Bye-Bye Jupiter

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Bye-bye jupiter
Directed by                   Produced by
Koji Hashimoto,
Sakyo Komatsu
Sakyo Komatsu,
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Written by                       Music by  
Sakyo Komatsu Kentaro Haneda,
Yumi Matsutoya,
Jiro Sugita
Distributed by                       Rating      
Toho Company Ltd.JP Unrated
  Budget                           Box Office
¥???,???,??? ¥???,???,???
Running Time
129 minutesJP
(2 hours, 9 minutes)
Designs Used

Bye-Bye Jupiter (さよならジュピター,   Sayonara Jupitā?, lit. Goodbye Jupiter) is a 1984 tokusatsu film produced by Toho Company Ltd. It was released to Japanese theaters on March 17, 1984.




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

  • Directed by   Koji Hashimoto and Sakyo Komatsu
  • Written by   Sakyo Komatsu
  • Produced by   Sakyo Komatsu and Tomoyuki Tanaka
  • Music by   Kentaro Haneda, Yumi Matsutoya, and Jiro Sugita
  • Stock Music by   Akira Ifukube and Ikuma Dan
  • Cinematography by   Kazutami Hara
  • Edited by   Yoshitami Kuroiwa
  • Production Design by   Akira Sakuragi
  • Assistant Directing by   Masaaki Tezuka
  • Special Effects by   Koichi Kawakita


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

  • Tomokazu Miura   as   Eiji Honda, SSDO Chief
  • Diane Dangely   as   Maria Basehart
  • Rachael Huggert   as   Dr. Millicent Wilem
  • Akihiko Hirata   as   Dr. Inoue Ryutarou
  • Andrew Hughes   as   Senator Shadllic
  • Masumi Okada   as   Dr. Mohammed Mansur
  • Hisaya Morishige   as   Earth Federation President
  • Miyuki Ondo   as   Anita
  • Ron Irwin   as   Captain Hoger Kinn
  • Paul Taiga   as   Peter, Jupiter Church Founder
  • William Tapier   as   Edward Webb, SSDO President
  • Toshiro Mifune   as   Musashi Miyamoto
  • Koji Tsuruta   as   Kojiro Sasaki
  • Yosuke Natsuki   as   Detective Shindo (Stock footage)
  • Takashi Shimura   as   Dr. Tsukamoto (Stock footage)



Weapons, Vehicles, and Races


Main article: Bye-Bye Jupiter/Gallery.


Main article: Bye-Bye Jupiter (Soundtrack).

Alternate Titles

  • Sayonara Jupiter (さよならジュピター,   Japan?)
  • Goodbye, Jupiter, Goodbye (Adiós, Júpiter, Adiós; Spain)
  • Steely Vultures Space (Ατσαλένιοι γύπες του διαστήματος; Greece)
  • Operation Jupiter (West Germany)

Theatrical Releases

Video Releases

Geneon (2003)[1]

  • Released: March 21, 2003
  • Region: Region 2
  • Language: Japanese
  • Format: Color, Dolby, DTS Stereo, Limited Edition, Widescreen
  • Other Details: 1.78:1 aspect ratio, 130 minutes run time, 2 discs

Discotek (2007)[2]

  • Released: January 30, 2007
  • Region: Region 1
  • Language: Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dubbed, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Other Details: 1.85:1 aspect ratio, 130 minutes run time, 1 disc




  • Akihiko Hirata's role as Inoue Ryutarou in this film was the actor's final role before he died later that same year. Hirata was planned to appear in The Return of Godzilla as Doctor Hayashida, but was replaced by Yosuke Natsuki after his death.
  • In one scene, Captain Hoger Kinn can be seen watching Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.
  • Sakyo Komatsu originally wanted Orson Welles to play the role of SSDO President, but he was replaced by William Tapier.


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