Teruyoshi Nakano

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Teruyoshi Nakano
Teruyoshi Nakano
Born October 9, 1935[1]
Andong, Manchukuo[1]
First work Night School (1956)
Notable work The Return of Godzilla (1984)

Teruyoshi Nakano (中野 昭慶,   Nakano Teruyoshi) is a former Japanese special effects director who has worked on numerous Toho-produced tokusatsu films, including many entries in the Godzilla series.


Nakano worked under his mentor Eiji Tsuburaya for much of the Showa series, before taking the reigns as head director of special effects for the Godzilla series following Tsuburaya's passing. Following the end of the Showa series, Nakano continued serving as director of special effects for other Toho films in the 1970's and 80's, such as The War in Space. Nakano's last work on a Godzilla film was as director of special effects for the 1984 revival of the series, The Return of Godzilla, in which Nakano created an expansive miniature cityscape and a giant "Cybot Godzilla" with the larger budget he was given. One of the special effects staff members working under Nakano for this film was Shinji Higuchi, who would go on to become a well-known special effects director in kaiju films such as the Heisei Gamera trilogy, and eventually a full-fledged director for films such as Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1 and Part 2 and Shin Godzilla. Nakano finally retired at the age of 52 after directing the special effects for Princess from the Moon in 1987.

Since his retirement, Nakano has continued to be a prominent and active figure in the Godzilla franchise, performing interviews about his work on the series and making public appearances at events like G-Fest.

Selected filmography

2nd assistant director

2nd assistant director of special effects

1st assistant director of special effects

Director of special effects



External links


This is a list of references for Teruyoshi 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. 1.0 1.1 中野昭慶. Japanese Wikipedia. Retrieved on 9 October 2019.


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