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  • There's a very select part of the English-speaking population that knows that kaiju is Japanese for "mysterious beast," and it's the same folks who know that Mothra is one of Godzilla's mortal enemies and not a new insect repellent.

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  • With his grim, churning yet magisterial score for Ishiro Honda's Gojira US: GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS! in 1954, Akira Ifukube opened the door to a highly individual orchestral sound that would define the so-called kaiju eiga "monster movies" of Toho Studios for more than half a century.

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  • Some such stories are about two giant monsters fighting each other, a genre known as kaiju in Japan, which is famous for such works after the success of such films and franchises as Godzilla.

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  • A custom white chandelier constructed out of 150 Japanese monster toys, known as kaiju, hangs above the dining table, the surface of which is decorated with army tanks and figures of toy soldiers.

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  • So, what kind of kaiju will be revealed when NASA triggers "a six-mile-high explosion that scientists hope will confirm the presence of water?"

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  • For the uninitiated, the term "kaiju" is a Japanese word meaning

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  • "kaiju" (monster) movies featuring rare images and clips of Godzilla, Mothra, Gamera and other iconic creatures from classic Japanese sci-fi cinema.

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  • GODZILLA 2004 figure 3″ gojira FINAL WARS kaiju zilla

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  • One subgenre of special importance in the Japanese idiom of science fiction is kaiju, or “strange beast.”

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  • He read a ton of Andre Norton novels as a child (mostly due to the Jeff Jones cover art), and is still hopelessly devoted to kaiju eiga and tokusatsu silliness.

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