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Gamera (ガメラ) is a kaiju originating from a series of Japanese tokusatsu films of the same name. Gamera first appeared in Daiei Film's film Gamera, the Giant Monster (1965), which was initially produced as a rival to Toho's Godzilla series. Since then, Gamera has become a Japanese icon in his own right. The character has appeared in other media such as comic books and video games.
In the United States, Gamera attained prominence during the 1970s due to the burgeoning popularity of UHF television stations featuring Saturday afternoon matinée showcases like Creature Double Feature and later in the 1990s when five Gamera films were featured on the TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000.
A couple weeks ago I finished a book entitled Hell to Pay: Operation Downfall and the Invasion of Japan, 1945—1947, by D. M. Giangreco (Naval Institute Press, 2009) that covered and analyzed the planned, but later canceled, invasion of the home islands. While a tad dry, it was a otherwise...