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3rd Jun '18 8:59:25 PM Kuruni
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* The Kool-Aid Man is a kaiju. He's a guy in a rubber suit who destroys things. Sounds like a kaiju to me.
3rd Jun '18 4:33:50 PM TomServo3000
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* The Kool-Aid Man is a kaiju. He's a guy in a rubber suit who destroys things. Sounds like a kaiju to me.
17th May '18 11:54:33 AM MagnusForce
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL3ccJDplzs This]] memorable GARMIN commercial from the Super Bowl.
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** In general, ''Digimon'' franchise is ''a whopping cyberspace of digital Kaiju fights'', with some Mega-leveled Digimon being Kaiju-sized akin to Ultraman example below.

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** In general, ''Digimon'' franchise is ''a whopping cyberspace of digital Kaiju fights'', with some Mega-leveled Digimon being Kaiju-sized akin to Ultraman the ''Series/UltraSeries'' example below.



* The fairly obscure ''Daigoro vs. Goliath'', produced by Creator/TsuburayaProductions of ''Ultraman'' fame.

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* The fairly obscure ''Daigoro vs. Goliath'', produced by Creator/TsuburayaProductions of ''Ultraman'' fame.''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' fame. Intrestingly, it was originally meant to be a Godzilla movie.



* The standard MonsterOfTheWeek of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' are kaiju or aliens with the power to become kaiju-sized, with many of them becoming as iconic and popular in Japan as Godzilla and Co. The Ultramen themselves could count too. In fact, Series/{{Ultraman}} and Co. are probably the most iconic television example of giant monster battles, since it popularized the idea of putting {{Behemoth Battle}}s on TV.
* Most Japanese Giant Heroes [[FollowTheLeader (all in the footsteps of Ultraman's popularity)]]. They actually have a name for it in Japan: ''Koydai Hero''. Including but not limited to:
** ''Jumborg Ace'' from Creator/TsuburayaProductions, the creators of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''.
** ''Series/{{Fireman}}'' from Creator/TsuburayaProductions.
** ''Series/{{Mirrorman}}'' from Creator/TsuburayaProductions.
** ''Series/ZoneFighter'' from Creator/{{Toho}}, which is notable for having Godzilla as a recurring ally of the title hero and King Ghidorah and Gigan as the MonsterOfTheWeek in three episodes.
** ''Ike! Greenman'' and ''Ike! Godman'' from Creator/{{Toho}}. Godzilla doesn't appear, but his fellow monsters Gabara, Gorosaurus, Kamoebas, the Gargantuas, and Minya do.
** ''Series/{{Spectreman}}''
** ''Manga/GiantRobo'' live-action series
** ''Series/AmbassadorMagma'' live-action series (although it actually debuted two months before ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'')
** ''Iron King''
** ''Megaloman''
** ''Series/ChouSeiKantaiSazerX''

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* The standard MonsterOfTheWeek MonstersOfTheWeek of the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' are kaiju or aliens with the power to become kaiju-sized, with many kaiju-sized. Many of them becoming are as iconic and popular in Japan as Godzilla himself, and Co. The the Ultramen themselves could count too. In fact, Series/{{Ultraman}} and Co. are probably the most iconic television example of giant monster battles, since it popularized the idea of putting {{Behemoth Battle}}s on TV.
making kaiju into a weekly TV thing.
* Most The Japanese Giant Heroes Superhero genre [[FollowTheLeader (all in the footsteps of Ultraman's popularity)]]. They actually have a name for it in Japan: ''Koydai Hero''.popularity)]], known as ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyodai_Hero Koydai Hero]]'' shows. Including but not limited to:
** ''Jumborg Ace'' Ace'', ''Series/{{Fireman}}'', ''Series/{{Mirrorman}}'', and ''Series/DenkouChoujinGridman'' which were all from Creator/TsuburayaProductions, AKA the creators of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}''.
** ''Series/{{Fireman}}'' from Creator/TsuburayaProductions.
** ''Series/{{Mirrorman}}'' from Creator/TsuburayaProductions.
** ''Series/ZoneFighter'' from Creator/{{Toho}}, which
Creator/{{Toho}} got into the act to with the likes of ''Series/ZoneFighter'', ''Series/GoGreenman'', ''Series/GoGodman'', and ''Series/{{Megaloman}}''. The first one is also notable for having Godzilla as a recurring ally character.
** The 1971 series ''Series/{{Spectreman}}'', which is one
of the title hero and King Ghidorah and Gigan as the MonsterOfTheWeek in three episodes.
few ''Ultraman'' copycats to have aired on English-language television with a dub.
** ''Ike! Greenman'' and ''Ike! Godman'' from Creator/{{Toho}}. Godzilla doesn't appear, but his fellow monsters Gabara, Gorosaurus, Kamoebas, the Gargantuas, and Minya do.
** ''Series/{{Spectreman}}''
**
The ''Manga/GiantRobo'' live-action series
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series, better known in the west as ''Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot'', which along with the ''Series/AmbassadorMagma'' live-action series (although it actually debuted two months before ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'')
(known as ''The Space Giants'' for its American release) and ''Ultraman'', were the very first entries in the genre.
** ''Iron King''
** ''Megaloman''
** ''Series/ChouSeiKantaiSazerX''
''Series/IronKing'', which although not crated by Tsuburaya Productions, features many people who worked on the ''Franchise/UltraSeries''
* The ''Franchise/ChouSeiShinSeries'' from Creator/{{Toho}}, which in a similar manner to ''Super Sentai'' features human-sized heroes jumping into HumongousMecha to fight monsters.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL3ccJDplzs This]] memorable GARMIN commercial from the Super Bowl.
* ''Agon: The Atomic Monster''/''Giant Phantom Monster Agon'' is one of the earliest attempts at a TV show about a giant monster. It only had 4 episodes.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL3ccJDplzs This]] memorable GARMIN commercial from the Super Bowl.
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The 4-episode miniseries ''Agon: The Atomic Monster''/''Giant Phantom Monster Agon'' is one of the earliest attempts at a TV show about a giant monster. It only had 4 episodes.Notably, the producers got into trouble early in production because Toho felt the title creature looked too much like Godzilla, though they let it go when it turned out the creators were members of Toho's own ''Godzilla'' team.



* The roc/rukh of ''Arabian Nights'' fame. What else do you call a bird of prey that can carry off elephants and produce an egg big enough to be mistaken for an unusual building.

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* The roc/rukh of ''Arabian Nights'' fame. What else do you call a bird of prey that can carry off elephants and produce an egg big enough to be mistaken for an unusual building.building?



** Beyond the Tarrasque and its siblings, we've got the Oliphaunt of Jandelay, Achaekek the Mantis God, and several non-unique monsters like behemoths (gigantic monsters sent by gods to punish mortal nations), and [[Film/TheBlackScorpion Black Scorpions]] and [[Film/TheDeadlyMantis Deadly Mantises]], based on the B-movie horrors of the same name.

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** Beyond the Tarrasque and its siblings, we've got the Oliphaunt of Jandelay, Achaekek the Mantis God, and several non-unique monsters like behemoths (gigantic monsters sent by gods to punish mortal nations), and [[Film/TheBlackScorpion Black Scorpions]] and [[Film/TheDeadlyMantis Deadly Mantises]], based on the B-movie BMovie horrors of the same name.



* Spoofed heavily by the Lungfishopolis level of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'': one mind is portrayed as a city of tiny lungfish-like creatures, meaning that Raz is gargantuan compared to them. Due to his [[GogglesDoNothing distinctive headgear]], the citizens immediately nickname him Goggalor. The BossBattle of the level is the VillainWithGoodPublicity kaiju, who's hailed as a hero to protect them from "Goggalor" (and a ShoutOut to Ultraman)

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* Spoofed heavily by the Lungfishopolis level of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'': one mind is portrayed as a city of tiny lungfish-like creatures, meaning that Raz is gargantuan compared to them. Due to his [[GogglesDoNothing distinctive headgear]], the citizens immediately nickname him Goggalor. The BossBattle of the level is the VillainWithGoodPublicity kaiju, who's hailed as a hero to protect them from "Goggalor" (and a ShoutOut to Ultraman)Series/{{Ultraman}})



* Being a spinoff of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', Kaiju Buster Powered naturally has plenty of Kaiju. However as it's also heavily inspired by ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'', said Kaiju are more then capable of being taken down by humans with swords and energy weapons.

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* Being a spinoff of ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', Kaiju the ''Franchise/UltraSeries'', ''Kaiju Buster Powered Powered'' naturally has plenty of Kaiju. However as it's also heavily inspired by ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'', said Kaiju are more then capable of being taken down by humans with swords and energy weapons.
4th May '18 4:06:10 PM 4444jdm
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A related term, "kemono", was used on many equally-monstrous creatures in the similar vein as kaiju, before it shifted into common terms for PettingZooPeople or LittleBitBeastly. However, it's still not rare for some to refer a Kaiju to as a kemono.
2nd May '18 3:47:09 AM Sharlee
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* Anteaters, aardvarks, and pangolins are this trope for termite "cities".

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* Anteaters, aardvarks, sloth bears and pangolins are this trope for termite "cities".
25th Apr '18 12:39:59 PM Edrobot
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* Fighting Kaiju-sized orcs is the main draw of the otherwise mediocre 2018 video game ''Extinction''.
7th Apr '18 4:04:12 AM Saveelich
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** ''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters]]'' will be the first American film to feature Kaijus from the original Japanese Creator/{{Toho}} films besides Godzilla himself -- Film/{{Mothra}}, Film/{{Rodan}}, and [[Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster King Ghidorah.

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** ''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters]]'' will be the first American film to feature Kaijus from the original Japanese Creator/{{Toho}} films besides Godzilla himself -- Film/{{Mothra}}, Film/{{Rodan}}, and [[Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster King Ghidorah.Ghidorah]].
7th Apr '18 4:03:56 AM Saveelich
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** ''Film/{{Godzilla: King of the Monsters|2019}}'' will be the first American film to feature monsters from the original Japanese Creator/{{Toho}} films besides Godzilla himself -- Film/{{Mothra}}, Film/{{Rodan}}, and [[Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster King Ghidorah.

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** ''Film/{{Godzilla: ''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters|2019}}'' Monsters]]'' will be the first American film to feature monsters Kaijus from the original Japanese Creator/{{Toho}} films besides Godzilla himself -- Film/{{Mothra}}, Film/{{Rodan}}, and [[Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster King Ghidorah.
7th Apr '18 4:02:33 AM Saveelich
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-->-- '''Creator/GarethEdwards on''' ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}''

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-->-- '''Creator/GarethEdwards on''' ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}''
''Film/{{Godzilla|2014}}''



** ''Film/{{Godzila|2014}}'''s eponymous creature was the biggest until Creator/{{Toho}}'s ''Film/ShinGodzilla''. He faces off against two Kaijus who feed on nuclear energy, the M.U.T.Os (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism).

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** ''Film/{{Godzila|2014}}'''s ''Film/{{Godzilla|2014}}'''s eponymous creature was the biggest until Creator/{{Toho}}'s ''Film/ShinGodzilla''. He faces off against two Kaijus who feed on nuclear energy, the M.U.T.Os (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism).
7th Apr '18 4:01:29 AM Saveelich
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** ''Film/KongSkullIsland'''s King Kong is the largest version since the Japanese one at 100 feet tall [[spoiler:and because he's just a teenager, he's ''still growing'']]. Of course, he's not the only giant monster living on Skull Island in the film...

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* Creator/LegendaryPictures' Film/MonsterVerse is all about this trope, of course.
** ''Film/{{Godzila|2014}}'''s eponymous creature was the biggest until Creator/{{Toho}}'s ''Film/ShinGodzilla''. He faces off against two Kaijus who feed on nuclear energy, the M.U.T.Os (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism).
** ''Film/KongSkullIsland'''s King Kong is the largest version since the Japanese one at 100 feet tall [[spoiler:and tall, and because he's just a teenager, he's ''still growing'']]. growing''. Of course, he's not the only giant monster living on Skull Island in the film...film.
** ''Film/{{Godzilla: King of the Monsters|2019}}'' will be the first American film to feature monsters from the original Japanese Creator/{{Toho}} films besides Godzilla himself -- Film/{{Mothra}}, Film/{{Rodan}}, and [[Film/GhidorahTheThreeHeadedMonster King Ghidorah.
** As for ''Film/GodzillaVsKong'', well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the title says it all]].



* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', Kaiju + {{Bathos}} = [[RentAZilla The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man]]

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* In ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'', ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|1984}}'': Kaiju + {{Bathos}} = [[RentAZilla The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man]]
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