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KiryuGoji
FinalGoji
Third Street Godzilla
Monster
The FinalGoji as it is seen in Godzilla: Final Wars
FinalGoji
Type Suit

Nicknames FWGoji, FiGoji, 50Godzilla[1]

Portrayed by Tsutomu Kitagawa
Used in Godzilla: Final Wars
This article covers the 2004 Godzilla design. For the Godzilla incarnation, see Godzilla/Final Wars.

The FinalGoji (ファイナルゴジ,   Fainarugoji) is the Godzilla suit design used in the 2004 Godzilla film, Godzilla: Final Wars.

Name

The FinalGoji's name comes from Godzilla: Final Wars's title, specifically the word final (ファイナル,   fainaru), and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ). Prior to the release of Final Wars, fans referred to this design as the FiGoji (ファイゴジ,   Faigoji), a shortened combination of "final" and "Goji."[1] Modeler Shinichi Wakasa instead suggested 50Godzilla (五十ゴジラ,   Gojūgojira), after Godzilla's 50th anniversary.[1]

Detail

For Godzilla's 50th Anniversary film in 2004, Godzilla: Final Wars, director Ryuhei Kitamura, special effects director Eiichi Asada, and Shinichi Wakasa's company Monsters, Inc. collaborated on the title character's new design.[1] It was Wakasa's idea to use features from multiple older designs. The arms and legs are slimmer than usual, and Godzilla's thighs are also one size smaller. FinalGoji also has much more noticeable ears than many previous suits. The small dorsal plates resemble those of the Showa series: a single prominent row with smaller surrounding plates.

To make this suit leaner and more flexible, Shinichi Wakasa's company Monsters, Inc., used less urethane foam and latex rubber. Instead, they added a special material called "foam latex," a chemical compound made with latex and some additional agents that bake to become a soft rubbery material. This reduced the weight of the suit by almost 44 pounds, allowing the actor inside much more movement and flexibility.

After the movie was released, for the celebration prize at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, another suit was made. This suit had bright orange eyes, different ears, a lower jaw that is a little higher than that of the original suit. A neck, which looks more muscular than the original, more colored claws, more white dorsal plates, and different paint. Legs that are as thin as the original, but have longer feet, and at the end we have a longer tail than the original. It is also necessary to mention that this suit had an apparatus similar to an extinguisher, which was placed in the mouth. In addition it is necessary to emphasize, that the suit for the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was lower and smaller than the original one, arriving at the same height of an average human.

Use in Other Media

Video Games

Comics

Gallery

Production

Godzilla: Final Wars

Screenshots

Godzilla: Final Wars Trailers

Godzilla: Final Wars

Post-Production

Merchandise

Covers

Toys

Models

Cards

Books

Magazines

References

This is a list of references for FinalGoji. 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 1.3 Aiken, Keith (7 November 2004). GODZILLA FINAL WARS INTERVIEW: SHINICHI WAKASA. Henshin!Online. Archived from the original on 15 August 2006.

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VaderRaptor

17 days ago
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My first Godzilla I ever knew!
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Keizer Zilla

22 days ago
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He's definitely one of the most requested Godzillas to get a Monsterarts figure.
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Titan of Water

5 months ago
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Haven’t seen Final Wars yet, but this Godzilla looks awesome!
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Godzilla2004fan

10 months ago
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This Is My Favourite Godzilla Design of Them All.
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Titanollante

19 months ago
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Underrated!
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Godzilla321

19 months ago
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agree
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Monintoho

16 months ago
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He deserves more appreciation.
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Garfzilla

13 months ago
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Second best design if you ask me, after MusukoGoji. But when i think of Godzilla, i usually think of this one. I like MusukoGoji for its goofy appearance.
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GallantStreak

27 months ago
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What a skinny boy! A slim boy! A lean boy!
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Godzilla321

30 months ago
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look great