Kaijin

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怪人

Definition[edit]

Literally means "strange person". In the world of tokusatsu, it means a "humanoid monster".

More Information[edit]

Trivia: The kanji for kai 怪 is the same in kaiju. Kai by itself means "mystery, suspicious, apparition".

Example[edit]

Most of the monsters in Kamen Rider series are kaijin, since they tend to be humanoid.

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List of Japanese Words

Page of Japanese terms that appear in the shows