Biography of Kazuki Ōmori

Written by Barney Buckley

Email Address – bbuckley@triad.rr.com


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Kazuki Omori was born on March 3, 1952. He was born in Osaka Japan and did study at Kyoto Prefectural University of medicine. Mr. Omori actually held a license to practice medicine. While he was in school he began to make films independently with Kuraku Naru and made the short film Matanai which cannot 1975 and a feature Seijun Susuki it did receive particular high praise.

His script “Orenji rōdo kyūkō” won the 3rd Kido Award for screenplays in 1977, and the next year he was able to film that in 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.

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

This demography would be movies such as Kuraku naru-made matenai! (1975), Orenji Rodo kyuko (1978), Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989),    Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991), Godzilla versus Mothra (1992), and the ever loving classic Godzilla versus Destoroyah (1995). He has gone on to direct and produce many films prior to these and after these he has a very long list of films that he has produced as well as directed.

    Filmography

As director

  •     Kuraku naru-made matenai! (1975)

  •     Orenji Rodo kyuko (1978)

  •     Kaze no uta o kike (1980) (an adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s novel of the same name)

  •     Disciples of Hippocrates (1980)

  •     Sukanpin walk (1984)

  •     Koisuru onnatachi (1986)

  •     Totto Channel (1987)

  •     Sayonara no onnatachi (1987)

  •     Hana no furu gogo (1989)

  •     Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)

  •     Boku ga byoki ni natta wake (1990) (episode 2)

  •     Mangetsu: Mr. Moonlight (1991)

  •     Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

  •     Keisho sakazuki (1992)

  •     Shoot (1994)

  •     Dai shitsuren (1995)

  •     Kinkyu yobidashi – Emajenshi koru (1995)

  •     Waga kokoro no ginga tetsudo: Miyazawa Kenji monogatari (1996)

  •     Dorimu sutajiamu (1997)

  •     June Bride (1998)

  •     Kaze o mita shonen (2000)

  •     Hakata Movie: Chinchiromai (2000)

  •     Saiaku (2001) (TV)

  •     Hashire! Ichiro (2001)

  •     T.R.Y. (2003)

  •     Super Star Fleet Sazer-X the Movie: Fight! Star Soldiers (2005)

As writer

  •     Kuraku naru-made matenai! (1975)

  •     Orenji Rodo kyuko (1978)

  •     Kaze no uta o kike (1980)

  •     Hipokuratesu-tachi (1980)

  •     Take It Easy (1986)

  •     Koisuru onnatachi (1986)

  •     Totto Channel (1987)

  •     Sayonara no onnatachi (1987)

  •     Yojo no jidai (1988)

  •     Hana no furu gogo (1989)

  •     Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989)

  •     Boku ga byoki ni natta wake (1990) (episode 2)

  •     Mangetsu: Mr. Moonlight (1991)

  •     Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991)

  •     Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992)

  •     Kinkyu yobidashi – Emajenshi koru (1995)

  •     Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)

  •     June Bride (1998)

  •     Kaze o mita shonen (2000)

  •     Hakata Movie: Chinchiromai (2000)

  •     Hashire! Ichiro (2001)

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