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Jun Fukuda  Jun Fukuda (福田純)
  Director / Writer / Producer
  Date of birth:
  February 17th, 1923
  Manshu, Korea
  Date of death:
  December 3rd, 2000
  Tokyo, Japan
Director Filmography - Assistant Director Filmography - Writer Filmography - Producer Filmography

Biography

Jun Fukuda joined Toho in 1946 and ventured into the realm of assistant director as others like Hiroshi Inagaki took the young man under their wing. By 1959, Fukuda began a career as a full fledged director. His early work slanted more toward mystery, but he began to expand into more comedic work by the mid-1960's, with movies such as Iron Finger (1965). It was around this time that Fukuda was approached and given the opportunity to direct a movie in the Godzilla series, Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966), to which he accepted. By the director's request, Akira Ifukube was bypassed for the production in favor of Masaru Sato, a composer that Fukuda was more familiar with.

Fukuda would go on to direct entries in Toho's popular Young Guy series and Konto 55, however he would be best known for his Godzilla work and would later in his career become the "go to" director for special effects productions after Ishiro Honda stepped out of the limelight. Fukuda also wrote the unproduced Invisible Man vs. the Human Torch.

Director Toho Filmography

Date      Title Type
1959 Dangerous Playing with Fire Produced
1960 The Secret of the Telegian Produced
1961 The Merciless Trap Produced
1961 Witness Killed Produced
1961 Counterstroke Produced
1962 Weed of Crime Produced
1962 Woman Herself Produced
1963 Operation Mad Dog Produced
1963 Young Guy in Hawaii Produced
1964 Trap of Suicide Kilometer Produced
1964 Blood and Diamonds Produced
1965 Iron Finger Produced
1965 White Rose of Hong Kong Produced
1965 Underworld Total Destruction Maneuvers Produced
1966 Ebirah, Horror of the Deep Produced
1966 The Mad Atlantic Distributed
1967 Son of Godzilla Produced
1968 Booted Babe, Busted Boss Produced
1969 Konto 55: Grand Outer Space Adventure Produced
1969 Konto 55: We are the Great-Great Grandchildern of the Ninja Produced
1969 Young Guy on Mt. Cook Produced
1969 The Freshman into the World Produced
1970 City of Beasts Produced
1972 Godzilla vs. Gigan Produced
1973 Godzilla vs. Megalon Produced
1973 Zone Fighter Television
1974 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Produced
1974 ESPY Produced
1974 Comedy of Damashi's Humanity and Justice Produced
1974 Submersion of Japan Television
1977 The War in Space Produced

Assistant Director Toho Filmography

Date      Title Type
1952 The Man Who Came to Port Produced
1953 Flower Girls Produced
1954 Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto Produced
1955 Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple Produced
1956 Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island Produced
1956 Rodan Produced
1956 Rebels on the High Sea Produced
1957 Yagyu Confidential Produced
1958 Ninjitsu Produced

Writer Toho Filmography

Date      Title Type
1962 Weed of Crime Produced
1966 The Mad Atlantic Distributed
1968 Booted Babe, Busted Boss Produced
1973 Godzilla vs. Megalon Produced
1973 Horror of the Wolf Produced
1973 Zone Fighter Television
1974 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Produced
1974 Comedy of Damashi's Humanity and Justice Produced

Producer Toho Filmography

Date      Title Type
1970 City of Beasts Produced