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 Shogo Tomiyama (富山省吾)
  Producer/Writer
 Date of birth:
      February 27th, 1952
      Osaka, Japan
 
Biography

An aspiring producer, who took the reigns of the Godzilla series following Tomoyuki Tanaka's death, Shogo Tomiyama became the fourth president of Toho starting in April of 2004, leading up to the release of Godzilla: Final Wars (2004).

As a producer, Tomiyama found early success producing films for idol Yuki Saito until he was first given the chance to produce for the Godzilla series with Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989). During the 1990's, Tomiyama became the go-to producer for the company's science fiction venues, tackling the Heisei Godzilla series and other productions such as Reiko, the Psyche Resurrected (1991) and the Rebirth of Mothra series.

The subsequent Godzilla Millennium series was also the brainchild of the producer, and it was Tomiyama's persistence that kept the series alive following its rough start. After Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) failed at the box office, Tomiyama switched gears and handed the series over to director Shusuke Kaneko, who churned out the highly successful Godzilla, Mothra & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack in 2001. By 2003, though, the series had once again gone stagnant at the box office with the lackluster performance of Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.. Tomiyama had big things in store for the following year, though, as he stepped up to become the president of Toho along with co-writing and producing the most expensive Godzilla film to emerge from Toho: Godzilla: Final Wars (2004). Preceding the film's release, Tomiyama commented that Godzilla would go into a decade long retirement following the release of the 2004 film, and, after surveying the disappointing box office receipts for Godzilla: Final Wars (2004), stayed true to his word.

Following the closure of the Godzilla series, Tomiyama continued to produce movies at Toho while president, including a few remakes of Akira Kurosawa's better known productions, with Sanjuro (1962) as Tsubaki Sanjuro (2007) and The Hidden Fortress (1958) as The Last Princess (2008).

On March 31st, 2010, Tomiyama stepped down as president of Toho and was replaced by Onmyoji (2001) producer Yoshinari Shimatani.

Producer Toho Filmography
Ohan (1984)
Lost Chapter of Snow: Passion (1985)
Young Girls In Love (1986)
Totto-Channel (1987)
Golf Before Dawn (1987)
Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)
Reiko, the Psyche Resurrected (1991)
Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
Yamato Takeru (1994)
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)
Abduction (1997)
Rebirth of Mothra III (1998)
Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999)
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
Godzilla, Mothra & King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack (2001)
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)
Ryoma's Wife (2002)
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
Red Moon (2004)
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
Spring Snow (2005)
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2006)
Love Never to End (2007)
Tsubaki Sanjuro (2007)
The Last Princess (2008)
The Vulture (2009)

Writer Toho Filmography
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)