Masaaki Tezuka

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Masaaki Tezuka
Tezuka in front of posters for Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla
Born January 24, 1955
Tochigi, Japan
Occupation Director, screenwriter
First work Oyome ni Yukimasu (1978)
Notable work Godzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003)
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Masaaki Tezuka (手塚 昌明,   Tezuka Masaaki) is a Japanese director. He became interested in filmmaking after seeing King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) in a sold-out theater. After graduating from Nihon University, he directed made-for-TV films for Hori Productions.[1] His work with Toho began in 1978 when he served as an assistant director and producer for Oyome ni Yukimasu. Toho hired him as an in-house assistant director following the production of 47 Ronin (1994), and he worked as the 1st AD on movies including Rebirth of Mothra 2 (1997) and Rebirth of Mothra 3 (1998). His first directorial assignment for the company was Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000), and he went on to helm Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) and Godzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003).

Selected filmography

Assistant director

First assistant director







This is a list of references for Masaaki Tezuka. 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]


  • Kimura, Manabu, ed. (21 December 2016). Godzilla Against Type-3 Kiryu (Mechagodzilla) Completion. Hobby Japan. ISBN 978-4-7986-1353-6.
  • Matsui, Satoshi, ed. (1 January 2004). Godzilla: Tokyo SOS Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. ISBN 4-09-101493-3.


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