Daisuke Sato

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Daisuke Sato
Daisuke Sato at the 2017 Japan Expo
Born Unknown
Oita, Oita, Japan[1]
Occupation Modelmaker, director, cinematographer
First work Wanigon vs. Gamaron (2000)
Notable work Howl from Beyond the Fog (2019)
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Daisuke Sato (佐藤 大介,   Satō Daisuke) is a Japanese modeler and filmmaker. Having worked as a modeler on a handful of tokusatsu films in the 2000s, he has since served the roles of director, director of special effects, cinematographer, and/or more on a handful of independent kaiju films. He wrote, directed, executive produced, shot, and edited Howl from Beyond the Fog in 2019 and directed the special effects of the 2021 American film Iké Boys. He will also direct the special effects of, shoot, and co-direct Hoshi 35 (2023) and direct the special effects of and produce Brush of the God (2024).

Selected filmography

Assistant modeler





Director of special effects


Monsters modeled


Daisuke Sato interview (subtitled in Spanish)
Trailer for Sato's The Fog Horn


  1. Credited for "tokusatsu special effects."


This is a list of references for Daisuke Sato. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. @Hoshi35_movie (6 December 2022). "【スタッフ紹介】 特撮監督:佐藤大介 大分市出身。造形家としての活動とともに、映画『狭霧の國』の監督や、村瀬継蔵監督作『神の筆』の特撮監督など、国内外の映像制作も行っている。Los Gatos Works代表。 【映画『#HOSHI35』クラウドファンディング実施中!】 https://makuake.com/project/hoshi3...". Twitter.
  2. "ゴジラ・モスラ・キングギドラ 大怪獣総攻撃" [Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack]. Toho. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Driscoll, Nicholas (12 July 2019). "Daisuke Sato Interview (2019)". Toho Kingdom.
  4. "ゴジラ ファイナル ウォーズ" [Godzilla Final Wars]. Toho. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Hood, Robert (14 October 2009). "New Daikaiju Appears Through a Fog of Obscurity". Undead Backbrain. Archived from the original on 23 January 2021.
  6. "YUZO THE BIGGEST BATTLE IN TOKYO -- First Look At Upcoming Daikaiju Movie!". SciFi Japan. 3 September 2021.
  7. LeMay 2019, p. 450


  • LeMay, John (27 November 2019). The Big Book of Japanese Giant Monster Movies: The Lost Films: Mutated Edition. Bicep Books. ISBN 978-1701683945.


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