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Mechagodzilla Incarnations
Kiryu
Anime Mechagodzilla
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Mechagodzilla® copyright icon Toho Company, Limited Mecha
Mechagodzilla in GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters
Mechagodzilla® (GODZILLA Anime Trilogy)
Alternate Names Mecha-Godzilla, Mecha Godzilla, MG, Last Hope of Mankind
Subtitle Anti-Godzilla Super Heavy Mass Nanometal Decisive Battle Weapon
(対ゴジラ超重質量ナノメタル製決戦兵器,   Tai Gojira Chō Omo Shitsuryō Nanometaru-sei Kessen Heiki?)[1]
Species Mechanical Godzilla Duplicate
Height 50 meters[2]
Length 100 meters[3]
Weight 30,000 metric tons[2][note 1]
Forms Mechagodzilla, Mechagodzilla City
Controlled by Bilusaludo
Relations Bilusaludo (Creators),
Mulu-Elu Galu-Gu (Merged with)
Enemies Godzilla Earth
First Appearance Latest Appearance
GODZILLA: Planet
of the Monsters
GODZILLA: City on
the Edge of Battle
Spoiler.png SPOILER WARNING: This section may contain major plot and/or ending details. Proceed at your own discretion.
Even if Bilusaludo's Mechagodzilla had defeated Godzilla, no one knows who it would have bared its fangs at next. „ 

Metphies to Mulu-Elu Galu-Gu (GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters)

The Mechagodzilla (メカゴジラ,   Mekagojira?) from the GODZILLA anime trilogy is a mecha created by Toho that first appeared in the 2017 anime Godzilla film, GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters.

The fourth distinct onscreen incarnation of Mechagodzilla, the anime Mechagodzilla was constructed in secret by the Bilusaludo and humans in Japan in the year 2046, only to be lost in the final battle between the United Earth and Godzilla in March of that year.[4]

Name

Mechagodzilla's name comes from the word "mecha," which is derived from "mechanical," and from another monster, Godzilla (ゴジラ,   Gojira?). This incarnation's English name is consistently spelled as either Mecha-Godzilla or Mecha Godzilla, even though the character's trademarked English name is "Mechagodzilla." Mechagodzilla's official designation by the Bilusaludo is Anti-Godzilla Super Heavy Mass Nanometal Decisive Battle Weapon: Mechagodzilla (対ゴジラ超重質量ナノメタル製決戦兵器:メカゴジラ,   Tai Gojira Chō Omo Shitsuryō Nanometaru-sei Kessen Heiki: Mekagojira?), while it is typically abbreviated to just "Mechagodzilla" or MG.[1]

Development

The anime Mechagodzilla's design was based on an initial rough sketch by director Hiroyuki Seshita. Production designer Naoya Tanaka produced a design based on the sketch using computer-aided design, with Eiji Kawada creating concept art of the design. Production designer Fernando Patulli created the final model for Mechagodzilla incorporated into the films.

Seshita took inspiration from echinoderms and sea urchins when coming up with the new Mechagodzilla design, as he felt such creatures had no affinity for humans or possibility for human interaction and wanted Mechagodzilla's appearance to reflect that. Mechagodzilla was given a forward-leaning posture, a tail stinger inspired by a warrior's axe, and legs modeled after those of birds and dinosaurs in order to give it an offensive appearance. Its body was designed to give the impression of being composed of continuous, living Nanometal. The appearance of randomness was inserted into every aspect of Mechagodzilla's design in order to express the occurrence of programming errors in its construction.[1]

Design

The anime Mechagodzilla's design is radically different from that of previous incarnations of the character. While it retains the basic body shape of Godzilla, being bulky and bipedal with large metal structures resembling dorsal plates running down its back, this Mechagodzilla possesses a forward-leaning posture and is covered in very large spikes that are unevenly distributed across its body. Its silver armor bears a very segmented and uneven appearance, with its head consisting of five pieces and its entire body composed of 15 pieces.[1] The most radical departure in this Mechagodzilla's design is its head, which does not resemble Godzilla's very much at all. Its head is relatively flat and elongated, with two large spikes protruding from its upper jaw. It has one smaller spike jutting from the center of its lower jaw, and a very small mouth which is not immediately visible. Mechagodzilla's head is segmented like the rest of its body, and has smaller pointed spikes protruding from its cheeks and in front of its eyes. Mechagodzilla's eyes are relatively small glowing red slits located on the sides of its head. Mechagodzilla is a silver color over the entirety of its body. Its tail is very long relative to its body, and like the rest of its body is covered in spikes. Its tail ends with a long needle-like stinger, seemingly corresponding to the spike on the end of Godzilla's tail. Mechagodzilla's legs bend inward at the knees, similar to a bird or theropod dinosaur, and end in large rectangular feet, with a single triangular toe at the front of each foot and a smaller dewclaw-like spike protruding from its heels. Mechagodzilla also has a large spike protruding from the back of each of its knees.

Origins

Mechagodzilla was constructed in secret from 2042 to 2046 by the Bilusaludo and humanity in Hamamatsu, Japan using "Nanometal," a special metal with "autonomous thinking abilities," with the intention of it being the ultimate anti-Godzilla weapon. Unfortunately, as Godzilla began to approach Hamamatsu in March of that year, the completed Mechagodzilla wouldn't activate. Before the Bilusaludo scientists in the facility could determine the cause of the issue, Godzilla breached the city and engaged in a final decisive battle with the United Earth. When the fourth armored wall of the plant was destroyed, the Bilusaludo began to evacuate. One of them, Mulu-Elu Galu-Gu, insisted that Mechagodzilla could defeat Godzilla if activated, but he was forced to evacuate along with everyone else. Godzilla was triumphant in the ensuing battle with the United Earth's forces, and Mechagodzilla was abandoned. The United Earth then organized an Earth evacuation plan after their latest defeat.[4]

History

Post-Millennium Series

GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters

Mechagodzilla was constructed by the Bilusaludo with the cooperation of humanity in Hamamatsu, Japan, in 2046. However, Godzilla breached the city that March and forced the United Earth to retreat before Mechagodzilla could be activated.

GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle

Mechagodzilla will battle Godzilla Earth.[5]

Abilities

Nanometal

Mechagodzilla is composed of a material called Nanometal, which is said to be "autonomous." It requires 100 gigawatts worth of power from thermonuclear reactors in order to function.[2] Because Nanometal is fluid, Mechagodzilla can reshape and deform any part of its body, as well as instantaneously regenerate any part of its body that is damaged and perform self repair and multiplication. However, it should be noted that the amount of time and energy required to repair damage increases nonlinearly as the damaged area does. Even after its facility was destroyed by Godzilla in 2046, Mechagodzilla's Nanometal continued functioning and growing, and over 20,000 years gradually Nanometalized the surrounding area, creating a mechanized fortress called "Mechagodzilla City" over a 14 kilometer diameter around the former site of the factory in Hamamatsu.

Computer and A.I.

Mechagodzilla is equipped with a sophisticated Bilusaludo quantum computer and artificial intelligence (A.I.) called Zalu-Zi Type 1 Modified (ザル・ジ1型改,   Zaru Ji Ichi-Gata Aratame?). It is supplied with a Gematron calculation algorithm and simulation data regarding combat against Godzilla from the A.I. "Deinde," both of which are used to determine tactics against Godzilla.[2][6][3]

Convergent Neutron Cannon

Mechagodzilla is armed with a Convergent Neutron Cannon (収束中性子砲,   Shūsoku Chūseishi-hō?), a charged particle gun composed of a special gun barrel and a generator located inside its head, which causes its head to deform when used. It uses the penetrating ability of neutrons to pierce the outer shell of a target and melt its body tissue. It allows Mechagodzilla to engage Godzilla from a distance of more than 5 kilometers, preventing Godzilla from having the opportunity to attack or counterattack and allowing Mechagodzilla to approach Godzilla safely.[6]

Blade Launcher

Mechagodzilla has a Blade Launcher (ブレードランチャー,   Burēdo Ranchā?) installed on its back. An electromagnetic catapult in Mechagodzilla's back launches the blades, which are then guided through the air toward their target, over a distance of up to 3 kilometers. A prototype of this weapon was previously installed in Gigan's abdomen during "Operation: Long March."[6]

Hyper Lance

Mechagodzilla is equipped with a supersonic Hyper Lance (ハイパーランス,   Haipā Ransu?), a piercing weapon generated by high-speed elongation of its forearms followed by hardening of the metal through rapid particle compression. The maximum elongation of the lance is 500 meters. After penetrating a target, the lance injects it with Nanometal particles which proceed to eat away at its insides. According to both the Mohs scale of mineral hardness and the Vickers test for hardness of minerals, the maximum hardening of the Nanometal reaches about ten times that of diamond. In theory, Mechagodzilla would utilize the Hyper Lance after jumping one kilometer into the air above Godzilla, piercing his skin and injecting him with Nanometal which would instantaneously erode his body tissue from the surface to the deepest interior part of his body until his bodily functions all ceased.[6]

Plasma Booster

Mechagodzilla is equipped with a Plasma Booster (プラズマブースター,   Purazuma Būsutā?) which grants it the ability to fly.[6]

Tail Blow

Mechagodzilla possesses a cutting attack called the Tail Blow (テイルブロー,   Teiru Burō?), performed by swinging its tail in a whip-like motion. This attack would cut through and pulverize the target with an electrical shock through movement of Mechagodzilla's tail stinger at supersonic speeds, accomplished by twisting motion of the body along with additional acceleration in the direction of motion from the Plasma Booster, as well as deformation of the tail into a blade shape and repeated high-speed motion of this blade.

Nanometal Particle Diffusing-Type Thermal Energy Buffer Layer

Godzilla Earth's Atomic Breath is deflected by Mechagodzilla City's Nanometal Particle Diffusing-Type Thermal Energy Buffer Layer.

Mechagodzilla can spread Nanometal particles over a radius of 300 meters in order to defend itself from energy-based attacks, a feature designated the Nanometal Particle Diffusing-Type Thermal Energy Buffer Layer (ナノメタル粒子散布型熱エネルギー緩衝層,   Nanometaru Ryūshi Sanpu-gata-netsu Enerugī Kanshō-sō?). According to simulations, 90% of energy targeted at Mechagodzilla is diffused by this buffer layer. It can also protect Mechagodzilla against large projectile attacks.[6] This ability is retained by Mechagodzilla City, and used to defend the city from Godzilla Earth's Atomic Breath.

Laminated Heat-Resistant Armored Plate

Another means of defense used by Mechagodzilla is the Laminated Heat-Resistant Armored Plate (積層耐熱装甲板,   Sekisō Tainetsu Sōkōban?), accomplished through momentary deformation of every part of Mechagodzilla's outer shell. Mechagodzilla was conceptualized as deforming its chest armor to form the Armored Plate immediately after approaching a 5 kilometer proximity to Godzilla, with the armored plate in combination with the Thermal Energy Buffer Layer protecting Mechagodzilla from Godzilla's atomic breath.[6]

Filmography

Books

GODZILLA: Project Mechagodzilla

In 2042, with the threat posed by Godzilla increasing, all of humanity's resources not already dedicated to the construction of the Oratio and Aratrum were injected into the construction of Mechagodzilla at the foot of Mount Fuji in what was formerly Japan. The project, undertaken by both human and Bilusaludo scientists and headed by Bilusaludo technical officer Mulu-Elu Galu-Gu, was successful in completing Mechagodzilla by 2046 while United Earth forces stalled Godzilla during "Operation: Long March" and "Operation: Great Wall." However, during the "Battle at the Foot of Mt. Fuji" in Hamamatsu in March 2046, Mechagodzilla would not activate for unknown reasons, and was lost when Godzilla seemingly destroyed the facility with his atomic breath.[6]

Comics

GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters Manga


Gallery

Main article: Mechagodzilla/Anime/Gallery.

Trivia

Notes

  1. While an informational pamphlet for GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle states that Mechagodzilla weighs 30,000 metric tons, Mulu-Elu Galu-Gu's "Proposal to develop heavy mass nano-metal decisive battle weapons" instead gives Mechagodzilla's weight as 10,000 metric tons, the same weight as the 50 meter Godzilla Earth and Godzilla Filius.
    Mechagodzilla Proposal stats.jpg

References

This is a list of references for Mechagodzilla/Anime. 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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle Theater Program. Toho. 18 May 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 City on the Edge of Battle pamphlet 2.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 Proposal to develop heavy mass nano-metal decisive battle weapons. Godzilla Store. 8 May 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 United Earth Investigation Report.png
  5. NEWS - godzilla-anime.com
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 Oki, Renji. GODZILLA: Project Mechagodzilla. Kadokawa. pp. 53-85, 112-139. 25 April 2018. ISBN: 9784041063453.

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Monsterland Buddies

one month ago
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Yes, excuse me, but I have two questions. What’s a Mechagodzilla City? And does Mechagodzilla actually encounter Godzilla Earth? If not, then maybe in the third film.
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Les

one month ago
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Mechagodzilla City is the result of Mechagodzilla's Nanometal rebuilding the facility in which it was originally built. Mechagodzilla does not himself fight Godzilla, but is the core of this "Mechagodzilla City" which does attack Godzilla.
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Monsterland Buddies

one month ago
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Ok.
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Shinomura

one month ago
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SPOILER




G Earth never ecounters Mecja-G in the film.
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Solia

2 months ago
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Shoot a kamehameha at this version of mechagodzilla.
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A litteral Mothra egg

2 months ago
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how, the hell is a 50 meter robot going to fight a 300 meter kaiju?!
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Les

2 months ago
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Since Mechagodzilla is constructed of Nanometal, which is autonomous and able to change its form at will, it will probably allow him to increase to whatever size necessary.
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SkullIsland

2 months ago
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Hopefully he can do that because Godzilla Earth could literally end the fight by stepping on him.
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A litteral Mothra egg

2 months ago
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that makes more sense
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Shinomura

one month ago
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SPOILER


They dont fight in the film.
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Toolen

2 months ago
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It appears that they have released a full body silhouette of this design in some promotional material. We should add this to the gallery. I would if I could find it again.
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Deathrock9

2 months ago
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Ironic how this design doesn't really resemble Godzilla that much other than having a similar body shape to him, yet is still better than the laughably bad Heisei Mechagodzilla design.
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Artzilla

2 months ago
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heisei is the best
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Deathrock9

2 months ago
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It's really not. It's actually quite horrendous.
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Artzilla

2 months ago
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he looks the most like the organic godzilla. maybe the story of the heisei isnt good because they didnt have a good origin for Mothra and Rody (my nickname for rodan), but the designs are the best. everyone has their own opinion.
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Godzilla321

2 months ago
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"he looks the most like the organic godzilla"

not really
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Artzilla

2 months ago
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a: he does. b: lets just say we all have our own opinion
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Ryan G17

16 days ago
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Artzilla, What about his dopey face?
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DystrVction

3 months ago
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Wish people would stop Judging it when we've only seen like 3 picture of it, and none of them are good quality or show the entire thing.
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A litteral Mothra egg

3 months ago
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He looks weird, Not bad but weird.
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Darthlord1997

4 months ago
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The whole title of "Battle Mobile Breeding City" or something, plus the synopsis for the movie stating MechaG was built with a "autonomous thinking" metal,

I'm thinking this MechaGodzilla might ring some bells with Transformers fans. *cough* "Trypticon" *cough*
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Artzilla

2 months ago
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Trypticon actullay inspired the Final Wars poster
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Chainsaw Gigan

4 months ago
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How is this gonna stop Godzilla if he's 300 meters tall, and this is possibly 50 meters tall?
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Les

4 months ago
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Possibly several of them? Or maybe it will just be the one that gets absolutely decimated, as the poster depicts. We'll just have to wait and see.
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The King of the Monsters

4 months ago
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The IDW comics loved the idea of an army of Mechagodzillas fighting Godzilla, so I suppose we could always see something like that, though they'd need to explain why there's an army of Mechagodzillas in the first place. Otherwise, I expect Mechagodzilla to operate pretty much like a glorified Powered Suit, jumping onto Godzilla's back and climbing on him and stuff.
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Artzilla

2 months ago
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maybe when they see godzilla's size, they update mecha g like the synopis states
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Solia

5 months ago
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Worst design ever.
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Deathrock9

5 months ago
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Not when the Heisei design exists. Also, you haven't even seen it in action yet. Give it a chance first.
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Aggression25

4 months ago
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It kinda reminds me of MOGUERA from Godzilla Vs. Space Godzilla; it looks very insectoid.
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Gman2887

6 months ago
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I completely missed this. I found the Investigation Report on a fan blog recently and rushed over here to see if you guys knew of anything about it. Glad to see you're on the ball better than I am.
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Deathrock9

6 months ago
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From the few images we have so far, this Mechagodzilla seems to be so oddly designed compared to the other three that have come before it (though in a good way).
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Godzilla321

6 months ago
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so mechagodzilla 4
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Lamango

6 months ago
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So was this thing in the novel at all?
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The King of the Monsters

6 months ago
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To my knowledge, no, it's only mentioned in the INVESTIGATION REPORT thing on the official website.
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Lukasz

5 months ago
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GojiFan2002

6 months ago
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I would say that this would be the second MechaGodzilla to have an extraterrestrial origin. The first is MechaGodzilla of the Showa Era. And also the first MechaGodzilla to have an extraterrestrial origin and to be good.