Kaiju anatomical charts reveal organs that allow monsters to shoot ninja stars out of their eyesS

You're probably familiar with the anatomical illustrations of Godzilla and his pals, but have you ever seen these cross-sections of Gamera and his buddies? Check out eyelids that eject shurikens and dorsal spikes that shoot rainbows.

Over at Pink Tentacle, there's a great round-up of Daiei Motion Picture's kaiju anatomy. For example, Barugon's (above) accoutrements include "dorsal spikes that produce a deadly rainbow ray," a "30-meter-long weaponized tongue, "a stomach that can digest diamonds (his favorite food), and radar horns atop his head." Radar horns! Of course!

Guiron over here comes equipped with a head "100 times harder than diamond and [that's] packed with shuriken-like stars that can be fired from a pair of openings above the eyes." He also has 60 times more teeth than a piranha, but the illustration shows maybe 12. This is highly enlightening, as I always assumed the leathery hides of kaiju hid extremely sweaty actors.


Kaiju anatomical charts reveal organs that allow monsters to shoot ninja stars out of their eyesS
Kaiju anatomical charts reveal organs that allow monsters to shoot ninja stars out of their eyesS
Kaiju anatomical charts reveal organs that allow monsters to shoot ninja stars out of their eyesS
Kaiju anatomical charts reveal organs that allow monsters to shoot ninja stars out of their eyesS