Spacewomen

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Spacewomen
The Spacewomen Mitan, Kilara and Marsha
Subtitle(s) Messengers of Peaceful Star M88
(平和星M (エム)88の使い,   Heiwasei Emu Hachijūhachi no Tsukai)[1]
Leader Kilara
Homeworld Peaceful Star M88
Allies Gamera, Humans
Enemies Giruge, Zanon captain
First appearance Gamera: Super Monster
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The Spacewomen (スーパーウーマン,   Sūpāūman, lit. Superwoman) are a trio of alien superheroines who appear in the 1980 Daiei film, Gamera: Super Monster.

Name[edit | edit source]

The trio are called "Spacewomen" in the international English dub of Gamera: Super Monster; in the Japanese version, they are instead called Superwomen (スーパーウーマン,   Sūpāūman).[2][3] The third TVLand Color Club Special Issue separates the name into two words, as Super Women (スーパー・ウーマン,   Sūpā Ūman).[4]. The Gamera, Gappa, Guilala: Special Effects Encyclopedia card series refers to them as Peaceful Star M88 Aliens (平和星M88星人,   Heiwasei Emu Hachijūhachi Seijin).

Individually, the Spacewomen seen in Super Monster are named Kilara (キララ,   Kirara), Mitan (ミータン,   Mītan) and Marsha (マーシャ,   Māsha). These are instead written Kirara, Meatan and Marsya by the aforementioned card series.

Design[edit | edit source]

The Spacewomen look like ordinary humans. However, when they work together, they wear white uniforms with red trim. Giruge wears a similar uniform, although it is black with red trim instead.

History[edit | edit source]

Showa era[edit | edit source]

Gamera: Super Monster[edit | edit source]

Although their exact origins are unknown, the Spacewomen appear to be Earth's resident superheroes, and draw on aspects of popular tokusatsu shows of the time. Three individuals appear, plus the evil spy named Giruge. Throughout the film, the Spacewomen assist Gamera as he fights the Captain of the Zanon's pawns, and help Gamera break free from the mind control device that the captain used to control him.

Powers[edit | edit source]

  • The Spacewomen can fly.
  • The Spacewomen possess superhuman strength and stamina.
  • By linking hands, the three Spacewomen can summon their uniforms.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Spacewomen. 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. Tokuma Shoten 1980, p. 8.
  2. Gamera: Super Monster theater program. 1980. p. 13.
  3. Daiei Tokusatsu Movie Chronicle. Kadokawa. 20 July 2010. p. 51. ISBN 4048545116.
  4. Tokuma Shoten 1980, p. 9.

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • TVLand Color Club Special Issue #3 - Gamera: Super Monster. Tokuma Shoten. 20 April 1980.

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