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Kôichi Kawakita (1942–2014)

Kôichi Kawakita was born on December 5, 1942 in Tokyo, Japan. He is known for his work on Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974), Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) and Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995). He died on December 5, 2014 in Tokyo. See full bio »


(age 72) in Tokyo, Japan

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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Special Effects
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Special Effects
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Special Effects


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 2003 Chôseijin Guranseizâ (TV Series) (special effects director)
 1997 Rebirth of Mothra II (special effects)
 1996 Rebirth of Mothra (special effects)
 1995 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (director of special effects)
 1994 Yamato Takeru (special effects director)
 1993 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (director of special effects)
 1992 Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (director of special effects)
 1991 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (director of special effects)
 1989 Godzilla vs. Biollante (director of special effects)
 1989 Gunhed (director of special effects)
 1988 Bureau of D Agency (director of special effects)
 1987 19 (special effects supervisor)
 1985 Love: Take Off (director of special effects)
 1984 Zerosen moyu (director of special effects)
 1984 Bye Bye Jupiter (director of special effects)
 1983 Saraba Kaitei kûbo i 401 Maboroshi no panama unga daibakugeki! (TV Movie documentary) (special effects supervisor)
 1980 Ultraman 80 (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 4 episodes)
- Teleportation! The Man from Paris (1980) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Formation Yamato (1980) ... (special effects supervisor)
- The Visitor from Space (1980) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Airport Emergency (1980) ... (special effects supervisor)
 1980 Tokyo Daijishin Magnitude 8.1 (TV Movie) (special effects supervisor)
 1980 Monkey (TV Series) (special effects director - 1 episode)
- Kijo Yôkai: Nerawareta shinkon fûfu (1980) ... (special effects director)
 1977 Goliathon (special effects assistant)
 1976 Zero Pilot (special effects director)
 1976 Zoku ningen kakumei (assistant director of special effects)
 1975 Tôkyô-wan enjô (chief assistant director of special effects)
 1974 Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen (chief assistant director of special effects)
 1974 Ultraman Leo (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 1975)
 1974 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (assistant special effects director)
 1973 Ryusei Ningen Zon (TV Series) (director of special effects)
 1972 Ultraman (TV Series) (director of special effects)
 1966 Zero faita dai kûsen (special effects opticals assistant)
 1962 Gorath (assistant optical technician - uncredited)
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He join the Special Effects Department at Toho, under Eiji Tsuburaya, in 1962.

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