GyakushuGoji

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Godzilla Designs
ShodaiGoji
GyakushuGoji
KingGoji
GyakushuGoji
The GyakushuGoji as it is seen in Godzilla Raids Again
Type Suit, upper body puppet
Nicknames None
Portrayed by Haruo Nakajima
Used in Godzilla Raids Again,
King Kong vs. Godzilla (Publicity Stills)

The GyakushuGoji (逆襲ゴジ,   GyakushūGoji) is the Godzilla suit design used in the 1955 Godzilla film, Godzilla Raids Again.

Name

The GyakushuGoji's name comes from Godzilla Raids Again's Japanese title, specifically the word gyakushū (逆襲), meaning counterattack, and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

Detail

Very similar to the ShodaiGoji, the GyakushuGoji was slimmer in build and had a smaller head. The lean look resulted from the need to make the suit more flexible to battle with Anguirus in the film. The GyakushuGoji also featured movable eyes. A separate set of legs, worn like boots, was used for close-ups of Godzilla's feet. Like with the ShodaiGoji, a hand-opperated puppet was used for close-ups of Godzilla's face. This puppet noticeably features teeth that protruded outward from the mouth, a feature not shared by the suit.

A second Godzilla suit was created for use in the planned American film The Volcano Monsters, which would have reused special effects footage from Godzilla Raids Again. This suit, sometimes known as Gigantis Godzilla (ジャイガンティスゴジラ,   Jaigantisu Gojira), superficially resembles the GyakushuGoji, but it possesses no ears, has a much thicker lower body, and has three toes instead of four, all features that would be present on the KingGoji suit.

Gallery

Production

Godzilla Raids Again

King Kong vs. Godzilla

Screenshots

Godzilla Raids Again

Post-Production

Merchandise

Covers

Toys

Magazines

Trivia

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