Koichi Takano

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Koichi Takano
Koichi Takano
Born August 28, 1935
Tokyo, Japan
Died November 30, 2008 (aged 73)
Occupation Special effects director
First work Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
Notable work Ultraman (1967)
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Koichi Takano (高野 宏一,   Takano Kōichi) was a Japanese special effects director. After graduating high school in 1953, Takano joined Toho as an assistant cinematographer, working on film such as 1955's Godzilla Raids Again and 1957's The Mysterians. Following his departure from Toho in 1963, Eiji Tsuburaya hired him as a special effects director for Tsuburaya Productions.

Selected filmography

Director of special effects






External links


  1. Episodes 35 and 36 with Yoshiyuki Yoshimura.
  2. Episodes 30 and 31 with Yoshiyuki Yoshimura.
  3. Episodes 15 and 16 with Kyota Kawasaki. Episode 49 with Tsugumi Kitaura.


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