Name[edit | edit source]
ShoGoji's name likely comes from shodai (初代), meaning "first generation," and Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ). The name is itself partly a shortening of ShodaiGoji, a nickname for the original Godzilla suit. The -jī (じい) at the end of ShoGoji's name means "old man," in line with his portrayal as an elder.
Design[edit | edit source]
Personality[edit | edit source]
ShoGoji is a wise and kind old monster who helps the Three Godzilla Brothers in their adventures. He calls upon his wisdom to help the brothers learn the location of Mothra's egg, and transforms into his giant form to defend it from King Ghidorah. ShoGoji also dresses like Santa Claus on Christmas Eve and works to deliver gifts to children.
History[edit | edit source]
- "Godzilla Fest 2019 digest movie"
ShoGoji came upon the Three Godzilla Brothers, who were investigating a strange medallion. Using his staff, ShoGoji determined it came from Infant Island. When Minilla and Little went to the island and found Mothra's egg there, they were attacked by the Three Dorat Brothers, who wanted to eat the egg. ShoGoji soon arrived and fought the Dorats, who combined into the three-headed King Ghidorah. ShoGoji transformed into his giant form and fought off the dragon, allowing the Three Godzilla Brothers to safely claim the egg which hatched into the larval Mothra.
ShoGoji brought the Three Godzilla Brothers along with him on his sleigh on Christmas Eve to deliver presents to children around the world. On their travels, they encountered Kamatte-kun.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
- Godziban (Web 2019-) [episodes 14, 20, 33-34, 40, and 47; special episode 3]
Stage shows[edit | edit source]
- Godziban Godzilla Fest performances
Abilities[edit | edit source]
Staff[edit | edit source]
ShoGoji wields a mystical staff. While its exact powers are unknown, he uses it to identify a medallion as originating from Infant Island.
Giant form[edit | edit source]
ShoGoji can transform into a giant form in order to fight larger enemies such as King Ghidorah.
Atomic Breath[edit | edit source]
While in his giant form, ShoGoji can fire atomic breath at his foes.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- It is possible, but unconfirmed, that ShoGoji may be the grandfather of the Three Godzilla Brothers, as the -jī in his name can be translated as "grandpa."
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