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Garasharp in Gamera vs. Garasharp
Subtitle(s) Giant Evil Beast (大邪獣,   Daijajū)
Species Giant cobra
Relations Offspring
Enemies Gamera, GyaosTLH
Written by Nisan Takahashi
Designed by Akira Inoue
First appearance Gamera vs. Garasharp
More roars

Garasharp (ガラシャープ,   Garashāpu) is a cobra kaiju created for the 1991 Gamera short film Gamera vs. Garasharp.


Garasharp's origins are unstated in the 1991 short film. In The Last Hope, the Garasharps are a race of enormous subterranean snakes who attack an ancient civilization in reaction to its consumption of mana.


Gamera vs. Garasharp

Garasharp attacked Shinjuku in Japan, prompting Gamera to arrive and battle her. During the battle, Garasharp stuck her tongue down Gamera's throat, absorbing most of Gamera's energy which paralyzed Gamera, turning him white and ballooning Garasharp to enourmous proportions. With her newly acquired strength, Garasharp proceeded to rampage through Shinjuku, devastating the area.

After some time passes, Gamera recovers from having his energy drained, and confronts Garasharp again, this time in the suburbs of Tokyo. During their second fight, Garasharp swallowed a few explosives. Gamera used his fire on Garasharp, but again the cobra absorbed it into her mouth. The fire, however, agitated the explosives inside Garasharp's throat and as a result, she was brutally decapitated by the explosion. When two of Garasharp's offspring emerged from her body, the JSDF moved in to exterminate the small monsters. However, Gamera intervened. Landing near the baby monsters, Gamera allowed them to slither onto his back. Flying away so that the military could not harm the tiny Garasharp serpents, Gamera took them to a deserted tropical island, and proceeded to break off their horns and fangs, leaving the monsters on their new home where they would not cause any further harm to humanity.


Prehensile tongue

Garasharp's tongue can absorb heat from any source to increase her size. She stuck her tongue down Gamera’s throat to absorb his energy, which also paralyzed him temporarily.

Poisonous breath

Garasharp can exhale a poisonous white mist from her mouth.


Garasharp has a rattle on the tip of her tail, similar to rattlesnakes. Whenever she shakes her tail, the rattle can emit a supersonic noise. It also rotates like a drill.


Garasharp carries her offspring within her body to protect them. These offspring are very strong despite their age and size, and are able to survive their parent being destroyed without any injury. They also survive Gamera breaking off their horns and fangs.



Concept art

Gamera vs. Garasharp


Gamera vs. Garasharp




Garasharp's roars


  • It is a common misconception that Garasharp was planned to appear in an unmade Gamera film and not an original short. According to director Noriaki Yuasa, "The creator of the film announced that it was the un-produced Gamera movie. But Garasharp is a character which was made specifically for the bonus tr[a]ck of the LD set."[1] Had Daiei not gone bankrupt in 1971, Gamera's next opponent was intended to be a serpent, but it was a two-headed beast codenamed W.
  • Garasharp has purple blood, like Barugon and Space Gyaos.
  • A kaiju based on Garasharp, called "Garansharp," appears in the manga Manga Boys Special Edition: Gamera.


This is a list of references for Garasharp. 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. Ishizuka, Daisuke (November–December 2002). "Gamera's Godfather - Noriaki Yuasa". G-Fan. No. 59. p. 53.CS1 maint: date format (link)


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