Genocide (1968)

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The Japanese poster for Genocide
Alternate titles
Flagicon Japan.png Great Insect War (1968)
Flagicon United States.png War of the Insects (1969)
See alternate titles
Directed by Kazui Nihonmatsu
Produced by Tsuneo Kosumi
Written by Susumu Takaku, Kingen Amada
Music by Shunsuke Kikuchi
Distributor Shochiku
Running time 84 minutes
(1 hour, 24 minutes)
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
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Genocide (昆虫大戦争,   Konchū Daisensō, lit. Great Insect War) is a 1968 tokusatsu kaiju/horror film produced by Shochiku. The film was released to Japanese theaters on November 9, 1968.



Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Kazui Nihonmatsu
  • Produced by   Tsuneo Kosumi
  • Music by   Shunsuke Kikuchi
  • Cinematography by   Shizuo Hirase
  • Edited by   Akimitsu Terada
  • Production Design by   Tadataka Yoshino
  • Assistant Directing by   Keiji Shiraki
  • Special Effects by   Keiji Kawakami and Shun Suganuma
  • Screenplay by   Susumu Takaku
  • Story by   Kingen Amada


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Keisuke Sonoi   as   Yoshito Nagumo
  • Yûsuke Kawazu   as   Joji Akiyama
  • Emi Shindo   as   Yukari Akiyama
  • Reiko Hitomi   as   Junko Komura
  • Eriko Sono   as   Nagumo's Assistant
  • Kathy Horan   as   Annabelle
  • Chico Roland   as   Charlie
  • Ralph Jesser   as   Lieutenant Colonel Gordon



  • Giant Bugs

Weapons, Vehicles, and Races


Main article: Genocide/Gallery.


Main article: Genocide (Soundtrack).


Alternate Titles

  • Great Insect War (Japan; literal title)
  • War of the Insects (United States)
  • Death Opens His Wings (Ο θάνατος ανοίγει τα φτερά του; Greece)
  • The Hallucinating End of Humanity (L'allucinante fine dell'umanità; Italy)
  • Destructive Invasion (La Invasión Destructora; Mexico)
  • Genocide - The Killer Bees Attack (Genocide - Die Killerbienen greifen an; West Germany)

Theatrical Releases

Foreign Releases

Box Office


DVD and Blu-ray Releases



Genocide Japanese trailer


External Links


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