Toho

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Toho Co., Ltd. is a Japanese film, theater production, and distribution company.wikipedia
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Kaiju

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Outside Japan, it is best known as the producer and distributor of many kaiju and tokusatsu films, the Chouseishin tokusatsu superhero television franchise, the films of Akira Kurosawa, and the anime films of Studio Ghibli and TMS Entertainment.
Tomoyuki Tanaka, a producer for Toho Studios in Tokyo, needed a film to release after his previous project was halted and upon seeing how well American Hollywood giant monster movie genre films King Kong and The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms had done in the box offices of Japan, as well as personally being a fan of the films, Tomoyuki Tanaka set out to make a new movie based on those American giant monster movies and created Godzilla.

King Ghidorah

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Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla are described as Toho's Big Five because of the monsters' numerous appearances in all three eras of the franchise, as well as spin-offs.
King Ghidorah is a film monster originating from Toho's Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964).

Godzilla

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Toho's most famous creation is Godzilla, who is featured in 33 of the company's films.
The character first appeared in Ishirō Honda's 1954 film Godzilla and became a worldwide pop culture icon, appearing in various media, including 32 films produced by Toho, three Hollywood films and numerous video games, novels, comic books and television shows.

Rodan

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Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla are described as Toho's Big Five because of the monsters' numerous appearances in all three eras of the franchise, as well as spin-offs.
Rodan is a daikaiju monster which first appeared as the title character in Toho's 1956 film Rodan.

Mechagodzilla

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Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla are described as Toho's Big Five because of the monsters' numerous appearances in all three eras of the franchise, as well as spin-offs.
According to Tomoyuki Tanaka, Mechagodzilla was inspired by both Mechani-Kong from the previous Toho film King Kong Escapes and the robot anime genre, which was popular at the time.

Akira Kurosawa

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Outside Japan, it is best known as the producer and distributor of many kaiju and tokusatsu films, the Chouseishin tokusatsu superhero television franchise, the films of Akira Kurosawa, and the anime films of Studio Ghibli and TMS Entertainment.
In 1935, the new film studio Photo Chemical Laboratories, known as P.C.L. (which later became the major studio, Toho), advertised for assistant directors.

Ichizō Kobayashi

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Toho was created by the founder of Hankyu Railway, Ichizō Kobayashi, in 1932 as the Tokyo-Takarazuka Theater Company .
He is best known as the founder of Hankyu Railway, Takarazuka Revue, and Toho.

Chouseishin Series

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Outside Japan, it is best known as the producer and distributor of many kaiju and tokusatsu films, the Chouseishin tokusatsu superhero television franchise, the films of Akira Kurosawa, and the anime films of Studio Ghibli and TMS Entertainment.
The Chouseishin Series was produced by Toho Company, Ltd., in association with Konami, to emulate and rival the success of Toei's Super Sentai and Kamen Rider series.

Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group

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It has its headquarters in Yūrakuchō, Chiyoda, Tokyo, and is one of the core companies of the Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group.
Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group is a Japanese keiretsu (association of businesses) centered on Hankyu Hanshin Holdings, H2O Retailing and Toho.

Sanshiro Sugata

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First released in Japan on 25 March 1943 by Toho film studios, the film was eventually released in the United States on 28 April 1974.

Mothra

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Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra, King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla are described as Toho's Big Five because of the monsters' numerous appearances in all three eras of the franchise, as well as spin-offs.
Mothra is a kaiju that first appeared in Toho's 1961 film Mothra.

Godzilla (1954 film)

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Godzilla is a 1954 Japanese science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho.

King Kong vs. Godzilla

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King Kong vs. Godzilla is a 1962 Japanese science fiction crossover kaiju film featuring King Kong and Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho.

Rodan (film)

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Rodan, (releases as Sora no Daikaijū Radon is a 1956 Japanese science fiction kaiju film from Toho Studios, produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, directed by Ishirō Honda, that stars Kenji Sahara and Yumi Shirakawa.

Godzilla Raids Again

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Godzilla Raids Again is a 1955 Japanese science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho.

Shintoho

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The Shintoho Company, which existed until 1961, was named New Toho because it broke off from the original company.
It was one of the big six film studios (which also included Daiei, Nikkatsu, Shochiku, Toei Company, and Toho) during the Golden Age of Japanese cinema.

Mikio Naruse

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Other famous directors, including Yasujirō Ozu, Kenji Mizoguchi, Masaki Kobayashi, and Mikio Naruse, also directed films for Toho.
In 1933, he quit Shochiku, and began working for Photo-Chemical Laboratories (later known as Toho).

Cinema of Japan

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Toho Co., Ltd. is a Japanese film, theater production, and distribution company.
The period after the American Occupation led to a rise in diversity in movie distribution thanks to the increased output and popularity of the film studios of Toho, Daiei, Shochiku, Nikkatsu, and Toei.

Battle in Outer Space

Battle in Outer Space is a 1959 Japanese science fiction film produced by Toho Studios.

Studio Ghibli

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Outside Japan, it is best known as the producer and distributor of many kaiju and tokusatsu films, the Chouseishin tokusatsu superhero television franchise, the films of Akira Kurosawa, and the anime films of Studio Ghibli and TMS Entertainment.
Many of Ghibli's films in Japan are theatrically distributed by Toho while home video releases are handled by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Japan.

Mothra (film)

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Mothra is a 1961 science fiction kaiju tokusatsu film from Toho Studios, directed by genre regular Ishirō Honda with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya.

Manda (kaiju)

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Manda is a kaiju film monster which first appeared in Toho's 1963 film Atragon.

Atragon

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Atragon is a 1963 Japanese science fiction film produced and distributed by Toho.

Destroy All Monsters

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Destroy All Monsters is a 1968 Japanese science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho.

The Last War (1961 film)

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Released by Toho, it was their second highest-grossing film of the year.