- 1 Name
- 2 Detail
- 3 Use in Other Media
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Comments
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?).
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 plates 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, a first for the series, 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. Eiji Tsuburaya was impressed with the scene however, 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
The MosuGoji suit with Haruo Nakajima
The SanDaikaijuGoji suit in use as Gomess
The cover for the soundtrack of Mothra vs. Godzilla
The cover for the soundtrack of Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Godzilla: High Grade Set 3 Godzilla '64
Y-MSF Godzilla 1964
Gigabrain Godzilla 1964
Hazawa-Gumi Godzilla 1964
X-Plus Special Effects Museum Godzilla 1964
X-Plus 25cm Godzilla 1964
X-Plus 30cm Godzilla 1964
X-Plus 30cm Godzilla 1964 with closed mouth
X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 1964
American X-Plus Godzilla 1964B
S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 1964
Cast Godzilla 1964 swimming with Mothra larvae ornament
Cast Godzilla 1964 fighting Mothra larvae ornament
Cast Godzilla 1964 and Mothra larva ornament
Bandai Japan Real Hobby Series Godzilla 1964 resin kit
Bandai Japan Hyper Godzilla Godzilla 1964 (painted version)
Bandai Japan Hyper Godzilla Godzilla 1964
Bandai Great Monster Series Godzilla 1964
Bandai Japan Real Godzilla 1 Godzilla 1964
Bandai Japan Godzilla 1964 finger puppet
Bandai Japan Best of Godzilla Godzilla 1964 with Rodan and Mothra Larva
Bandai Japan Godzilla Complete Works Godzilla 1964 and Mothra Larva
Bandai Japan Godzilla Appearance Godzilla 1964 vs Mothra Larva
Bandai Japan Godzilla Complete Works Godzilla 1964
Bandai Japan Godzilla Appearance Godzilla 1964
Bandai Japan Monster Press Godzilla 1964 gashapon
- MosuGoji was the first Godzilla suit to be used as the primary suit in more than one movie.
- The suit was also used by Eiji Tsuburaya and Tsuburaya Productions to create the monsters Gomess, from Ultra Q, and Jirass, from Ultraman, but Jirass had DaisensoGoji's head and MosuGoji's body because the head of MosuGoji was already used for Gomess.
- The MosuGoji was remade as a Godzilla fan made a costume out of the same fragments that Toho used to make their Godzilla suits, giving it a striking resemblance to the original costume. To make an exact replica, the creator had to use several images of the monster.
- Mosugojira was the name of an insect monster from Mirrorman.
- One of the two Godzilla suits used in the 1983 fan film Godzilla vs. Wolfman is a replica of the MosuGoji, the other being a replica of the KingGoji.
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