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"Daikaiju" in disuse?
The term "daikaiju" is in disuse? That's the first I've ever heard of that.
- Seconded. I went and did a bit of an overhaul of this article, removing that bit and correcting others. Still far too short, but that should be remedied in a due time. Thanks for pointing this out.--SB | T 22:18, 26 June 2006 (UTC)
Daigoro vs Goliath
Ever heard of this Movie? See Toho Kingdom
The photo featured appears to have been taken at night.
18.104.22.168 19:04, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
- We really need a different one. I can't see what's going on in that; it's almost black. --Masamage 18:19, 9 November 2006 (UTC)
The pic at the beginning should be changed. It is too dark to see what monsters are supposed to be shown. I'm new and can't really figure out the editting interface. Can someone put up a clearer pic?
Kaiju and Daikaiju translations
I've heard that "Kaiju" translates as "battling monster" and "Daikaiju" as "holy" or "sacred" battling monster. You might want to verify these translations.
"Dai" means big, so "Big Mysterious Creature" or something like that...?--22.214.171.124 19:18, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
怪, the "kai" in "kaiju" (the "ju" meaning, correctly, "beast") does not mean "giant", and so to state that "kaiju" means "giant beast" "literally" is completely false. 怪 means "suspicious", "mysterious", or "apparition-al" (though not with the connotation of "immaterial" that would be present in English). Thus, the first part of the second sentence, "The word has been translated and defined in English as 'strange monster'..." carries the actual, LITERAL meaning. The article should be altered to reflect this, excising the incorrect statement, and re-working the correct statement to take its place. --2601:7:7E00:C3:7973:F036:A374:25FF (talk) 20:25, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
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this section simply mentiones King Kong and Cloverfield, however it should note that any number of creatures, especially early monster movies such as the Beast of 20,000 fathoms and others would also constitute, and in fact America's giant monster movies have been cited as inspiring the early Japanese giant monster movies (Toho admits that Godzilla was inspired by the Beast of 20,000 fathoms) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 06:34, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Kaiju Big Battel example
Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero - Kaiju Def
Did anyone else notice that the definition of "kaiju" near the back of the book was taken directly from the way the first paragraph was written at the time. Even now it's only a few words different. LOL 188.8.131.52 (talk) 23:22, 25 July 2013 (UTC)