Invisible Man (1954)

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Credits for Invisible Man (film)

Invisible Man
The Japanese poster for Invisible Man
Directed by Motoyoshi Oda
Producer(s) Takeo Kita
Written by Shigeaki Hidaka, Kei Beppu,
H. G. Wells (Novel)
Music by Kyosuke Kami
Distributor TohoJP
Rating Unrated
Running time 70 minutesJP
(1 hour, 10 minutes)
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
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Invisible Man (透明人間,   Tōmei Ningen) is a 1954 tokusatsu kaijin film produced by Toho and loosely based on the novel The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells. The film was released to Japanese theaters on December 29, 1954.


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Main article: Invisible Man (film)/Credits.

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Motoyoshi Oda
  • Written by   Shigeaki Hidaka and Kei Beppu
  • Produced by   Takeo Kita
  • Executive producing by   Tatsuo Kuroda
  • Music by   Kyosuke Kami
  • Cinematography by   Eiji Tsuburaya
  • Edited by   Shuichi Anbara
  • Production design by   Teruaki Abe
  • Assistant directing by   Teruo Maru and Tetsuhiro Kawasaki
  • Special effects by   Eiji Tsuburaya
  • Based on the novel The Invisible Man by   H. G. Wells


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Seizaburo Kawazu   as   Takamitsu Nanjo / Invisible Man Nanjo
  • Miki Sanjo   as   Michiyo, the singer
  • Minoru Takada   as   Yajima, gang boss
  • Yoshio Tsuchiya   as   Reporter Komatsu
  • Kenjiro Uemura   as   Ken
  • Kamatari Fujiwara   as   Mariko's grandfather
  • Fuyuki Murakami   as   Chief Editor Yamada
  • Sonosuke Sawamura   as   Nomura, Dietman
  • Seijiro Onda   as   Chief of Metropolitan Police
  • Shin Otomo   as   Detective
  • Noriko Shigeyama   as   Nightclub dancer
  • Keiko Kondo   as   Mariko, young girl
  • Haruo Suzuki   as   Man in nightclub
  • Masao Mizuno   as   Joe
  • Haruo Nakajima   as   Invisible Man Akita
  • Akira Sera   as   Man at street stand
  • Yutaka Oka   as   TV Announcer
  • Shôichi Hirose   as   Policeman
  • Yasuhisa Tsutsumi   as   Jewelry Shop Manager
  • Jiro Kumagai   as   Otsuka
  • Minoru Ito   as   Man in car (traffic accident)
  • Keiko Mori   as   Woman in car (traffic accident)




Main article: Invisible Man (film)/Gallery.

Alternate titles

  • The Invisible Avenger
  • The Invisible Man
  • Transparent Man

Theatrical releases

Video releases

Toho DVD (2007/2015)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (Mono)
  • Subtitles: None
  • Special features: Booklet, photo gallery


Japanese Invisible Man video trailer



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8 months ago
Score 0
A very interesting little film, I watched it recently for a little binge I have been doing around Toho's non-Godzilla tokusatsu films. Love how sad the ending is.


40 months ago
Score 0
This should be part of the MonsterVerse. It'll be alot better than what Universal would've done with their Invisible Man in the Dark Universe.


17 hours 53 minutes ago
Score 0
what were they going to do?
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