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Rodan (1956)
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Toho/Color・ Standard/82 minutes
Released December 26, 1956
Producer Tomyuki Tanaka
Director Ishiro Honda
Screenplay Takeshi Kimura
Takeo Murata
Original Story Takashi Kuronuma
Director of Photography Ismu Ashida
Art Direction Takeo Kita
Lighting Shigeru Mori
Sound Masanobu Miyazaki
Music Akira Ifukube
Toho Special Effects Group
Director Eiji Tsuburaya
Art Director Akira Watanabe
Lighting Masao Shirota
Optical Photography Hiroshi Mukoyama



Directing the mineshaft scene
Storyboard of the mineshaft scene
Rodan's first appearance
Kiyo (Yumi Shirakawa) taking care of Shigeru Kawamura (Kenji Sahara), who lost his memory after witnessing the birth of Rodan, with Director Honda.
Publicity still--composite of clay prototype Rodan with main cast fleeing the monster
Storyboard of Rodan's first appearance
CAST
Kenji Sahara Shigeru
Yumi Shirakawa Kiyo
Yasuko Nakata Young woman
Akio Kobori Nishimura
Akihiko Hirata Dr. Kashiwagi
Minosuke Yamada Ohsaki
Yoshibumi Tajima Izeki
Mike Danning Teletype operator
Kiyoharu Onaka -
Fuyuki Murakami -


Godzilla on DVD
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Storyboard of the Meganuron's first appearance
Above: Rodan tries to escape the inferno of Mt. Aso.
Below: Storyboard of Rodan attempting to escape Mt. Aso's eruption.
Original design concept of Rodan featuring feathery wings
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