Yoshimitsu BannoMar 30, 1931, Imabari, Ehime, Japan
Yoshimitsu Banno was a Japanese director, best known for the cult-classic Godzilla vs. Hedorah, which he directed and co-wrote. Banno was a special guest at G-Fest XII in 2005. He was an executive producer on the Legendary Pictures's American Godzilla films, Godzilla and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. He died of subarachnoid hemorrhage in 2017.