WorldCat Identities

Honda, Ishirō 1911-1993

Overview
Works: 168 works in 367 publications in 5 languages and 4,754 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Godzilla films  Fiction  Biography  Science fiction films  History 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Interviewee, Performer, Scenarist, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ishirō Honda
Gojira Godzilla ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 668 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
Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )
19 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 501 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
Godzilla, king of the monsters! by Terry Morse( Visual )
16 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 488 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
Godzilla's revenge ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 289 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 )
8 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 286 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!
Rodan ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and French and held by 246 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!
Terror of Mechagodzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 246 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!
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 184 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
Mosura tai Gojira Mothra vs. Godzilla ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 167 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!
Destroy all monsters! ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alien invaders seek to take over the earth, using an army of monsters including Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah
All monsters attack Gojira-Minira-Gabara : oru kaijū daishingeki ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 118 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 )
4 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 108 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
Mekagojira no gyakushu Terror of Mechagodzilla ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 103 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 surfaces to defend his homeland, and earth-shattering destruction begins
King Kong vs Godzilla ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emerging from the iceberg where he was buried in his last adventure, Godzilla heads for Tokyo, while a drug company discovers Kong on a remote South Pacific island, where he battles a giant octopus. Soon these two terrible titans are on a collision course, as the authorities realize that the only way to defeat them is to pit them agaist each other in a spectacular final showdown on top of Mount Fuji
Hachigatsu no kyōhshikyoku Rhapsody in August ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 77 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
Chikyū Bōeigun the Mysterians ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A race of gigantic scientific intellectuals determine to take over Earth
Icons of sci-fi Toho collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 67 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!
Mothra vs. Godzilla ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A typhoon disturbs Mothra's egg; the giant moth monster must battle Godzilla, who is heading for the egg
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sinister Controller of Planet X, Ghidrah, Godzilla, and Rodan threaten Earth
Invasion of Astro-monster ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aliens from Planet X use mind-control technology to make Godzilla, Rodan, and King Ghidorah attack Japan and conquer Earth
 
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Alternative Names
Honda Inoshiro 1911-1993
Honda, Ishirō
Honda, Ishiro 1911-1993
ホンダ, イシロウ 1911-1993
多猪四郎 1911-1993
本多猪四郎 1911-1993
Languages
English (75)
Japanese (73)
French (2)
German (1)
Italian (1)
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