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Yoshimitsu Banno (1931–2017)

Yoshimitsu Banno studied at Toho under such directors as Hiromichi Horikawa, Mikio Naruse, Kengo Furusawa and Seiji Maruyama. By 1970 Toho was ready to promote him to full director, and the resulting project, Birth of the Japanese Islands (1970) played at Osaka's Expo 70, attracting record-breaking crowds. Gojira series producer Tomoyuki Tanaka ... See full bio »


(age 86) in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan

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Godzilla Producer
The Hidden Fortress Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Throne of Blood Second Unit Director or Assistant Director


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 1974 Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen (chief assistant director)
 1966 Doto ichiman kairi (chief assistant director)
 1966 The Boss of Pick-pocket Bay (chief assistant director)
 1965 Hyappatsu hyakuchu (chief assistant director)
 1965 Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka (chief assistant director)
 1965 Nikutai no gakko (chief assistant director)
 1964 The Sandal Keeper (chief assistant director)
 1964 Kyô mo ware ôzora ni ari (chief assistant director)
 1962 Nippon musekinin yaro (second assistant director)
 1962 Nippon musekinin jidai (second assistant director)
 1960 The Bad Sleep Well (assistant director - as Yoshimitsu Sakano)
 1958 The Hidden Fortress (assistant director - as Yoshimitsu Sakano)
 1957 The Lower Depths (assistant director - as Yoshimitsu Sakano)
 1957 Throne of Blood (assistant director - as Yoshimitsu Sakano)
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