Kensho Yamashita

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Kensho Yamashita
Kensho Yamashita
Born July 8, 1944
Kushira, Kagoshima, Japan
Died August 16, 2016
First work Who Am I (1969)
Notable work Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
I think Godzilla must remain an antagonist. I see LittleGodzilla as a very bad omen because he is so cute.

— Kensho Yamashita, when asked about the future of the Godzilla series

Kensho Yamashita (山下 賢章,   Yamashita Kenshō) was a Japanese film director. An assistant director at Toho since 1969, he worked with Ishiro Honda on Terror of Mechagodzilla in 1975. Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, his third stint as director, was also his last film credit. Yamashita passed away on August 16, 2016, from heart failure.

Selected filmography

1st assistant director

2nd assistant director



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