Masakatsu Asai

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Masakatsu Asai
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Occupation Director, cinematographer
First work Godzilla (1954)
Notable work King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)

Masakatsu Asai (浅井 正勝,   Asai Masakatsu) is a Japanese assistant director and cameraman who worked for Toho between the 1950s and 60s. He served as the 1st AD under Eiji Tsuburaya on numerous of the company's classic tokusatsu films, and was succeeded by Teruyoshi Nakano. Because assistant special effects directors were not credited until Matango, Asai never received a single credit during his tenure.

Selected filmography

Assistant special effects cinematographer

1st assistant director of special effects

2nd assistant director of special effects

  • Varan (1958) [uncredited]

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