Akira Ifukube


Birthday May 31, 1914

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Japan

DEATH DATE Feb 8, 2006 (91)

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Composer of classical music and film scores whose work is most well recognized in the background of the Godzilla monster films by Toho productions.

Before Fame

His first performances were as a part of orchestras including Japanese Rhapsody and Triptyque aborigene.


He composed film scores for The Birth of Japan, Battle in Outer Space, and a couple King Kong films that sometimes also featured Godzilla.

Family Life

He was born in Kushiro and died in Tokyo.

Associated With

He composed the score for the 1954 Godzilla film directed by Ishiro Honda.