Films: Deep Sea Monster Reigo vs Battleship Yamato (2005), Raiga: God of the Monsters (2009), God Raiga vs. King Ogha (2019)
Type: Unknown, possibly Natural
Location: Ocean/Civilized Area
Height/Weight: That of large buildings
Summary: Some kaiju films just seem to try and slip under the radar for us. But even we know to not let even one slip under the cracks. Besides, it's a little hard to do when you’re several stories tall and wrecking everything.
History: The first story takes place all the way in the 40s, with the battleship Yamato accidentally venturing into Artic seas populated not only by massive bonefish, but some reptilian titans that may or may not be related. These are Reigo and Raiga. The former attacked the Yamato when it killed his offspring. The latter rose from the depths in the modern day to terrorize Japan...twice.
Notable Kills: See Final Fate.
Final Fate: Reigo is destroyed by the Yamato, but ends up getting the last laugh when the ship inevitably gets sunk another day. As for Raiga, he found himself battling another one of his kind who took his name, killing his opponent after a massive beam clash. He then proceeded to urinate all over a building to leave his mark, and went back to the ocean. Raiga would later come back to fight the subterranean kaiju Ohga, with predictably destructive results.
Powers/Abilities: Both kaiju exhibit a major control over lighting, such as summoning storms or generating it all over their bodies. Raiga takes it further with energy orbs from his hands and a beam full of empowered electricity.
Weakness: Beings of equal/greater power.
Scariness Factor: 4-Both monsters, especially poor Reigo, don't have the greatest effects efforts going for them, but their powers are second to none. While Reigo can be taken out by just one powerful battleship, Raiga is on par with the likes of Godzilla. One could argue that he's even stronger, albeit he needs some more manners, if you ask us.
Trivia: -Both films didn't receive American releases until all the way in 2019. Until then, they had been considered rarities amongst the kaiju fandom.
-Reigo's name is Kanji for "number zero". Raiga's name is a combination of the Kanji phrases for "thunder" and "fang".