Yoichi Manoda

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Yoichi Manoda
Yoichi Manoda
Born October 6, 1935
Tokyo, Japan[1]
Occupation Cinematographer, director of special effects, producer
First work Eagle of the Pacific (1953)
Notable work Destroy All Monsters (1968)
Not to be confused with Yukio Manoda.

Yoichi Manoda (真野田 陽一,   Manoda Yōichi) is a Japanese cinematographer, special effects director and television producer.

Manoda studied under Eiji Tsuburaya at the Tsuburaya Special Research Institute before transferring to Toho in 1953. He served as an assistant cameraman on a number of the company's tokusatsu films through the 1960s until his promotion to special effects cinematographer in 1966, succeeding Sadamasa Arikawa. In 1971, Manoda was given the position of director of photography of Godzilla vs. Hedorah, which did not split up its drama and effects crew. He left the film industry shortly thereafter to work as a special effects director on several of Tsuburaya and Toho's television productions.

Selected filmography

Assistant special effects cinematographer

Special effects cinematographer

Director of special effects



  1. Simply credited for "special effects" alongside Mutsumi Toshima, Katsuharu Kaneko, Kazunobu Sanpei, Shoji Ogawa, and Takeharu Ikebuchi.


This is a list of references for Yoichi Manoda. 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. Encyclopedia of Godzilla. Gakken. 1 January 1990. p. 101.


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