GMKGoji

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Godzilla Designs
MireGoji
GMKGoji
KiryuGoji
Monster
The GMKGoji in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
GMKGoji
Type Suit, CGI

Nicknames SokogekiGoji

Portrayed by Mizuho Yoshida
Used in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
This page covers the 2001 Godzilla design. For the Godzilla incarnation, see Godzilla/GMK.

The GMKGoji (GMKゴジ,   JīemukeiGoji) is the Godzilla suit used in the 2001 Godzilla film, Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack.

Name

The GMKGoji nickname comes from Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack's abbreviation, GMK, and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

The SokogekiGoji nickname comes from Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack's Japanese title, specifically sōkōgeki (総攻撃), meaning all-out attack, and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

Detail

For Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, director Shusuke Kaneko hired Fuyuki Shinada to design a more traditional Godzilla than the MireGoji design featured in the previous two films, using elements from the ShodaiGoji and the MosuGoji.[1] The skin of the suit returned to its original texture and charcoal black color, while the dorsal plates became smooth and bone-white again. Significant muscle was given to this suit and the pointer and thumb claws were made longer than the other two. Most distinctly, the eyes are white and surrounded by grey veins, to suggest a more malevolent and mystical Godzilla. When Godzilla charges and expels his atomic breath, the dorsal plates on the suit shift slightly via a mechanism on its back.

The GMKGoji is the tallest Godzilla suit ever used in a film and the second-tallest suit in the history of the Godzilla franchise, only surpassed by the Godzilla suit from a 2014 Snickers commercial. Shinada and Takuya Yamabe built four Godzillas in total for the film: a regular suit capable of moving its mouth and neck, a more expressive performance suit, an animatronic for close-ups, and an altered MireGoji attraction suit for the scene where King Ghidorah blasts Godzilla into Yokohama Bay. Actor Mizuho Yoshida drew from Haruo Nakajima's fight scenes in King Kong vs. Godzilla and Kenpachiro Satsuma's walking technique when portraying Godzilla, while also taking advantage of the improved motion of the suit's claws.

Use in Other Media

Games

Comics

Gallery

Production

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

Screenshots

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

Post-Production

Merchandise

Covers

Toys

Books

Trivia

  • This suit directly inspired the appearance of the Third Street Godzilla design used for Godzilla's cameo appearance in Always: Sunset on Third Street 2.
  • This suit is the only main series Godzilla design to lack any irises or pupils.
  • Originally, the suit was meant to lean forward and possess a horizontal posture like a theropod dinosaur, similar to the TriStar Godzilla, but the suit's build made it impossible. Instead, it possesses a pronounced hunched posture, similar to Godzilla Junior.
  • The performance suit possesses mechanisms that move all three rows of Godzilla's dorsal fins, though the effect is difficult to see on film.
  • The GMKGoji is the only Godzilla suit in the Millennium series to not be portrayed by actor Tsutomu Kitagawa. Instead, it is portrayed by Mizuho Yoshida, whose larger stature allowed him to operate the suit more effectively. Yoshida had previously portrayed the Mother Legion in Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion, Desghidorah in Rebirth of Mothra, and Dagahra in Rebirth of Mothra II, and would go on to portray Zedus in Gamera the Brave.

References

This is a list of references for GMKGoji. 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]

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Titan of Water

one month ago
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It’s a very expressive suit, which is surprising since this Godzilla doesn’t have any pupils. The suit is even able to show a slasher smile! With those white eyes and big teeth, you know that this Godzilla is particularly nasty. It perfectly captures this Godzilla’s spiritual and sinister nature, congrats to Fuyuki Shinada!
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Godzilla2004fan

6 months ago
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OMG That kid is really scared of GMKGoji, why didn't they show him a more kinda friendly Godzilla suit like MireGoji, or KiryuGoji.
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