Making of Godzilla X Mecha-Godzilla


Making of Godzilla X Mecha-Godzilla

How “Godzilla X Mechagodzilla” is made


Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (’74), Terror of MechaGodzilla (’75), and Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla (’93). Directed by Masaaki Tezuka and all the staff, the production site is open to the public to make it as fun as the previous three works! ︎

◆ 頭部は当社比75%縮小

◆ The head is 75% smaller by estimates

本作でゴジラのスーツを製作したのは『ゴジラ2000ミレニア G消滅作戦』のゴジラスーツを手掛けた若狭新一氏率いるMONSTERS INC。今回のスーツは、ボディは『Xメガギラス』の型を流用して製作。手塚監督の要望で、頭部と背ビレが、新たに粘土原型がおこされている。

MONSTERS INC, led by Shinichi Wakasa, who worked on the Godzilla suit for “Godzilla 2000 Millenia G Annihilation Operation,” produced the Godzilla suit in this work. The body of this suit is made using the mold of “X Megaguirus.” At the request of Director Tezuka, new clay prototypes of the head and dorsal fins have been created.



Mr. Wakasa and Godzilla head clay prototype. The goal was to make it as small as possible.

▲ 若狭氏がコンピュータで描いたイメージデザイン。

▲ An image design drawn by Mr. Wakasa on a computer.


A comparison of Godzilla’s eye (right) in “X Megaguirus” and Godzilla’s eye (left) in this work. The eyeballs are the same size, but the pupils are smaller.




An NG [no good] head with a distinctive upper lip line.

◆ ゴジラNGヘッド
◆ Godzilla NG [no good] Head


In making the suit this time, Wakasa made the first clay prototype of the Godzilla head. Compared to the actual suit. The image of mammals such as tigers was emphasized, but it was rejected because it did not match the director’s intentions.


Mouth with the image of a tiger.


Mr. Wakasa initially imagined MechaGodzilla and Godzilla as a Dragon Tiger.

Source: ゴジラXメカゴジラ超全集, TerebiKun Deluxe, p 49