Rodan

Rodan (1956)

Born from a volcanic crater, the crimson monster bird Rodan tramples the Earth

  • Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1956-12-26
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 154 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 12min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: TOHO
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Director: Ishirō Honda
star 6.4/10
From 154 Ratings

Summary

Mining engineer Shigeru investigates the disappearance and death of his fellow coworkers when prehistoric nymphs are discovered emerging from the mines. After an attack on the local village, Shigeru heads deeper into the mines only to make a more horrifying discovery in the form a prehistoric flying creature. Soon a second monster appears as the two converge in Fukuoka.

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  • Kenji Sahara

    as Shigeru Kawamura
  • Yumi Shirakawa

    as Kiyo
  • Akihiko Hirata

    as Professor Kyuichiro Kashiwagi
  • Minosuke Yamada

    as Mining Chief Osaki
  • Yoshifumi Tajima

    as Izeki
  • Akio Kobori

    as Police Chief Nishimura
  • Mitsuo Tsuda

    as Staff Officer Takeuchi
  • Ren Imaizumi

    as Sunagawa
  • Jun'ichirō Mukai

    as Military officer
  • Rinsaku Ogata

    as Goro
  • Ichirō Chiba

    as Chief of Police
  • Tsurue Ichimanji

    as Haru
  • Tateo Kawasaki

    as Tsunesan
  • Kanta Kisaragi

    as Suteyan
  • Tsuruko Mano

    as Osumi
  • Jirô Suzukawa

    as Yoshizo
  • Yasuhiro Shigenobu

    as Sabu
  • Keiji Sakakida

    as Tahei
  • Ichirō Nakatani

    as Senkichi
  • Kiyoshi Takagi

    as Dr. Minakami (uncredited)
  • Fuyuki Murakami

    as Professor Minami (uncredited)
  • Mitsuo Matsumoto

    as Professor Isokawa (uncredited)
  • Takuzō Kumagai

    as Policeman Tashiro (uncredited)
  • Yasuhisa Tsutsumi

    as Imamura, F-86F pilot (uncredited)
  • Yutaka Oka

    as Kitahara, F-86F pilot (uncredited)
  • Shigemi Sunagawa

    as F-86F pilot (uncredited)
  • Katsumi Tezuka

    as Rodan / Meganulon / Hotel Manager
  • Haruo Nakajima

    as Rodan / Meganulon
  • Shōichi Hirose

    as Meganulon / Fighter pilot
  • Saburô Kadowaki

    as Sunagawa's colleague (uncredited)
  • Kiyoharu Onaka

    as Male Honeymooner, Sunagawa's friend (uncredited)
  • Yasuko Nakata

    as Female Honeymooner (uncredited)
  • Junnosuke Suda

    as Coroner (uncredited)
  • Toshiko Nakano

    as Kiyo's neighbor (uncredited)
  • Saburô Iketani

    as News Reader (uncredited)
  • Saeko Kuroiwa

    as Nurse (uncredited)
  • Bontarō Taira

    as Laborer (uncredited)
  • Keiichirô Katsumoto

    as Coal mine employee (uncredited)
  • Kamayuki Tsubono

    as Policeman at crime laboratory (uncredited)
  • Mike Daneen

    as Okinawan correspondent (uncredited)
  • Masaaki Tachibana

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Tadashi Okabe

    as Journalist (uncredited)
  • Kôji Uno

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Akira Yamada

    as Radio operator on jeep (uncredited)
  • Ren Yamamoto

    as Soldier in jeep (uncredited)
  • Tokio Ôkawa

    as Meganulon (uncredited)
Production Tomoyuki Tanaka Producer
Directing Ishirō Honda Director
Art Tatsuo Kita Production Design
Writing Ken Kuronuma Story
Camera Isamu Ashida Director of Photography
Editing Kôichi Iwashita Editor
Sound Akira Ifukube Music
Visual Effects Eiji Tsuburaya Visual Effects
Directing Jun Fukuda First Assistant Director
Writing Takeo Murata Screenplay
Writing Takeshi Kimura Screenplay
Sound Ichirô Minawa Sound Effects
Production Teruo Maki Production Manager
Art Tatsuo Kita Art Direction
Lighting Shigeru Mori Lighting Technician
Sound Masanobu Miyazaki Sound Recordist

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