A cat kaiju? You gotta be kitten me. I’m a bit late posting this today. I’m feline fine, I’ve just been purcastinating. Does anyone recall the cat in that Marlon Brando gangster classic? The mogfather. Oh, lordy. That’s the end of Kaijune. I’m back to pun-filled tales and horror stories tomorrow, on the black-sands islands.…
Probably the last one for the month, but I will look through the ones I missed.
I wasn’t aware of the term “kaiju” for a long time. For a simple explanation that is open to some debate among kaiju fans, we can go with Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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. … The most well-known kaiju is Godzilla.
In some cases, I see it translated as “strange beast” and in other places as “monster.” Some purists would argue it only applies to Japanese movies of a certain genre; I tend to take the broader view that it includes a lot of other beasts/animals/monsters, like King Kong and other giant beasts. Had I titled this blog post “Godzilla,” then thrown in kaiju, some would have gotten the reference.