Kamata-kun refers to a popular nickname given to the character Godzilla in the 2016 movie titled Shin Godzilla.
The film featured multiple forms of the giant reptile; each being called by a different name by fans of the film.
“Kamata-Kun” is the second form of Godzilla, while its third one is called Shinagawa-Kun and the fourth being Shin Godzilla.
“Kamata-Kun” became popular among fans due to its S-Cute and Derpy looks.
Shin Godzilla premiered in the United States on October 3rd, 2016.
“Kamata-Kun” refers to the second form of the titular monstrosity, named after the neighborhood, it first landed in.
This labeling method was first used on Twitter by @pasinpasin posted on July 29th, 2016, naming the various forms of Godzilla according to their landing points, supplemented with the honorific title Kun, similar to Truck-Kun.
The growing popularity of the Shin Godzilla movie in 2016 led to many viewers being acquainted with the beast.
“Kamata-Kun” also became the name of choice among Japanese fans to refer to Godzilla’s second form.
It rapidly emerged as a popular hashtag on Twitter.
Illustration sites and communities like Pixiv or Nico Nico Seiga have also adopted the name.
“Kamata-Kun” also grew significantly in its popularity in America, where the hashtag also grew rampant, along with various artistic renditions of the monster on sites like DeviantArt.