Famous Movie Director, Kazuki Omori, dies at 70

The movie director Kazuki Omori, who had worked on several Godzilla movies, died of acute myeloid leukemia at the hospital in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, on Saturday at the ripe old age of 70. Know more about him in the following lines.

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Kazuki Omori Death. His Legacy

The famed Japanese movie director Kazuki Omori died at the ripe old age of 70. He passed away as a result of acute myeloid leukemia on 12 November 2022. His funeral services details have not been confirmed as of now.

He was born in Osaka, Ōmori studied at the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, and has held a license to practice medicine. While in school, he has also begun to make films independently, with Kuraku Naru made matenai! His script “Orenji rōdo kyūkō” also won the 3rd Kido Award for screenplays in 1977, and the next year he was able to film that as his professional debut.

 Several of his films, such as the 1980 Hipokuratesu-Tachi, feature doctors or rely on his knowledge of medicine. He has worked in a variety of genres, including suspense films, musicals, and most famously abroad, several contributions to the Heisei Godzilla series.

Director’s Company

He also participated in the formation of the Director’s Company in 1982 which is an independent production company founded by nine directors, that also includes Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Sōgo Ishii, Shinji Sōmai, and Kazuhiko Hasegawa. In the year 2000, he also became a professor at Osaka Electro-Communication University, and in 2005, a professor at Osaka University of Arts. He was also a special guest who appeared on G-Fest XIII in 2006.

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He has been the director and worked on acting projects such as Kuraku Naru-made matenai!, Godzilla vs. Biollante, Hana no Furu Gogo, Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, The Boy Who Saw the Wind, Chousei Kantai Sazer-X the Movie: Fight! Star Warriors, Za shôto fuirumuzu: Minna, hajime wa kodomo data, Betonamu no kaze ni fukarete and Godzilla: Monster War. His contributions to Japanese cinema will be missed in the future days to come.