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The adult Daigoro in Daigoro vs. Goliath
The infant Daigoro in Daigoro vs. Goliath
Subtitle(s) Hungry Monster
(ハラペコ怪獣,   Harapeko Kaijū)[1]
Orphaned Monster
(みなしご怪獣,   Minashigo Kaijū)
Species Prehistoric monster
Height 35 meters[1]
Weight 8,000 metric tons[1]
Forms Infant, adult
Relations Daigoro's mother
Allies Humans
Enemies Goliath
Designed by Noriyoshi Ikeya, Kako Yonetani
Modeled by Ryosaku Takayama[2]
Played by Tetsuo Yamamura
First appearance Daigoro vs. Goliath
More roars

Daigoro (ダイゴロウ,   Daigorō) is a kaiju co-created by Toho and Tsuburaya Productions that appears in the 1972 film Daigoro vs. Goliath.


While Daigoro's name is officially spelled ダイゴロウ in Japanese, the end title for Daigoro vs. Goliath erroneously spells it with a chōonpu as ダイゴロー, though pronounced the same (Daigorō).


Although being directly related to his mother, Daigoro looks very different. In general, he resembles a giant hippopotamus with beige-yellow skin. He has large, friendly eyes and powerful hands.


Showa era

Daigoro vs. Goliath

Daigoro is first seen as an infant who is orphaned by the military once they kill his mother. He is assigned a human caretaker and he is taken to an island. He grows fast and soon becomes too large, and he becomes harder to feed. He soon starts to receive very little food, and a fundraiser is set to make money to feed him. Later that night, Daigoro witnesses an asteroid fall on a nearby island. A few days later, Goliath appears and attacks Daigoro, and nearly kills him using his horn. Daigoro is given food and is nursed back to health, and he is trained for battle. A group of humans finds Goliath and put a cover over his horn, making it useless. Goliath then attacks Daigoro again, but Daigoro gets the upper hand. Daigoro shoots Goliath with powerful fire breath, and knocks him unconscious. Daigoro is congratulated for saving the world, and Goliath is sent back up to space using rockets.


Fire breath

Daigoro has powerful fire breath.


Daigoro can jump long distances.


Godzilla: Monsters & Protectors - All Hail the King

Daigoro appeared on one of the posters Cedric Nishimura had hanging on a wall in his bedroom, visible after he woke up from a nightmare about King Ghidorah.


Main article: Daigoro/Gallery.


Daigoro's roar is an edited King Kong roar.


A Daigoro toy cameos in Mirrorman
  • In episode 34 of Mirrorman, "SGM vs Mirrorman", two Science Guard Members ask a housewife if she's seen any monsters about, only for her to point towards two children playing with toys of Daigoro and his mother in the playground sandbox.
  • Daigoro may have been the inspiration for the Ultraman Cosmos kaiju Tablis and the Neo Ultra Q kaiju Sedegan.
  • A puppet of Daigoro appeared in the long-running Ultraman puppet show Ultra P.[3]


This is a list of references for Daigoro. 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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Tsuburaya Pro All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. 6 March 2013. p. 87. ISBN 9784096820742.
  2. "Tomoo Haraguchi's Dream Fragment No. 33 Daigoro". Spaceship. Vol. 158. Hobby Japan. 30 September 2017. pp. 126–127. ISBN 978-4-7986-1548-6.
  3. Daigoro Ultra P.jpg


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