Kujira Gami (1962 film)
Kujira Gami Poster
General Information
Directed by

Tokuzo Tanaka

Produced by

Masaichi Nagata

Written by

Kaneto Shindo

Composed by

Akira Ifukube

Production Information
Distributed by



Not Rated



Box office


Running time

100 minutesJP
(1 hour, 40 minutes)

Kujira Gami (鯨神,   Kujira Gami?, lit. Whale God) is a 1962 tokusatsu kaiju film based on the titular novel, and was produced by Daiei Motion Picture Company.



The book cover of the original novelization.

A small fishing village is terrorized by a seemingly unkillable whale. Shaki, whose family has been destroyed by the monster's rampage, becomes obsessed with killing it. Meanwhile, a brutal drunkard comes to the village, intent on killing the whale himself.


Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Tokuzo Tanaka
  • Written by   Kaneto Shindo
  • Produced by   Masaichi Nagata
  • Music by   Akira Ifukube
  • Cinematography by   Setsuo Kobayashi
  • Production design by   Shigeo Mano
  • Special effects by   Chikara Komatsubara, Takesaburo Watanabe and Hiroshi Ishida


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Kojiro Hongo   as   -
  • Shintaro Katsu   as   -
  • Shiho Fujimura   as   -
  • Takeshi Shimura   as   -
  • Kyoko Enami   as   -
  • Kichijiro Ueda   as   -
  • Koji Fujiyama   as   -
  • Bontaro Miake   as   -




Main article: Kujira Gami (1962 film)/Gallery.

Video Releases

Kadokawa (2006)[1]

  • Released: May 26, 2006
  • Region: Region 2
  • Language: Dolby Digital 2.0 monophonic Japanese
  • Format: NSTC
  • Other Details: 2.35:1 aspect ratio, 100 minutes run time, disc, Japanese version



Film media
Godzilla films
King Kong films
Mothra films
Gamera films
Other films
Cancelled or scrapped films

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