The “Ningen” — which translates as “human” in Japanese — was so dubbed by the Pacific fishermen who claimed to have seen the colossal creature in the 1990s. These professional anglers were astounded by the size of this monster and even more shocked by this ostensibly albino beast’s distinctly humanoid form.
Said to be between 60 and 90-feet in length, the Ningen has been described as being a humongous, “blubbery, whale-like creature,” whose smooth, pale form resembles the head, torso and appendages of a human being (X)
Thought I’d share this sort of creepy discovery I made the other night. I find it interesting that the literal translation of Ningen is “human” while Lilith is the progenitor of all humans. Perhaps Anno recieved inspiration from this urban legend.