This weeks pick (i admit a tad late thanks to my current injury and work issues) is Daiyo an Infant Islander from “Ebirah, Horror of the Deep” (1966)
Daiyo is actually a major protagonist throughout the film! she takes initiate and sneaks out of the Red Bamboos base, helps awaken Godzilla, and then awakens Mothra to safely take everyone back to infant Island
she shows significant craft and cunning and is often more competent than the other protagonists!
Taiwanese VHS covers for Mothra vs. Godzilla, Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster, and Ebirah, Horror of the Deep.
The Chinese titles are:
-Mothra vs. Giant Dinosaur (莫斯拉對大恐龍; part of the “Dinosaur Series”)
-Three Giant Monsters’ Giant Battle (三大怪獸大決戰; fourth in the “Monster Science Fiction Series”)
-Violent Dragon of the Century Godzilla: Big Duel in the South Seas (世紀猛龍庫司拉：南海大決鬥; this uses a misspelled version of the Taiwanese name for the 1998 Godzilla)