Ganimes

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Ganimes
Ganimes in Space Amoeba
Alternate names Ganime
Subtitle(s) Giant Crab Monster
(大蟹怪獣,   Ōkani Kaijū)
Huge Crab (巨大蟹,   Kyodai Kani)G:TB
Species Mutated rubble crab
Height 20 meters[1][2]
Weight 12,000 metric tons[1][2]
Place(s) of emergence Sergio Island[3]
Controlled by Space AmoebaSA
Relations Space Amoeba (creator),
Gezora and Kamoebas ('Brothers'),
J-MO7 (Possible subspecies)G:PM
Enemies Kamoebas
Created by Ishiro Honda, Ei Ogawa,
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Played by Haruo Nakajima
First appearance Space Amoeba
Roar(s)
More roars

Ganimes (ガニメ,   Ganime) is a giant rubble crab kaiju who first appeared in the 1970 Toho film, Space Amoeba.

Following the destruction of its host Gezora, the Space Amoeba possessed a rubble crab native to Sergio Island, creating Ganimes. The creature resumed terrorizing the island's inhabitants, but was defeated by Taro Kudo using armaments left behind on the island from World War II. The Space Amoeba left its host and possessed a second Ganimes as well as a mata mata turtle, creating Kamoebas. Both monsters tried to eliminate the humans resisting the Space Amoeba, but the humans unleashed a swarm of bats that interrupted the Space Amoeba's control over the kaiju. Ganimes and Kamoebas then went berserk and engaged in a fight to the death, which ended as Kamoebas dragged Ganimes with him into the mouth of the island's erupting volcano, destroying the Space Amoeba along with both monsters.

Ganimes is the only one of his Space Amoeba-spawned brethren not to appear in a Godzilla film, through stock footage or otherwise, though he has made appearances in non-film media such as video games and books.

Name

Ganimes' name comes from the Japanese word kani (蟹), meaning crab, and me, which was inspired by the manga character Nyarome. In-universe, Ganimes' name comes from a deity worshiped by the natives of Sergio Island, as is the case with his brethren Gezora and Kamoebas. In the English subtitles for Tokyo Shock's DVD release of Space Amoeba, he is referred to as Ganime.

History

Showa series

Space Amoeba

Ganimes, originally an ordinary rubble crab, was controlled and mutated by the Space Amoeba after Gezora was destroyed. Ganimes attacked the inhabitants of Sergio Island, in particular menacing the Japanese nationals Taro Kudo and Ayako Hoshino who were there on business. The giant crustacean chased the two to a cliff, but was rendered blind after Kudo shot out his eyes. Ganimes leapt over the cliff onto a field of explosives left over from World War II. Kudo wasted no time in shooting the explosives, blowing Ganimes to smithereens.

However, the Space Amoeba survived and divided into thirds: possessing another rubble crab to create a second Ganimes, a mata mata turtle to create the kaiju Kamoebas, and the human Makoto Obata. Both the second Ganimes and Kamoebas tracked down the surviving humans and attempted to finish them once and for all, but Obata resisted the amoeba's control and freed a swarm of bats from a cave, their supersonic sonar severing the Space Amoeba's control over the monsters. Ganimes and Kamoebas began to fight, their battle eventually reaching the summit of the island's erupting volcano. Ganimes threw Kamoebas into the volcano's crater, but the giant turtle bit down on Ganimes' claw and pulled him into the magma with him, destroying both monsters along with the Space Amoeba possessing them.

Filmography

Video games

Books

GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse

Ganimes appeared in the Bering Sea and attacked American crab fishing vessels.[4]

GODZILLA: Project Mechagodzilla

In December of 2047, a colony of red crustacean-like kaiju designated J-MO7 assaulted the North American Hedorah Research Laboratory. It was theorized due to their crustacean-like appearance that they may have been a subspecies of Ganimes that traveled down to North America from the Bering Sea. However, contact with the institute was lost after the attack and no further investigation could be carried out due to North America being lost to humanity.[5]

Comics

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth

When Lucy Casprell visited Infant Island, one of the cave paintings she saw categorized all of the Earth's monsters (besides Godzilla) as associated with water, earth, fire, or air. Ganimes was one of the water monsters, along with Zilla, Varan, Titanosaurus, Gezora, Manda, Ebirah, and Kamoebas.

In other languages

  • Serbian: Ганимеc
  • Russian: Ганимез
  • Yiddish: גאַנימעס

Gallery

Main article: Ganimes/Gallery.

Roar

Ganimes' roars

Trivia

  • In both the Titan Productions and Hong Kong-recorded English dubs of Space Amoeba, Dr. Kyoichi Miya identifies Ganimes as a "pumice stone crab."
  • Ganimes' presence in Godzilla: Rulers of Earth was limited to a cave painting because IDW Publishing accidentally forgot to acquire the rights to the character.[6] In addition to the cave painting, a crab closely resembling Ganimes makes an appearance in one panel.

References

This is a list of references for Ganimes. 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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Common Knowledge of Godzilla. Futabasha. p. 175. 6 July 2014. ISBN: 978-4-575-30696-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 All Toho Monsters Pictorial Book (4th Edition). Yosensha. pp. 159. 4 September 2016. ISBN: 978-4-8003-0362-2.
  3. Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. p. 61. 23 July 2014. ISBN: 4-096-82090-3.
  4. Oki, Renji. GODZILLA: Monster Apocalypse. Kadokawa. pp. 112-150. 25 October 2017. ISBN: 9784041061817.
  5. Oki, Renji. GODZILLA: Project Mechagodzilla. Kadokawa. pp. 112-139. 25 April 2018. ISBN: 9784041063453.
  6. Matt Frank on Tumblr - 29 March 2016

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SKuLL cRaWLer

13 days ago
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The Gamines look like if all of the crustaceans in the world (apart from shrimps) had a baby, and this would be their baby,
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Kaijufan54

6 months ago
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Gamines: Burning to death in a volcano

Are you feeling it now Mr. Krabs?
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Gojira the space amoeba

9 months ago
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I can understand why Gamines has very few appearances outside of like one comic as a cave painting and a few games. Because unlike Kamoebas and Gezora Gamines looks like a crab unlike the other two as their designs have things the real animals don't have. And at least Ebirah looks cool. (note: I really love all the kaiju in Space Amoeba and really all kaiju in general)
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

13 months ago
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Can rave!!‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼‼
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

13 months ago
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Crab
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JZilla

14 months ago
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Between Reizos And Ganimes For My Favourite Not Godzilla/Zone Fighter,Etc Kaiju.

Also Fine....MISSSSSTTTEEEEEEEERRR-No
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KING GHIDORAH 1954

14 months ago
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Hello MR.Crabs
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Triceradon the 8th

15 months ago
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crab kaiju
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Keizer Zilla

18 months ago
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Ebirah vs. Ganimes: Battle of the seafood on steroids.
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TopMonarchScientist

13 months ago
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ROFL
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Bacrab

18 months ago
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Ahhh thats cool... thats cool

He is my favorite kaiju
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HelloitsGezora64

21 months ago
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Did you guys know that one of Ganimes's roars is actually a remade Ebirah roar?
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Ganimes65

32 months ago
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this guy is so kool
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Solia

35 months ago
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Anime Ganime?
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Emperor Ghidorah

31 months ago
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XD
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Varan The Unbelievable

38 months ago
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Our lord and Savior
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Titanollante

38 months ago
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Pfft, yeah right. Even overrated Gezora is better than Ganimes.
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Koopa

41 months ago
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Looks edible.
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BigRandomKaiju

41 months ago
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he's tasty looking
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Banjo234

45 months ago
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oh yeah mr. krabs
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MosuFan2004

46 months ago
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Ebirah, i found your brother!!!
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