Kujira Gami (1962)

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Kujira Gami
The Japanese poster for Kujira Gami
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 fishing village is terrorized by a seemingly unkillable whale. Shaki, whose family has been destroyed by the animal'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.

  • Directed by   Tokuzo Tanaka
  • Written by   Kaneto Shindo
  • Based on a novel by   Koichiro Uno
  • Produced by   Masaichi Nagata
  • Music by   Akira Ifukube
  • Cinematography by   Setsuo Kobayashi
  • Production design by   Shigeo Mano
  • Special effects by   Chikara Komatsubara, Takesaburo Watanabe, Hiroshi Ishida


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.

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


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16 months ago
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What is this info box picture?!

Green Blob Thing

16 months ago
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The film's poster.

Astounding Beyond Belief

39 months ago
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Why the untranslated title?


39 months ago
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I don't know.


41 months ago
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Japanese Moby dick?
Kadokawa Pictures (formerly Daiei Motion Picture Company)
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