WRITER

Eiji Tsuburaya

1901 - 1970

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Eiji Tsuburaya (Japanese: 円谷 英二, Hepburn: Tsuburaya Eiji, July 7, 1901 – January 25, 1970) was a Japanese special effects director. Known as the "Father of Tokusatsu", he worked on 250 feature films in a career spanning 50 years. He is regarded as one of the co-creators of the Godzilla series, as well as the main creator of the Ultra series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eiji Tsuburaya has received more than 1,073,723 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Eiji Tsuburaya is the 2,102nd most popular writer (down from 1,937th in 2019), the 628th most popular biography from Japan (down from 552nd in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Japanese Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Eiji Tsuburaya ranks 2,102 out of 5,794Before him are C. W. Ceram, Terentianus, Terry Eagleton, Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, Karlheinz Deschner, and Arkady Gaidar. After him are Kate Chopin, Theodorus Gaza, Giovanni Francesco Straparola, Khushal Khattak, Christina Rossetti, and Caterina Albert.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1901, Eiji Tsuburaya ranks 102Before him are Melvyn Douglas, Otto Wächter, Stella Adler, Manuel Urrutia Lleó, Wolfgang Schmieder, and Fred Uhlman. After him are Jean Guitton, René Pleven, Robert J. Van de Graaff, Souvanna Phouma, Ramón Serrano Suñer, and Henri Cochet. Among people deceased in 1970, Eiji Tsuburaya ranks 89Before him are Abraham Zapruder, Friedrich Pollock, Pavel Belyayev, Zeki Velidi Togan, Mikhail Mil, and Marie-Pierre Kœnig. After him are Erle Stanley Gardner, Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, Vasyl Sukhomlynsky, Agustín Lara, Ludolf von Alvensleben, and Franz Schlegelberger.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Eiji Tsuburaya ranks 628 out of 5,560Before him are Eizo Yuguchi (1945), Takenoshin Nakai (1882), Taizo Kawamoto (1914), Mitsuo Kamata (1937), Hiroshi Ōshima (1886), and Hōjō Sōun (1432). After him are Yoshida Shōin (1830), Emperor Hanazono (1297), Ryo Kawasaki (1947), Michio Ashikaga (1950), Kaneto Shindo (1912), and Hideo Shinojima (1910).

Among WRITERS In Japan

Among writers born in Japan, Eiji Tsuburaya ranks 42Before him are Ichiyō Higuchi (1872), Yoshida Kenkō (1283), Yasutaka Tsutsui (1934), Minamoto no Sanetomo (1192), Ryū Murakami (1952), and Takuboku Ishikawa (1886). After him are Katsu Kaishū (1823), Amélie Nothomb (1967), Ariwara no Narihira (825), Kakinomoto no Hitomaro (662), Ueda Akinari (1734), and Ki no Tsurayuki (866).