film.
Shinichiro Kobayashi's concept artwork for Crystal Godzilla depicts him with three different forms. The monster's space form is simply a gigantic pointed crystal. Its combat form heavily resembles Godzilla himself but covered in crystalline growths, with two gigantic crystals on its shoulders that function like wings and smaller crystals on its hips. Its final mature form largely resembles the combat form, but with even more pronounced crystalline growths on its body and massive crystalline spikes on its head.
Shinichiro Kobayashi, previously responsible for writing the original story for 1989's Godzilla vs. Biollante, wrote a new script in January 1994 titled Godzilla vs. NeoGodzilla which further developed the existing Godzilla vs. AstroGodzilla concept for the sixth Heisei Godzilla film. Kobayashi introduced the idea of Godzilla's extraterrestrial doppelganger, previously named AstroGodzilla, being crystalline in nature. Re-named Crystal Godzilla, the monster filled largely the same role in the story. Kobayashi developed concept artwork of Crystal Godzilla, depicting it with three different forms.
Kobayashi's draft would be replaced by another story, Godzilla Super Wars, which changed Crystal Godzilla's name to SpaceGodzilla, a name which would carry over to the final film. The final SpaceGodzilla creature combined Kobayashi's crystal-based concepts for NeoGodzilla with Minoru Yoshida's Super Godzilla design.
Crystal Godzilla has three different forms. Its space form is encased in a thick layer of crystals and enables it to fly quickly through outer space. Its combat form has crystals on its body that can expand or contract, and its final mature form has thicker crystals for added defense and the ability to fly.
- "CrystalGodzilla" was the name of an alternate form of Ghost Godzilla featured in drafts for Godzilla vs. Godzilla, a series of concepts for the final Heisei Godzilla film. Despite the similar names, CrystalGodzilla and Crystal Godzilla are two separate concepts.
This is a list of references for Crystal Godzilla. 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: 
Showing 4 comments. When commenting, please remain respectful of other users, stay on topic, and avoid role-playing and excessive punctuation. Comments which violate these guidelines may be removed by administrators.