Shinichi Sekizawa

Shinichi Sekizawa (関沢新一, Sekizawa Shin'ichi) (June 2, 1921 in Kyoto, Japan – November 19, 1992) was a Japanese screenwriter. His very first screenplay was for the independently produced film (though distributed by Shintoho Studios) Fearful Attack of the Flying Saucers, which was also his sole directing credit.

He went on to script several films by Ishirō Honda, including several classic Godzilla films. He also contributed material to the original Ultraman series and several Tōei Dōga films such as Jack and the Witch.

His scripts for kaiju films have been noted for their inventiveness and for having a more lightweight, "fun" tone than those written by Takeshi Kimura (aka Kaoru Mabuchi), another leading writer of kaiju films, whose scripts had a darker, more serious sensibility.

Before embarking on his screenwriting career, he briefly attended an animation school with famed manga artist and animator Osamu Tezuka.

Partial filmographyEdit

Note: The films listed as N/A are not necessarily chronological.
Title Year Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Screenwriter Screen story author Other
Varan the Unbelievable 1958 Yes [1][2]
Battle in Outer Space 1959 Yes [3]
The Last Gunfight 1960 Yes [4]
Take Aim at the Police Van Yes [5]
The Secret of the Telegian Yes [6][7]
Moriya Hirosho no sandogasa shirizu - Nakito gozansu 1961 Yes [8]
Mothra Yes [8]
King Kong vs. Godzilla 1962 Yes [9]
Warring Clans 1963 Yes [10]
The Lost World of Sinbad Yes [11]
Atragon Yes [12][13]
Mothra vs. Godzilla 1964 Yes [14]
Operation Lion Ant Yes [14]
A Keg of Powder Yes [14]
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster Yes [15]
Invasion of Astro-Monster 1965 Yes [16][17]
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep 1966 Yes [18]
Son of Godzilla 1967 Yes [19][20]
Latitude Zero 1969 Yes Yes Screenwriter in Japanese version. Credited as "Screenplay advisor" in American prints. [21]
All Monsters Attack Yes [22][23]
Godzilla vs. Gigan 1972 Yes [24][25]
Godzilla vs. Megalon 1973 Yes [26][27]
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 1974 Yes [28]

ReferencesEdit

Citations
  1. ^ Galbraith IV 1996, p. 425.
  2. ^ Galbraith IV 1996, p. 426.
  3. ^ Galbraith IV 1996, p. 113.
  4. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 165.
  5. ^ "「十三号待避線」より その護送車を狙え" (in Japanese). Nikkatsu. Archived from the original on August 30, 2017. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Galbraith IV 1996, p. 349.
  7. ^ Galbraith IV 1996, p. 350.
  8. ^ a b Galbraith IV 2008, p. 183.
  9. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 294.
  10. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 200.
  11. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 205.
  12. ^ Galbraith IV 1996, p. 105.
  13. ^ Galbraith IV 1996, p. 106.
  14. ^ a b c Galbraith IV 2008, p. 210.
  15. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 215.
  16. ^ Galbraith IV 1996, p. 292.
  17. ^ Galbraith IV 1996, p. 293.
  18. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 234.
  19. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 244.
  20. ^ Galbraith IV 2008, p. 245.
  21. ^ Galbraith IV 1996, p. 261.
  22. ^ Ryfle 1998, p. 196.
  23. ^ Galbraith IV 1996, p. 197.
  24. ^ Ryfle 1998, p. 190.
  25. ^ Galbraith IV 1996, p. 191.
  26. ^ Ryfle 1998, p. 360.
  27. ^ Galbraith IV 1996, p. 193.
  28. ^ Galbraith IV 1994, p. 352.

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