Motoyoshi Oda

  • Motoyoshi Oda – Tômei ningen AKA The Invisible Man (1954)

    1951-1960JapanMotoyoshi OdaSci-FiThriller

    A car strikes an unseen object; blood spreads from an invisible source which becomes visible as the bleeding man dies. He carries with him a suicide note dedicated to his only friend, who is also an invisible man. An eager young reporter tracks down Takemitsu Nanjo, a war veteran who makes his living visibly, painting his face like a clown’s and carrying advertising signs. His favorite neighbor is a little blind girl whose mother is running afoul of local gangsters. The gangsters have been terrorizing the city as “the invisible gang,” wrapping themselves up in scarves and trenchcoats so as to be visible to their victims, even though they are supposed to be invisible underneath. Once they discover Nanjo, who is defending his only friends, they beat him and leave him for dead.Read More »

  • Motoyoshi Oda – Gojira no gyakushu aka Gigantis the Fire Monster (1955)

    1951-1960JapanKaiju-eigaMotoyoshi OdaSci-FiWar


    “…Two spotter pilots for a Japanese fish canning plant crash land on a deserted island where both Godzilla and
    Anguirus are already engaged in mortal combat. During the fight the two titans plunge into the sea and
    disappear leaving the two onlookers amazed at what they had both witnessed. Would anybody believe their
    amazing tale?

    The Japanese scientific community could take no chances. The two pilots were questioned thoroughly and
    asked to identify the monsters from a pile of sketches of known prehistoric creatures. The scientist’s worst fears
    would become reality. One of the creatures was indeed another Godzilla and the other an equally beast
    Anguirus. Tokyo was destroyed by just one of these monsters. How could Japan defend itself against two…”
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