Toho

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Toho Company, Limited (東宝株式会社,   Tōhō Kabushiki-Kaisha, lit. Toho Co., Ltd.) is a large Japanese film studio. It is headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, and is one of the core companies of the Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group. In the West, it is best known as the producer of many kaiju and tokusatsu movies, the films of Akira Kurosawa, and the anime films of Studio Ghibli, as well as the Pokémon movies.

The company's most famous creation, Godzilla, was created by Tomoyuki Tanaka.

History

Toho was founded by the Hankyu Railway in 1932 as the Tokyo-Takarazuka Theater Company. It managed much of the kabuki in Tokyo and, among other properties, the Tokyo Takarazuka Theater and the Imperial Garden Theater in Tokyo; Toho and Shochiku enjoyed a duopoly over theaters in Tokyo for many years.

After several successful film exports to the United States during the 1950s, Toho opened the La Brea Theatre in Los Angeles to show its own films without selling to a distributor. It was known as the Toho Theatre from the late 1960s until the 1970s.[1] Toho also had a theater in San Francisco and opened a theater in New York in 1963.[2]

An offshoot of Toho, called Shintoho, was established in 1947 due to labor turmoil at Toho. The company went on to produce a slew of films during its short lifespan and declared bankruptcy in 1961.[3]

The classic TohoScope logo, used for Toho's widescreen movies from 1957 to 1964, and once more in 2004's Godzilla: Final Wars

They have contributed to the production of some American films, including Sam Raimi's A Simple Plan.

Productions

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

​2010s

Cancelled Films

Main article: Category:Unmade Films.

Television

In more recent years and for a period, they have produced video games, including a series of games based on Godzilla.

Staff

Former

Producers

Directors

  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • Ishiro Honda
  • Jun Fukuda
  • Kinji Fukasaku
  • Masaaki Tezuka
  • Nobuhiko Obayasaki
  • Shinji Higuchi
  • Shusuke Kaneko
  • Takao Okawra
  • Toshiro Mifune

Writers

  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • Ikuma Dam
  • Ishiro Honda
  • Jun Fukuda
  • Kinji Fukasaku
  • Masaaki Tezuka
  • Nobuhiko Obayashi
  • Seishi Yokomizo
  • Shogo Tomiyama
  • Shusuke Kaneko
  • Takao Okawara
  • Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Wataru Mimura

Composers

  • Akira Ifukube
  • Fumio Hayasaka
  • Ikuma Dan
  • Isao Tomita
  • Joe Hisaishi
  • Kiyoko Ogino
  • Kow Otani
  • Kunio Miyauchi
  • Masamichi Amano
  • Masaru Sato
  • Michiru Oshima
  • Reijiro Koroku
  • Riichiro Manabe 
  • Shiro Sagisu 
  • Takayuki Hattori
  • Toru Takemitsu
  • Toshiyuki Watanabe
  • Yasuharu Takanashi

Special Effects Crew

Musical Artists

  • Asami Abe
  • Masatoh Eve
  • U-Ya Asaoka

Editors

  • Akira Kurosawa
  • Nobuhiko Obayashi

Cinematographers

Gallery

References

This is a list of references for Toho. 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]

External Links

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Keizer Zilla

2 months ago
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I wonder if Toho knows about Wikizilla, If they support it that's awesome.
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Astounding Beyond Belief

2 months ago
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Toho barely tolerates the existence of the Western Godzilla fandom.
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VaderRaptor

one month ago
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Does that mean they hate us western fans?
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Astounding Beyond Belief

one month ago
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They like our money.
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VaderRaptor

one month ago
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True.
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SkullIsland

26 months ago
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Apparently Toho is starting a new program which allows fans to rent actual Godzilla suits.

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Garfzilla

23 months ago
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My life has begun.
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Crazy Godzilla Fan

6 months ago
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YEEESSS FINALLY MY DREAM HAS COM TRUE!!!!
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VaderRaptor

4 months ago
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&!$# that’s all you had to say!
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Keizer Zilla

one month ago
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Now I just need a City stage with foam buildings and my dream is complete!
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Magara M&E

31 months ago
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Best movie company ever!
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Ryanhussain14

32 months ago
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What's with Toho's obsession over international organisations such as the UN in their movies? Almost looks as if they are pushing globalist propaganda.
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Green Blob Thing

32 months ago
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God damn Toho and their evil, terrifying globalist propaganda. How dare they represent the United Nations in their movies!
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MosuFan2004

33 months ago
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First comment on Toho page!!! :D
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