Kenji Suzuki  Kenji Suzuki (鈴木健二)
  Special Effects Director / Director / Actor
  Date of birth:
  July 9th, 1957
  Ibaraki, Japan
Special Effects Director Filmography - Special Effects Assistant Director Filmography - Director Filmography - Acting Filmography


Suzuki had a rather short career at Toho as a special effects director of theatrical films, which only spanned across one Mothra movie and two Godzilla films. It appears that Suzuki might have taken the blunt of the blame for Godzilla vs. Megaguirus' (2000) box office failure, which is why his career might have ended so abruptly. Before Suzuki became a director of special effects, he was the assistant special effects director for The Imperial Navy (1981) as his first production. He dabled in assisting outside of special effects, before teaming with Koichi Kawakita for Bye-Bye Jupiter (1984). Seven years later, Suzuki would become Kawakita's go-to assistant from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) until Kawakita's retirement from theatrical work.

In 2003, Suzuki would be back at Toho, however, this time in the director's chair as he helped helm Toho's successful The Gransazers TV show. He continued this trend with the follow-up series in the Star God franchise: The Justirisers (2004).

Special Effects Director Toho Filmography

Date      Title Type
1998 Rebirth of Mothra III Produced
1999 Godzilla 2000: Millennium Produced
2000 Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Produced

Special Effects Assistant Director Toho Filmography

Date      Title Type
1981 The Imperial Navy Produced
1984 Bye-Bye Jupiter Produced
1991 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah 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

Director Toho Filmography

Date      Title Type
2003 The Gransazers
Episodes: 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 17, 18, 26, 27, 31, 32, 38, 39, 44, 45
2004 The Justirisers Television

Assistant Director Toho Filmography

Date      Title Type
1983 Daijobu, My Friend Distributed
1985 Tampopo Distributed

Acting Toho Filmography

Date      Title ROLE Type
2002 Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla Type 90 Maser Beam Tank Pilot Produced