Yoshimitsu Banno

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Yoshimitsu Banno
Born (1931-03-30)March 30, 1931
Died May 7, 2017(2017-05-07) (aged 86)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Director

Yoshimitsu Banno (坂野 義光, Banno Yoshimitsu, March 30, 1931 – May 7, 2017)[1] was a Japanese director, best known for the cult-classic Godzilla vs. Hedorah, which he directed and co-wrote. Banno was a special guest at G-Fest XII in 2005. He was a co-executive producer of the new Godzilla film with Legendary Pictures, and it's sequel Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Directing credits[edit]

  • Birth of the Japanese Islands (1970)
  • Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
  • Jinzo ningen Casshan (Android Casshan) (1988) (TV Series)
  • Ninja, the Wonder Boy (1985) (TV Series)

Assistant directing credits[edit]

  • Prophecies of Nostradamus (1974)
  • Doto ichiman kairi (The Mad Atlantic) (1966)
  • Kureji no musekinin Shimizu Minato (The Boss of Pickpocket Bay) (1966)
  • Hyappatsu hyakuchu (1965)
  • Taiheiyo kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka (A Miraculous Military Operation in the Pacific Ocean: Kiska) (1965)
  • Nikutai no gakko (School of the Flesh) (1965)
  • Nippon ichi no horafuki otoko (Japan's Number One Braggart Man) (1964)
  • Kyomo ware ozorami ari (1964)
  • Nippon musekinin yaro (The Irresponsible Guys of Japan) (1962)
  • Nippon musekinin jidai (The Irresponsible Age of Japan) (1962)
  • The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
  • The Hidden Fortress (1958)
  • The Lower Depths (1957)
  • Throne of Blood (1957)

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Executive producer[edit]


  1. ^ Brett (May 9, 2017). "Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker: Remembering Yoshimitsu Banno". Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker. Retrieved May 9, 2017. 

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