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Nori-ra [1] is a Japanese movie monster that became a ghost when toxic waste had bonded with old horror movies and turned various monsters into ghosts through a complex ectoplasmic chemical chain reaction. [2] It is composed entirely of seaweed. [3]

HistoryEdit

Nori-ra appeared in Tokyo Bay and capsized a fishing party then terrorized civilians at the shoreline. The Ghostbusters were brought to Japan and found that they were only effective at blasting the ghost after setting their Proton Packs' power setting to 4000. [4] After several blasts, it vaporized and left no trace of Psychomagnotheric residue. [5]

DescriptionEdit

Nori-ra is a writhing mass of ectoplasmically charged seaweed the size of a house [6]

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

For the most part, it's the size of the ghost that is a problem.

TriviaEdit

  • Nori is the Japanese name for various species of edible seaweed, while "-ra" is a very common suffix in the names of kaiju, or giant monsters (i.e., Mothra, Ghidora, and Godzilla's original Japanese name, Gojira).
  • The ghost is from "Lizardo Meets Nori-Ra," a monster movie from the 1960s. [7]
  • On page 13 of Ghostbusters Issue #3, Nori-ra is referenced on a movie advertisement.
  • On page 4 of Ghostbusters: Get Real Issue #4, in panel 4, Nori-ra makes a non-canon cameo on the far right of the panel on the red cap.

AppearancesEdit

The Real Ghostbusters

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kenji (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" (1991) (DVD ts. 04:26-04:27). Time Life Entertainment. Kenji says: "Nori-ra!"
  2. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" (1991) (DVD ts. 14:42-14:45). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "A complex ectoplasmic chemical chain reaction."
  3. Chief Inspector Ogata (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" (1991) (DVD ts. 06:17-06:23). Time Life Entertainment. Ogata says: "Our lab experts have determined the creature is composed entirely of seaweed."
  4. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" (1991) (DVD ts. 09:49-09:51). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "Try a power setting of 4000!"
  5. Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" (1991) (DVD ts. 10:27-10:30). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "That's odd. Now there's no trace of psychomagnotheric residue."
  6. Mueller, Richard (2009). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection Volume Five Disc Two, "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" Script p. 4. CPT Holdings, Inc. Line reads: "The Scene shakes as Nori-ra, a writhing mass of ectoplasmically-charged seaweed the size of a house, rises of of bay, nearly capsizing a pair of fishing boats."
  7. Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Attack of the B-Movie Monsters" (1991) (DVD ts. 11:06-11:10). Time Life Entertainment. Kenji says: "Lizardo Meets Nori-ra! It was a great Japanese movie of the sixties."


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