MechaMothra メカモスラ


Conceived By : Koichi Kawakita

Powers / Weapons



Godzilla vs. MechaMothra (1993)

Series // Unused Character

Unofficial artwork by Larry Quach


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, with Battra dying in Mothra's place.

After being put on ice, MechaMothra would resurface again in 1994 for consideration in a follow-up movie to Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993), as part of a "robot project." Unfortunately for the mechanical moth, Toho's head office did not approve of this proposal and a number of others, given how short on time they were to create the new movie before the end of the year.

  • 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).
  • Additional information can be found in an interview with Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) production assistant Shinichiro Arimasa within Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Completion (ISBN 9784798624631).