Takeshi Yagi

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Takeshi Yagi
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Born January 20, 1967
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Director, producer, author
First work Ultraman M730: Ultra Monster Battle Game (TV 1993-1994)
Notable work Superior Ultraman 8
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Takeshi Yagi (八木 毅,   Yagi Takeshi) is a Japanese director, producer, and author. He is best known for his work on the television series of Tsuburaya Productions, who he was employed by for over ten years. He directed one feature length film, Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers (2008), after which he parted with Tsuburaya in order to pursue a freelance career. He has since directed two Godzilla-themed documentaries for NHK: Godzilla's Great Counterattack: Who Are You? (2014) and Godzilla's Leading Ladies (2020).[1] Most recently, Yagi directed, co-wrote, and co-produced the kaiju short film AKARI (2022) as part of a tokusatsu film production course for the online subscription service Narō, and is currently working to develop it into a longer piece.[2]

Selected filmography

Assistant director


Director of special effects


  • Ultraman M730: Ultra Monster Battle Game (TV 1993-1994) - Data preparation team
  • Booska! Booska!! (TV 1999-2000) - Associate director [episode 34]
  • Ultraman Tiga: The Final Odyssey (2000) - Visual effects coordinator
  • Ultraman Max (TV 2005-2006) - Producer
  • Ultraseven X (TV 2007) - Series composition
  • AKARI (2022) - Screenwriter / producer [both with Todd Silverstein, Jordan A. Y. Smith]



Author, editor, supervisor

  • Ultraman Max: 15th Year Testimonials (2021)
  • Ultraman Tiga: 25th Year Testimonials (2021)
  • Ultraman Dyna: 25th Year Testimonials (2021)
  • The Golden Age of Tokusatsu: Eiji Tsuburaya's Successors (2022)
  • Ultraseven X: 15th Year Testimonials (2023)
  • The Adventures of Akio Jissoji: Creation and Aesthetics (2023)

External links


This is a list of references for Takeshi Yagi. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Aiken, Keith; Johnson, Bob (13 December 2020). "Takeshi Yagi Directs New TV Special On Japanese Actresses From GODZILLA Films". SciFi Japan.
  2. "Tokusatsu Film Production by Takeshi Yagi, featuring AKARI". Narō. Retrieved 25 June 2023.


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