Whale God (1962)

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Kadokawa Pictures (Daiei Motion Picture Company) Movie
The Japanese poster for Whale God
Whale God
Directed by Tokuzo Tanaka
Produced by Masaichi Nagata
Written by Kaneto Shindo, Koichiro Uno (Novel)
Music by Akira Ifukube
Distributor DaieiJP
Rating Not Rated
Running Time 100 minutes
(1 hour, 40 minutes)
Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
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Whale God (鯨神,   Kujira Gami) is a 1962 tokusatsu film produced by Daiei Motion Picture Company, and based on a 1961 novel of the same name written by Koichiro Uno. It was released in Japanese theaters on July 15, 1962.


A small fishing village is terrorized by a seemingly unkillable whale. Shaki, whose family has been destroyed by the animal's rampage, becomes obsessed with killing it. Meanwhile, a brutal drunkard comes to the village, intent on killing the whale himself.


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

  • Directed by   Tokuzo Tanaka
  • Written by   Kaneto Shindo
  • Produced by   Masaichi Nagata
  • Music by   Akira Ifukube
  • Cinematography by   Setsuo Kobayashi
  • Production Design by   Shigeo Mano
  • Special Effects by   Chikara Komatsubara, Takesaburo Watanabe, Hiroshi Ishida
  • Based on a novel by   Koichiro Uno


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

  • Katsu Shintaro   as   Kishu
  • Kojiro Hongo   as   Shaki
  • Fujimura Shiho   as   Ei
  • Reiko Fujiwara   as   Okoma
  • Michiko Takano   as   Yuki
  • Takemura Yosuke   as   Kasuke
  • Takashi Shimura   as   Village Elder
  • Kyoko Enami
  • Kichijiro Ueda
  • Koji Fujiyama
  • Bontaro Miake




Main article: Kujira Gami (film)/Gallery.

Video Releases

Kadokawa DVD (2006/2014)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Japanese)
  • Subtitles: Japanese
  • Special Features: Audio commentary (seemingly the 2014 release only), trailer, cast and crew profiles, photo gallery


Japanese Whale God theatrical trailer


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Astounding Beyond Belief

17 months ago
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Why the untranslated title?


17 months ago
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I don't know.


20 months ago
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Japanese Moby dick?