The SanDaikajiuRado (三大怪獣ラド?) is the Rodan suit design used in the 1964 and 1965 Godzilla films, Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster and Invasion of Astro-Monster.


In Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster, the SanDaikaijuRado's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically san daikaiju (三大怪獣?), meaning three giant monsters, and Rado, which comes from Rodan's Japanese name, Radon ( (ラドン?).

In Invasion of Astro-Monster, the DaisensoRado's name comes from the film's Japanese title, specifically daisensō (大戦争?), and Rado, which comes from Rodan's Japanese name, Radon (ラドン?).


The SanDaikaijuRado suit looks very similar to its predecessor, ShodaiRado, but with significant differences. Alterations from Rodan's previous traits include more rounded wings with short claws, a longer neck, a smaller and thinner beak, and large expressive eyes in contrast to the pitch black eyes of the ShodaiRado suit. The suit is also called the DaisensoRado (大戦争ラド?) in Invasion of Astro-Monster.


  • The SanDaikaijuRado suit is the only Rodan suit to be used in more than one movie.
  • While the body of the suit remained the same, the wings were changed in each movie it appeared in.
  • After its appearance in Invasion of Astro Monster, one of the DaisensoRado puppets was sent to Tsuburaya Productions. There, it was de-feathered and remade into the giant bird, Litra. Afterwards, the prop was modified again, and given a completely new color scheme and feathers to turn it into the endangered bird kaiju, Larugeus. Finally, the suit was returned to Toho, and was de-feathered again, then redesigned heavily into the puppet used for the Giant Condor.

List of appearances


Television series

Kaiju designs
Godzilla designs
Showa era
Heisei era
Millennium series MireGojiSokogekiGojiKiryuGojiFinalGoji
TriStar Pictures
Toho reboot series
Anguirus designs
Showa era ShodaiAngiraSoshingekiAngira
Millennium series FinalAngira
Mothra designs
Showa era ShodaiMosuLarva/ShodaiMosuImagoGojiMosuLarva/GojiMosuImagoSanDaikaijuMosuLarvaSoshingekiMosuLarva
Heisei era HeiseiMosuLarva/HeiseiMosuImagoReoMosuImago
Millennium series SokogekiMosuLarva/SokogekiMosuImagoTokyoMosuLarva/TokyoMosuImago
MonsterVerse 2019 design
Rodan designs
Showa era ShodaiRadoSanDaikaijuRadoSoshingekiRado
Heisei era HeiseiRado
Millennium series FinalRado
MonsterVerse 2019 design
King Ghidorah designs
Showa era ShodaiGhido
Heisei era HeiseiGhidoHakuAkiGhidoRaishuGhido
Millennium series SokogekiGhido
MonsterVerse 2019 design
Mechagodzilla designs
Showa era ShodaiMekagojiGyakushuMekagoji
Heisei era HeiseiMekagoji
Millennium series MireMekagojiTokyoMekagoji
Gamera designs
Showa era ShodaiGameBaruGameGironGameUchuGame
Heisei era HeiseiGameRegionGameIrisuGameAvantGameShodaiToto
Miscellaneous designs
Showa era ShodaiBaraShodaiEbiraShodaiGiganMegaroGiganShodaiKamaShodaiMandaSoshingekiMandaShodaiMiniraShodaiKumoShodaiHedoShodaiShisa
Heisei era ShodaiBioRozuShodaiBioShodaiSupesuGoji
Millennium series ShodaiOrugaShodaiMegagirasuSokogekiBaraFinalEbiraFinalKamaFinalMiniraFinalKumoFinalHedoFinalShisaFinalMandaFinalAngiraFinalGiganZilla design
MonsterVerse MUTO designSkullcrawler design
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