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

Comments

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14Goji

one day 8 hours ago
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When you look at him from the side, He looks ok but when your looking at the front, he looks like his head has been squashed.
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スペースゴジラ

one month ago
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he looks like he had an anvil dropped on his head...
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GyakushuGoji55

5 months ago
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In my honest opinion an underrated design kind of fights like a Showa Final Wars or 2014 Goji kind of deal
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KunshuGoji

one month ago
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I was just about to comment this, honestly it's one of if not my favorite showa suit, I think KingGoji is a little bit better
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スペースゴジラ

5 months ago
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If I could find/make a really good ShodaiGoji 3d model, I could take it, and digitally replace GyakushuGoji in Raids Again to make the movie look way better.
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Theamazingdemo

6 months ago
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That soundtrack cover tho
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VaderRaptor

6 months ago
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XD
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スペースゴジラ

6 months ago
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those lifeless GyakushuGoji eyes seem to stare into my mind and give me nightmares
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KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417

15 months ago
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Oh I forgot! I meant a chubby fart.
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KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417

15 months ago
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More like a mutated Flat Stanley head turning into a fart that played wheres waldo before eating a T.rex.
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VaderRaptor

17 months ago
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This guy got Flat Stanley as a head!
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Titan of Water

24 months ago
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Really didn’t like this one. Looks like a paper mache statue of Godzilla made by a kid in Art Class.
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Lamango

40 months ago
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Just pointing this out. The images where the volcanosuits are shown, that's a new Godzilla suit. Note the head, claws, and toes.
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CdrWikizilla

45 months ago
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I would love the see the version of King Kong vs Godzilla with this guy and the 33 Kong.
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

49 months ago
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His face reminds me of ShinGoji, I don't know why...
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