Mothra

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A gigantic moth, worshipped as a goddess by an island people, begins to wreak havoc in Tokyo. Made by the director of Godzilla, with special effects by that film’s Eiji Tsubaraya, who pioneered ‘suitimation’, this is one of the best examples of the... read more
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A gigantic moth, worshipped as a goddess by an island people, begins to wreak havoc in Tokyo. Made by the director of Godzilla, with special effects by that film’s Eiji Tsubaraya, who pioneered ‘suitimation’, this is one of the best examples of the kaiju (Japanese monster movie).

Original Release

07/30/1961

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Cast

Hiroshi Koizumi Dr. Shin'ichi Chûjô
Kyoko Kagawa Photographer Michi Hanamura
Ken Uehara Dr. Harada
Emi Ito Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Yûmi Ito Shobijin (Twin Fairy) (as Yumi Ito)
Jerry Itô Kurâruku Neruson (as Jerî Itô)
Takashi Shimura News Editor
Tetsu Nakamura Nelson's Henchman / Nelson's Henchmen
Obel Wyatt Dr. Roff (as Ôberu Waiatto)
Akihiko Hirata Doctor
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ishirô Honda

Writers

Shin'ichi Sekizawa, Shin'ichirô Nakamura, Takehiko Fukunaga, Yoshie Hotta, Peter Fernandez, Robert Myerson

Cast

Hiroshi Koizumi Dr. Shin'ichi Chûjô
Kyoko Kagawa Photographer Michi Hanamura
Ken Uehara Dr. Harada
Emi Ito Shobijin (Twin Fairy)
Yûmi Ito Shobijin (Twin Fairy) (as Yumi Ito)
Jerry Itô Kurâruku Neruson (as Jerî Itô)
Takashi Shimura News Editor
Tetsu Nakamura Nelson's Henchman / Nelson's Henchmen
Obel Wyatt Dr. Roff (as Ôberu Waiatto)
Akihiko Hirata Doctor
Seizaburô Kawazu General
Yoshifumi Tajima Military Advisor
Robert Dunham Police chief of New Kirk City (as Robâto Danhamu)
Kenji Sahara Helicopter Pilot
Yoshio Kosugi Ship Captain
Ren Yamamoto Ship Survivor
Haruya Katô Ship Survivor
Shôichi Hirose Dam Worker
Hiroshi Takagi Nelson's Henchman
Yasuhisa Tsutsumi Woodcutter

Producers

Editors

Kazuji Taira

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