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Godzilla Designs
The KingGoji in King Kong vs. Godzilla
Type Suit, stop-motion
Nicknames Kingoji
Portrayed by Haruo Nakajima
Used in King Kong vs. Godzilla,
Mothra vs. Godzilla (Water Scene, Cliff Fall Scene, and Early Promotional Images),
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (Publicity Stills)

The KingGoji (キンゴジ,   Kingoji) is the Godzilla suit design used in the 1962 Godzilla film, King Kong vs. Godzilla.


The KingGoji's name comes from another kaiju's name in the film it appeared in, King Kong (キングコング,   Kingu Kongu), and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).


One of the most popular Godzilla designs, the KingGoji was noticeably different from any Godzilla suits before or since. The suit was more reptilian in appearance and the build was very stocky, especially in the lower half of the body. The head was small and streamlined, with a combination of human-like eyes placed on the sides of the head in a reptilian manner.

Other distinctive features for the KingGoji included large hands with spike-like claws and thumbs nearly as large as the three other fingers. The KingGoji also had several features that would be common to all Godzilla suits until 1984's 84Goji. These were a lack of visible external ears, no fangs, three toes, a smooth underside for the tail, and one large main row of dorsal plates flanked by two smaller rows.



King Kong vs. Godzilla

Mothra vs. Godzilla

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster


King Kong vs. Godzilla

Mothra vs. Godzilla






  • A statue of the KingGoji can be seen in Colonel Gondo's office in Godzilla vs. Biollante.
  • The suit was also used in Mothra vs. Godzilla as a stand-in for the MosuGoji suit in two scenes. It is first used in the scene where Godzilla is shown wading to Iwa Island in the distance, and is later utilized when Godzilla is cocooned in silk by the Mothra larvae and falls into the ocean. The KingGoji was also featured in early publicity stills and posters for the film.
  • A finless version of this design was used in the original version of The Revenge of Shinobi for the Sega Genesis. Named as Godzilla, it was one of the bosses. In later versions, it was replaced with a dinosaur skeleton.
  • The MireGoji bears some resemblance to the KingGoji, notably in its facial structure.
  • One of the two Godzilla suits used in the 1983 fan film Wolfman vs. Godzilla is a replica of the KingGoji, the other being a replica of the MosuGoji.


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14 months ago
Score 0
This suit isnt good but it isnt bad either so its just out of the ordinary


15 months ago
Score 0
A am the biggest fan of this very suit, it is different in a very great way.Also, it's called "KingGoji" how good is that!


15 months ago
Score 0
Nope, you’re not the only one who likes it. (Though I mainly like it because of its derpy and eye-catching design)


20 months ago
Score 0
Not a big fan of this suit but I can kind of see what they were going for. Considering the opponent was Kong, they changed Godzilla's design to look more dinosaur-like, since fighting dinos is Kong's thing. Not the worst suit I've seen

Titan of Water

23 months ago
Score 0
Kinda Derpy to me, but not the worst ever.

The happy Dragon

30 months ago
Score -1
this looks ugly as cat litter


4 months ago
Score 0
just wait till you see the eyes from the front....


44 months ago
Score 1

I have no idea why this suit is so popular. Every time I see it I just think: DEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRP.

Plus, all of the merchandise looks better than the suit itself.


41 months ago
Score 0
I feel the same way about MusukoGoji, not that he's super popular or anything, but I still think he's SUPER derpy
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