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Akira Kubo appearing in Destroy All Monsters

Akira Kubo is a Japanese actor.


Biography

Born on December 1, 1936 in Tokyo, Akira Kubo made his acting debut in 1952 for director Seiji Maruyama in the youth film Adolescence. Kubo first worked with genre specialist director Ishiro Honda the next year in Adolescence Part II and the war drama Farwell Rabaul (1954). Kubo soon became a very popular young star after appearing in director Senkichi Taniguchi's The Sound of Waves (1954), based on the novel by Yukio Mishima, and he also appeared in films by noted directors, such as Shiro Toyoda's The Grass Whistle (1955) and Mikio Naruse's A Whistle in my Heart (1957).

Kubo appeared in many period dramas throughout his career, including Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood (1957) and Sanjuro (1962) as well as Hiroshi Inagaki's Chushingura (1962) and Wirlwind (1964) -- and war films such as Seiji Maruyama's Retreat From Kiska (1965) and Battle of Japan Sea (1969).

As one of Toho`s stable of young, popular thespians, Kubo's was cast as restless and determined young heroes, as the amesiatic astronaut "Tatsuo Kanai" in Ishiro Honda's GORATH (1962), the tourtured "Kenji Murai" in Matango (1963); nerdy "Tetsuo Torii" in Monster Zero (1965), the photo-journalist Goro Maki in Son of Godzilla (1967), the no-nonsense SY-3 captain "Katsuo Yamabe" in Destroy All Monsters (1968) and combat journalist "Taro Kudo" in Yog: Monster from Space (1970).

Kubo continues to act, and has most recently appeared in Hiroshi Teshigahara's Rikiyu (1989), Koreyoshi Kurahara's Hiroshima (1995) and Yutaka Osawa's I Love You (1999). Kubo returned to the kaiju eiga in a cameo, as the captain of a nuclear transport ship, in Shusuke Kaneko's Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995). The first time Kubo appeared in the United States was at one of the Godzillafest events.

Staff
Directors
Showa era Ishiro HondaEiji TsuburayaSFX directorMotoyoshi OdaKoji HashimotoKoichi KawakitaAssistant SFX directorJun FukudaYoshimitsu BannoMikio Naruse
Heisei era Kazuki OmoriTakao Okawara
Millennium series Takao OkawaraMasaaki TezukaShusuke KanekoHirofumi IshigakiRyuhei Kitamura
TriStar Pictures Roland Emmerich
MonsterVerse Gareth EdwardsJordan Vogt-Roberts
Post-Millennium Hideaki AnnoShinji HiguchiKobun ShizunoHiroyuki Seshita
Miscellaneous Willis O'Brien
Producers
Showa era Tomoyuki Tanaka
Millennium series Shogo Tomiyama
TriStar Pictures Dean Devlin
MonsterVerse Thomas TullJon JashniMary ParentBrian RogersYoshimitsu Banno
Writers
Showa era Shinichi SekizawaTakeo MurataTakeshi Kimura
Heisei era Kazuki Omori
Millennium series Wataru Mimura
TriStar Pictures Dean Devlin
MonsterVerse Max Borenstein
Post-Millennium Hideaki Anno
Composers
Showa era Akira IfukubeMasaru Sato
Heisei era Reijiro KorokuKouichi SugiyamaTakayuki Hattori
Millennium series Michiru OshimaKow Otani
MonsterVerse Alexandre DesplatHenry Jackman
Post-Millennium Shiro Sagisu
Actors and actresses
Showa era Akira TakaradaAkihiko HirataMomoko KochiTakashi ShimuraFuyuki MurakamiRaymond BurrHiroshi KoizumiTadao TakashimaHideyo AmamotoKumi MizunoSusumu KurobeSeiji ŌnakaKoji FuruhataDon MessickTGPH
Heisei era Megumi OdakaMasahiro TakashimaJirō DanMayumi ŌkuwaKaori AizawaKenichirō Shimamura
Millennium series Natalia D. AdamsOrga vocalizations
Paramount Pictures Peter CullenKing Kong vocalizations
TriStar Pictures Frank WelkerGodzilla vocalizations
MonsterVerse Aaron Taylor-JohnsonKen WatanabeElizabeth OlsenJuliette BinocheSally HawkinsDavid StrathairnBryan CranstonCarson BoldeCJ AdamsAl Sapienza
Post-Millennium Ren MatsuzawaMiwa SasakiHiroki HasegawaYutaka TakenouchiSatomi Ishihara
Suit actors
Showa era Haruo NakajimaKatsumi TezukaHiroshi SekitaKōji SoraSatoshi FuruyaKoetsu OmiyaShinji TakagiHideto OdachiIsao ZushiTadakki WatanabeToru Kawai
Heisei era Wataru FukudaRyō HaritaniKenpachiro SatsumaHurricane Ryu HarikenTsutomu KitagawaMizuho YoshidaAkira OhashiToshinori Sasaki
Millennium series Rie OtaToshinori SasakiHirofumi IshigakiKazuhiro Yoshida
TriStar Pictures Kurt Carley
MonsterVerse T.J. Storm
Post-Millennium Mansai Nomura
Miscellaneous
Printed media Noriyoshi OhraiHurricane Ryu HarikenChris MowryMatt FrankJeff ZornowPriscilla Tramontano