Kazunari Yamanaka

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Kazunari Yamanaka
Kazunari Yamanaka circa 2022
Born 1970
Aichi, Japan[1]
Occupation Producer
First work Rebirth of Mothra 2 (1997)
Notable work Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Kazunari Yamanaka (山中 和成,   Yamanaka Kazunari) is a Japanese producer. He joined Toho Pictures in 1997,[1] first working on Rebirth of Mothra 2 as a production assistant and later becoming the producer of the final two Millennium Godzilla films. He now works for TOHO Visual Entertainment as part of the Godzilla Strategic Conference.[2] While working on Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, Yamanaka authored a lore document placing various kaiju in the film's continuity, though it went unused.[3] In 2022, he joined the crew of the web series Godziban for its fourth season, replacing Takato Higuchi as producer.

Selected filmography

Production assistant

Assistant producer


Planning supervisor

Selected video games

Selected bibliography


This is a list of references for Kazunari Yamanaka. 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. 1.0 1.1 Kimura et al. 2016, p. 22
  2. Inaba 2022, p. 50.
  3. Kimura et al. 2016, p. 105.


  • Kimura, Gaku; Nakamura, Satoshi; Tomoi, Taketo; Shimizu, Toshifumi; Aita, Hideo; Maruyama, Takeshi; Toyota, Tomohisa; Matsunomoto, Kazuhiro; Hazawa, Masato (21 December 2016). Godzilla Against Type-3 Kiryu (Mechagodzilla) Completion. Hobby Japan. ISBN 978-4-7986-1353-6.
  • Inaba, Kazuhiro (21 December 2022). Godziban Book. TOHO Visual Entertainment.


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