Shinji Nishikawa

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Shinji Nishikawa
Nishikawa in 2015
Born October 2, 1964
Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Occupation Illustrator, designer, storyboardist
First work Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
Notable work Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999)
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Shinji Nishikawa (西川 伸司,   Nishikawa Shinji), also known by the pen name MASH, is a Japanese artist. Nishikawa has worked as a designer on the majority of the Heisei and Millennium Godzilla films, starting with Godzilla vs. Biollante in 1989. In addition, Nishikawa has worked on non-Godzilla tokusatsu projects such as Toho's Rebirth of Mothra trilogy, and several recent entries in Tsuburaya Productions' Ultra series. Nishikawa has also illustrated Godzilla-related manga, such as Godzilla: Legend and the Monster King Godzilla manga that was serialized in TV Magazine.

Selected filmography

Selected bibliography


  • Godzilla: Legend (1987)
  • Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Adventure (2007-2008)
  • Mega Monster Battle: Ultra Adventure Neo (2009-2010)
  • Mega Monster Rush: Ultra Frontier (2013-2015)
  • Monster King Godzilla (2016)


Designed monsters


SD illustrations

Shinji Nishikawa has illustrated many characters and monsters from the Godzilla franchise in super-deformed (SD) style, that has appeared in several past media. Some illustrations, alongside new ones, have been used for calendars, masking tape, and coasters. His illustrations of Orga and Megaguirus were later used for their trademark icons.



Masking tape


See also

External links


This is a list of references for Shinji Nishikawa. 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. Maruyama et al. 2021, pp. 84-85.
  2. Maruyama et al. 2021, pp. 85-86.
  3. Maruyama et al. 2021, pp. 86-87.
  4. @McDonaldsJapan (29 December 2023). "#ゴジラVSマクドナルド 極秘設計図、公開。 あのメカゴジラも手がけた 西川伸司さんがデザイン! @MASH_nishikawa テレビCMはこちら→". Twitter. External link in |title= (help)



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