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Ryûhei Kitamura

Ryûhei Kitamura was born on May 30, 1969 in Osaka, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for The Midnight Meat Train (2008), Versus (2000) and Godzilla: Final Wars (2004). See full bio »
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 2014 Lupin III
 2012 No One Lives
 2009 Baton
 2006 Romance Novel (TV Movie)
 2006 LoveDeath
 2004 Sakurajima (Video documentary)
 2004 Longinus (Video short)
 2003 Sky High
 2003/I The Messenger (Short)
 2003 Azumi
 2003 Aragami
 2003 Sky High (TV Series)
 2002 Alive
 2002 Jam Films (segment "The Messenger - Requiem for the Dead")
 2000/II Versus
 1997 Down to Hell
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Authored a guide to filmmaking, entitled Man on Fire, which was only published in Japan.

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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He is the first person to direct both a Godzilla film and a Lupin III film. See more »


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