The GyakushuGoji (逆襲ゴジ is the GyakushūGoji)Godzilla suit design used in the 1955 Godzilla film Godzilla Raids Again.
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).
The second suit created for use in filming new scenes for the unmade film The Volcano Monsters is known as Gigantis Godzilla (ジャイガンティスゴジラ, which references "Gigantis," the name which Godzilla is called in the Jaigantisu Gojira)1959 American localization of Godzilla Raids Again.
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-operated 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, 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 used in King Kong vs. Godzilla.
Use in other media
- Godzilla (1993) - NEC/Hudson Soft TurboDuo and PC Engine Duo
Godzilla Raids Again
King Kong vs. Godzilla
Godzilla Raids Again
The "Gigantis Godzilla" suit created for The Volcano Monsters
The cover for the soundtrack of Godzilla Raids Again
Bandai Godzilla 50th Anniversary Memorial Box Godzilla 1955
X-Plus 25cm Godzilla 1955
X-Plus 25cm Godzilla 1955 color version
X-Plus 30cm Godzilla 1955
X-Plus 30cm Godzilla 1955 color version
Bandai Godzilla Complete Works Godzilla 1955
- Images of the GyakushuGoji were used alongside pictures of King Kong from the original 1933 King Kong in early publicity stills and posters for King Kong vs. Godzilla.
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