Godzilla vs. Baraguirus

Unmade Film
Intended Release:

Conceived by:

Shinji Nishikawa,
Shogo Tomiyama

Godzilla vs. Baraguirus

Japanese Title

[Gojira vs. Baragirasu]

More than forty years after the death of the original Godzilla, the nuclear leviathan's restless spirit emerges from the depths of Tokyo Bay and terrorizes Japan. This draws the attention of the present day Godzilla, Anguirus, and Baragon. In a surprising turn of events, Anguirus and Baragon proceed to fuse into Baraguirus - which in turn becomes the new host for Ghost Godzilla. The possessed fusion then converges in a war with the modern Godzilla that threatens the entirety of Japan.

Background - Images - Concept Evolution


Following up on Kazuki Omori's Godzilla vs. Godzilla (Story Plan A), Toho designer and artist Shinji Nishikawa proposed expanding the kaiju cast with monsters outside of just Godzilla. While not many details of his version of the story are known, in terms of supporting cast, Little Godzilla would have been involved in some capacity, while Anguirus was set to appear, as concept art was commissioned to try and design a "Heisei series version" of the character. Another familiar four-legged monster was set to return, this one being Baragon, and Anguirus and Baragon would have joined forces - and bodies - to become the fused monster, Baraguirus. While previous drafts had Ghost Godzilla possessing Little Godzilla, this one would have seen Baraguirus falling victim to possession instead. Nishikawa submitted this draft December 22nd, 1994.

Sometime following this pitch, the idea for a "Godzilla versus Ghost Godzilla" would be scrapped, with director Takao Okawara citing that three movies in a row where Godzilla faces off against creatures that resemble him (Mechagodzilla in 1993 and SpaceGodzilla in 1994) was simply too much.


Anguirus (1995)
Anguirus (1995)
Baragon (1995)
Baragon (1995)

Background and Trivia

  • The article picture featuring Ghost Godzilla was done through Toho Kingdom's interpretation of a digital concept of the monster by Shinji Nishikawa.
  • Details regarding Anguirus, Baragon, the resulting fusion into "Baraguirus" and more can be found in the 2017 publication Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Perfection (ISBN: 4798615811).
  • The mention of Takao Okawara's opposition of making another Godzilla-themed opponent can be found in an interview conducted by David Milner in December 1995.

Concept Evolution

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Godzilla vs. Giant Monster Varan   Godzilla vs. Godzilla (Alternate Draft)   Godzilla vs. Ghost Godzilla   Godzilla vs. Godzilla (Story Plan A)  
Godzilla vs. Baraguirus Concept Evolution Godzilla vs. Chaos Concept Evolution Godzilla vs. the Divine Beast Concept Evolution Godzilla vs. Bagan Concept Evolution
Godzilla vs. Baraguirus   Godzilla vs. Chaos   Godzilla vs. the Divine Beast   Godzilla vs. Bagan  
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Godzilla vs. Junior Godzilla   Godzilla vs. Deep-Sea Life   Godzilla vs. Biomonster   Godzilla vs. Super-Nuked Godzilla  
Godzilla vs. Lambda Concept Evolution Godzilla vs. Barubaroi Concept Evolution Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (Early Draft) Concept Evolution Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Godzilla vs. Lambda   Godzilla vs. Barubaroi   Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (Early Draft)   Godzilla vs. Destoroyah