Nishikawa Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla



Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla (1993)

解説 Explanation


The suits are new in this work as well. By this point, I’ve gotten used to the modeling, and the differences are hard to tell just by looking at them. Furthermore, due to the delay in completing the suit, the suit from the previous film is used in scenes such as Adonoa Island in the first half of the movie.


The mechanical upper body has a smooth snout and long slit eyes, giving it a slightly different impression from the suit, but it shows a gentle expression when interacting with Baby Godzilla.


This Godzilla also appeared in Sanrio Puroland’s 3D video attraction “Monster Planet Godzilla.” Destroyed Tokyo Station before Shin Godzilla.


When he was revived by obtaining the life energy of Fire Rodån, he emitted a red “Uranium Hyper Heat Ray.”


“Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla” further expands Godzilla’s worldview.


This work can be said to be a turning point in the story of the Heisei VS series, rather than a change in Godzilla’s suit itself. If we consider the structure of the series in broad terms, the first three films, including “Godzilla” (’84), established the settings for Godzilla itself: “turning nuclear power into energy,” “Godzilla cells,” and “the birth of Godzilla.” In addition to “vs Mothra,” which is treated as a guest appearance, this work expands on those settings and constructs a worldview surrounding Godzilla, such as “G-Force” and “Godzilla’s child (of the same genus),” and serves as the basis for subsequent works.


Originally, the Heisei Godzilla series was scheduled to end with this work, but due to delays in the production of the TriStar version of Godzilla, the series was extended. As a result, the setting created in this work expanded further, and the Heisei VS series came to have a large presence in Godzilla history.

Source: ゴジラ大解剖図鑑 西川伸司が紐解く怪獣の深淵, p 107