From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Godzilla is a well-known example of a kaiju.

Kaiju is a Japanese word meaning "strange creature". In English, it has come to mean "monster" or "giant monster", referring to creatures of a large size seen in movies from Asia. Many kaiju movies are made in Japan. It is a type of tokusatsu entertainment. Kaiju movies usually show a monster attacking a major Japanese city or battling other monsters.

The most famous kaiju character is Godzilla. Other well-known kaiju include King Kong, Gamera, Mothra, King Ghidorah, Mechagodzilla, and Rodan.

Terms that are related to kaiju include kaijū eiga, movies with several large monsters or a single monster, kaijin, movies with a human-like monster, and daikaiju, movies with very large monsters. other films like Yongary, Monster from the deep, Goliathon, Pulgasari, Yonggary, Thunder of Gigantic Serpent, etc.

Kaiju is recognised a lot in the blockbuster film Pacific Rim.

Filmography[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Kaiju at Wikimedia Commons