Although I was going to finish a series of my Greenman articles with the last post, I found out additional intriguing information on the web (http://sofvi.tokyo/180726_hakabanogarou/).
It seems that an exhibition with materials used when the shows Godman and Greenman were actually filmed way back was held in Nakano, Tokyo, this summer at the famous “Nakano Broadway” (visit my other site for some information on it if you are interested) that is called “the holly place for the otaku” with a large number of anime-, manga-, and tokusatsu-related stores in it.
The below picture I borrowed shows the Godman costume and the Greenman mask on display in unity while the Godman costume looks quite new.
According to another piece of information I found online, when the DVD set titled “Ike (Go)! Ike! Godman & Greenman BOX” consisting of three discs came out in 2008, a newly filmed episode starring Godman also having Greenman appear seems to have been contained in addition to the selected episodes from Godman and Greenman actually aired back then.
Therefore, this makes it more likely that the Godman mask I wrote about in my previous article was newly made for the DVDs. Moreover I guess that particular mask could have been used for the Godman costume shown in the above photo.
While the Greenman costume shown on top of my first Greenman post looks new too, it may have been the one reproduced for his appearance in the above DVD. Although it is unknown whether the new Godman mask was based on the original mold, the new Greenman mask could have been duplicated from the original mask displayed at the exhibition (see right below).
Furthermore, even though I failed to refer to this in my previous Greenman posts, there might be some Japanese fans who believe Greenman was designed by Tohl Narita.
However, it must be a mix-up between this Greenman produced by Toho planning and the other hero that was prepared as “Greenman” and was finally produced and aired as “Thundermask” while the hero Thundermask was designed and modeled based on a design drawn by Narita as Greenman.
Incidentally, the man called “Kaiju Ojisan (Kaiju Old Man)” seems to have kept appearing in the show Greenman too, the following show “Ike! Ushiwaka Kotaro” likewise. As to Ushiwaka Kotaro, I am going to write about it shortly afterwards as it seems interesting although I didn’t know that show had existed.