MegaroGoji

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SoshingekiGoji
MegaroGoji
84Goji
MegaroGoji
The MegaroGoji in a production picture of Godzilla vs. Megalon
Type Suit
Nicknames ZoneGoji, MekaGoji, MekaGyakushuGoji
Portrayed by Shinji TakagiGvMgl
Isao ZushiZF, GvMG
Toru KawaiZF, ToMG
Used in Godzilla vs. Megalon,
Zone Fighter,
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla,
Terror of Mechagodzilla

The MegaroGoji (メガロゴジ) is the Godzilla suit design used in the 1973, 1974, and 1975 Godzilla films, Godzilla vs. Megalon, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla and Terror of Mechagodzilla, as well as the 1973 Toho television series, Zone Fighter.

Name

In Godzilla vs. Megalon, the MegaroGoji's name comes from another kaiju's name, Megalon (メガロ,   Megaro), and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

In Zone Fighter, the ZoneGoji's name comes from the kaijin, Zone Fighter (ゾーン,   Zone), and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゾーン).

In Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, the MekaGoji's name comes from another kaiju's name, Mechagodzilla (メカゴジラ,   Mekagojira), and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

In Terror of Mechagodzilla, the MekaGyakushuGoji's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically Mekagojira and gyakushū (メカゴジラ and 逆襲), meaning Mechagodzilla and counterattack, respectively, and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

Detail

The MegaroGoji had a plain, streamlined body, a short neck and silver, puffy, pillow-like designed dorsal spines. The face looks more friendly than usual, with a rounded muzzle, oversized brows and huge eyes. The eyes of the MegaroGoji were movable and had movable eyelids. Compared to other Godzilla designs, this suit also has an more upright stance than previous suits, a characteristic that would be kept for the Godzilla suits made in the Heisei era.

In Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, the MegaroGoji suit was mostly the same but with some changes to the face; with more detail added in the muzzle and the brows being reduced in size, making this Godzilla suit look less playful than in the previous movie, Godzilla vs. Megalon. The eyes did not move, nor have movable eyelids. This suit is also called the MekaGoji (メカゴジ). A second suit was used for Mechagodzilla's Fake Godzilla disguise.

In Terror of Mechagodzilla, the MegaroGoji received a further face lift; the muzzle was reduced and given more detail, the height of the brows are lowered and the eyes were reduced, thus giving the face a semi-comical and semi-mean look. The eyes did not move nor have movable lids, and the rest of the body is unchanged. This suit is also called the MekaGyakushuGoji (メカ逆襲ゴジ).

Gallery

Production

Godzilla vs. Megalon

Zone Fighter

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

Terror of Mechagodzilla

Screenshots

Godzilla vs. Megalon

Zone Fighter

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

Terror of Mechagodzilla

Post-Production

Miscellaneous

Merchandise

Covers

Toys

Books

Magazines

Videos

Haruo Nakajima wearing a 1979 replica of the MegaroGoji in footage taken for Uchusen


Trivia

  • The MegaroGoji is the only Godzilla suit to have been played by a different actor in every one of its film appearances.
  • The MegaroGoji was one of two suits used to portray Mechagodzilla's Fake Godzilla disguise in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Fake Godzilla was primarily portrayed using a separate Godzilla suit that bore noticeable physical differences from the MegaroGoji, however the MegaroGoji itself was used for Fake Godzilla's rampage around Mount Fuji and its battle with Anguirus prior to the metal being exposed on its arm, as well as in close-ups. The Fake Godzilla suit was later used as a stand-in for the MegaroGoji in the final scene of Terror of Mechagodzilla when Godzilla wades out to sea.
  • For shots using the MegaroGoji after the battle with Anguirus, the suits arm was slightly modified to reveal the exposed peice of metal. This detail is removed once the suit is used to portray the real Godzilla.[1]
  • Five years after Terror of Mechagodzilla was released, an official replica of this suit was constructed by Toho for publicity events surrounding Godzillla's 25th anniversary. This suit was later worn by Haruo Nakajima in a 1983 interview with the Japanese magazine Uchusen.

References

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Titan of Water

10 months ago
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I didn’t like this one. Like DaisensoGoji they tried to make him “cute”.
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KingGhidorahsucksGodzillarules3417

2 months ago
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Do not want cute? 84Goji is your design!!
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Sharp79377937 the Godzilla fan

17 months ago
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The one in Godzilla vs Megalon looks like Mario 64 Bowser to me
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MarioStrikerMurphy

35 months ago
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One of my most faovurite Godzilla designs ever!!!
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