Thanks to YouTube and Mitch’s post that I re-blogged, The Audience Roared! — Mitch Teemley; original post at mitchteemley.com/2019/07/16/the-audience-roared/, here’s another Godzilla Kaiju themed post for the week – Top 10 Saddest Godzilla Moments – YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGXzftmND8E (about 12:29 minutes long).
You may want some atomic tissues handy (you will get the reference if you watch the video).
Still waiting to see if Mitch will accept the challenge of Bride of Notzilla.
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.