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Godzilla Neo - LEGENDARY GODZILLA by KaijuSamurai Godzilla Neo - LEGENDARY GODZILLA by KaijuSamurai


Height: 100 meters

Mass: 90,000 metric tons

TYPE 2 - Warrior Class (possible God Class status, requires more study)


In the wake of the early 20th century’s reintroduction to the concept that man is not the sole master of Earth, a secret organization, code-named MONARCH, was founded under President Truman. At first, the clandestine group was small and modestly funded, but on the day GODZILLA I was reported to United World News by Steve Martin in 1954, an emergency meeting was held between the President’s advisors and MONARCH, with the intent of bolstering resources and personnel in order to keep pace with the new forms of life crawling out of the woodwork, and if possible, remain one step ahead. It’s not exactly clear why MONARCH never officially collaborated with the JSDF or the UNGCC, outside of standard intelligence briefings and friendly expressions of international support. To the Japanese, MONARCH felt like a smaller, obligatory cousin that represented little more than a manifestation of the paranoia possessed by the world’s strongest nation that it might suffer the same monster-infested fate as its eastern ally. Little did they know that The American-based organization was on to something BIG...

In 2014, MONARCH, while struggling to maintain anonymity, also struggled to help the US military contain an outbreak of MUTO’s - Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms (MONARCH’s internal terminology for kaiju), specifically the SHINOMURA species (named by Ishirō Serizawa), as the respective male and female counterparts were set on a collision course for the West Coast.

At the same time, the UNGCC recorded mass movements in the Pacific. Kaiju were practically fleeing from...SOMETHING.

A tectonic disturbance was detected in the deepest part of the Pacific, and a massive Shape was seen moving towards Honolulu. Attempts to warn the US military proved tricky thanks to the Shinomura’s EMP ability, but the Navy detected it soon enough...not that they could have done anything to stop it.

A massive, terrible shape rose from the sea and nearly annihilated Honolulu in the process. A gigantic creature, one of the largest kaiju on record, and awoken by the reemergence of its ancient enemies in the modern world.


The monster’s resemblance to the Gojirasaurus family was astonishing. Scientists scrambled to classify the creature, and near as anyone could figure, it is widely regarded as some sort of ancestral super species to the known Gojirasaurus family. This theory is further supported by MONARCH’s own records of cave murals and ancient people’s depictions of Godzilla-like petroglyphs found in dig sites around the world (though MONARCH kept this information largely to itself, under the guise of “need to know” used to justify decades of information hoarding).

These ancient recordings of Godzilla-like creatures, created far before the “birth” of Godzilla I in 1954, suggests that this monster has existed in its current state for millennia, largely unchanged since time began.

His ancient, battle-scarred body, as well as the old world’s records of the creature locked in combat with other monsters, leads scientists to believe that the LEGENDARY GODZILLA arises every few millennia to fight enemies old and new. The Shinomura, being an instinctual foe from the monster’s era (which possibly dates back to BEFORE the dinosaurs), brought the legendary beast back out of hibernation.

It is not known as of this writing how the current Godzilla will react to his ancient ancestor reappearing in the world. One thing is for sure - it could be the war of monsters to end all monster wars.


  • Incredibly huge and armored body makes him nearly impervious to physical damage
  • Atomic breath
  • Old and slow body
  • Possible healing factor...most abilities still unknown

UP NEXT: Shinomura

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gojifan42 Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
You forgot to mention his gills as a weak spot. Also, great to see neo back, I love this series, and this is definitely a stand out design.
marcdrac2 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Does anyone know who Godzilla is facing in this picture?…
ProudZillaFan Featured By Owner 2 days ago
The link doesn't work. I tried to take a look, but there seems to be something wrong with the URL.
marcdrac2 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Let's see now
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ProudZillaFan Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Ah, now it works. Hmm, that is a tricky one. That doesn't look like an official stage show, so it might be a fanmade monster. I look around a bit and see if I can find it.
marcdrac2 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
OK thanks
maxvision92 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The Godzilla video game from a few years ago did have a showdown between the Japanese and Legendary Godzillas as a bonus battle. But, by the time Legendary Godzilla appears, the one you control for the campaign mode has gone into his Burning state, meaning that LegendaryGoji is really no match for you at all.
Omega-Knight01 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018
Wow! This is just awesome!!!
Medic96 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
Not sure how I feel about This one on one hand he looks great. on the other guts more fat then id like reason for that’s is he does not look combat efficient, the arms look more smaller then shins an that hunch. Not a good design for a versus but if it’s just godzilla then this is perfect. His size is a double edge sword with this one. I don’t know I’m looking at it from a combat perspective but none the less a stand alone is preferable for this design. 
Manikdx2000 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018
He's a lot bigger than Godzilla III. Do he, Shin or Godzilla III ever meet.

Also he looks good.
AssaultGodzilla Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Now I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds."
tyler2706 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018
you should do the MUTOS

and start Gamera NEO
Azurelong Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018
I'm guessing your SHINOMURA will be an amalgamation of the two MUTO from the film and Shinomura from the prequel comic?
Saleh3Hossam Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018
That'll be stupid.
xX-Hyu-Xx Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fully sick bro love me some godzilla
Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Professional General Artist
I hope we see more of this series, I missed it when it stopped in 2011. I have very fond memories of this series. Maybe we will get MUTO and Shin Gojira and Skull-crawlers (if those qualify, the big one would). I will admit that I owe Matt some credit in inspiring my own "fan-canon" re-imagined syntheses of different monster epics, I did a Skull Island Fauna Bestiary and one for The Lost World plateau too.
Lord-Naraku Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn son, he's missin some scales. Awesome work as always. Godzilla sunglasses icon. Godzilla Victory Dance Icon Godzilla 2014 Atomic Breath Icon 
Michaelbarlow42 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018  New Deviant
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MonsterMasher137 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, So. I'm looking at this and comparing it to this... This Neo dude has some very jagged muscle, not to mention T. Rex proportioned arms. Its still so badass, I can't wait to see the MUTOs and all. Considering they have what would be called "stealth muscles". Overall, a very epic piece and I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us, Matt. Keep it up.
Godzilla vs the MUTOs sketch by KaijuSamurai  
XrnophobicMobian Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I actually love the story idea of a beast that existed before the Gojirasaurus Maximus, but shared it's abilities.
TheWatcherofWorlds Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2018
Convergent Evolution
Pristichampsus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018  Professional General Artist
It would be parallel evolution, because both share a common ancestor at some point.
Very distant though isn't it?

Legendary Godzilla is a sort of reptile (maybe archiosaur-ish) from the Permian times and Godzillasaurs are from the Cretaceous and is a theropod dinosaur.

That's like... um... crocodiles and birds?
they have a distant reptile ancestor and have been active land predators, but are very different in their development, and so that's why I thought its convergent.
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
Such detailing, such ferocity, such colouring... LOVED IT! :D
drake-fighter-0127 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Astonishing! Glad to see Neo Godzilla slow revival 
leivbjerga Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
I've Got Rid Of The Stuff That Belonged To Matt Frank
KaijuSamurai Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018  Professional Artist
Thank you
leivbjerga Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
Your Welcome I Will Never Steal Your Stuff Again Thus I Like Legendary Godzilla I'm So Pleased
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JawaEater Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats dope!
the9th-angel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Amaxing details!
kakigoreng83 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
crocodile-wolf-9000 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this... is beautiful
IRIDYSCENZIA Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018   Digital Artist
If you put inside a box one wild Godzilla Neo and one wild Chuck Norris Neo, who would win? and be serious please :happybounce:

I bet for the box ^^
blisterine66 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Professional General Artist
Love Godzilla.
CaptainCook2 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
Making LG into a separate kaiju from Godzilla is a really interesting and unexpected choice. I love the idea of an ancient, primordial titan as a biological precursor to the modern Godzilla. It's almost like the Gojirasaurus that became Godzilla didn't so much mutate, as reverse-evolve to closer resemble its ancestor, which evolved in a radioactive world. Great concept.
Deim0sThe42ndReap3r Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
That "reverse-evolve" thing is called atavism, an actual biological phenomenon where ancestral traits manifest after being lost through evolution. The genes for those traits are still there but they are inactive and unused.
DaveJr10 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Student Artist
TheMaukerko Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Matt, this is awesome! Glad to see you're reviving Godzilla: Neo. Can't wait to see Shinomura!

Also, I'm sorry about biblecat. I'ts really sad that people like him are allowed to talk here. Oh well.
KaijuSamurai Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Professional Artist
Yeah, he’s just frustrated. Trust me, I felt similar frustration when I first started. “Appreciate the struggle” as Patton Oswalt said.
Strikerprime Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018  Student
Still, that doesn't excuse him for being a self-centered know-it-all jerk who thinks he's right when clearly he isn't.

That being said, I gotta say you have quite the iron discipline. He's throwing all these garbage comments about your work, and you don't even call him out on his BS. Props to you for being the bigger man and just flat out ignoring his banter. 

Off topic question, is your Shinomura Kaiju gonna be the one from the Godzilla: Awakening Prequel comic where it was a conglomerate of millions of smaller creatures merged together to create one single entity, or the male and female MUTO's from Godzilla 2014. I only ask cuz the description makes it sound like you gave Shinomura's name to the male and female MUTO. 
KaijuSamurai Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Professional Artist
I'm combining aspects of the otherwise unremarkable Shinomura from the comic with the MUTO's from the films to give them a proper name.
Strikerprime Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2018  Student
Ah okay, interesting. I look forward to seeing how they turn out! ^_^
sho87 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
Can't wait to see shin godzilla.
Ahem004 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2018  New Deviant
Idk why but I thought of Evolve before Godzilla.
EDIT cuz its needed: yeah I did read the title, I mean appearance-wise.
lekomn Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
great work making that. #1 best art on godzilla anime what i have seen
dragonskull2727 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is aw
inktankgraphics Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
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