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Shilarji in Go! Godman (2008)
Height 1.92 meters (human size)[1]
Weight 106 kilograms (human size)[1]
Forms Human size, giant size
Place(s) of emergence Hyogo Prefecture[1]
Allies Tonchiki, Maoh, Gaira, Kappalge, Tsunozillas, Green Mask
Enemies GodmanG!Go, GreenmanG!Gr
Played by Heisei: Hirohisa Nagai
First appearance Latest appearance
Chibikko Special Go! Godman (2008)
He is one of the strongest of all our subordinates. Anything hit by his iron ball is shattered to pieces.

Tonchiki informs Maoh about Shilarji (Go! Greenman episode 40, "Greenman vs. Shilarji")

Shilarji (シラージ,   Shirāji) is an undead ape kaiju who first appeared in episode 23 of the 1972 Toho tokusatsu kaiju series Go! Godman, titled "Godman vs. Shilarji."


Golden Bat, whose mask may have been reused for Shilarji.

Shilarji was first created as an enemy of the monster Terra Incognita on the 1971 children's show, Chibikko Special. The suit was acquired by Toho following the show's conclusion and used as an enemy of Godman on Go! Godman. The head used in Go! Godman does not appear to be original, as it has a striking similarity to the mask of Golden Bat featured in the 1972 Toho Pictures film Here Comes Golden Bat. Shilarji reappeared in Go! Greenman, for which his body was reused with the head again replaced. Likely because of the original head being lost or becoming unsalvageable due to rot, it was substituted for that of one of the Skeleto-Men, repainted silver. Nearly 40 years later, Shilarji was featured in the anniversary short, Go! Godman, for which a new suit was sculpted by artist Fuyuki Shinada.


Shilarji has an ape-like body which is covered entirely in brown or beige fur except for on his upper chest and skeletal head. He has a large spike made of bone atop his head. There is also a row of bony spines going down the monster's short tail.


Showa era

Chibikko Special

Shilarji was first conceived on the Chibikko Special show. On this program, he battled against the God of Monsters known as Terra Incognita.

Go! Godman

Shilarji in Go! Godman

Shilarji was the thirtieth monster to battle Godman. After two kids were tormenting a small baboon in a cage, the cage strangely exploded. When the smoke cleared, there stood Shilarji. He scared the kids off, and they called for their hero: Godman. The two battled for a while and as always they both grew to giant size. After the giant battle, the two shrunk back down again for the final battle. Shilarji nearly won by beating Godman to the ground numerous times, but the hero came out victorious in the end.

Go! Greenman

Shilarji in Go! Greenman

Shilarji was later re-created in episode 40 of Go! Greenman and was the forty-first monster to battle Greenman. While plotting to defeat Greenman, Tonchiki presented Maoh with his own monster creation. Right before his master's eyes, Tonchiki turned a subordinate of Maoh into Shilarji. Impressed in the creation, Maoh let Tonchiki unleash the monster. Like his first appearance, Shilarji made an explosive entrance from a bush, having been hiding inside a bowling ball that the kids were playing with. The kids called Greenman with the Calls and the two battled. Greenman struggled during the fight due to Shilarji's Morning Star flail, which the monster used to break one of his legs and inflict serious damage to his internal circuitry. Fortunately, with the assistance of his Greenman Stick, Greenman was able to recover from his injuries in time to defeat Shilarji.

Heisei era

Go! Godman

Shilarji in the Godman movie

Shilarji's final appearance was in the 2008 Godman special. He was spawned from the flesh of Tsunozillas and was first seen in an alleyway where he began to chase Haruka Ayase and Koichi Matsushita. Godman then appeared and seemingly defeated the monster before going to battle Gaira. But, unbeknownst to Godman, he survived and followed Godman all the way back to where Gaira was located. There, the two monsters nearly killed Godman by knocking off one of his bracelets and strangling him. Luckily, Haruka threw Godman's bracelet back to him. Now fully powered again, Godman freed himself from Shilarji's grip. Haruka also managed to find a Green Call in a box that had been knocked over and called for Greenman who fought Shilarji. In another effort to defeat Shilarji, Godman used his God-Circles, but the monster survived again. Godman was finally able to defeat Shilarji using his Super Sonic Wave attack.


Physical abilities

Shilarji is very strong.

Morning star

In Go! Greenman, Shilarji wielded a morning star. Although Tonchiki exaggerated its strength, it was still able to deal massive amounts of damage to Greenman's legs and circuitry.


Shilarji uses modified King Kong roars.


Main article: Shilarji/Gallery.


This is a list of references for Shilarji. 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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Shilarji Bear Model figure "Secrets of Shilarji" pamphlet


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