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Takeshi Kimura (I) (1912–1988)

Takeshi Kimura was a studio writer for Toho. Unlike his contemporary, Shinichi Sekizawa, who thought writing SF films was "lots of fun," Kimura could not see it that way. It was serious business to him, and he exorcised many personal demons while writing. Of the two, it was said that if a Gojira script was serious or involved politics, it would go... See full bio »



(age 75) in Tokyo, Japan

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 1973 Godzilla vs. Megalon (story "Gojira tai Uchu Kaijû")
 1972 Godzilla vs. Gigan (story "Gojira tai Uchu Kaijû")
 1971 Godzilla vs. Hedorah (as Kaoru Mabuchi)
 1968 The Night of the Seagull (as Kaoru Mabuchi)
 1968 Destroy All Monsters (as Kaoru Mabuchi)
 1967 King Kong Escapes (as Kaoru Mabuchi)
 1966 The War of the Gargantuas (as Kaoru Mabuchi)
 1966 Kiganjô no bôken (as Kaoru Mabuchi)
 1965 Frankenstein Conquers the World (screenplay - as Kaoru Mabuchi)
 1963 The Lost World of Sinbad (writer)
 1963 Hiken (writer)
 1963 Matango (screenplay)
 1962 Gorath (screenplay)
 1961 The Last War (written by)
 1960 The Human Vapor (written by)
 1958 The H-Man (written by)
 1957 The Mysterians (written by)
 1957 Yagyû bugeichô (screenplay)
 1956 Rodan
 1956 Ringo taikara
 1956 Narazu-mono
 1953 Akasen kichi (writer)

Personal Details

Other Works:

"Gojira tai Uchu Kaijû" (1971 unused story)

Alternate Names:

Kaoru Mabuchi

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Changed his name to Kaoru Mabuchi after completing Furankenshutain tai Chitei Kaijuu Baragon (1965).

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