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Shinkichi Yamane
S Yamane
Biological Information

Nationality:

Japanese

Species:

Human

Status:

Deceased

Affiliation Information

Relationships:

Masaji Yamada (Brother)
Kyohei Yamane (Adoptive father)
Emiko Yamane (Adoptive sister)
Kenichi Yamane (Son)
Yukari Yamane (Daughter)

Production Information

Portrayed by:

Toyoaki Suzuki

First appearance:

Godzilla

Last appearance:

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah Mentioned

 

Shinkichi Yamane (山根新吉,   Yamane Shinkichi?) was a supporting character in the 1954 Godzilla film, Godzilla, its 1956 counterpart, Godzilla, King of the Monsters! and was briefly mentioned in the 1995 film, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.

He was the adopted son of Dr. Kyohei Yamane and father of Yukari and Kenichi Yamane.


Appearance

Shinkichi's attire was casual for the island he was living on, consisting of a simple t-shirt and pants.

Personality

Shinkichi's personality wasn't thoroughly explored during the events of Godzilla. During the events of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, Shinkichi would've apparently been unhappy with his children's occupations, as he apparently expected great things of them, over the implied mediocrity coming from their current occupations, casting him in a slightly judgmental shadow.

Relationships

Kyohei Yamane

Kyohei Yamane acted as Shinkichi's adoptive father after Godzilla's first attack results in his home and family's destruction.

Masaji Yamada

Masaji was Shinkichi's biological brother, prior to his death.

Yukari Yamane

Yukari was Shinkichi's daughter, who became a reporter.

Kenichi Yamane

Keniichi was Shinkichi's son, who went to college and studied Godzilla.

History

Showa era

Godzilla

Shinkichi was a youngster living in Odo Island along with his mother and older brother Masaji, the only survivor of the wreckages of the Eiko Maru and Bingo Maru fishing boats caused by Godzilla. Shinkichi was first seen serving as a lookout with one of the village elders, and spots his brother's raft landing on Odo Island's beach. Later during the night an exorcism is performed on the island in an attempt to prevent Godzilla from attacking the village, a storm begins and his home is destroyed during Godzilla's initial rampage on Odo Island with his family trapped inside, causing him to become an orphan.

Shinkichi is brought to Tokyo along with a group of survivors of the raid as witnesses to report the attack.

During the investigation of Odo Island, Dr. Yamane visited the grave of Masaji and his mother, victims of Godzilla's raid, and met Shinkichi. Yamane later adopted Shinkichi as a son.

Shinkichi is later seen living among the Yamane family and occasionally accompanying Hideo Ogata. Shinkichi is last seen among the people present in the ship sent to use the Oxygen Destroyer on Godzilla.

Heisei era

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

GVSD - Potrait of Shinkichi and Dr. Kyohei

A portrait of Shinkichi and his adoptive father, Kyohei Yamane, seen in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.

Though Shinkichi never appears in the film, he is mentioned several times. It is revealed that Shinkichi went on to become a famous scientist, who dedicated his life to studying Godzilla.

He fathered two children, Yukari and Kenichi Yamane. Sometime before the events of the film, Shinkichi had passed away. Kenichi said that Shinkichi always expected great things from his children, and that if he were alive today, he probably wouldn't be very happy with either of them, as Yukari had become a reporter and Kenichi was a college student who studied Godzilla only as a hobby. Kenichi and Yukari would go on to play very important roles in trying to save the world from Godzilla's meltdown.

List of appearances

Showa era

Heisei era

Characters
Godzilla films
Showa era Hideo OgataDaisuke SerizawaEmiko YamaneShinkichi YamaneKyohei YamaneMasaji YamadaSteve MartinShoichi TsukiokaKojikawa KobayashiOsamu SakuraiKazuo FujitaIchiro SakaiJunko NakanishiDetective ShindoNaoko ShindoProfessor MuraiSelina SalnoAstronaut GlennAstronaut FujiMiss NamikawaTetsuo TeriController of Planet XYoshimuraDaiyoRyota KaneYata KaneGoro MakiSaeko MatsumiyaTsunezo KusumiFujisakiFurukawaKatsuo YamabeKyoko YamabeIchiro MikiShinpei InamiToru YanoKen YanoGengo KotakaTomoko TomoeShosaku TakasugiMachiko ShimaKubotaFumio SudoTakashi ShimaGoro IbukiHiroshi JinkawaRokuro IbukiEmperor AntonioKeisuke ShimizuMasahiko ShimizuSaeko KanagusukuHideto MiyajimaProfessor WaguraKuronumaNanbaraYanagawaAkira IchinoseKatsura MafuneShinzo MafuneJiro MurakoshiMugal
Heisei era Goro MakiNaoko OkumuraDoctor HayashidaHiroshi OkumuraGenshiro ShiragamiErika ShiragamiAsuka OkouchiSho KurokiMiki SaegusaGoro GondoSSS9John LeeKenichiro TerasawaEmmy KanoMiki SaegusaTakayuki SegawaM11Major SpielbergTakuya FujitaMasako TezukaKenji AndohKazuma AokiAzusa GojoHiroshi OmaeTakayuki SegawaTakaki AsoTakuya SasakiLeo AsimovKoji ShinjoKiyoshi SatoAkira YukiChinatsu GondoSusumu OkuboIwao HyodoKensaku IjuinYukari YamaneKenichi YamaneMeru OzawaSho KurokiEmiko Yamane
Millennium series Yuji ShinodaMitsuo KatagiriYuki IchinoseIo ShinodaShiro MiyasakaKiriko TsujimoriHajime KudoJun HayasakaYuri TachibanaTaizo TachibanaAkane YashiroTokumitsu YuharaSara YuharaTogashiHayato IgarashiYoshito ChujoShinichi ChujoAzusa KisaragiKyosuke AkibaShinichi OzakiMiyuki OtonashiXDouglas GordonAnna OtonashiController of Planet X
TriStar Pictures Niko TatopoulosPhilippe RoachéAudrey TimmondsVictor Palotti
MonsterVerse Joseph BrodySandra BrodyFord BrodyElle BrodySam BrodyIshiro SerizawaVivienne GrahamWilliam Stenz
Toho reboot series Rando YaguchiHideki AkasakaKayoko Ann PattersonSeiji OkouchiGoro MakiHaruo SakakiMetphiesYuko TaniMartin LazzariAdam BindewaldMulu-Elu Galu-guEliott LelandUnberto MoriEndurphHalu-Live Dolu-DoRilu-Elu Belu-Be
King Kong films
RKO Pictures Ann DarrowCarl DenhamJack DriscollCaptain Englehorn
Showa era Carl NelsonJiro NomuraSusan WatsonMadame Piranha
Paramount Pictures Jack PrescottFred WilsonDwanHank MitchellAmy Franklin
Universal Pictures Ann DarrowCarl DenhamJack DriscollEnglehorn
MonsterVerse James ConradPreston PackardWilliam RandaMason WeaverSan LinJack ChapmanVictor NievesHouston BrooksGlenn MillsEarl ColeReg SlivkoHank Marlow
Mothra films
Showa era Shinichi ChujoClark Nelson
Heisei era LoraMonaBelveraTaiki GotoYuichi GotoMollShiori UranaiPrincess Yuna
Gamera films
Heisei era Yoshinari YonemoriNaoya KusangiMayumi NagamineAsagi KusanagiWataraseMidori HonamiObitsu Mayumi NagamineAyana HirasakaOsakoToru AizawaKousuke AizawaMai NishioOsamu Nishio