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Ishirō Honda
Ishirō Honda
(本多猪四郎, Honda Ishirō, May 7, 1911 – February 28, 1993), sometimes miscredited in foreign releases as "Inoshiro Honda", was a Japanese film director. He is best known for his kaiju and tokusatsu films, including several entries in the Godzilla
series, but also worked extensively in the documentary and war genres earlier in his career. Honda was also a lifelong friend and collaborator of Akira Kurosawa, and worked with Kurosawa extensively during the 1980s and 1990s.


1 Early life

1.1 Film education

2 Military service 3 Career

3.1 Return 3.2 Documentaries 3.3 Feature films

4 Dedications 5 Filmography

5.1 Television

6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Honda was born in Asahi, Yamagata
Asahi, Yamagata
(now part of the city of Tsuruoka) and was the fifth and youngest child of Hokan and Miho Honda. He had three brothers: Takamoto, Ryokichi, Ryuzo, and one sister: Tomi, who passed away during her childhood.[1][2] Honda's father and grandfather were both Buddhist monks at Churen-ji, a temple in Mount Yudono, where the Honda's lived in a dwelling on the temple's property. The Honda's grew rice, potatoes, daikon radishes, and carrots. They also made and sold Miso
and soy sauce. The family also received income from a silk moth farm managed by one of Honda's brothers. Honda's father earned income during the summers by selling devotions in Iwate Prefecture, Akita Prefecture, and Hokkaido
and would return home before the winter.[2] While Honda's brothers were given religious tutoring at sixteen, Honda was learning about science.[2] Takamoto, who became a military doctor, encouraged Honda to study and sent him scientific magazines to help, which started Honda's love for reading and scientific curiosity.[3] In 1912, the Honda's moved to Tokyo
where they settled in the Takaido neighborhood of the Suginami ward and where Hokan became the chief priest at a Buddhist temple. Though being an honors student back home, Honda's grades declined in Tokyo
and in middle school, struggled with subjects involving equations such as chemistry, biology, and algebra.[4][5] After his father transferred to another temple, Honda enrolled in the Tachibana Elementary school in Kawasaki and later in Kogyokusha Junior High where Honda studied kendo, archery, and athletic swimming but quit after tearing his Achilles tendon.[6] In 1937, Honda met Kimi Yamasaki and proposed to her in 1939. Honda's parents and Kimi's mother were supportive, but Kimi's father was opposed to the sudden engagement. Though Kimi's father never approved of her marriage, he nonetheless sent her ¥1,000 upon learning of her pregnancy. Rather than having a traditional wedding ceremony, the two simply signed papers at city hall, paid their respects at Meiji Shrine, and went home.[7][8][9] Film education[edit] Honda became interested in films when he and his classmates were assembled to watch one of the Universal Bluebird photoplays. Honda would have often sneaked to a movie theater without his parents' permission. For silent films in Japan at that time, onscreen texts were replaced with "benshi", narrators who stood beside the screen and provided live commentary, which Honda found more fascinating than the films themselves.[5][6] Honda's brother, Takamoto, had hoped for Honda to become a dentist and join his clinic in Tokyo
but instead, Honda applied at Nihon University for their art department's film major program and was accepted in 1931.[10] The film department was a pilot program, which resulted in disorganized poor conditions for the class and cancelations from the teacher every so often. While this forced other students to quit, Honda instead used the cancelled periods to watch films at theaters, where he took personal notes.[11] Honda and four of his classmates rented a room in Shinbashi, a few kilometers from their university, where they would hang after school to discuss films. Honda had hoped for the group to collaborate on a screenplay but they mainly just socialized and drank. Honda participated in a salon of film critics and student but hardly participated, rather preferred to listen.[11] While in school, Honda met Iwao Mori, an executive in charge of production for Photographic Chemical Laboratories (PCL). In August 1933, Mori offered entry level jobs at PCL to a few students, including Honda. Honda eventually completed his studies while working at the studio and became an assistant director, which required him to be a scripter in the editing department. Honda eventually became a third assistant director on Sotoji Kimura's The Elderly Commoner's Life Study (1934). However, Honda then received a draft notice from the military.[12][13] Military service[edit] At 23 years old, Honda was drafted in the fall of 1934. Despite receiving a passing grade on his physical examination, he was not required to report for immediate duty. While waiting for his call up, Honda continued working at PCL. Honda was then called to duty in January 1935 and was enlisted into the First Division, First Infantry Regiment in Tokyo. At the time, Honda began his training at the entry-level rank of Ippeisotsu, the equivalent of Petty Officer First Class.[14] In 1936, Honda's former commanding officer, Yasuhide Kurihara, launched a coup against the civilian government, what would be called the February 26 Incident. Though Honda had no involvement with the coup, everyone associated with Kurihara were considered dangerous and the brass wanted them gone and as a result, Honda and his regiment were sent to Manchukuo in 1936, under questionable pretense. Honda would have completed his 18 remaining months of service had it not been for the coup and would be recalled to service again and again for the remainder of the war.[15] Honda was recalled to service in mid-December 1939, a week before his daughter, Takako, was due to be born.[16] Having already risen in rank, Honda was able to visit his wife and daughter in the hospital but had to leave afterwards immediately to China.[17] Between 1940 to 1941, Honda was assigned to manage a "comfort station", a euphemism for brothels established in occupied areas. Honda would later write an essay titled Reflections of an Officer in Charge of Comfort Women published in Movie Art Magazine in April 1966, detailing his experiences and other comfort women's experiences working in comfort stations.[17][18] Honda would then return home in December 1942, only to find that PCL (now rebranded as Toho
by that point) were forced to produce propaganda to support the war effort. The government took control of the Japanese film industry in 1939, modeling the passage of motion picture laws after Nazi policies where scripts and films were reviewed so they supported the war effort and filmmakers noncompliant were punished or worse.[19] Honda's son, Ryuji, was born on January 31, 1944, however, Honda received another draft notice in March 1944. He was assigned to head for the Philippines but his unit missed the boat and were sent back to China
instead. To Honda's fortune, the conflict in China
was less intense than it was in the Pacific and Southeast Asia. Honda became a sergeant and was in charge of trading and communicating with civilians. Honda never ordered the Chinese as a soldier and was respectful to them as much as possible.[19][20] Honda was eventually captured by the Chinese National Revolutionary Army and relocated to an area between Beijing
and Shanghai
for a year before the war ended. During his imprisonment, Honda stated to have been treated well and was even befriended by the locals and temple monks, who offered him to stay permanently but Honda respectfully refused in favor of finding his wife and children. As a parting gift, the locals gave Honda rubbings of Chinese proverbs, imprinted from stone carvings of sacred temples. Honda would later write these verses in the back of his screenplays.[20][21] During his final tour, Honda escaped death near Hankou when a mortar shell landed before him but did not detonate. When the battle ended, Honda later returned to retrieve the shell and took it back home to Japan where he placed it on top of his desk in his private study until his death.[22] Honda then returned home in March 1946, however, throughout most of his life, even as an old man, Honda would have nightmares about the war two or three times a year.[22][23] During his entire military service, Honda served three tours, with a total of six years serving at the front.[21] Career[edit] Return[edit] Honda returned to work at Toho
as an assistant director. In 1946, he worked on two films: Motoyoshi Oda's Eleven Girl Students and Kunio Watanabe's Declaration of Love. In 1947, he worked on three films, 24 Hours in an Underground Market (jointly directed by Tadashi Imai, Hideo Sekigawa, and Kiyoshi Kusuda) and The New Age of Fools Parts One and Two, directed by Kajirō Yamamoto.[24] Due to issues with trade unions and employees at Toho, many left to form Shintoho. Kunio Watanabe tried to convince Honda to join Shintoho, with the promise of Honda becoming a director quicker, however, Honda chose to remain neutral and stayed at Toho.[25] Despite struggling at Toho, Honda worked on a handful of films produced by Film Arts Associates Productions.[24] Between September and October 1948, Honda was on location in Noto Peninsula working on Kajirō Yamamoto's Child of the Wind, the first release from Film Arts. From January to March 1949, Honda worked with Yamamoto again on Flirtation in Spring.[24] Between July and September 1949, Honda reunited with his friend Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
and began working as a chief assistant director on Kurosawa's Stray Dog. Honda mainly directed second unit photography, all of the footage which pleased Kurosawa and has stated to "owe a great deal" to Honda for capturing the film's post-war atmosphere.[26] In 1950, Honda worked on two films by Kajirō Yamamoto: Escape from Prison and Elegy, the last film produced by Film Art Associations.[27] Honda had also worked as an assistant director on Senkichi Taniguchi's Escape at Dawn.[28] Documentaries[edit] In 1949, before being promoted to a feature film director, Honda had to direct documentaries for Toho's Educational Films Division. Toho sometimes used documentary projects as tests for assistant directors due to become directors.[29] Honda's directorial debut was the documentary Ise-Shima, a 20 minute highlight reel of Ise-Shima's cultural attractions. It was commissioned by local officials to boost tourism to the national park. The film covers a brief history of the Ise Grand Shrine, the local people, the economy, and pearl farms.[29] The film is also notable for being the first Japanese film to successfully utilize underwater photography. Honda originally wanted to use a small submarine-like craft but the idea was scrapped due to budget and safety concerns. Instead, professional divers assisted with the production. Honda had commissioned a camera technician colleague who designed and built an air-tight, waterproof, metal-and-glass housing for a compact 35 millimeter camera.[30] Ise-Shima was completed in July 1949 and became a success for Toho. The documentary was then sold to multiple European territories. The documentary disappeared for a long time until it resurfaced on Japanese cable television in 2003. Shortly after, Honda began working with Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
on Stray Dog.[26] In 1950, Honda began pre-production on Newspaper Kid, which would have been Honda's feature film directorial debut, however, the project was cancelled. Instead, Honda began work on another documentary titled Story of a Co-op (aka Flowers Blooming in the Sand and Co-op Way of Life)[27][31] Story of a Co-opwas a documentary about the rise of consumer cooperatives in post-war Japan. It was also written by Honda, with the production overseen by Jin Usami and with the support of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Some records indicated that some animation was used to explain the functions of co-ops but these reports have been unconfirmed. The film was completed on October 6, 1950 and has since been lost. However, Honda recalled that the film was successful enough to convince Toho
to assign Honda his first feature film.[32] Feature films[edit] Between filming the documentaries, Toho
had offered Honda to develop and direct a war film titled Kamikaze Special
Attack Troop. Toho
then chose not to proceed with the project after finding Honda's script to be too grim and realistic, which openly criticized leaders of world war two. Honda recalled that the studio felt it was "too soon after the war" to produce such a film. Had the project proceeded, it would have been Honda's first directorial feature. The script has since been lost.[33] Honda's feature film directorial debut was The Blue Pearl. Released on August 3, 1951, it was one of the first Japanese feature films to utilize underwater photography and first studio film to be shot in the Ise-Shima region.[34][35] Honda initially chose not to direct war films but changed his mind after Toho
offered him to direct Eagle of the Pacific, a film about Isoroku Yamamoto, a figure who Honda shared the same feelings regarding the war. It was the first film where Honda collaborated with Eiji Tsuburaya.[36] He directed the original Godzilla
along with King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), Mothra
vs. Godzilla
(1964), Destroy All Monsters
Destroy All Monsters
(1968), and many others until 1975. He also directed such tokusatsu films such as Rodan, Mothra
and The War of the Gargantuas. His last feature film was Terror of Mechagodzilla
Terror of Mechagodzilla
(1975). The following years were spent directing various science fiction TV shows. The superhero shows Return of Ultraman, Mirrorman, and Zone Fighter were also his. In addition, he directed the cult film Matango. After retiring as a director, Honda returned more than 30 years later to work again for his old friend and former mentor Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
as a directorial advisor, production coordinator and creative consultant on his last five films. Allegedly one segment of the Kurosawa film Dreams was actually directed by Honda following Kurosawa's detailed storyboards. His most memorable quotation: "Monsters are born too tall, too strong, too heavy—that is their tragedy", when he spoke of his film Rodan
a decade after his first Godzilla
film. This statement alone would give fans the impression that his intent was to give all kaiju a distinct personality instead of just being a monster-on-the-loose. In 2009, the first book in English was published detailing Honda's life and genre films called Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men - The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda written by Peter H. Brothers. "Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla
to Kurosawa" is a 2017 critical biographical study of Honda's career by Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski.[37] Dedications[edit] Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim (a film that pays homage to the kaiju, tokusatsu, mecha, and anime genres) ends with a joint dedication to Honda and Ray Harryhausen.[38] Filmography[edit]

Honda (left) working on the set of the original Godzilla

Title Year Credited as Notes Ref(s)

Director Assistant director Screenplay

Tadano bonji 1934



Three Sisters with Maiden Hearts 1935



Otto no teiso–aki futatabi 1937


Assistant director with Akira Kurosawa [42][43]



Assistant director with Akira Kurosawa [44]

Enoken no Chakiri Kinta (zen)


2nd assistant director [44]

Enoken no Chakiri Kinta (go)–Kaeri wa kowai, mateba hiyori


Assistant director with Akira Kurosawa [45]

Chinetsu 1938


Assistant director with Akira Kurosawa [46]

Tojuro no koi


Assistant director with Akira Kurosawa [47]

Stray Dog 1949


Chief assistant director [48][49]

Ise-Shima Yes


A Story of a Co-op 1950 Yes


The Blue Pearl 1951 Yes



Nangoku no hada 1952 Yes



Man Who Came to Port !The Man Who Came to Port Yes



That Dangerous Age 1953 Yes


Eagle of the Pacific
Eagle of the Pacific
!The Eagle of the Pacific Yes


Farewell Rabaul 1954 Yes


Godzilla Yes



Lovetide 1955 Yes


Mother and Son Yes


Half Human Yes


no hito sayonara 1956 Yes



Night School Yes


Young Tree Yes


Rodan Yes


Be Happy, These Two Lovers 1957 Yes


Wakare no chatsumi uta Yes



Wagamune no niji wa kiezu (dai ichibu) Yes


Wagamune no niji wa kiezu (dai nibu) Yes


Wakare no chatsumi uta–Onesan to yonda hito Yes



Mysterians !The Mysterians Yes


Hanayome sanjuso 1958 Yes


H-Man !The H-Man Yes


Varan the Unbelievable Yes


Kodama wa yonde iru 1959 Yes


Tetsuwan Toshu Inao monogatari Yes


Uwayaku • Shitayaku • Godoyaku Yes


Battle in Outer Space Yes


Human Vapor !The Human Vapor 1960 Yes


Mothra 1961 Yes


Man in Red !A Man in Red Yes


Gorath 1962 Yes


King Kong vs. Godzilla Yes


Matango 1963 Yes


Atragon Yes


vs. Godzilla 1964 Yes


Dogora Yes


Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster Yes


Frankenstein Conquers the World 1965 Yes


Invasion of Astro-Monster Yes


The War of the Gargantuas 1966 Yes



Come Marry Me Yes


King Kong Escapes 1967 Yes


Destroy All Monsters 1968 Yes



Latitude Zero 1969 Yes


All Monsters Attack Yes

effects director [95]

Space Amoeba 1970 Yes


Miraaman 1972 Yes

Short film [98]

Terror of Mechagodzilla 1975 Yes


Kagemusha 1980

Production coordinator, 2nd unit director [100]

Ran 1985

Director Counsellor [101]

Dreams 1990

Creative consultant [102]

Rhapsody in August 1991

Associate director [103]

Madadayo 1993

Yes Also Directorial Adviser [104]

Samurai Kids

Actor (Grandfather) [105]


Show Premiere date Channel Episode Notes Ref(s)

The Newlyweds (Shinkon san) 000000001967-01-07-0000January 7, 1967 TBS Television "The Woman, at That Moment" ("Onna wa sono toki")


000000001967-02-07-0000February 7, 1967 "Forgive Me Please, Mom" ("Yurushitene okasan")


Husbands, Men, Be Strong (Otto yo otoko yo tsuyokunare) 000000001969-10-09-0000October 9, 1969 NET Network "Honey, It's a Presdential Order" ("Anata shacho meirei yo")


000000001969-10-30-0000October 30, 1969 "We're Going South-Southwest" ("Nan nan sei ni ikuno yo")


Return of Ultraman
Return of Ultraman
(Kaettekita Urutoraman) 000000001971-04-02-0000April 2, 1971 TBS Television "Charge of the Monsters" (" Kaiju


000000001971-04-09-0000April 9, 1971 "Takkong's Great Revenge" ("Takkong daigyakushu")


000000001971-05-14-0000May 14, 1971 "Operation Monster Rainbow" (" Kaiju
reinbo sakusen")


000000001971-05-28-0000May 28, 1971 "SOS Monster Island" (" Kaiju
shima SOS")


000000001971-03-31-0000March 31, 1971 "The Five Ultra Pledges" ("Ututora go-tsu no chikai")


Mirrorman (Miraman) 000000001971-12-05-0000December 5, 1971 Fuji Television "Birth of Mirrorman" ("Miraman tanjo")


000000001971-12-12-0000December 12, 1971 "The Intruder is Here" ("Shinryakusha wa koko ni iru")


Emergency Command 10-4, 10-10 (Kinkyu shirei 10-4, 10-10) 000000001972-07-31-0000July 31, 1972 NET Network "Japanese Beetle Murder Incident" ("Kabutomushi satsujin jiken")


000000001972-08-07-0000August 7, 1972 "Vampire of the Amazon" ("Amazon no kyuketsuki")


000000001972-11-13-0000November 13, 1972 "Assassin from Outer Space" ("Uchu kara kita ansatsuha")


000000001972-11-20-0000November 20, 1972 "Attack of Monster Bird Ragon" ("Kaicho Ragon no shugeki!")


Thunder Mask (Sanda masku) 000000001972-10-03-0000October 3, 1972 Nippon TV "Look! The Double Transformation of the Akatsuki" ("Miyo! Akatsuki no nidan henshin")


000000001972-10-10-0000October 10, 1972 "The Boy Who Could Control Monsters" ("Maju wo ayatsuru shonen")


000000001972-10-21-0000October 21, 1972 "Devil Freezing Strategy" ("Mao reito sakusen")


000000001972-10-28-0000October 28, 1972 "Merman's Revenge" ("Kyuketsu hankyojin no fukushu")


000000001973-01-02-0000January 2, 1973 "Monster Summoning Smoke" ("Maju wo yobu kemuri")


000000001973-01-09-0000January 9, 1973 "Degon H: Death Siren" ("Shi no kiteki da degon H")


Meteor Man Zone (Ryusei ningen Zon) 000000001973-04-16-0000April 16, 1973 "Defeat Garoga's Subterranean Base!" ("Tatake! Garoga no chitei kichi")


000000001973-04-23-0000April 23, 1973 "Onslaught! The Garoga Army: Enter Godzilla" ("Raishu! Garoga daiguntai-Gojira toujo")


000000001973-06-18-0000June 18, 1973 "Terrobeat HQ: Invade the Earth!" ("Kyoju kichi chikyu e shinnyu!")


000000001973-06-25-0000June 25, 1973 "Absolute Terror: Birthday of Horror!" ("Senritsu! Tanjobi no kyofu")


000000001973-07-30-0000July 30, 1973 "Mission: Blast the Japan Islands" ("Shirei: Nihon retto bakuha seyo")


000000001973-08-06-0000August 6, 1973 "Order: Destroy Earth with Comet K" ("Meirei: K susei de chikyu wo kowase")


000000001973-09-03-0000September 3, 1973 "Secret of Bakugon, the Giant Terro-Beast" ("Daikyouju Bakugon no himitsu")


000000001973-09-10-0000September 10, 1973 "Smash the Pin-Spitting Needlar" ("Hari fuki Nidora wo taose")


References[edit] Footnotes

^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 3. ^ a b c Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 4. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 5. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 6. ^ a b Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 7. ^ a b Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 8. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 23. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 24. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 25. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 9. ^ a b Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 11. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 12. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 13. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 15. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 16. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 26. ^ a b Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 27. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 28. ^ a b Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 30. ^ a b Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 31. ^ a b Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 32. ^ a b Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 33. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 40. ^ a b c Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 45. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 44. ^ a b Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 48. ^ a b Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 49. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 51. ^ a b c Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 46. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 47. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 307. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 50. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 70. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 53. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 59. ^ Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 72. ^ Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla
to Kurosawa, Oct 3, 2017, by Steve Ryfle and Ed Godziszewski. ^ Faraci, Devin (July 1, 2013). "Guillermo Del Toro On Classic Kaiju And Why Pacific Rim Doesn't Feature Robots". Birth.Movies.Death. Retrieved October 7, 2017.  ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 5. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 6. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 7. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 12. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 13. ^ a b Galbraith IV 2008, p. 14. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 15. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 20. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 22. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 73. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 74. ^ a b c Phillips & Stringer 2007, p. 110. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 82. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 84. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 89. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 94. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 96. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 99. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 106. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 108. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 111. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 113. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 123. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 127. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 128. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 130. ^ a b c Galbraith IV 2008, p. 134. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 136. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 140. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 142. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 146. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 149. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 153. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 155. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 159. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 160. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 162. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 176. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 183. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 185. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 190. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 194. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 203. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 206. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 210. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 212. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 213. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 215. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 221. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 225. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 231. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 233. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 234. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 240. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 251. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 258. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 261. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 268. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 269. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 281. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 300. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 322. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 343. ^ "Dreams". Criterion Collection. Retrieved 11 May 2017.  ^ Richie 1998, p. 260. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 382. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 383. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 302. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Ryfle & Godziszewski 2017, p. 303.


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Films directed by Ishirō Honda

Aoi shinju (1951) Nangoku no hada
Nangoku no hada
(1952) The Man Who Came to Port
The Man Who Came to Port
(1952) Adolescence Part II (1953) Eagle of the Pacific
Eagle of the Pacific
(1953) Farewell Rabaul
Farewell Rabaul
(1954) Godzilla
(1954) Love Makeup
Love Makeup
(1955) Oen-san
(1955) Half Human
Half Human
(1955) Young Tree (1956) Night School (1956) Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
(1956) People of Tokyo, Goodbye
People of Tokyo, Goodbye
(1956) Rodan
(1956) Be Happy, These Two Lovers (1957) A Teapicker's Song of Goodbye (1957) A Rainbow Plays in My Heart (1957) A Farewell to the Woman Called My Sister (1957) The Mysterians
The Mysterians
(1957) Song for a Bride (1958) The H-Man
The H-Man
(1958) Varan the Unbelievable
Varan the Unbelievable
(1958) Battle in Outer Space
Battle in Outer Space
(1959) The Human Vapor
The Human Vapor
(1960) Mothra
(1961) Gorath
(1962) King Kong vs. Godzilla
(1962) Matango
(1963) Atragon
(1963) Mothra
vs. Godzilla
(1964) Dogora
(1964) Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
(1964) Frankenstein Conquers the World
Frankenstein Conquers the World
(1965) Invasion of Astro-Monster
Invasion of Astro-Monster
(1965) The War of the Gargantuas
War of the Gargantuas
(1966) King Kong Escapes
King Kong Escapes
(1967) Destroy All Monsters
Destroy All Monsters
(1968) Latitude Zero (1969) All Monsters Attack
All Monsters Attack
(1969) Space Amoeba
Space Amoeba
(1970) Terror of Mechagodzilla
Terror of Mechagodzilla

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