MireGoji / GiraGoji

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Godzilla Designs
ToraGoji
MireGoji
GMKGoji
MireGoji
The GiraGoji in Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
Type Suit and CGI
Nicknames MiraiGoji, GiraGoji
Portrayed by Tsutomu Kitagawa
Used in Godzilla 2000: Millennium,
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus,
CR Godzilla 3S-T Battle,
CR Godzilla: Descent of the Destruction God
This article covers the Godzilla design from Godzilla 2000: Millennium and Godzilla vs. Megaguirus. For the Godzilla incarnations, see Godzilla/Godzilla 2000 and Godzilla/Godzilla vs. Megaguirus.

The MireGoji (ミレゴジ) is the Godzilla suit design used in the 1999 and 2000 Godzilla films, Godzilla 2000: Millennium and Godzilla vs. Megaguirus.

Name

In Godzilla 2000: Millennium, the MireGoji's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically mireniamu (ミレニアム), meaning millennium, and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

In Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, the GiraGoji's name comes from another kaiju's name, Megaguirus (メガギラス,   Megagirasu), and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

Detail

Godzilla returned from the grave, so to speak, in Godzilla 2000: Millennium. The new suit, created for the film by suit maker Shinichi Wakasa and worn by new suit actor Tsutomu Kitagawa, was an all new, very radical look for Godzilla. Somewhat reminiscent of the KingGoji suit, this suit contained many new and old features. The scales on this suit were more detailed and prominent, his dorsal fins were large and jagged with a purple tint to them, and his head shape was thinner, making him look more reptilian. Godzilla's mouth and eyes contained the trademark "frown" present on other suits; the tongue was long and teeth had the old fangs, and his eyes were white with black pupils, much like the eyes used on the 84Goji suit. The tiny ears that existed in the original Godzilla suit and those in the Heisei series had also returned. This suit was painted a natural, dark shade of green. It was the first Godzilla suit to be officially painted green, where as previous suits were mostly painted charcoal black, except the ones in the original film.

For the next film, Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, very few changes were made to this suit design. It now had a smaller mouth, flatter face, longer neck, the skin color was changed to an even lighter shade of green, and the color of the dorsal plates was changed to more of a light purple color. Otherwise, it's the same suit. This suit is also called the GiraGoji (ギラゴジ).

Use in Other Media

Video Games

Card/Board Games

Comics

Gallery

Production

Godzilla 2000: Millennium

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

Screenshots

Godzilla 2000: Millennium

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

Post-Production

Merchandise

Covers

Toys

Trading Cards

Books

Trivia

  • The MireGoji suit was also used to characterize Godzilla in the two Pachinko games, CR Godzilla 3S-T Battle in 2006 and CR Godzilla: Descent of the Destruction God in 2010.
  • This Godzilla suit is one of the best surviving suits, and has been displayed multiple times with very little instances of decay or damage, despite being used in two films, plus stage shows and the CR Godzilla Games over a period of 16 years.
  • The MireGoji suit could be seen during the Godzilla Encounter.
  • The MireGoji was the second Godzilla design to have appeared as a computer generated image in a film (the first being the MogeGoji); there is an underwater shot in Godzilla 2000: Millennium, in which MireGoji is completely rendered in CGI.

References

This is a list of references for MireGoji. 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]

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I ad-Mire the suit! Get it?! 😆
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SkullIslandExplorer

13 days ago
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👌
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Godzillord

2 months ago
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I dislike the repainted colors from Megaguirus, i think it makes him look a bit silly
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Titan of Water

3 months ago
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This suit is a very creative one in my opinion. Mostly cause instead of black scales and white fins they went with green skin and purple fins. But it’s a really good color combination and the sculpt is really nice as well.
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VaderRaptor

3 months ago
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Agreed
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Gojira2014

11 months ago
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this suit sure has been through a lot, suprised it's still standing. but here we are.
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Ryan G17

12 months ago
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I think that Tsutomu Kitagawa deserves more credit than he’s already given, just look @ some of the freaking gifs on this page!
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Pedro

19 months ago
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Wait , " the first Godzilla suit to be officially painted green" ?! What about Kinggoji and Mosugoji?
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The King of the Monsters

19 months ago
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KingGoji and MosuGoji weren't green, they were a black/dark bluish color which appeared to have a greenish tint in some shots. MireGoji was actually colored green.
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Les

19 months ago
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All Showa, Heisei, and Millennium suits were painted a charcoal color with the exception of ShodaiGoji, which was purportedly brown, and MireGoji which is green. Past Millennium the only design to not be entirely gray is AnimeGoji which has greenish accents.
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