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


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

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

Writer Toho Filmography

Date      Title Type
2004 Godzilla: Final Wars Produced