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A group devoted to being a key central for finding Kaiju art and artists, as well as a social and networking tool for kaiju fandom, be it stars like Godzilla, Gamera, and King Kong, to rookies like the Cloverfield monster, and even original characters created by artists.

Membership has no requirements, other than the ONE GOLDEN RULE; all artwork submitted must involve giant monsters in some manner.

-The top artists will have their work displayed in the Featured gallery.

-There are possibilities for promotions to those committed enough.

What is Kaiju?

For those unfamiliar with the term; Kaiju is Japanese for 'strange creature', or 'monster', while the additional Daikaiju (Dai = big) means giant monster. Fans in America (perhaps even more so than those in Japan) have used Kaiju as a slang phrase for the kind of giant beasts that pop up in Japanese science fiction and fantasy films, most notably Godzilla and his many friends and foes from that ongoing franchise.

Hence the name of our group, Kaijuden - the premier Deviant Art group dedicated to such things.

However, we know Kaiju isn't a perfect term, nor our we limited to the giant monsters from Japan alone...after all, where would the King of the Monsters be without his American forefathers King Kong and The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms?

As such, we have plenty of sub-folders and galleries within our group for these foreign giants. Those said galleries are all pretty self-explanatory, but if you have any further questions, you may contact our knowledgeable co-founder Enshohma.

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Okay, so you all know Garasharp, correct? The giant cobra-like beast and secret mother from the unproduced 1972 film "Gamera vs Garasharp"?

Well, it turns out that she's AN IMPOSTER! And the true monster that Gamera was supposed to battle in that film has been locked up in her basement this entire time!

Garasharp, The Guardian of Dreams by Necro-Titan

Alright, needlessly dark humor aside (and explanation forthcoming).

The fantastic blog-site Cool Ass Cinema has been doing nothing but Japanese movie monster-related reviews and articles for a little under a month now, in preparation for the upcoming "Godzilla" (2014). And one of their more unique posts, is an expansive article based on two unproduced Daiei monster epics; "Giant Beast Horde Nezura" (1962-1964) and "Gamera vs Two-Headed Monster W" (1972).

Now "Giant Beast Horde Nezura" is the giant-killer-rats-on-the-loose project that gave way to "Gamera" (1965), after a disastrously brief, initial production. And you've probably heard of this one, from available material written on the fire-breathing turtle's creative origins.

gamera: Garasharp. by mooncalfe

But as you'll soon see, "Gamera vs Two-Headed Monster W" was a different title monster and story, from the more well known 'simulation short' "Gamera vs Garasharp".

W, also known as Wayvern was a two-headed, silver-skinned serpent from space, deliberately made in the King Ghidorah-mold of Kaiju villains.

I'm guessing that by the time Daiei re-released the original Gamera films on Laserdisc and DVD in the early 1990's, and asked for a simulation of this abandoned concept from the original filmmakers, the latter behind Wayvern went for a newer (and admittedly more interesting) opponent in Garasharp, instead, .

And while they were at it, also sneaked in an extra new creature, the so-called 'Magic Monster' Marukobukarappa - quite cleaver of them, I must say!

Marukoburappa, The Gigantic Parasite by Necro-Titan

Here's the original article for your reading enjoymet.
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:iconadventdestiny:
AdventDestiny 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
A new kaiju community site has been established, here's a link to the site, feel free to take a look and join up if you like what you see!

gormaruisland.halofight.com/fo…
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papillonstudio Mar 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for all the request, much appreciate it :iconmonkeythumbplz:
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TheMidnightStranger Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding "Gamera vs Barugon"! :)
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:iconqenos:
Wow, thanks so much for featuring some of my art! :squee:
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Shnurbinator Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, ummmm... my arts been in limbo for a bit. It hasn't been approved, and it hasn't been denied. Am I doing something wrong?
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earthbaragon Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which one? The only one I saw was called Gemini and that one is in the Den right now. So which one is in limbo?
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Shnurbinator Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the one called Makror. Maybe I submitted it wrong?
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earthbaragon Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It most likely was done because that is a drawing on line paper and the drawing is really tiny. I know not everyone can draw as equal as others, but we still try to keep some level of quality. Like your other stuff has been either colored, or at least inked and we accepted those. And that were on normal plain paper. So that is most likely the reason. I realize that might come off slightly as snobish...I guess, but it is only there in order to keep the Den from being flooded with just pencil sketches on notebook journals. We want artist and people to draw what they want to draw and better themselves :) These are all the same reasons why we never accept altered screen captures from kaiju movies and stuff too btw. :)
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Question: if I wanted to submit an original Kaiju-fighting mech, would that go under "Super Robots"? Thanks!
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:iconenshohma:
All original creations, regardless what they are (as long as their giant sized) go to Original Kaiju. A similar rule goes for all sketch work, regardless what its about, goes to Sketches and Line Art folder.
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