Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

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Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby JVM » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:49 pm

Skipping the gargantuas because they have their own threads already...

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Been a while since I saw Ebi in action, but I've always felt he was a rather underrated Godzilla villain. Now point, he didn't exactly stand out much, but he's one of the less-often mentioned monsters in Toho's monster saga.
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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby Mulder » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:16 pm

Meh ebirah is ok i like other crustaceoun monsters more than him though Gainmes,Destoroyah etc.
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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby HayesAJones » Thu Sep 30, 2010 3:01 pm

Ebirah's cool. Godzilla tangling with a giant shrimp? Sign me up for some of that.

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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby Showa Gyaos » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:24 pm

I know many people mocked him (F*** YOU, MST3K!), but I have loved his design since I first saw him back in 1997. Not to mention, he's probably the tastiest monster of Toho's roster.
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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby HayesAJones » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:27 pm

Showa Gyaos wrote:F*** YOU, MST3K!

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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby GodzillaDude » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:44 pm

Ebirah was one of my favorite Showa villian monsters. He was great in the 60's but they screwed him up in FW.
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Postby TokyoVigilante » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:16 pm

He's entertaining to watch, but I'd never pick him as a top favorite.
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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby edgaguirus » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:34 pm

I like Ebirah. It's a basic monster, but stronger than it looks. Ebirah gave Godzilla a hard time underwater, and Godzilla is at home in the water. As has been said, Ebirah ate people, which most Toho monsters haven't been seen doing. Ebirah was a good suit and monster.
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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby Godzillawolf » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:19 am

edgaguirus wrote:I like Ebirah. It's a basic monster, but stronger than it looks. Ebirah gave Godzilla a hard time underwater, and Godzilla is at home in the water. As has been said, Ebirah ate people, which most Toho monsters haven't been seen doing. Ebirah was a good suit and monster.


Added irony being its from the Showa series, we see some, but if I remember, Ebiriah would impale his victims to eat them...

He's intresting, not the most intresting, but I like him. Glad he got an appearence in Godzilla Save the Earth and FW.

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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby Red-Death Gigan » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:58 am

Ebirah rocks, both versions! I can't wait to actually play as him in a fighting game. If they can make Biollante work, why not Ebirah?

I also liked GFW Ebirah. He was badass strength and ferocity wise, durability though...
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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby Rody » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:33 am

I agree that Ebirah is underrated. He may not have laser beams, he may not be one of the strongest monsters, but that's why I like him. I like mediocrity in kaiju power; not every kaiju needs to be super-powerful. I like to see more variety, and actually prefer fewer super-powerful monsters.

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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby Tohosaurus » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:50 am

I'm going to be controversial and say that while I like the movie, I'm not a big fan of Ebirah. I would've preferred something more interesting than a giant lobster. A more mutated looking lobster, perhaps? *flame suit on*
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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby Rody » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:51 am

Hey, to each his own. ;)

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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby King Kong » Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:18 pm

Ebirah is OK.

Never been a huge fan, but I grew up watching 'Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster' on GoodTimes VHS countless times, and will always have a fondess for the big lobster.

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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby Rody » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:22 pm

King-Ghidorah wrote:Never been a huge fan, but I grew up watching 'Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster' on GoodTimes VHS countless times, and will always have a fondess for the big lobster.


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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby therealmccoy » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:11 am

As many others have said, I appreciate and have a fondness for the early, simple monsters that didn't have a bunch of flash. Ebirah was perfect for the movie he was in; he gave Godzilla trouble, so he deserves recognition in that area. Not one of my favorite, but among the less popular, he ranks right up there. He does NOT belong on land, either (looking at you, Final Wars).
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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby HoboBob » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:40 pm

His suit and simplicity made him good, but what made him great is his theme song. Beat be bumpin.'
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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby Kubo » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:22 pm

Definitely one of my favorites. It's a shame that he was never in anything other than Horror of the Deep, but then again, it was probably for the best. Can't really imagine him in DAM, or anything else for that matter.
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Re: Monster Discussion #18: Ebirah (Showa)

Postby Shōbijin » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:59 am

I love Ebirah. As a kid I used one of those plastic lobsters they always have in sea-food restaurants as an Ebirah. to fight against a Hong Kong knock-off Godzilla.

Whenever he's on screen I'd like to take a bite off him! :lol:


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