Toshifumi Shimizu

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Toshifumi Shimizu
Toshifumi Shimizu in 2021
Born 1968
Kanagawa, Japan[1]
Occupation Film archivist, compositor, writer, director, former assistant director
First work Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
Notable work A Tale of Mari and
Three Puppies

Toshifumi Shimizu (清水 俊文,   Shimizu Toshifumi) is a Japanese film archivist, visual effects artist, writer, and occasional director. Shimizu worked as an assistant director on every Godzilla film of the Millennium era: as part of the drama unit for the first three, the special effects unit for the next two, and the visual effects unit for the final entry Godzilla Final Wars (2004). He made his debut as a director of special effects on the 2007 movie A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies, and later directed the 2014 NHK documentary Godzilla's 60th Anniversary: The Special Effects of Japan - Incredible Techniques[1] and the 2022 April Fool's Day short film Godzilla vs. the Tigers.[2] Shimizu also lead 4K restoration projects for several of Toho's classic tokusatsu films at Tokyo Laboratory prior to the company's ceasing of operations.

Selected filmography

Assistant production manager

Assistant director

Assistant director of special effects

Visual effects compositor


  • Godzilla's 60th Anniversary: The Special Effects of Japan - Incredible Techniques (2014)
  • Godzilla vs. the Tigers (2022)


Selected bibliography

External links


This is a list of references for Toshifumi Shimizu. 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 Shimizu 2014, p. 127
  2. "Credits". Godzilla vs. the Tigers. Retrieved 14 July 2023.



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