This week we're going to tackle a topic near and dear to my heart.
What the heck is a kaiju? Well, technically it's just the Japanese word for monster (which we've done), but in English this word has come to mean a very specific kind of monster, the kind that grows to enormous size and goes on a meaningless rampage through human cities. Godzilla, Mothra, Gamera, King Ghidorah, and America's own King Kong all fall under this banner.
If you need inspiration, I found this note in the Wikipedia article particularly enlightening: "Kaiju are typically modeled after conventional animals, insects or
mythological creatures; however, there are more exotic examples. Chōjin Sentai Jetman features monsters based on traffic lights, faucets and tomatoes; Kamen Rider Super-1 includes a whole army of monsters based on household objects such as umbrellas and utility ladders."
So let's wreck some major metropolitan areas!
[Charles, you've got the next topic, on or around 1/28.]