Name[edit | edit source]
In Invasion of Astro-Monster, the DaisensoGoji's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically daisensō (大戦争), meaning great war, and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).
In Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, the NankaiGoji's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically nankai (南海), meaning south seas, and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).
Detail[edit | edit source]
The DaisensoGoji featured a head slightly larger than that of the MosuGoji suit, with a round face and jaws. The torso is thinner and proportionally smaller than the rest of the body compared to previous suits. The fingers are not held apart like the MosuGoji suit, but instead grouped together, with the claws becoming less sharp and pronounced; all following Godzilla suits until the 84Goji suit would have this feature. The dorsal fins and the tail of the DaisensoGoji are detailed, and the eyes were movable.
During the shooting of Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, this suit's second appearance, Tsuburaya Productions asked to borrow the head of the suit for usage in the Ultraman television series. This was because the head of the previous SanDaikaijuGoji suit could not be used, as it had already been modified to portray the monster Gomess in Ultra Q. Toho approved the request and the DaisensoGoji suit's head was removed, and grafted onto the body of the SanDaikaijuGoji suit. Both the DainsensoGoji head and SanDaikaijuGoji body were then repainted in green with yellow stripes, and a frill was added around the completed suit's neck to create the monster Jirahs. Because of this, Toho created an imperfect replica of the DaisensoGoji's head and grafted it onto the rest of the suit for the remainder of filming of Ebirah, Horror of the Deep. This new head featured more calm and less fierce-looking eyes than the original head. This suit is also called the NankaiGoji (南海ゴジ).
After filming Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, the NankaiGoji suit would be Toho's 'stunt suit', mainly used for scenes of Godzilla in water. The suit was used in water scenes in Son of Godzilla in 1967 and Destroy All Monsters in 1968, and was used for Godzilla's swimming scenes and the scenes where he was smothered in sludge in Godzilla vs. Hedorah in 1971. Although the suit was cleaned down afterwards, the suit had suffered visible rips underneath its arms, and was officially retired, with the MusukoGoji replacing it as the new stunt suit in Godzilla vs. Gigan.
Use in other media[edit | edit source]
Video games[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Production[edit | edit source]
Jirahs vs. Ultraman
Screenshots[edit | edit source]
Godzilla in the opening for Son of Godzilla
Post-production[edit | edit source]
Merchandise[edit | edit source]
Covers[edit | edit source]
Cover for the soundtrack of Invasion of Astro-Monster
Cover for the soundtrack of Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
Toys[edit | edit source]
Y-MSF Godzilla 1965
Gigabrain Godzilla 1965
Hazawa-Gumi Godzilla 1965
X-Plus 25cm Godzilla 1965
X-Plus 25cm Large Monster Godzilla 1966
Cast Godzilla 1966 vs. Ebirah ornament
Bandai Japan Godzilla Appearance Godzilla 1966
Bandai Japan Godzilla Complete Works Godzilla 1965
Bandai Japan Godzilla Complete Works Godzilla 1965 (B&W Version)
Bandai Japan Godzilla Complete Works Godzilla 1966
Books[edit | edit source]
Trading cards[edit | edit source]
Battle Spirits BSC26 Godzilla (1965) card
Magazines[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The DaisensoGoji suit appeared in a production photo with a dedication to original Godzilla suit actor Haruo Nakajima and Godzilla vs. Hedorah director Yoshimitsu Banno, both of whom passed away in 2017, at the end of the credits of Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
References[edit | edit source]
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