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Alternate names Akitiusu
Species Giant Squid
Planned for 1966
Concept history MomonraReigon: Devil of the SeabedGappa (film)

Arkitius (アーキティウス,   Ākitiusu) is an unmade squid kaiju from the unmade 1966 Nikkatsu film, Giant Squid Monster Arkitius (大烏賊アーキティウス,   Ōika Ākitiusu).

Name[edit | edit source]

Arkitius' name is based on Architeuthis, the genus name for the Giant Squid.

Design[edit | edit source]

Arkitius was a giant squid.

History[edit | edit source]

Giant Squid Monster Arkitius[edit | edit source]

Arkitius was one of four film concepts considered by Nikkatsu as their attempt to enter the 'Kaiju Boom' of the 1960s, which began with Momonra, followed with Giant Monster Gigant, and ended with Reigon: Devil of the Seabed. These four projects were all dropped in favor for the ultimately completed Gappa.

Plot[edit | edit source]

One day, a giant squid dubbed Arkitius appeared and heroically fought against German Nazis during World War II.[1][2][3]

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Arkitius. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]


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