Hideto Date

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Hideto Date
Hideto Date emerges from the Megalon suit during rehearsals for Godzilla vs. Megalon
Occupation Suit actor
Notable role(s) Megalon
First work Thunder Mask (TV 1972-1973)
Notable work Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)

Hideto Date (伊達 秀人,   Date Hideto) is a Japanese suit actor. Though little is known about him, he was apart of a theater troupe with fellow actors Kenpachiro Satsuma and Tsugutoshi Komada.[1] He participated as a suit actor in the 1972 series, Thunder Mask before going on to portray Megalon in the 1973 film, Godzilla vs. Megalon alongside Satsuma and Komada as Gigan and Jet Jaguar, respectively.

Selected filmography



  • Date is frequently confused for Gigan suit actor Kenpachiro Satsuma in Japanese media. Satsuma himself even claimed to have played Megalon in his book, North Korea as Seen By Godzilla.


This is a list of references for Hideto Date. 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. Godzilla Toho Champion Festival Perfection. ASCII MEDIA WORKS. 29 November 2014. p. 111. ISBN 978-4-04-866999-3.


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