Akira Watanabe

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Akira Watanabe
Akira Watanabe
Occupation/Role Art director, special effects director
Birthday May 13, 1908
Date of death 1999
First work The War at Sea from
Hawaii to Malaya
(1942)
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Akira Watanabe (渡辺明,   Watanabe Akira), nicknamed Mr. Nabe (ナベさん,   Nabe-san), was a Japanese artist and art director who worked frequently on Toho's tokusatsu films during the Showa era. He is notable for finalizing the designs of popular monsters such as King Ghidorah, Baragon, and Godzilla himself. Away from Toho, Watanabe directed the special effects in Nikkatsu's sole Showa kaiju movie, Gappa.

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