Collection: Gamera

What is Gamera?

Meet Gamera, the legendary giant monster—or kaiju—in Japanese cinema history. First appearing in the 1965 film 'Gamera, the Giant Monster,' Gamera was created to rival the success of Toho's Godzilla franchise. Since then, Gamera has soared to become an iconic figure in Japanese pop culture, starring in a total of 12 films produced by various studios including Daiei Film, Tokuma Shoten, and Kadokawa Daiei Studio.

Gamera is depicted as a colossal, flying, fire-breathing turtle with prehistoric origins. Initially portrayed as aggressive and destructive, Gamera's character evolved over the films to become a protector of humanity, particularly children, nature, and the Earth. With a blend of thrilling action, captivating storylines, and awe-inspiring special effects, Gamera has left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans worldwide, solidifying his status as a beloved symbol of Japanese cinema.