SoshingekiGoji

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MusukoGoji
SoshingekiGoji
MegaroGoji
Monster
The SoshingekiGoji as it is seen in a production picture of Godzilla vs. Gigan
SoshingekiGoji
Type Suit

Nicknames AllKaijuGoji, HedoGoji, GiganGoji

Portrayed by Haruo Nakajima
Used in Destroy All Monsters,
All Monsters Attack,
Godzilla vs. Hedorah,
Godzilla vs. Gigan,
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (Publicity stills),
Terror of Mechagodzilla (Publicity stills)

The SoshingekiGoji (総進撃ゴジ) is the Godzilla suit design used in the 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1972 Godzilla films, Destroy All Monsters, All Monsters Attack, Godzilla vs. Hedorah and Godzilla vs. Gigan.

Name

In Destroy All Monsters, the SoshingekiGoji's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically sōshingeki (総進撃), meaning attack of the marching [monsters], and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

In All Monsters Attack, the AllKaijuGoji's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically ōru kaijū (オール怪獣), meaning all kaiju, and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

In Godzilla vs. Hedorah, the HedoGoji's name comes from another kaiju's name, Hedorah (ヘドラ,   Hedora), and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

In Godzilla vs. Gigan, the GiganGoji's name comes from another kaiju's name, Gigan (ガイガン,   Gaigan), and Goji, which comes from Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ).

Detail

One of the more popular Godzilla designs, the SoshingekiGoji suit featured a bell-shape body with a pronounced breast bone, a long neck and a head somewhat similar to the DaisensoGoji, with defined brows and more menacing eyes than the previous DaisensoGoji and MusukoGoji suits.

The eyes on this suit did not move, though the eyelids flutter briefly in the scene when King Ghidorah flies overhead at Mt. Fuji in Destroy All Monsters. This was the most used suit in the Showa Godzilla series, and this was very evident in the suit's final appearance, Godzilla vs. Gigan, for in one scene where Godzilla is on top of Gigan and punching him, one can actually see pieces of the suit flying off, as well as visible rips in the arms.

This suit is also called the AllKaijuGoji (オール怪獣ゴジ) in All Monsters Attack, HedoGoji (ヘドゴジ) in Godzilla vs. Hedorah and GiganGoji (ガイガンゴジ) in Godzilla vs. Gigan.

Gallery

Production

Destroy All Monsters

All Monsters Attack

Godzilla vs. Hedorah

Godzilla vs. Gigan

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

Terror of Mechagodzilla

Screenshots

Destroy All Monsters

All Monsters Attack

Godzilla vs. Hedorah

Godzilla vs. Gigan

Post-Production

Merchandise

Covers

Toys

Trading Cards

Magazines

Trivia

  • The SoshingekiGoji is the most used Godzilla suit of all, being used in 4 films.
  • This suit is also popular for being the last suit Haruo Nakajima would portray Godzilla in.

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Titan of Water

2 months ago
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This is a pretty decent suit. I’m glad that even though at this point Godzilla was a softer chracter, they still tried to make him look intimidating.
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Lamango

12 months ago
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I could have sworn this suit was used twice in Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla, the beam lock and the fall into the ocean after it. I could absolutely be wrong, but it looked a lot like it.
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Wasacoolday

6 days ago
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I'm pretty sure it's the MegaroGoji in those scenes. The suit was used in Publicity stills for the film, though.
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Gamera

27 months ago
Score 1
This design is great. Angry and heroic!
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CdrWikizilla

23 months ago
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Agreed