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Godzilla® (Get Going! Godzilland)
Godzilla in Get Going! Godzilland
Alternate names Gojira, Gojira-kun
Species Radioactive Prehistoric Reptile
Forms Child, Adult
Relations Onee-chan ('Big Sister')
Allies Anguirus, Rodan, Mothra, Baragon, King Ghidorah, Gojirin
Enemies Mechagodzilla
First appearance Get Going! Godzilland

The Godzilla (ゴジラ,   Gojira) from Get Going! Godzilland is an incarnation of Godzilla featured in Gakken's educational Get Going! Godzilland animated specials.

Name

The name "Godzilla" is a transliteration of Gojira (ゴジラ), a combination of two Japanese words: gorira (ゴリラ), meaning gorilla, and kujira (鯨 or クジラ), meaning whale. At one planning stage, the concept of "Gojira" was described as "a cross between a gorilla and a whale." The two words "whale" and "gorilla" describe Godzilla's traditional characteristics. The word whale represents his aquatic lifestyle and his bulky size. The word gorilla represents his sheer strength and the strategic thinking he uses when fighting against other monsters.

Appearance

This Godzilla is portrayed in a super-deformed or "chibi" style, with a very short rounded body with no defined neck and a very large head and eyes. He is entirely green in color, with his dorsal fins being a lighter shade of green than the rest of his body.

In the addition and subtraction OVAs, there are live-action scenes featuring the now-adult Godzilla interacting with a human woman he calls his "big sister" and telling her about his childhood, represented through the animated segments. The adult Godzilla is portrayed with a suit resembling the Heisei Godzilla.

Personality

This Godzilla is depicted as a childish monster with a short temper, which often causes him to get into fights with his best friend, Anguirus. However, Godzilla is shown to care about Anguirus and his other friends, and he is usually able to overcome any disputes with them. In the addition and subtraction OVAs, Godzilla is shown to have strong feelings for a pink female member of his species named Gojirin. Godzilla frequently tries to impress Gojirin and win her affections, but often does so clumsily, such as leaving her flowers in her bedroom that he had previously stolen from her garden. Both Anguirus and Baragon try to win Gojirin's affections as well, producing some conflict between them. Godzilla and his friends are shown to respect Mothra, who acts as an adult figure to them and often tries to mediate conflicts between them.

Another trait this Godzilla exhibits is his tendency to eat a lot of food and not share it with others. This is demonstrated when he tries to get food for Gojirin but ends up eating most of it himself, as well as when he eats the pancakes his sister is making during one of the live-action segments. This Godzilla is also very clumsy and prone to accidents, as he frequently injures himself in each episode.

History

Get Going! Godzilland

Hiragana Episode

Counting Episode

Addition Episode

Subtraction Episode

Abilities

Atomic Breath

Even as a child, this incarnation of Godzilla is able to spit a blast of atomic fire from his mouth.

Filmography

Roar

This version of Godzilla does not roar, but rather speaks Japanese. The child Godzilla in the animated segments is voiced by actress Yuko Mita, while the adult Godzilla in the live-action segments is voiced by actor Naoki Bando.

Trivia

  • This is the only incarnation of Godzilla to be portrayed by a woman in any capacity, being voiced by actress Yuko Mita in the animated segments.
  • This Godzilla is portrayed as being green and breathing fire, a stereotype often perpetuated in American media while Godzilla is traditionally depicted as being charcoal gray and breathing a blue atomic beam in Japanese media.
  • This incarnation of Godzilla is heavily based on the Godzilla seen in Bandai's 1984 Godzilland merchandise line and Toho's 1993 promotional television show Adventure! Godzilland 2.

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