Kiyotaka Taguchi

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Kiyotaka Taguchi
Kiyotaka Taguchi
Born May 7, 1980
Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan
First work Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)
Notable work Geharha: The Dark and
Long Hair Monster
(2009)
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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

2nd assistant director of special effects

2nd 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

Director of special effects

  • 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

Miscellaneous

  • Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) - Digital effects [with Teruhisa Nemoto, Nobuhiro Sato, Shuichi Kokumai, Yoshinobu Yanagihara, Shigeru Ueda, Naoki Yoshioka, Makoto Fujimoto, Masako Adachi, Mariko Takatsuka, Takeshi Minami, Naoyasu Yutaka, Kazuhide Yoshikawa, Tomoya Nomura, Hiroko Ando, Daisuke Endo, Shinji Noda, Masako Hagiwara, Masato Fujima, Tsubasa Kawabata, Takeshi Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Terui, Taeko Kamimura]
  • Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) - Digital effects [with Teruhisa Nemoto, Ayako Watabe, Yoshitaka Kitano, Masako Adachi, Mariko Sugawara, Masaki Sasae, Takeshi Yamamoto, Kazuhiro Terui, Hideho Kikuchi, Masashi Toida, Sayo Shimojo]
  • Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) - Digital compositing [with Tsuyoshi Kazuno, Hidenobu Sasakura, Mariko Sugawara, Shuichi Kokumai, Yukiho Kawashima, Kenta Abe, Koichi Saito, Ritsuaki Kato, Reiko Takamatsu, Jun Nakamura, Ayako Watabe, Naofumi Mishina, Yoshitaka Maeda, Takeshi Hayashi, Shinji Ohagi, Tomonori Watanabe, Takahiro Yoshida, Yoshimichi Yoshida, Shinichi Tsukamoto, Yoshimasa Hasegawa, Taiko Kaneyama, Mie Kato, Kiyoshi Matsushima, Taeko Kamimura, Jun Kurihara]
  • Mirrorman REFLEX (2006) - Effect animation
  • Gamera the Brave (2006) - 2D digital [with Mariko Sugawara, Masaki Sasae, Yukiho Kawashima, Kurato Kikuchi]
  • Sinking of Japan (2006) - Compositing [with Naoyasu Yutaka, Yukiho Kawashima]
  • Geharha: The Dark and Long Hair Monster (2009) - Compositing [with Mariko Sugawara, Isao Morohoshi]
  • Death Kappa (2010) - Produced in association
  • Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo (2012) - Assistant art director
  • Neo Ultra Q (TV 2013) - Editor / visual effects / character design
  • Ultraman X (TV 2015) - Character design
  • Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1 (2015) - 3DCG & compositing
  • Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 2 (2015) - 3DCG & compositing
  • Ultraman Orb The Movie (2017) - Storyboards

Actor

  • 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

Videos

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

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