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Kaiju

Kaiju (怪獣, kaijū?) is a Japanese word that literally translates to "strange beast". However, the word Kaiju has been universally translated and defined into English as "monster" or "giant monster" and refers to Science fiction films from Japan featuring unnatural creatures of immense size. Kaiju films usually showcase Kaijus or giant monsters of any form attacking a major Japanese city or squaring off with one another.

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King Kong (Toho) - Appearances and Abilities
... Among kaiju, King Kong was suggested to be among the most powerful in terms of raw physical force, possessing strength and durability that rivaled that of Godzilla ... As one of the few mammal-based kaiju, Kong's most distinctive feature was his intelligence ... Like most kaiju, Kong was given a power weapon he possessed the ability to become stronger by drawing power from electric energy ...
Destroy All Monsters
... Kaijū Sōshingeki?), is a 1968 Japanese Science fiction Kaiju film produced by Toho ... Produced in celebration as Toho's 20th Kaiju film, the film was intended to be the final Godzilla movie in the series, and as such, was given a bigger budget than the past few Godzilla productions ... all-star cast of monsters from many of Toho's earlier Kaiju films, eleven in all ...
Japanese Films Of 1984 - 1984
... the Wind Hayao Miyazaki Anime The Return of Godzilla Kaiju First Heisei era Godzilla film ... Hiroko Suspense Ultraman Story Kōichi Takano Tarō Ishida Kaiju Ultraman Zoffy Ultra Warriors vs ... the Giant Monster Army Kōichi Takano Hikaru Urano Kaiju Urusei Yatsura Beautiful Dreamer Mamoru Oshii Fumi Hirano Toshio Furukawa Anime Romantic comedy ...
List Of Ultraman Taro Monsters - Queen Tortoise
... Queen Tortoise was a peaceful kaiju who lived with her mate, King Tortoise on their home island ... As her brood of eggs prepared to hatch, the female kaiju made her way ashore depths so she could lay her future children ... However, the duo of kaiju were not finished, they would have terrible vengeance for the sins mankind had afflicted upon them ...
List Of Kaiju - Comic and Books Kaiju
... List of kaiju that appear in comics and books, mostly relating to kaiju in the Godzilla (comics), as well as cross-over with the Devil Dinosaur from the Marvel universe ... Kaiju that appear in Marvel comics ... Mutant Godzilla Robotic Devil Dinosaur Kaiju that appear in Dark Horse comics ...