MosuGoji

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Godzilla Designs
KingGoji
MosuGoji
DaisensoGoji
MosuGoji
The MosuGoji in a promotional still from Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Type Suit, upper body puppet
Nicknames SanDaikaijuGoji
Portrayed by Haruo Nakajima
Used in Mothra vs. Godzilla,
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster,
Ultra Q (as Gomess),
Ultraman (body used as part of Jirass' suit),
Destroy All Monsters (Publicity stills)

The MosuGoji (モスゴジ) is the Godzilla suit design used in the 1964 Godzilla films, Mothra vs. Godzilla and Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.

Name

In Mothra vs. Godzilla, the MosuGoji's name comes from another kaiju's name, Mothra (モスラ,   Mosura), and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

In Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, the SanDaikaijuGoji's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically san daikaiju (三大怪獣), meaning three giant monsters, and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

Detail

Widely regarded as one of the best Godzilla suits of all time, the MosuGoji is as different from the KingGoji as the KingGoji was from its two predecessors, ShodaiGoji and GyakushuGoji. The body of the MosuGoji suit was sleek and bell-shaped, with a pronounced breastbone and knees. The hands featured slender, sharp and menacing claws with the fingers held apart. The dorsal fins were nearly identical to those of the KingGoji suit. The facial features were defined, with pronounced brows and large, angry-looking eyes. The suit's eyes could move, although a scene in the film shows Godzilla with no pupils because the eyes rolled upwards. During the film, the suit's upper jaw noticeably wobbles when in motion. This is a result of the suit becoming damaged during filming of the Nagoya Castle scene - Haruo Nakajima tripped on the set while the scene was being filmed, destroying not only the Nagoya Castle prop but damaging the suit, crushing several of its teeth and breaking the suit's jaw. However, Eiji Tsuburaya was impressed with the footage, and decided to repair the suit and keep the scene in the film.

In Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, the MosuGoji suit was given a new head with different facial features. Movable eyes were inserted, the upper lip and teeth were reduced and the tongue elongated, going past the lower row of teeth. This was done due to damage the suit's head had sustained during the previous film, primarily the scenes where Godzilla smashes headfirst into Nagoya Castle and later when his head is briefly set on fire. This suit is also called the SanDaikaijuGoji (三大怪獣ゴジ).

Use in Other Media

Video Games

​Books

Gallery

Production

Mothra vs. Godzilla

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

Ultraman

Destroy All Monsters

Screenshots

Mothra vs. Godzilla

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

Ultra Q

Ultraman

Post-Production

Merchandise

Covers

Toys

Books

Trivia

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