Masaaki Tezuka (手塚 昌明 is a Tezuka Masaaki)Japanese director. He became interested in filmmaking after seeing King Kong vs. Godzilla in a sold-out theater. After graduating from Nihon University, he directed made-for-TV films for Hori Productions. 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). His first directorial assignment for them was Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, and he went on to helm Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
2nd assistant director
- Bye-Bye Jupiter (1984) [with Masahiro Nara, Hitoshi Hoshino]
- Princess from the Moon (1987) [with Ryutaro Haneishi, Jun Mori]
- Reiko, the Psyche Resurrected (1991) [with Masatoshi Kurakata, Reijin Kurokawa]
- Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) [with Kazuhiko Honma, Reijin Kurokawa]
- Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) [with Reijin Kurokawa, Tomo Matsushita, Atsushi Keneshige]
1st assistant director
- Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
- Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)
- Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
- Go! Godman (2008)
Director of special effects
- Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) [B unit; uncredited]
- Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) [with Masahiro Yokotani]
- Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) as Teacher
- Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) as JSDF officer
- Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) as JXSDF officer
- Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) as Scientist in monster DNA repository
Tezuka (right)'s cameo in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
- All of Tezuka's cameos in the Godzilla films he directed are in their post-credit scenes.
- Each of Tezuka's Godzilla films features a prominent actor from the Showa era in a supporting role: Yuriko Hoshi in Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, Kumi Mizuno in Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, and Hiroshi Koizumi in Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S..
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