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Hirata, Akihiko 1927-1984

Overview
Works: 88 works in 181 publications in 2 languages and 2,709 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Monster films  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Horror films  Motion pictures  Samurai films  History  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Akihiko Hirata
Godzilla( Visual )

9 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire populations fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning more than twenty sequels and spinoffs. Here, we present the original, 1954 Japanese version, along with Godzilla: King of the Monsters!, the 1956 American reworking
Gojira = Godzilla( Visual )

6 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla rises from the sea, his slumber disturbed by atomic tests. With its haunting scenes of a devastated Tokyo eerily echoing the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this film gave the world the perfect monster, and metaphor, for the Atomic Age
Terror of Mechagodzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evil aliens led by an evil scientist create a robot Godzilla and a prehistoric Titanosauras to vanquish Godzilla and the Earth
Godzilla by Raymond Burr( Visual )

11 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla rises from the sea, his slumber disturbed by atomic tests. With its haunting scenes of a devastated Tokyo eerily echoing the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this film gave the world the perfect monster, and metaphor, for the Atomic Age
Godzilla vs. the sea monster : Ebirah-horror of the deep!( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man steals a boat to find his brother, but he and his shipmates become shipwrecked on a mysterious island inhabited by a giant sea monster and a slumbering Godzilla
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fifty-ton mechanized monster from outer space threatens the people of Okinawa. Only Godzilla and his newly discovered ally King Seeser stand in the way of Mechagodzilla's rampage
Gojira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla, king of the monsters: An American reporter investigating a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan comes face to face with Godzilla, an ancient powerful creature capable of reducing Tokyo to smoldering rubble
Icons of sci-fi : Toho collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Mothra]: A scientific team is dispatched to investigate a mysterious radioactive island thought to be uninhabited. It now supports a population of sad, reclusive natives. Dr. Sinichi Chujo (Hiroshi Koizumi) meets the tribe's tiny twin "Shobijin" fairies (Yumi & Emi Ito, aka "The Peanuts", a singing duo very popular in Japan). The tiny women communicate telepathically. Stowaway reporter Senichiro Fukuda (Frankie Sakai) befriends the fairies, but sneaky Rolisican gangster-entrepreneur Clark Nelson (Jerry Ito) secretly returns to the island, murders a number of natives and kidnaps the Shobijin to sing in a stage show back in Tokyo. Official efforts fail to force Nelson to relinquish the tiny girls. They tell Senichiro that they are sad, not for themselves, but for Tokyo: Mothra will come to their rescue. And indeed, as the natives back on Infant Island dance, a giant egg hatches an equally monstrous larval moth, which immediately sets sail for the Japanese capitol
Godzilla, king of the monsters( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the ocean's surface begins to boil white hot and a Japanese freighter vanishes into the Pacific, the superstitious villagers of Odo Island fear an ancient legend has come true, the legend of Godzilla
Gojira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani, his daughter Emiko and a young navy frogman Hideto Ogata soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164 foot tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well
Chikyū Bōeigun = the Mysterians by Zhusilang Benduo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A race of gigantic scientific intellectuals determine to take over Earth
Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Kurosawa's sly companion piece to Yojimbo, the jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a "proper" samurai on its ear
Rodan by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodan: "A small village is besieged by deadly man-eating insects. When Shigeru travels deep into a mineshaft to exterminate the beasts, he makes an even more horrifying discovery, Rodan, the flying monster!. Two giant pterodactyls terrorize Japan, soaring through the sky and blowing away cities with wing-whipped gusts. How will the world survive this seemingly unstoppable threat?"--Container
The H-man( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radioactive creatures are created when H-Bombs are dropped during tests in the Pacific
Daikaijū Baran = Varan the unbelievable( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During an excursion to research an unusual butterfly in the mountains of northeastern Japan, two explorers are mysteriously killed. The natives blame the deaths on the monster Varan, who becomes enraged at the sight of humans. A second group of researchers ignores the warning and provokes the beast, who heads toward Tokyo, destroying everything in its path
Kaitei gunkan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can Captain Jinguji, captain of the submarine Atragon, prevent the leaders of the undersea Mu empire from taking over the earth with the help of the sea serpent Manda?
Godzilla( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gojira: A prehistoric monster, Godzilla, ravages metropolitan Tokyo. Scientists suspect that H-bomb tests awakened it from a two-million year sleep and they try to develop techniques to stop the monster
Vintage sci-fi : 6 movie collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 to the moon (1959, b & w, 75 min.): A group of twelve international scientists are the first to land on the moon. In their exploration of the surface, they run into all kinds of trouble, including threatening messages from alien life forms residing on the moon
Latitude zero( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a volcano erupts, a deep-sea vessel full of scientists suffers damage and begins to lose control. The vessel is saved by Captain MacKenzie who takes the scientists and crew to a secret underwater utopia. Unfortunately, the evil Dr. Malic intends to kidnap the scientists and bring them under his control
 
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Alternative Names
Akihiko Hirata acteur japonais

Akihiko Hirata actor japonés

Akihiko Hirata attore giapponese

Akihiko Hirata Japanese actor

Akihiko Hirata Japanese actor (1927-1984)

Akihiko Hirata japanischer Schauspieler

Akihiko Hirata Japans acteur (1927-1984)

Akihiko Hirata pemeran laki-laki asal Jepang

Akihiro Hirata japonský herec

Hirata, Akihiko 1927-1984

Hirata Akihiko japán színész

Акихико Хирата

Акіхіко Хірата

Акіхіко Хірата японський актор

أكيهيكو هيراتا ممثل ياباني

آکی‌هیکو هیراتا بازیگر ژاپنی

ヒラタ, アキヒコ 1927-1984

小野田, 昭彦

平田昭彦 1927-1984

Languages
Japanese (33)

English (30)