MechaMothra メカモスラ

MechaMothra
MechaMothra

Conceived By : Koichi Kawakita

Powers / Weapons

Flight

CONSIDERED FOR

Godzilla vs. MechaMothra (1993)

Series // Unused Character

No Sound

History

In the early stages of Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992), special effects director Koichi Kawakita originally envisioned the movie ending with Mothra's death at the hands of Godzilla, leading into a sequel movie with Mothra being reborn into a super-weapon called MechaMothra. Transformed into a cyborg, MechaMothra would have looked more like a large dragonfly as opposed to a giant moth.

As development on Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) continued, however, it was instead decided that Mothra would live at the end, and that Battra would die in Mothra's place, thus ending the idea of this short-lived concept.


Trivia
  • No official concept artwork of MechaMothra exists. The illustration in the article picture was created by artist Larry Quach using a description of the monster, and was requested for use on Toho Kingdom by staff with permission. Other images featuring this illustration can be viewed on his official website and deviantArt pages. It was not created by Toho nor is it their official look for the unused character.
  • The mentions of MechaMothra can be found in an interview conducted with suit actor Kenpachiro Satsuma by David Milner in July 1994, and in the book Japan's Favorite Mon-Star: The Unauthorized Biography of "The Big G" (ISBN: 1550223488).