Minoru Nakano

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Minoru Nakano
Minoru Nakano
Born 1939[1]
Tokyo, Japan[2]
Died April 4, 2021 (aged 82)[3]
Occupation Optical photographer, visual effects artist, special effects director, actor
First work Ultra Q (TV 1966)
Notable work Ultraman (TV 1966-1967)
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Minoru Nakano (中野 稔,   Nakano Minoru) was a Japanese optical photographer and visual effects technician who worked with Tsuburaya Productions for nearly thirty years. Nakano passed away on April 4, 2021, at age 82 due to liver failure.[3][4]

Selected filmography

Optical photographer

Visual effects




Interview with Nakano and Noriyoshi Ikeya


This is a list of references for Minoru Nakano. 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. Separate Volume Special Effects Hidden Treasure First Godzilla Research Reader. Yosensha. 2014. p. 319.
  2. "中野稔について 映画データベース". allcinema.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "バルタン星人を分身させた光学撮影技師、中野稔さん死去". 6 April 2021.
  4. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2021-04-06/tsuburaya-productions-optical-photographer-minoru-nakano-passes-away-at-82/.171510
  5. All Ultraman Characters Encyclopedia Investigation Report. Kodansha. 21 December 2012. ISBN 4062181282.


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