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Emi and Yumi

Westerners will know the principal singers of this clip from a Japanese television variety program as the very tiny magical and telepathic twin beings called “Shobijin” in 1964′s Mothra vs. Godzilla. And the original Mothra from 1961, of course. As well as Ghidora, The Three Headed Monster , or 大怪獣 地球最大の決戦, lit. “Three Giant Monsters: Earth’s Greatest Battle” also from 1964.

The duo are Emi and Yumi Ito a.k.a. The Peanuts.

Written by | Earl Yazel

Earl Yazel currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he grew up and attended university. He has written for and participated in broadcasts for the flagship Pacifica Radio station KPFA in Berkeley, California, on the long-running Over the Edge program. He may be reached at e_yazel@yahoo.co.uk

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