Mansai Nomura

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Godzilla Actor
Mansai Nomura holding a Godzilla 2016 figure
Mansai Nomura
Characters Portrayed
Birth Date Birthplace
April 5, 1966 Tokyo, Japan
First Film Notable Work
Ran Onmyoji


Mansai Nomura II (二世 野村 萬斎,   Nisei Nomura Mansai?), born Takeshi Nomura (野村 武司,   Nomura Takeshi?), is a well-known Japanese Kyōgen stage actor and film actor. He is famous for his role as Tsurumaru in Akira Kurosawa's 1985 epic Ran and as Abe no Seimei in Onmyoji and its sequel Onmyoji II. Nomura portrayed Godzilla through motion capture in the 2016 Godzilla film, Godzilla Resurgence.




  • Nomura appeared in the lead role in the film The Floating Castle in 2012, which was directed by Shinji Higuchi. Nomura later portrayed Godzilla in Godzilla Resurgence, which was also co-directed by Higuchi.

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