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Kanegon
Kanegon 2
Home world: Planet Earth (Showa universe)
First appearance: Ultra Q Episode 15: "Kangeon’s Cocoon" (1966)
Latest appearance: Ultraman Ginga Theater Special Ultra Monster ☆ Hero Battle Royal! (2014)
Height: 2 m
Weight: 200 kg
Category: Kaiju
Affiliation: None
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Kanegon (カネゴン, Kanegon?) is a fictional kaiju from the tokusatsu TV series Ultra Q. Kanegon appeared in Episode 15. Kanegon is one of the most well known Kaiju from the entire Ultra Series, despite having only a few appearances.

  • Subtitle: Coin Monster (コイン怪獣 Koin Kaijū?)
  • Digital Subtitle: Space card rare animal (宇宙カード珍獣 Uchū kādo chinjū?)

HistoryEdit

Ultra QEdit

One day at a construction site, a group of children were finding valuables in the dirt when a man on a bulldozer ran over their bikes. When the children went to recover them, one of them named Kanegon found a small object that had a jingle sound much like money in it. Later that night, the object grew into a magic cocoon that was releasing coins. However, when Kanegon went inside the cocoon, it started to swallow him up. That morning Kanegon woke up to find out that he had been transformed into an abomination. With everyone either being frightened or laughing at him, Kanegon could only rely on his friends to help him by giving him coins to eat. After hearing about his friends considering to take him to an old gypsy, Kanegon fled from the area and into the city where he started to eat some money from a bank that was being transported via suitcase. Somewhat dazed, Kanegon's friends helped him escape, only to be forced to do circus acts until he fell down. After unintentionally chasing the pair of bulldozer drivers from the day before, one nearly managed to run over Kanegon, but it fell from the edge of the hill. After the two bulldozer drivers were stuck in a hole, they desecrated the shrine of Kanegon's curse, launching him into the air and parachuting him back down. Upon landing Kanegon was turned back into a human. When going home, the boy found that his parents have also turned into Kanegons!

TriviaEdit

  • Kanegon's suit actor, Sunny Gil Nakamura, would later go on to bring a similar child friendly monster to life, the kaiju, Booska.
  • To further connect Kanegon to Booska, when Booska got his new series in the 1990's, Booska Booska, Kanegon appeared in a number of special episodes for tv called 'Kanegon Kanegon'.
  • Kanegon was meant to be in the Ultra Q: The Movie as one of the starring cast members, but was dropped from the script.
  • The fact that anyone can turn into a Kanegon makes this an odd case. As he was meant to be in the Ultra Galaxy Movie, it is unknown who turned into Kanegon.

Ultraman ZearthEdit

Kanegon reappeared in Ultraman Zearth as a robot/alien/mascot for the MYDO gas station under the name Digital Kanegon (デジタルカネゴン Dejitaru Kanegon?).

Originally lost in Venus, he was founded by MYDO and lived along with them while working at MYDO’s gas station-disguised base as a primary worker out front, Digital Kanegon also doubled as a computer when needed

He was the first to greet Lady Benzene when her human form appeared at the base as he was washing a car, refilling her motorcycle, charging her credit card, and then giving her an Ultraman Zearth action figure, which she promptly melted under her heel, though Digital Kanegon didn‘t seem to notice. He was later used to analyze data from the fight between Zearth and Ultraman Shadow. He also witnessed Lady Benzene give her ultimatum of conquest with the rest of MYDO. After Lady Benzene and her despicable robot Ultraman Shadow were defeated, Digital Kanegon began taking karate lessons at a local school.

Ultra Q: Dark FantasyEdit

While Kanegon doesn't appear in the series, a female counterpart of him, Kanegoneh (カネゴンヌ Kanegonnu?), appears as a tribute to the coin eating monster.

Originally a human girl named Hanae Kanaya (金谷ハナエ Kanaya Hanae?), her father was driven out of their home by her mother and older sister due to money. As Hanae saved coins inside her father’s favorite old vase, she noticed the money began to increase, and soon found herself addicted to money like her mother and sister. One morning Hanae awoke to find herself transformed into the coin-eating monster Kanegoneh. She was told by a fortuneteller that she will turn back into a human only if she meets the person she truly loves. She transforms back after meeting with her father.

TriviaEdit

  • Despite only being a female counterpart of Kanegon, but she also had a different story since the first Kanegon's situation was comedic but hers was dramatic due to her true love being the cure for her tranformation.
  • In place of the original's horns, Kanegoneh possess a big pink bowtie on her chest and two ponytails with a small pink bows on each.

Shin Ultraman RetsudenEdit

In Shin Ultraman Retsuden episode 15, Kemur Man talks about Kanegon as his research topic.

Ultraman GingaEdit

In episode 7, him along with diffrent monsters are seen cheering on Ultraman Ginga as he fights Dark Galberos.

It is likely that Kanegon returned to space in his original form after Ginga defeated Dark Lugiel.

Ultraman Ginga: Theater Special Ultra Monster Hero Battle Royal!Edit

Kanegon appeared in the second movie special. He was the twelfth monster to be UltraLived by the Live Pad and he was Lived by Hikaru Raido. He was seen staring in awe at all of the coins falling from the sky and all the glowing, floating money signs and then realized he was hungry and was about to starve to death until he heard Mochiron's cry for help, snapping him out of his hunger before vanishing with Alien Miracle taking his place.

DataEdit

Kanegon
Kanegon X-Plus

StatsEdit

  • Height: 2 m
  • Weight: 200 kg
  • Origin: Near Tokyo

Power and AbilitiesEdit

  • Coin Eating: Kanegon can eat coins by using his large mouth to swallow the coins whole.

WeaknessEdit

Kanegon must feed on any form of currency, be it dollar bills or coins, in order to survive and will die if he doesn’t feed on a certain value a day.

Kanegoneh
Kanegoneh

StatsEdit

  • Height: 165 cm
  • Weight: 170 kg
  • Origin: Hanae Kanaya's House

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

None demonstrated


Digital Kanegon
Digital kanegon

StatsEdit

  • Height: 180 cm
  • Weight: 150 kg
  • Origin: Planet Kanegon

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

  • Soapy Spray: Being designed to wash cars, Digital Kanegon can squirt a stream of soapy water from his mouth.
  • Computer Stomach: Digital Kanegon has a computer terminal built into his body, both to display information for customers and to serve as a computer for MYDO as needed, though he finds the latter function extremely ticklish.
  • Scanner Hand: Digital Kanegon has credit card scanners for fingers to further fulfill his purpose as an employee at the gas station.

Other MediaEdit

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Kanegon in Redman

RedmanEdit

Kanegon reappeared in Redman episode 19.

TriviaEdit

  • In episode 19, Kanegon team up with Woo.
  • Kanegon looks a little different. He is rainbow colored instead of tan and has teeth.

Chibira KunEdit

Much like with other monsters from earlier series, Kanegon appears in the comedic family show, Chibira-Kun.


Monster BustersEdit

Kanegon Kaiju Buster

In Monster Busters

Kanegon appeared in monster busters as a 'salesman'.


Daikaiju Battle Rush Ultra FrontierEdit

Kanegon appeared in Daikaiju Battle Rush: Ultra Frontier, selling landmines to Guts Gunner Garn.

GalleryEdit

Figure Release InformationEdit

RarityEdit


Ultra Q
Kaiju & Seijin
Ultra Q Gomess | Litra | Goro | Namegon | Juran | Peguila | Gameron | Kai Dragon | Otohime | Gorgos | Mongular | Tarantula | M1 | Balloonga | Larugeus | Garamon | Kanegon | Cicada Man | The 1/8 Humans | Pagos | Kemur Man | Ragon | Clapton (unreleased) | Bostang | Alien Ruperts | Alien Keel | The Giant | Butterfly Morpho | Sudar | Goga | Lily | Peter | Todora | The Train In The Vary Dimension
Ultra Q The Movie: Legend of the Stars Nagira | Wadatuzin
Ultra Q: Dark Fantasy Gara Q | Garagon | Alien Giraff | The Living Brain | Puzzle Woman | Kiara | Ghoulish Beings | Unitoroda | Sabikong | Yamada | The 3-eyed Totem Pole | Alien Utsugi | Varno the Mirror Watchman | Mirror World Dublicates | Lily | Cicada Woman | Garagon II | Komachi | Advance Human Genome | Hecate | Kanegoneh | The Doll | Rekyum Man
Neo Ultra Q Niruwanie | Burezaren | Vu~arukanusu Alien | Dark Malicious Mahler | Android Epigonoido | Sedegan | Gastrobot | Guy Nord star aide-de-camp to His Majesty Hatha Guy Nord | Purana | Falmagon | Argos Fear Intellectual Sphere | Soma



The Birth of Ultraman
Kaiju & Seijin
Kanegon | Garamon | M1 | Red King | Alien Baltan | Antlar | Chandora


Redman
Kaiju & Seijin
Onscreen
Monsters


Black King | Sasahiller | Arstron | Alien Icarus | Eleking | Jirass | Alien Goron | Gomora | Woo | Alien Mefilas | Sartan | Bemstar | Beacon | Kodaigon | Gronken | Zagorath | Shugaron | Draculas | Sadola | Alien Bat | Zetton | Kanegon | Garamon | Zaurs | Darkron | Alien Centaurus | Granadas | Alien Mystellar | Peguila


Unused
Monsters


Big Liger | Gureigasu | Robot



Chibira-Kun
Kaiju & Seijin
Agira | Alien Icarus | Alien Mechara | Alien Perolynga | Alien Zarab | Booska | Chamegon | Dorako | Eleking | Getdata | Gokidon | Kanegon | King Maimai | Miclas


Ultraman Zearth
Kaiju & Seijin
Ultraman
Zearth
Alien Benzene | Cotton-Poppe
Ultraman Zearth 2:
Superman Big Battle
- Light and Shadow
Alien Benzene | Lady Benzene | Ultraman Shadow | Darklar | Miraclon | Digital Kanegon


Ultraman Ginga
Kaiju & Seijin
Ultraman Ginga


Alien Valky | Black King | Thunder Darambia | Kemur Man | King Pandon | Ragon | Doragory | Alien Nackle Gray | Dark Galberos | Zaragas | Red King | Antlar | Jasyuline | Super Grand King | Dark Lugiel


Ultraman Ginga: Theater Special


Alien Icarus | Tyrant | Dark Zagi


Ultraman Ginga: Theater Special Ultra Monster ☆ Hero Battle Royal!


Kanegon | Alien Baltan | Red King | EX Red King | Telesdon | Dorako | Gomora | Reionic Burst Gomora | EX Gomora | Mecha Gomora | Zetton | Miclas | Snowgon | Yametaranese | Alien Miracle | Mochiron | Alien Akumania | Evil Tiga | Gan Q | Chaos Ultraman | Zamusher | Zoa Muruchi | Chaos Ultraman | Chaosroid S | Chaosroid T | Chaosroid U


Ultraman Ginga EX


Alien Magma | Zetton


Ultraman Ginga S


Victorian | Alien Chibu Exceller | Android One Zero | Chiburoid | Shepardon | EX Red King | Eleking | Alien Guts Bolst | Imperializer | King Joe Custom | Sadola | Gudon | Yapool | Vakishim | Gomora | Fire Golza | Gan Q | Five King | Victor Lugiel


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