Akihiko Hirata


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Terror Of Mechagodzilla (1975) - So This Is Tokyo? Cutting from a scene with the Interpol good guys wondering what (…the new monster Titanosaurus) erased their submarine, incognito alien underboss Tsuda (Toru Ibuki) greets leader Mugal (Goro Mutsumi, visiting earth from expiring Black Hole Planet 3) and briefs him on the ostracized human scientist (Akihiko Hirata) they’re recruiting to rebuild their (title) monster, in Terror Of Mechagodzilla,1975.
Terror Of Mechagodzilla (1975) - We're From Black Hole Planet 3 Evil disguised alien Tsuda (Toru Ibuki) leads vengeful human Dr. Mafune (Akihiko Hirata) who’s been in hiding for years, and his daughter (Tomoko Ai) to the underground lab where his cohorts, led by Commander Mugal (Goro Mutsu) have secretly re-built the title character, resuming their world-domination scheme, in Terror Of Mechagodzilla,1975.
Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) - A Cyborg? Previously-friendly Godzilla’s mysterious rampage continues at a refinery, brothers Keisuke and Masahiko (Masaaki Daimon, Kazuya Aoyama), arriving with professor Miyajima (Akihiko Hiraka, with daughter Hiromi Matsushita) who figures it out when a second monster appears, but no explanation for a dude (Goro Mutsu Mutsumi) in some command center, in Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla, 1974.
Rodan (1958) - That Thing Is The Killer! Following the first on-screen appearance of the mostly-larval form of the title character, civilian miners and cops head for the slag heap where engineer Kawamura (Kenji Sahara) and the chief (Akio Kobori) reach the obvious conclusion, in Rodan, 1957.
Gojira (1954) - This Footprint Is Radioactive! From the original Toho Films feature, Takashi Shimura as Dr. Yamane, beginning to realize what they’ve got on their hands, Sachio Sakai as the reporter Hagiwara, Momoko Kôchi as his daughter Emiko, then the first appearance on screen of the monster designed by Teizo Toshimitsu, Akira Watanabe and Eiji Tsubayara, later known as Godzilla, in Gojira, 1954.
Gojira (1954) - What Could Have Caused This? The opening of the original feature by Ishiro Honda for Toho Films, with trouble at sea, followed by the introduction of Akira Takarada as sea salvage worker Hideo and Momoko Kôchi as girlfriend Emiko, in Gojira, 1954, re-cut and released two years later in the U.S. as Godzilla.

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