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"Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby MaxRebo320 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:31 am

I am just curious to know what design you consider the ''ultimate design'' of Toho monsters. The ones that you think of when you here that character's name. For me, they are:

Godzilla: 1991 Godzilla
Mothra: 2003 Mothra
Rodan: 1993 Rodan
King Ghidorah: 1998 Grand King Ghidorah
Mechagodzilla: Showa Mechagodzilla
Anguirus: 1968 Anguirus
Gigan: 2004 Gigan
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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby Kiryu2012 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:54 am

Godzilla: 1991
Anguirus: 1968
King Ghidorah: 1991
Mothra: 1992
Rodan: Fire Rodan
Mechagodzilla: 1993
Gigan: 2004
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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby Julia Bristow » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:03 am

Godzilla: 1964
Angurius: 1968
Rodan: 1956
Mechagodzilla: 1974
King Ghidorah: 1998
Mothra: 1964
Gigan: 2004
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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby TokyoVigilante » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:13 am

I'm offended by the very notion of this thread.

If we are talking about "Ultimate", as in, an incarnation that perfectly embodies that particular character, then the answer is a resounding "no". All these characters are just a set of ideas and features that should be tweaked and modified to fit the particular tone and artistic direction of their film in question.

I love the FW Gigan design, but I love it in the context of Final Wars it doesn't work in any other media that Gigan has appeared in. I love the '74 Godzilla suit, but it only works in the context of the films it appeared in. etc. etc. etc.

If this thread is just favorites, then that is just an entirely different can of worms.
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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby Showa Gyaos » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:31 am

Godzilla: 1989
Mothra: 1964
Rodan: 1964
Mechagodzilla: 1974
Anguirus: 1974
King Ghidorah: 1991
Gigan: 1972
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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby PopInPicsPresents » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:09 am

Godzilla: Godzilla '91
Mothra: Mothra Leo/Rainbow
Rodan: Rodan '56
Mechagodzilla: Super Mechagodzilla
Anguirus: Anguirus '68
King Ghidorah: Grand King Ghidorah
Gigan: Gigan '72
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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby Berzerkgodzilla » Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:18 am

Godzilla: 1991
Mothra: 2003
King Ghidorah: 1991
Mechagodzilla: Super Mechagodzilla
Gigan: 2004
Anguirus: 1968
Rodan: 1956
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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby Gojira1963 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:44 am

Godzilla: 1965
Mothra: 2003
King Ghidorah: 1991
Mechagodzilla: Super Mechagodzilla
Gigan: 2004
Anguirus: 1968
Rodan: 2004
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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby JAGzilla » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:56 am

On the whole, I agree with TokyoVigilante. There is no 'ultimate' version of a kaiju, and the fact that there are so many different variations for the different movies is part of the characters' appeal. That said, my current favorite versions are:

Godzilla: '62 (Showa); '89 (Heisei); '99 (Millenium). I can't just pick one Godzilla.

Mothra: '64, probably, though there are elements to like and dislike about each version of Mothra. My 'ultimate' version would combine characteristics from several of them.

Rodan: '54. I wish his later Showa suits could've looked that awesome.

King Ghidorah: '64.

Mechagodzilla: '75. It took the already great '74 design but added better missiles and the laser cannon underneath the head. Cool stuff.

Gigan: '72. '04 tried too hard to be badass; I prefer the more cartoonish simplicity of the original.

Anguirus: '68. Didn't care too much for the original or FW suits.
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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby Rody » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:46 am

The only monster, and design for that monster, that I think is truly perfected, would be 2003 Mothra.

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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby tymon » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:39 am

Godzilla 2003
Anguirus 1968
Rodan 1956
Mothra 2003
King Ghidorah 1965
Baragon 1965
Ebirah 1966
Kumonga 1967
Kamacuras 1967
Gorosaurus 1968
Gigan 1972
Mechagodzilla 1975
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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby Breakdown » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:02 am

Godzilla: Either 1964 or 1984 (if the eyes wernt so derpy looking)

Anguirus: 1968

Rodan: 1993

King Ghidorah: 1991

Baragon: 1965

Gigan: I REALLY like the 2004 design, but he sucks compaired to Showa Gigan, so 1972 it is.

Mechagodzilla: Hrm. This is a tough one. Heisei MG is my favorite, but so is Kiryu. Gonna have to abstain here
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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby Llante » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:50 am

Godzilla: G2K or FW Goji
Mothra: 1964
King Ghidorah: 1991
Mechagodzilla: 1974
Rodan: Fire Rodan
Anguirus: 1968
Gigan: 2004

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Postby Dr. Nishiyama » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:38 pm

GODZILLA (good guy): 1968, 1975
GODZILLA (bad guy): 1954,1964,1984, 2003
RODAN: 1956
MOTHRA: 1964, 2003
ANGUIRUS: 1968
BARAGON: 1965
MANDA: 1963
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MECHAGODZILLA: 1974
MECHAGODZILLA (man made): 1993
KING GHIDORAH: 1964
EBIRAH: 2004
KAMAKIRAS: 1967
KUMONGA: 1967
GIGAN: 1972
MOGERA: 1957
KING CAESAR: 1974
ODAKO: 1966
OROCHI: 1994

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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby Kaiju-King42 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:00 pm

Godzilla: Uhh... 1989?
Rodan: 1956
Anguirus: 1968
King Ghidorah: 1964
Gigan: 1972
Mothra: 2003.
Baragon: Pretty much a tie between the two.
Manda: 2004
Mechagodzilla: 1974/1975
Ebirah: 1966
Kamacurus: 1967
Kumonga: 1967
King Caesar: 1974
Gorosaurus: 1968
Varan: 1958
Godzilla Offspring: 1995
Hedorah: 1971
Zilla: 2004
Maser Tank: 1989
Gortengo: 2004

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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby SoleMan » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:06 am

Godzilla: From Spacegodzilla
Mothra: Orginal
Anguirus: Destroy all Monsters
Gigan: Classic. (Whole reason I posted was to say this)
Mechagodzilla: Three way tie, though the classic version is just more...menacing. (It's been said a hundred times, but that's because it's true)

All weapons/vehicles/aliens look better in the old days too.
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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby DaveTheAnalyzer » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:56 pm

Godzilla: Heisei Era.
Anguirus: Showa Era. The Final Wars one looked a little thin around the head, though his bouncing ball technique could be useful.
Mothra: Tokyo SOS. I know beam spam is a bit contentious in this forum, but I wouldn't mind the return of of her Battle For Earth powers.
Rodan: Final Wars version, but with Showa heat beam.
Baragon: GMK version.
King Ghidorah: Hmm...the GMK version has a reworking of the classic roar, but I would like some fusion of the 1991 film and ROM 3.
Gigan: Showa version.
Minya: Showa version, the Final Wars one looked a bit plastic. Though I wouldn't mind if he's given reptilian eyes like Junior.
Kamacuras: Don't mind either, but lean toward the Final Wars version. Wouldn't mind if he got invisibility powers as well.
Manda: Showa version. Final Wars version too green, IMHO.
Kumonga: Either's fine, they pretty much look the same to me.
King Caesar/Shiisa/Seesar/etc.: Showa version. Like the glowing eyes more.
Can't recall anyone else who appeared in later eras. The Heisei and Millenium Kaiju are fine the way they are, IMO.

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Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

Postby space godzilla » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:59 pm

Godzilla:90s
    Rodan:Fire Rodan
      Anguirus:68
        King Ghidorah:Showa
          Mothra:Rainbow
            Godzilla offspring:Little G
              Moguera:94
                Mechagodzilla:74
                  Gigan:72
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                  Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

                  Postby Irys X » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:06 pm

                  Godzilla: 2003
                  Anguirus: 1968
                  Rodan: 2004
                  Gigan: 2004
                  Mechagodzilla: 1974
                  Mothra: 2003
                  King Ghidorah: 1964
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                  Re: "Ultimate" versions of Kaiju

                  Postby darkcancer » Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:06 pm

                  Going by the OP "when I hear the name, which do I think of" versions:
                  Godzilla: 90s
                  Mothra: 1992
                  King Ghidorah: 1964
                  Anguirus: 1968
                  MechaGodzilla: 1974
                  Rodan: 1956

                  But going by the "favourite" version some people are posting by:
                  Godzilla: 2001 (GMK)
                  Mothra: 1961 and Eternal Mothra
                  King Ghidorah: Death Ghidorah
                  Anguirus: 1955
                  MechaGodzilla: 1974
                  Rodan: Fire Rodan
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