Koichi Kawakita

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Koichi Kawakita
Koichi Kawakita with the Oxygen Destroyer prop and a Godzilla maquette
Born December 5, 1942
Nihonbashi, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan
Died December 5, 2014 (aged 72)
Occupation Director, director of special effects, special effects cinematographer, optical photographer, writer, actor
Notable role(s) Bar patron, man listening to prime minister, store patron, JSDF officer, secretary of defense, office worker
First work Gorath (1962)
Notable work Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

Koichi Kawakita (川北 紘一,   Kawakita Kōichi) was a Japanese director, cinematographer, and optical photographer best known for his work on most of the Heisei era Godzilla films and the first two Rebirth of Mothra films. He also occasionally appeared in cameos in some of Toho's tokusatsu productions. Kawakita passed away on December 5, 2014, his 72nd birthday.[1]

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

Assistant special effects cinematographer[edit | edit source]

Optical photographer[edit | edit source]

2nd assistant director[edit | edit source]

2nd assistant director of special effects[edit | edit source]

  • Submersion of Japan (1973) [with Eiichi Asada, Makoto Yasuda, Hideyuki Inoue, Kazuo Yoshida, Fumisuke Okada]

1st assistant director of special effects[edit | edit source]

Director of special effects[edit | edit source]

Director[edit | edit source]

Screenwriter[edit | edit source]

  • Gunbot (TV 2014) [episodes 1-4]

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Kawakita plays his younger self in the Godzilla-themed episode of Stories of Narrow Escapes from Death

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