Kujira Gami (1962)

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Kujira Gami
The Japanese poster for Kujira Gami
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png The Whale God (1962)
See alternate titles
Directed by Tokuzo Tanaka
Producer(s) Masaichi Nagata
Written by Kaneto Shindo, Koichiro Uno (novel)
Music by Akira Ifukube
Distributor DaieiJP
Running time 100 minutes
(1 hour, 40 minutes)
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
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Kujira Gami (鯨神, lit. The Whale God) is a 1962 tokusatsu film produced by Daiei, and based on a 1961 novel of the same name written by Koichiro Uno. It was released in Japanese theaters on July 15, 1962.


A small Japanese fishing village is being terrorized by an unusually large and seemingly immortal North Pacific right whale. Shaki, whose family has been destroyed by the whale's rampage, becomes obsessed with killing it. Meanwhile, a brutal drunkard comes to the village, intent on killing the whale himself.


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


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

  • Katsu Shintaro   as   Kishu
  • Kojiro Hongo   as   Shaki
  • Fujimura Shiho   as   Ei
  • Reiko Fujiwara   as   Okoma
  • Michiko Takano   as   Yuki
  • Takemura Yosuke   as   Kasuke
  • Takashi Shimura   as   Village elder
  • Kyoko Enami
  • Kichijiro Ueda
  • Koji Fujiyama
  • Bontaro Miake




Main article: Kujira Gami (film)/Gallery.

Alternate titles

  • The Whale God (literal Japanese title)
  • Killer Whale[1]

Video releases

Kadokawa DVD (2006 / 2014)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Japanese)
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Special features: Audio commentary (seemingly the 2014 release only), trailer, cast and crew profiles, photo gallery


Japanese Kujira Gami theatrical trailer
Full movie


This is a list of references for Kujira Gami (film). 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. The Whale God: Work Information. Eiga.com. Retrieved on 2 August 2021.


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