Grandpa Hedo and Young Hedo

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Grandpa Hedo
and Young Hedo
Grandpa Hedo and Young Hedo in Godziban
Alternate names Hedoji, Hedochi, Hedchi
Subtitle(s) Master of Monsters (Hedoji)
Species Hedorah
Relations Each other (grandfather and grandson)
Allies Each other, Godzilla-kun, Minilla, Little, Grandpa Zilla, Anguirus, Baragon, Kamachi
Created by Hideyuki Kobayashi
Played by Hideyuki Kobayashi (voice, Young)
First appearance Godziban episode 1,
"We Are the Three Godzilla Brothers!"
Latest appearance Godziban episode 20,
"MerryGoji: The Godzilla
Who Came on Christmas Eve!
"
Well... (それは・・・)
„ 

— Grandpa Hedo begins to answer Young Hedo (Godziban, Grandpa Hedo)

Okie hedokie! (なるヘドロ!)
„ 

— Young Hedo, upon hearing Grandpa Hedo's answer (Godziban, Grandpa Hedo)

Grandpa Hedo (ヘドじい,   Hedojī, lit. Old Man Hedo) and his grandson Young Hedo (ヘドち,   Hedochi) are characters featured in the 2019 web series Godziban, and the focus of its Grandpa Hedo segment.

Name[edit | edit source]

The Hedos' names both come from Hedorah, the monster upon which they are based, whose name is itself derived from the Japanese word hedoro (ヘドロ), meaning "slime" or "sludge." Grandpa Hedo's Japanese name is suffixed with the Japanese word (じい), which may be translated as "old man" or "grandfather." On the other hand, the chi (ち) in Young Hedo's Japanese name may be derived from chīsana (小さな) or chīsai (小さい), meaning "young" or "small." In the English-subtitled episodes of Godziban, the two are called Hedoji and Hedochi or Hedchi.

Development[edit | edit source]

Grandpa Hedo's and Young Hedo's puppets were modeled by Hideyuki Kobayashi and his company, Studio Koganemushi. Kobayashi, the director of Godziban, also serves as the voice of Young Hedo.

Design[edit | edit source]

Grandpa Hedo and Young Hedo closely resemble Hedorah, being obviously based on him. Grandpa is taller than Young and uses a walking stick, while Young Hedo is very short and possesses eyes which point in different directions.

History[edit | edit source]

Godziban[edit | edit source]

Grandpa Hedo[edit | edit source]

Grandpa Hedo and Young Hedo wandered a seemingly endless wasteland together, with Young Hedo occasionally asking his grandfather a random question. After Grandpa Hedo responded to his questions, Young Hedo always replied "Okie Hedokie!" As their trek went on, the two monsters eventually reached Japan and neared human civilization.

Grandpa Hedo's Travels[edit | edit source]

The Hedos wandered through different locations in Japan to answer questions submitted by viewers of Godziban.

Season 2[edit | edit source]

In Season 2 of Godziban, the Hedos no longer have their own segment, instead commenting directly on the activities of the other monsters, albeit from a distance. Exceptions are the Moshi Moth episodes "Moshu-Moshu and the Gate of Dreams" and "Moshu☆DANCE!", where they only appear briefly and have no dialogue.

Filmography[edit | edit source]

  • Godziban (Web 2019-) [episodes 1-30, 32-33, 36, 38, 40, and 47; special episodes 1, 3-4, and 8]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Grandpa Hedo and Young Hedo/Gallery.

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