'Kaiju' is the Japanese word for both giant monster
s and the giant monster genre
, which may also feature mecha
. Toho Studios kaiju include Godzilla, King of the Monsters
, and Angilas
. Daiei Studios kaiju include Gamera
, and Viras
. Non-Japanese kaiju include Gorgo
and perhaps King Kong
, though some kaiju fans insist that only costumed actors qualify, not stop-motion animation
nor computer graphics.
See sentai, tokusatsu and manga/anime.