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 four recent seasons in the Ultra Series: Ultraman X, Ultraman Orb, Ultraman Z, and Ultraman Blazar. His action scenes often make use of complex long takes seldom seen elsewhere in the tokusatsu genre.

Selected filmography

Assistant director of special effects

Assistant director

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

Assistant special effects art director

  • 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 of special effects




  • 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



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"

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