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 has directed one feature length film, Superior Ultraman 8 Brothers, for which he also served as director of special effects. He retired from Tsuburaya shortly thereafter in order to pursue a freelance career, but as of 2019 was working with William Winckler on new Ultra Series productions.[1] He directed the NHK documentaries Godzilla's Great Counterattack: Who Are You? and Godzilla's Leading Ladies.[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

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. "ULTRAMAN Directors Takeshi Yagi & William Winckler Launch New Productions". SciFi Japan. 23 July 2019.
  2. Aiken, Keith; Johnson, Bob (13 December 2020). "Takeshi Yagi Directs New TV Special On Japanese Actresses From GODZILLA Films". SciFi Japan.


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