ebirahsmeg1 wrote:Maybe I'm getting old (early 30s), but I am a little dismayed at the large number of people who are saying they think the likes of GFW Gigan and GMK Ghidorah are the "best" incarnations.
I think it's really a younger fan/TK sort of thing. You're definitely not going to hear the same thing from the older crowd over at Club Tokyo and I know very, very few Godzilla fans past the age of, say, 25 who would put ANY incarnation of Gigan and Ghidora above the Showa versions. I did a poll over at CT for best Ghidora (and I think I mentioned it at the FB groups I'm a member/admin of) and the votes for the original were almost unanimous.
So don't worry about it, ebs. The Showa versions of these guys will always be tops. There's just a vocal segment of American Godzilla fandom who, for whatever reasons, prefer later versions. You live in Japan. You can tell us which ones are the most popular over there, where it counts.