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Kaiju Naming Question

Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:11 pm

here's something i've always wondered...

now, when an american dub butchers a kaiju's name like minya or anguirus (these two get so many different names throughout the movies, if you had a monster for each name, you'd have more than toho has ever created) I USUALLY understand where they get such butcherings...ala minya, angilas, ghidrah instead of ghidorah, hell godzilla instead of gojira...usually it makes sense sound-wise

also, even though i don't understand how the word kamacuras became gimantis, i understand where the word came from...

BUT where in god's name did the word SPIGA come from??? i mean it doesnt even SOUND OR LOOK like kumonga and its not like its gispider...or spido or spideria or well u get the idea...

any help on where this particular name came from?
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Postby Jim Ballard » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:13 pm

I always figured it was SPIderGiAnt. :dunno:

But, that is my assumption.

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Postby neo godzilla jr » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:03 am

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Re: Kaiju Naming Question

Postby kidnicky » Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:43 am

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Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:03 am

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Postby kiryugoji04 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:42 am

I've always been under the impression that "Radon" came from Pteradon... it's an incorrect term, but then so is Godzilla as an anatomically correct dinosaur...
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Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:15 am

I'm not sure, but I think Pteranadon in Japanese is Pu-Te-Ra-Don
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Postby planetxleader » Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:10 pm

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Postby ryuuseipro » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:28 pm

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Re: Kaiju Naming Question

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