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Godzilla Star ‘Akira Takarada’ Passed Away at the Age of 87

The death of a famous celebrity in 2022 comes as a shock to all of us. Akira Takarada died at the age of 87. May the soul of Akira rest in peace. You’ve probably seen him in the movie ‘Godzilla.’

Following the success of his movie Godzilla, the Japanese actor appeared in a slew of other noteworthy productions. Toho Studios, the development firm behind the legendary 1954 monster movie, confirmed Takarada’s death.

We are heartbroken to discover that such a wonderful actor who accomplished so much in life is no longer with us. Let us learn a little more about his career in order to remember him.

Little About Akira Takarada

Akira Takarada, as you already know, was a Japanese movie actor most recognized for his performances in the Godzilla movie franchise.

Takarada was born in Japan-occupied Korea and spent a bit of time in Harbin, China. In April 1953, the Japanese performer signed Toho as an aspect of their “New Face” initiative.

In his feature movie appearance, he played a significant role in And Then the Liberty Bell rang, a biopic of educator Fukuzawa Yukichi.

His major breakthrough came when he was featured in the original Godzilla as navy diver Hideto Ogata (1954). 

Because of his physical beauty and charismatic, intellectual nature, he became a talented celebrity at Toho.

Akira Takarada’s Breakthrough Appearance In Godzilla Movie Franchise

The performer reappeared towards the Godzilla series in Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), Invasion of the Astro-Monster (1965), and Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966).

He reappeared to the franchise in 1992 with Godzilla vs. Mothra and made another appearance in Godzilla: Final Wars (2004). And we’re all familiar with him as the renowned Godzilla actor.

Half Human (1955), The Last War (1961), King Kong Escapes (1967), and Latitude Zero (1968) are some other Toho science-fiction/special-effects movies in which Akira appeared.

Takarada appeared also as a guest at the fan convention G-Fest XVII in 2010, and again in July 2012 at G-Fest XIX.

‘Akira Takarada’ Passed Away At The Age Of 87 

If you’re wondering what caused Akira’s death, nobody has revealed anything yet. On March 10, he made his final media appearance in the Miyake Nobuyuki movie “If Cherry Blossoms Disappeared from the World),” in which he portrays an end-of-life counselor.

The actor died on Monday at the age of 87. This news has saddened everyone on the internet. Many notable personalities, as well as relatives and friends, paid tribute to Akira.

The official Godzilla Twitter account paid tribute to Akira’s death.

The tweet reads, “We are saddened to hear of the passing of Akira Takarada. May his memory continue to inspire the lives of many Godzilla fans.”

Tributes Paid By Individuals On Akira Takarada’s Death

Akira was loving and genuine and people won’t forget him.

Individuals are posting their masterpieces in order to honor Akira’s life.

Akira is definitely an icon. And his appearance in Godzilla won’t be forgotten.

It’s definitely the truth.

Akira’s impact was certainly irreplaceable. And it’s absolutely true that he was legendary.

Takarada’s characters will always live in our hearts.

It’s amazing to see that people met Akira and they’re really happy that they did.

Definitely one of the nicest and sweetest people in the industry.

Well, the star will always be remembered by its audience. You can share your views on Akira Takarada’s appearance and his nicest behavior in the comment section below.

Ayman Bhorania
A Gamer And A Writer By Heart. Ayman Is Captivated By Movies & Shows, And She's Writing It Here. She Cherish Encouraging Everyone To Accomplish Their Goals. If She's Not Writing, You Will Find Her Watching Shows, Or Probably Playing Games!
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