Shochiku

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Shochiku Company, Limited (松竹株式会社,   Shōchiku Kabushikigaisha) is a Japanese film production company and distributor. It is headquartered in Tsukiji, Chuo, Tokyo. Among many others, Shochiku has produced a handful of tokusatsu films, most notably The X from Outer Space and its comedic remake Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit. Shochiku has also distributed films for both Kadokawa, such as The Great Yokai War and Gamera the Brave, and Tsuburaya Productions.

Selected productions

1930s

1960s

1990s

2000s

2010s

2020s

Cancelled films

  • The Birth of Monster Nesugon (1976)[1]
  • Gilalla (1995)[1]
  • Japan Sinks 1999 (1998)[1][2]

Selected distributions

Note: all films produced by Shochiku in the previous section were also distributed by the company.

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

  • Ultraman Ginga Special (2013) [produced by the Ultraman Ginga Production Commitee]
  • Giant Monster Rush: Ultra Frontier - Dino-Tank Hunting (2013) [produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Bandai and Bandai Visual]
  • Ultraman Ginga Special: Ultra Monsters vs. Ultra Heroes (2014) [produced by the Ultraman Ginga Production Commitee]
  • Giant Monster Rush: Ultra Frontier - Verokron Hunting (2014) [produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Bandai and Bandai Visual]
  • Ultraman Ginga S the Movie (2015) [produced by the Ultraman Ginga S the Movie Production Commitee]

See also

Notes

  1. Produced by Shochiku Kinema, a predecessor of Shochiku Co., Ltd.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Distributed by Fuji Eiga (later Shochiku Fuji), a former subsidiary of Shochiku Co., Ltd.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Distributed by Shochiku Fuji, a former subsidiary of Shochiku Co., Ltd.

References

This is a list of references for Shochiku. 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 1.2 1966-2008 番外篇『松竹特撮の世界』. cyberkids1954.com. Archived from the original on 12 September 2016.
  2. 日本沈没. ja.wikipedia.org. Retrieved on 17 March 2021.
  3. Gailbraith IV, Stuart. The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 324. 2008. ISBN: 978-0-8108-6004-9.

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