Definition of Kaiju

Kaiju

Kaiju is a kind of Japanese disaster movie in which giant monsters generally causes havoc in cities but sometimes elsewhere too. The most popular monsters in this kind of stories are: Godzilla, Gamera, Rodan and Mothra. However, this movie genre isn't limited to the japanese film industrie even if Japan is the country that is producing the most of them. South Korea (i.e. D-War in 2007 by Hyung-rae Shim), United States (i.e. Cloverfield in 2008 by Matt Reeves) and England (i.e. Gorgo in 1961 by Eugène Lourié) produced or are still producing one or two sometimes.

It is possible to classify those monsters into six categories:

- Dinosaurs; Gorosaurus, Baragon…
- Dinosaurs that mutates because of nuclear tests; Godzilla, Anguilus, Rodan…
- Dragons; Manda
- Creatures worshiped as gods; Mothra, King Kong, Varan…
- Monsters from outer space; King Ghidorah, Dagora…
- Giant insects; Kumonga, Kamacuras…

Media related with Kaiju

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MovieGodzilla 2 (2018)
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MovieGodzilla Resurgence (2016)
MovieAttack on Titan (2015)
MovieAttack on Titan: End of the World (2015)
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Animated SeriesGod Eater (2015)
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Animated MovieAttack on Titan Part 2: Wings of Freedom (2014)
MovieCloverfield 2 (2014)
MovieGodzilla (2014)
MovieMonsters: Dark Continent (2014)
Animated SeriesAttack on Titan (2013)
OAVAttack on Titan (2013)
MoviePacific Rim (2013)
Animated MovieEvangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo (2012)
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MovieAltitude (2010)
MovieMonsters (2010)
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Animated MovieEvangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
MovieCloverfield (2008)
MovieD-War (2007)
Animated MovieEvangelion: 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
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MovieGamera the Brave (2006)
MovieKing Kong (2005)
NovelKing Kong: The Island of the Skull (2005)
NovelKong: King Of Skull Island (2005)
NovelKong Reborn (2005)
MovieGaruda (2004)
MovieGodzilla: Final Wars (2004)
MovieGodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
MovieGodzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)
MovieGodzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Gian… (2001)
MovieGodzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
MovieGamera 3: The Awakening of Iris (1999)
MovieGodzilla 2000 (1999)
MovieYonggary (1999)
MovieGodzilla (1998)
MovieRebirth of Mothra III (1998)
Animated MovieNeon Genesis Evangelion - Death and Rebirth (1997)
Animated MovieNeon Genesis Evangelion - The End of Eva… (1997)
MovieRebirth of Mothra II (1997)
MovieGamera 2: Attack of Legion (1996)
MovieRebirth of Mothra (1996)
MovieGamera: The Guardian of the Universe (1995)
MovieGodzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
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MovieGodzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
MovieGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
MovieGodzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)
MovieGodzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
OVTSFX Giant Legend: Line (1991)
MovieGhostbusters II (1989)
MovieGodzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
Movie11 Ultraman vs. Hanuman (1984)
MovieGhostbusters (1984)
MovieThe Return of Godzilla (1984)
MovieQ - The Winged Serpent (1982)
MovieTerror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
MovieGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
MovieJumborg Ace & Giant (1974)
MovieThe 6 Ultra Brothers vs. the Monster Army (1974)
MovieGodzilla vs. Gigan (1972)
MovieGodzilla vs. Megalon (1972)
MovieTa Tian (1972)
MovieGodzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
MovieAll Monsters Attack (1968)
MovieDestroy All Monsters (1968)
MovieSon of Godzilla (1967)
MovieGodzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)
Television SeriesUltra Q (1966)
MovieGiant Monster Gamera (1965)
MovieInvasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
MovieDagora, the Space Monster (1964)
MovieGhidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
MovieMothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
MovieKing Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
MovieGorgo (1961)
MovieMothra (1961)
MovieBehemoth the sea monster (1958)
MovieVaran the Unbelievable (1958)
MovieRodan! The Flying Monster (1956)
MovieGodzilla Raids Again (1955)
MovieTarantula (1955)
MovieGodzilla (1954)
MovieThe Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
MovieKing Kong (1933)
MovieSon of Kong (1933)

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