Yosuke Nakano

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Yosuke Nakano
Yosuke Nakano in July 2020
Born August 8, 1971
Hakata, Fukuoka, Japan[1]
Occupation Director, writer, artist
First work Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993)
Notable work Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

Yosuke Nakano (中野 陽介,   Nakano Yōsuke), known professionally as Yo★Nakano (なかの★陽,   Nakano Yō), is a Japanese director, writer, and artist. After graduating from the Tokyo Institute of Visual Arts, Nakano joined Toho Eizo Bijutsu in 1993 as an assistant director to Koichi Kawakita for the then-upcoming Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II.[1] He continued to work in this capacity, as well as drawing storyboards and concept art, for Toho Pictures' next five kaiju films. He has since worked as a director and storyboardist for various tokusatsu and anime films and television series.

Selected filmography

Assistant director of special effects


Assistant director


Selected bibliography

Monsters designed


  1. Credited for "Gubila storyboards" on episode 13.


This is a list of references for Yosuke Nakano. 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 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Homenick, Brett (10 July 2020). "GODZILLA AND MOTHRA IN THE '90S! Assistant SFX Director Yosuke Nakano Reminisces About Heisei-Era Kaiju!". Vantage Point Interviews.
  2. Maruyama et al. 2021, p. 133.
  3. Maruyama et al. 2021, p. 84.



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