MireGoji / GiraGoji
- 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.
- 1 Name
- 2 Detail
- 3 Use in Other Media
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Trivia
- 6 References
- 7 Comments
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).
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 plates 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
- Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee
- Godzilla: Save the Earth
- CR Godzilla: Descent of the Destruction God
- Godzilla: Unleashed
- Godzilla: Kaiju Collection
- Battle Spirits (BSC19 and BSC26 booster packs)
Godzilla's appearance in a 1999 stage show
MireGoji and Megaguirus celebrate Godzilla's 46th birthday
Godzilla in CR Godzilla 3S-T Battle
The MireGoji with Shinji Higuchi at Tokyo Toy Show 2016
The cover for the soundtrack of Godzilla 2000: Millennium
The cover for the soundtrack of Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
Godzilla: High Grade Set 6 Godzilla '99
Godzilla: High Grade Set 7 Godzilla 2000
Hazawa-Gumi Godzilla 1999
S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 2000 (2013 Release)
S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 2000 (2015 Release)
Bandai Japan Godzilla 1999 plush
X-Plus 30cm Godzilla 1999
X-Plus 30cm Poster Version Godzilla 1999
X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 1999
Bandai Japan Real Action Godzilla 2000
Bandai Japan electronic Godzilla 2000 statue
Bandai Japan Godzilla Generations set
Bandai Japan 4-inch Godzilla 2000
Bandai Japan Hyper Godzilla Godzilla 2000
Bandai Japan advance ticket Godzilla 2000 figures
Bandai Japan Ultra Real Godzilla Godzilla 2000
Bandai Japan Godzilla 2000 finger puppet set
Bandai Japan Godzilla 2000 minifigure set
- 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.
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