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Postby king_ghidorah » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:52 pm

So...I'm a sucker for making lists of things, a trait I get from my parents I think, and seeing as how we always could use some more kaiju related talk around here I thought it'd be interesting if everyone chimed in on their top 10 or so favorite kaiju...

In no order:

Godzilla
Gamera
Red King
Neronga
Zigra
Gyaos
Guiron
Peguila
Gomess
Litra

Runner up: Gomora

I apologize in advance if there is already a thread like this...if there is I didn't see it
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Postby ultrasanto » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:05 pm

my GOD

this is one hell of a top ten list.....

mine will be boring in comparaison

Godzilla
King Ghidrah
Gigan
Guilala
Baragon
Gamera
Gappa
Gomora
Eleking
Gyaos :D
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Postby king_ghidorah » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:36 pm

ultrasanto wrote:my GOD

this is one hell of a top ten list.....

mine will be boring in comparaison

Godzilla
King Ghidrah
Gigan
Guilala
Baragon
Gamera
Gappa
Gomora
Eleking
Gyaos :D


I forgot I made this threat...thanks for posting, great list :wink:
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Postby kiryugoji04 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:39 pm

king_ghidorah wrote:I forgot I made this threat...


OH GOD I'M SORRY WHAT DID I DO.
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Postby kiryugoji04 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:45 pm

I think my list MIGHT be something like...

Godzilla
Zetton
Doragory
Showa Gyaos
Iris
Rodan
Gigan
Showa Mogera
Mochiron
MaDEUS

MAYBE.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:04 pm

Godzilla
Gamera
Gigan
King Ghidorah
Legion
Dogora
Baragon
Destoroyah (more for design than execution)
Guiron
Megalon


KG, Legion, Dogora are some of the most incredibly inventive kaiju in terms of both design and execution in existence.

Kumonga is the only one left offof my list that I struggled with. At the end of the day, it doesn't make the cut because it's basically just a giant spider, but in terms of execution, Kumonga is MIND-BLOWING.
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Postby lhb412 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:20 pm

Godzilla
Angilas
Rodan
King Ghidorah ('60s-'70s)
Mothra ('60s)
Mechagodzilla ('70s)
Kumonga
Daimajin
King Kong (I know, not originating from Japan - but such a big part of '60s Toho he has to count)
Gamera ('90s)
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Postby Psycho Soldier » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:43 am

Why not, I'll take a stab at this. I could never make a concrete list, but these are my choices for the moment:

Godzilla
Angilas
MechaGodzilla
SpaceGodzilla
Guiron
Daimajin
Battra
Gigan
Destoroyah
King Ghidorah (Showa)

My runners-up would probably be Orga and Rodan. Maybe my list errs on the side of grimdark, but so be it.
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Postby Tyler E. Martin » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:58 am

Like Bruticus, there's no way I could make a definitive list, but these are the ones standing out to me right now (in no particular order):

Godzilla
King Ghidorah (Showa)
Mothra (Showa)
Mechagodzilla (Showa)
Daimajin
Frankenstein/Sanda/Gaira (a dead heat for me)
Angilas
Rodan (Showa)
Gamera
Abominable Snowman (from Half Human--they don't have to be giant, do they?)

EDIT: Very honorable mention for Titanosaurus. He's popping up in others' lists, and I'd forgotten just how much I liked him.
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Postby Benjamin Haines » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:30 am

Godzilla
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Anguirus
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King Ghidorah
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Mechagodzilla
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Gigan
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Gamera
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Titanosaurus
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Legion
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Rodan
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Hedorah
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Postby MouthForWar » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:44 am

I hate to be cliche and have only one non-Godzilla monster (and it being Gamera), but this is kinda how mine goes.

Godzilla
Angilas
Titanosaurus
King Ghidorah
Rodan
Mothra
Gamera
Gaira
Hedorah
Gigan

Honorable mention: Biollante.
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Postby The Real McCoy » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:11 am

Rodan

Godzilla

Gamera

King Ghidorah

Titanosaurus

Frankenstein

King Kong

Dogora

Anguirus

Mothra

Megalon

As of right now, that's my list.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:16 am

MouthForWar wrote:I hate to be cliche and have only one non-Godzilla monster (and it being Gamera), but this is kinda how mine goes.

Godzilla
Angilas
Titanosaurus
King Ghidorah
Rodan
Mothra
Gamera
Gaira
Hedorah
Gigan

Honorable mention: Biollante.


If I was going to make a Toho only list it'd look exactly like this...well minus the Gamera obviously lol, I guess in his place I'd put MG
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Postby Dagarah72 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:41 pm

Cool lists! Mine are:

Godzilla
Dada
Keronia
Viras
Rodan
Guilala
King Ghidorah
Legila
Nova
Enmargo
Noman

And an almost endless list of runners up.


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Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:55 pm

MouthForWar wrote:I hate to be cliche and have only one non-Godzilla monster (and it being Gamera), but this is kinda how mine goes.

Godzilla
Angilas
Titanosaurus
King Ghidorah
Rodan
Mothra
Gamera
Gaira
Hedorah
Gigan

Honorable mention: Biollante.
Gaira = Godzilla monster???
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Postby MouthForWar » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:43 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:
MouthForWar wrote:I hate to be cliche and have only one non-Godzilla monster (and it being Gamera), but this is kinda how mine goes.

Godzilla
Angilas
Titanosaurus
King Ghidorah
Rodan
Mothra
Gamera
Gaira
Hedorah
Gigan

Honorable mention: Biollante.
Gaira = Godzilla monster???


Oh you know what I mean. Its still classic Toho. And technically, Gaira shows up in a Godzilla movie in stock footage form, and has been featured in Godzilla video games, compilations, etc.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:59 pm

MouthForWar wrote:Gaira has been featured in Godzilla video games.
:?:
enlighten me, i'm a little embarrassed that I can't think of one...
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Postby Flame of Udin » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:53 pm

In no particular order:

1) Godzilla (of course)
2) Baragon (Showa)
3) Angilas (1971 & 2004)
4) Zedus
5) Iris
6) Manda (all three)
7) King Ghidorah (1964 & 1998)
8) Barugon
9) Gorosaurus
10) Golza
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Postby MouthForWar » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:59 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:
MouthForWar wrote:Gaira has been featured in Godzilla video games.
:?:
enlighten me, i'm a little embarrassed that I can't think of one...


Godzilla Trading Battle on PS1 had all the Toho kaiju in it. Don't worry, it wasn't very good.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:03 pm

Flame of Udin wrote:In no particular order:

1) Godzilla (of course)
2) Baragon (Showa)
3) Angilas (1971 & 2004)
4) Zedus
5) Iris
6) Manda (all three)
7) King Ghidorah (1964 & 1998)
8) Barugon
9) Gorosaurus
10) Golza


More power to you man but I've never understood the love for Zedus. He seems pretty weak sauce to me. The only thing I can say is he's a throwback to very old school Ultra kaiju I guess, but as a Gamera villain he really doesn't bring anything new to the table. Gamera has a near perfect rogue's gallery when you think about it. Almost every one of his foes presents a new, and unique threat....but then there's Zedus... :?

And Golza! Wow! THat's a left field choice! Again, more power to you. I respect that, but don't feel the same at all lol
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Postby Flame of Udin » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:08 pm

king_ghidorah wrote:
Flame of Udin wrote:In no particular order:

1) Godzilla (of course)
2) Baragon (Showa)
3) Angilas (1971 & 2004)
4) Zedus
5) Iris
6) Manda (all three)
7) King Ghidorah (1964 & 1998)
8) Barugon
9) Gorosaurus
10) Golza


More power to you man but I've never understood the love for Zedus. He seems pretty weak sauce to me. The only thing I can say is he's a throwback to very old school Ultra kaiju I guess, but as a Gamera villain he really doesn't bring anything new to the table. Gamera has a near perfect rogue's gallery when you think about it. Almost every one of his foes presents a new, and unique threat....but then there's Zedus... :?

And Golza! Wow! THat's a left field choice! Again, more power to you. I respect that, but don't feel the same at all lol


Really? I always thought not only did Gamera get his butt handed to him several times from Zedus but Zedus was also such an evil "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!". His love for eating people was pretty creepy. Aside from that I think his design is BEAUTIFUL.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:13 pm

He's the kaiju equivalent of Darth Maul. Flashy and mean, and dead before you ever really know anything about him.

But I don't think he's very original. He's Barugon mixed with Jiras from Ultraman.

I can understand why they didn't use Gyaos again (been there done that, need to give it a break for a while) or Barugon (he'd kill Toto in a matter of seconds) but I guess I just wanted something a little better than what we got. Though I will confess, it makes sense to have a weak sauce monster for such a weak, young version of Gamera. Updated versions of any of his classic foes would tear Toto to shreds.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:46 pm

Just for kicks I'm going to update my list a bit (as with almost ever list ever devised, it's constantly changing lol)

Godzilla
Gamera
Gomess
Gyaos
Guiron
Red King
Neronga
Gomora
Litra
Peguila
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Postby Flame of Udin » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:53 pm

king_ghidorah wrote:He's the kaiju equivalent of Darth Maul. Flashy and mean, and dead before you ever really know anything about him.

But I don't think he's very original. He's Barugon mixed with Jiras from Ultraman.

I can understand why they didn't use Gyaos again (been there done that, need to give it a break for a while) or Barugon (he'd kill Toto in a matter of seconds) but I guess I just wanted something a little better than what we got. Though I will confess, it makes sense to have a weak sauce monster for such a weak, young version of Gamera. Updated versions of any of his classic foes would tear Toto to shreds.


He was hardly "weak" but anyway. His creation was intended to be a wink to to Barugon and he had nothing in common with Jiras with the exception of a frill. That is like saying the Dilophosaurus from Jurassic Park was a Jiras rip off. He was a cool monster, that's about it.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:55 pm

The frill. The quasi Godzilla appearance (biped, spines along the back...heck....purple spines, greenish skin....sounds like another kaiju to me)
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