WorldCat Identities

Honda, Ishirō 1911-1993

Overview
Works: 184 works in 485 publications in 6 languages and 5,541 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Monster films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror films  Environmental films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Interviewee, Performer, Scenarist, Film editor, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ishirō Honda
Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

76 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla: A prehistoric monster ravages metropolitan Tokyo. Scientists suspect that H-bomb tests awakened it from a two-million year sleep. They try to develop techniques to stop the monster
Godzilla, king of the monsters! by Terry Morse( Visual )

25 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When American reporter Steve Martin investigates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with Godzilla, an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard
Terror of Mechagodzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invaders from the Third Planet of the Black Hole plan to take over the Earth with their powerful 400-foot tall robot Mechagodzilla!
Godzilla's revenge( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little boy Ichiro is tired of being beat up by the local bully and imagines what Godzilla's son Minilla would do in the same situation, so he imagines traveling to Monster Island where he's befriended by Minilla in person!
Godzilla vs. Mothra( Visual )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fight to death with Mothra--giant caterpillars capable of spinning a web around Godzilla, rendering him helpless
Rodan by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gigantic prehistoric bird is disturbed from his slumber by H-bomb tests; he awakens to wreak havoc on civilization
Mosura tai Gojira = Mothra vs. Godzilla( Visual )

4 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A freak hurricane causes a quivering egg-like mass to drift onto a peaceful coastline. What is inside the egg? None other than the baby offspring of the giant moth MOTHRA. Godzilla and Mothra are set to battle to the death in this monster classic."
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster = San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planet Earth is attacked by a creature from outer space and the combined forces of Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan are needed to combat it
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Japanese legend, living dolls in a peach orchard, a deadly snow fairy, a haunted war survivor, Van Gogh painting crows, a terrifying nuclear disater, miserly ogres & a village of watermills; 8 powerful moments revealing human nature from the vivid imagination of Akira Kurosawa
Destroy all monsters!( Visual )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything seems secure on Monster Island until aliens use remote-control devices to command the monsters to destroy. New York, Moscow, London and Peking find themselves under attack
All monsters attack = Gojira-Minira-Gabara : oru kaijū daishingeki( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little boy Ichiro is tired of being beat up by the local bully and imagines what Godzilla's son Minilla would do in the same situation, so he imagines traveling to Monster Island where he's befriended by Minilla in person!
Kaijū daisensō( Visual )

5 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla, Rodan, and King Ghidorah are wreaking havoc once again, thanks to some aliens that put them on Earth. Now it's up to an American astronaut to save the planet
King Kong vs Godzilla by Tadao Takashima( Visual )

8 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two mightiest monsters of all time battle in the thrilling adventure classic. When an underhanded pharmaceutical company goes to a remote tropical island to steal King Kong for advertising purposes, they get more than they bargained for when the gigantic ape attacks an unsuspecting village and an enormous octopus. Meanwhile, far below the sea, a submarine crew unleashes reptilian terror when they melt a block of ice
Icons of sci-fi : Toho collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Battle in outer space]: Agile jet-job flying saucers oppose Earth's Defense Force fighter rockets in the stratosphere, in orbit and on the dark side of the moon. After a worldwide spate of bizarre disasters -- train wrecks, flooding, etc. -- the United Nations traces the nefarious acts to alien forces called "Natalians". Twin rocket ships are launched from a Japanese space center to investigate what might be an enemy base on the lunar surface. The expedition barely escapes from flying saucers launched from Natal's base of operations, the Mother Ship. Worse, a member of the expedition has been brainwashed by the space enemies, and telepathically commanded to sabotage the UN spaceships
Mothra( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an atomic blast, members of an expedition explore a heavily radiated island. Much to their surprise, they discover that life still exists there: two beautiful girls, who are only a six inches high, guard a sacred, giant egg. The giant egg hatches into a larva which grows to tremendous size, and, as may be well expected, wreaks havoc on downtown Tokyo
Chikyū Bōeigun = the Mysterians by Zhusilang Benduo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A race of gigantic scientific intellectuals determine to take over Earth
Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku = Rhapsody in August by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visit from her grandchildren and the discovery of a half-American relative cause an elderly woman to relive her memories of the atomic bomb that fell on Nagasaki
Invasion of Astro-monster( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla, Rodan, and King Ghidorah are wreaking havoc once again, thanks to some aliens that put them on Earth. Now it's up to an American astronaut to save the planet
Rodan : and War of the gargantuas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"War of the gargantuas: "A deadly giant terrorizes Japan, sinking ships and attacking fisherman. Using a space-age ray cannon, the military nearly kills the monster before its enormous brother comes to the rescue. The two gargantuas don't see eye-to-eye and their monster-sized sibling rivalry leads to a death match in the streets of Tokyo with civilization hanging in the balance."--Container
Matango : attack of the mushroom people( Visual )

3 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in Japanese and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a yacht is damaged in a storm and stranded on a deserted island, the passengers ... take refuge in a fungus covered boat. While using ... mushrooms for sustenance, they find the ship's journal describing the mushrooms to be poisonous, however some members of the shipwrecked party continue to ingest the mysterious fungi transforming them into hideous fungal monsters."
 
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Alternative Names
Honda Inoshiro 1911-1993

Honda, Inoširó, 1911-1993

Honda, Ishirō

Honda, Ishiro 1911-1993

Honda, Isirō

Honda, Iširó, 1911-1993

Ishiro Honda honda

Ishirō Honda Japanese film director

Ishirō Honda japanischer Filmregisseur

Ishirō Honda Japans filmregisseur

Ishirō Honda réalisateur japonais

Ishirō Honda regista giapponese

Ishirō Honda reżyser japoński

Хонда, Исиро

Хонда Ісіро Японський кінорежисер

Իսիրո Հոնդա

אישירו הונדה במאי קולנוע יפני

إيتشيرو هوندا

إيتشيرو هوندا مخرج أفلام ياباني

ایشیرو هوندا کارگردان ژاپنی

본다저사랑 1911-1993

혼다 이시로 일본의 영화 감독

ほんだ, いしろう 1911-1993

ホンダ, イシロウ

ホンダ, イシロウ 1911-1993

多猪四郎

多猪四郎 1911-1993

本多, 猪四郎

本多猪四郎 1911-1993

Languages
Japanese (124)

English (104)

French (2)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
Godzilla's revengeDestroy all monsters!King Kong vs GodzillaIcons of sci-fi : Toho collectionMothraHachigatsu no kyōshikyoku = Rhapsody in August