WorldCat Identities

Honda, Ishirō 1911-1993

Overview
Works: 152 works in 452 publications in 7 languages and 5,268 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Monster films  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Motion pictures  Children's films  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  B films 
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
Gojira Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

92 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ogres from a black hole in outer space seek the supremacy of the universe. They build a space age robot Godzilla complete with radar manipulated guided missiles and rockets. The robot is guided by the evil bionic wonder woman with X-ray eyes. Not satisfied with pitting the robot Godzilla against Godzilla himself, they also send in the prehistoric monster Titanosauras to vanquish Godzilla
Godzilla's revenge( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 285 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!
Rodan by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a small mining village starts to experience strange deaths in the nearby mines, the authorities discover that the caves are besieged by giant caterpillars with an appetite for humans!
Mosura tai Gojira Mothra vs. Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in Japanese and French and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giant egg washes ashore in Japan and becomes an instant tourist attraction. The only problem is, it belongs to a giant butterfly-like creature from Monster Island named Mothra - and she wants it back!
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mothra, Rodan and Godzilla join forces to battle against Ghidrah
Kaijū daisensō by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 182 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
Destroy all monsters!( Visual )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 170 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 135 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!
King Kong vs Godzilla( Visual )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and French and held by 110 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
Gojira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 90 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 )

16 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on. But when they are discovered to be invaders, responsible for the giant robot that is destroying cities, the armed forces attempt to stop them with every weapon available
Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku Rhapsody in August by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in Japanese and Turkish and held by 76 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
Mothra( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 76 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
Icons of sci-fi Toho collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The H-man]: Police experts investigating sordid drug dealings are stumped when crooks vanish leaving only their clothes behind. No-nonsense Inspector Tominaga (Akihiko Hirata) refuses to give credence to the radical theory of scientist Dr. Masada (Kenji Sahara): radioactivity has transformed six sailors into H-Men, liquid beings that dissolve other humans for food. Alluring nightclub singer Chikako Arai (top-billed Yumi Shirakawa, star of The Mysterians) gets involved because her boyfriend is one of the gangsters thought to have disappeared -- or been liquefied. Two sailors' tale of encountering "living liquid" monsters on a derelict ship is presented in a spooky flashback. The authorities remain unconvinced -- until the H-Men invade Chikako's nightclub, melting gangsters and detectives alike!
Rodan and War of the gargantuas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 58 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
Matango attack of the mushroom people( Visual )

4 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in Japanese and English and held by 56 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"--Container
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero( Visual )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinister Controller of Planet X, Monster Zero, Godzilla, and Rodan threaten Earth
The H-man( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radioactive creatures are created when H-Bombs are dropped during tests in the Pacific
Honda Ishirō "Gojira" to waga eiga jinsei by Ishirō Honda( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

Իսիրո Հոնդա

إيتشيرو هوندا

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 (137)

English (101)

French (8)

Spanish (4)

German (1)

Turkish (1)

Italian (1)

Covers
Godzilla's revengeDestroy all monsters!King Kong vs GodzillaHachigatsu no kyōshikyoku Rhapsody in AugustMothraIcons of sci-fi Toho collectionThe H-man