Satoshi Narumi

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Satoshi Narumi
Satoshi Narumi circa 2004
Born 1956[1]
Occupation Wire rigger/operator
First work Ninja Wars (1982)
Notable work Godzilla Final Wars (2004)
Even though it was different from the special effects for Godzilla, the effects scenes still involved actors, so it was difficult to coordinate schedules and things. The wire operator [Satoshi] Narumi told me, "I can do anything," and that was very reassuring.

Takao Okawara, on filming Reiko, Psyche Resurrected[2]

Satoshi Narumi (鳴海 聡,   Narumi Satoshi) is a Japanese sōen (wire operation) technician. He first entered the Godzilla series in 1984 with The Return of Godzilla, working as an assistant to physical effects specialists Tadaaki Watanabe and Osame Kume. Beginning with 1992's Godzilla vs. Mothra, he worked as a wire operator on the drama unit of every Heisei Godzilla film, as well as all three entries in the Rebirth of Mothra trilogy. With the start of the Millennium series, Narumi transferred to the special effects unit, where his duties included controlling wire-operated kaiju puppets such as Mothra's, and hoisting both manned and unmanned kaiju suits.[1] He worked in this capacity on all of the Millennium films except GMK, for which he instead returned to the drama unit.

Selected filmography

Special physical effects assistant

Physical effects

Wire operator

Special effects wire operator


This is a list of references for Satoshi Narumi. 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. 1.0 1.1 Godzilla Final Wars Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 20 January 2005. pp. 100–101. ISBN 978-4091014986.
  2. Nakamura, Satoshi (2 February 2018). "第六回 監督 大河原孝夫氏(前編)" [#6: Takao Okawara, Director (Part 1)]. Godzilla Store.


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