KiryuGoji / SOSGoji

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The KiryuGoji in Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
Type Suit, CGI
Nicknames ShakuGoji, Ryu-Godzi,[1] SOSGoji, TokyoGoji, GMMGGoji, Godzilla 2002, Godzilla 2003
Portrayed by Tsutomu Kitagawa
Used in Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla,
Godzilla: Tokyo SOS,
Godzilla: Pachislot Wars (Promotional footage)
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Disclaimer: There are two separate suits for the Kiryu series Godzilla. This page contains both of them.
This article covers the Godzilla design featured in the Kiryu series films. For the Godzilla incarnation, see Godzilla (Kiryu series).

The KiryuGoji (機龍ゴジ,   KiryūGoji) and SOSGoji (SOSゴジ,   EsuŌEsuGoji) are the Godzilla suit designs used in the 2002 Godzilla film Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and its 2003 sequel Godzilla: Tokyo SOS, respectively.


In Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, the KiryuGoji's name comes from another kaiju's name, Kiryu (機龍,   Kiryū), and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ). The official nickname ShakuGoji (釈ゴジ) comes from the name of actress Yumiko Shaku (釈由美子,   Shaku Yumiko), and Goji.[2]

In Godzilla: Tokyo SOS, the SOSGoji's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically SOS, and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).


For the film Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, Toho decided to stray away from the GMKGoji design Godzilla sported in the previous film and return to the look of the MireGoji. This new design, dubbed the KiryuGoji, did however undergo some major changes from those two previous designs. The head was completely changed and made smaller to the point of resembling the head of the Heisei series Godzilla. The suit was given large yellow and almost bird-like eyes. The dorsal fins were reduced a bit and lost their purplish hue, retaining the classic bone-white color, but still remained jagged like the MireGoji's dorsal fins. Godzilla's skin also returned from the green hue of the MireGoji to the traditional charcoal-black color.

The KiryuGoji suit is among the most expressive of the Godzilla suits, and has animatronics included in its head which allow for some facial expressions and, more notably, the ability to widen or narrow the suit's eyes, giving Godzilla genuine expressions of surprise, shock or anger.

The following year for the film Godzilla: Tokyo SOS, the sequel to Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, Godzilla's appearance remained basically the same. A new suit named SOSGoji was created with an almost identical design, only sporting a large scar on the chest region, sustained from Kiryu's Absolute Zero Cannon in the previous film.

Use in other media

Video games





Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

Godzilla: Tokyo SOS


Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

Godzilla: Tokyo SOS









This is a list of references for KiryuGoji. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Ryugoji.jpg
  2. All Toho Monster Encyclopedia. Pages 232 and 292.


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