Arkitius

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Arkitius
Arkitius
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

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

Design

Arkitius was a giant squid.

History

Giant Squid Monster Arkitius

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 the Giant Monster Gigant, and ended with Reigon: Devil of the Seabed. These four projects were all dropped in favor for the ultimately completed Gappa, the Triphibian Monster.

Plot

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

References

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