Godzilla Special Effects Director Kōichi Kawakita Passes Away
posted on by Egan Loo
Movie visual effects director Kōichi Kawakita passed away on December 5 due to liver failure. He was 72. A funeral service was held for close relatives, with his wife Toshiko as chief mourner. A memorial service is planned in the future.
Kawakita was born in Tokyo on December 5, 1942. He worked as the special effects director for six Heisei Godzilla feature films, including Godzilla vs. King Ghidora. He also worked on other films such as Gunhed and 1996's Mothra, as well as television projects such as Chōseishin GranSazer.