The Luminous Fairies and Mothra: Kaiju (Monster) - Mothra Free Paper Toy...

The Luminous Fairies and Mothra: Kaiju (Monster) - Mothra Free Paper Toy Download


Kaiju (Monster) - Mothra Free Paper ToyKaiju Mothra paper toy is designed by James Ronald Lo. Mothra is a kaiju, a type of fictional monster who first appeared in the serialized novel The Luminous Fairies and Mothra by Takehiko Fukunaga, Shinichiro Nakamura, and Yoshie Hotta. Since her film début in the 1961 film Mothra, she has appeared in several Toho tokusatsu films.

Generally regarded as female by English-speaking audiences, she is a giant lepidopteran with characteristics both of butterflies and of moths. She closely resembles an Inachis io, or a European Peacock Butterfly. The name "Mothra" is the suffixation of "-ra" to "moth"; since the Japanese language does not have dental fricatives, it is approximated "Mosura" in Japanese. In the American dubbing of Mothra vs. Godzilla, Mothra is also referred to as: "The Thing". She is occasionally an ally to Godzilla but more often than not engaged in conflict due to his anger toward the human race. Mothra holds the most victories against the "King of Monsters." Mothra has never defeated Godzilla on her own, however. In each of these victories, Mothra had an ally; its own twin in Mothra vs Godzilla, Battra in Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth, and Mechagodzilla in Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

Kaiju is a Japanese word that means "strange beast," but often translated in English as "monster". Classically it may refer to any bizarre creature but in recent times is typically associated with a genre of tokusatsu entertainment.

Related terms include kaijū eiga, a film featuring giant monsters or a single monster, kaijin and daikaiju, specifically meaning the larger variety of monsters.

The most famous kaiju is Godzilla. Other well-known kaiju include Mothra, Anguirus, Rodan, Gamera and King Ghidorah. The term ultra-kaiju is short-hand for monsters in the Ultra Series.

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