Kiyotaka Taguchi

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Kiyotaka Taguchi
Kiyotaka Taguchi
Born May 7, 1980
Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan
Occupation Director
First work Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
Notable work Geharha: The Dark and
Long Haired Monster

Kiyotaka Taguchi (田口 清隆,   Taguchi Kiyotaka) is a Japanese film and television director. He is best known as the head director of three recent seasons in the Ultra series: Ultraman X, Ultraman Orb, and Ultraman Z. His action scenes often make use of complex long takes seldom seen elsewhere in the tokusatsu genre.

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

Assistant director of special effects[edit | edit source]

Assistant director[edit | edit source]

  • Ultraman Cosmos (TV 2001-2002) [with Hideki Oka, Ryoichi Ito, Masayoshi Takesue, Tomomi Suzuki, Terumasa Arakawa]

Assistant special effects art director[edit | edit source]

  • Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) [with Isao Takahashi, Masato Inatsuki, Yoshiyuki Kasuga, Hidefumi Onishi, Kohei Sugiyama, Yuri Sugano]
  • Godzilla Final Wars (2004) [with Isao Takahashi, Yumiko Arakawa, Kohei Sugiyama, Yuki Kajimasa, Akio Fukushima, Yuri Sugano, Norihisa Harashima, Hidefumi Onishi, Shohei Azehara, Tatsuhito Shiraita]

Director[edit | edit source]

Director of special effects[edit | edit source]

  • MM9 (TV 2010) [episodes 1-3]
  • Ultra Zone (TV 2011) [unknown number of episodes]
  • Jellyfish Eyes (2013)
  • Love & Peace (2015)
  • "Life of Planet" (2017) [music video]

Screenwriter[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Actor[edit | edit source]

  • Ultra Zone (TV 2011) as Man in crowd [episode 21]
  • Ultraman X (TV 2015) as Voice of telecom [episode 15] / police officer taking photographs [voice; episode 16]
  • Ultraman Orb The Movie (2017) as Kaiju-obsessed pedestrian

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

2012 SciFi Japan TV interview
Taguchi guides three children through
the making of their own kaiju film
The music video for
Mayday's "Life of Planet"

External links[edit | edit source]


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