Reigo is an aquatic creature from the 2005 tokusatsu film, Deep Sea Monster Reigo vs Battleship Yamato.


Reigo has a fish- like body, akin to a shark. It has long, almost wing- like pecoral fins, with smaller back fins. The tail, however, lacks the sharks caudal fin, with a slightly more paddle- shaped tip, similar to an eel.

Her large dorsal fin almost mirrors a shark’s dorsal fin. However, she also bears similarities with Godzilla. In fact, it is thought that Reigo’s characteristics were based off of Godzilla.

The head, contrary to the previously mentioned features, bears more resemblance to marine mammals, such as a seal. She also has an angered appearance, with enraged eyes. She has jagged teeth and incisors located at the front of the upper jaw.

Reigo has a darker shade of blue in skin tone, with rugged texture, and a lighter colored underbelly.


In the Arctic Circle, The Battleship Yamato fired on Reigo’s pup, mistaking it for a submarine. Reigo became incensed. The Devil Bone Fish surfaced, attacking the crewmen on the ship. Said Bone Fish heralded the presence of Reigo. With ferocious force, she destroyed the fleet with ease.


Reigo clearly is sentient. She attacks the Battleship Yamato when it killed her pup, indicating maternal instincts. Also, this is shown through anger at the death of her pup.


Lightning Bolt Attack

Reigo is able to summon bolts of crackling blue electricity from the sky.

Close- Combat

Reigo excels in close quarters combat. This was, in fact, her advantage against the long range weapons on the Yamato fleet’s ships.

Aquatic maneuverability


Reigo has excellent swimming capabilities, along with speed in the marine environment.


Reigo possesses durability, indicated by the fact that she sank the Yamato Fleet through breaching and using her physical capabilities.


Model of Reigo.


  • Reigo, as mentioned in the appearance section, is possibly inspired by Godzilla through design.
  • There is another Kaiju, called Raiga, that was similar to Reigo, but with more Godzilla- like capabilities, including a bipedal stance.

Reference List

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