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 Ishiro Honda
  Director/Writer/Editor/Special Effects Director/Actor
 Date of birth:
      May 7th, 1911
      Yamagata, Japan
 Date of death:
      February 28th, 1993
      Tokyo, Japan

Ishiro Honda, Toho's most renowned director of science fiction, is most famous for his numerous entries in the Godzilla series, but Honda also did a great deal of films in other genres during his career at Toho. Honda has also worked with the famous Akira Kurosawa on numerous occasions, and would actually come out of a self imposed retirement to direct several films with Kurosawa, including segments in his 1990 film Dreams.

Director Toho Filmography
The Blue Pearl (1951)
The Man Who Came to Port (1952)
The Skin of the South (1952)
Adolescence Part II (1953)
The Eagle of the Pacific (1953)
Godzilla (1954)
Farewell Rabaul (1954)
Half Human (1955)
Love Makeup (1955)
O-en-San (1955)
Rodan (1956)
Young Tree (1956)
People of Tokyo, Goodbye (1956)
The Mysterians (1957)
Good Luck to These Two (1957)
A Teapicker's Song of Goodbye (1957)
A Farewell to the Woman Called My Sister (1957)
A Rainbow Plays in My Heart: Part 1 (1957)
A Rainbow Plays in My Heart: Part 2 (1957)
Varan (1958)
H-Man (1958)
Song for a Bride (1958)
Battle in Outer Space (1959)
An Echo Calls You (1959)
Inao: Story of an Iron Arm (1959)
Seniors, Juniors, Co-Workers (1959)
The Human Vapour (1960)
Mothra (1961)
The Scarlet Man (1961)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
Gorath (1962)
Atragon (1963)
Matango (1963)
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Dogora (1964)
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
Frankenstien vs. Baragon (1965)
The War of the Gargantuas (1966)
Come Marry Me (1966)
King Kong Escapes (1967)
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
All Monsters Attack (1969)
Latitude Zero (1969)
Space Amoeba (1970)
Mirror Man (1972)
Mirror Man: Reanimates Dinosaur Aroza (1972)
Zone Fighter: Episode 4 (1973)
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
Dreams (1990)
Madadayo (1993)

Assitant Director Toho Filmography
Three Sisters with Maiden Hearts (1935)
Enoken's Ten Millions (1936)
Avalanche (1937)
A Husband's Chastity: If Spring Comes (1937)
A Husband's Chastity: Fall Once Again (1937)
Enoken's Chikiri Kinta Part 1: Momma, the Hat... The Nice Way (1937)
Enoken's Chikiri Kinta Part 2: Returning is Scary, but the Weather Will Clear If You Wait (1937)
The Beautiful Hawk (1937)
Humanity and Paper Balloons (1937)
Subterranean Heat (1938)
Tojuro's Love (1938)
Tsuruhachi Tsurujiro (1938)
Horse (1941)
Battle Troop (1942)
Colonel Kato's Flying Squadron (1944)
Stray Dog (1949)
Children of the Wind (1949)
Kagemusha (1980)
Ran (1985)
Dreams (1990)

Writer Toho Filmography
The Blue Pearl (1951)
The Man Who Came to Port (1952)
The Skin of the South (1952)
Godzilla (1954)
Young Tree (1956)
People of Tokyo, Goodbye (1956)
A Teapicker's Song of Goodbye (1957)
The War of the Gargantuas (1966)
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
Dreams (1990)
Madadayo (1993)

Editor Toho Filmography
Madadayo (1993)

Special Effects Director Toho Filmography
All Monsters Attack (1969)

Acting Toho Filmography
Stray Dog (1949) - Murakami, Detective (Some scenes while in army disguise)
Samurai Kids (1993) - Grandfather