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Mr. Tako
Tako in King Kong vs. Godzilla
Species Human
Nationality Japanese
Aliases Yoshio Tako (John Beck English version)
Occupation Advertising department director of
Pacific Pharmaceuticals
First appearance King Kong vs. Godzilla
Played by Ichiro Arishima

Mr. Tako (多胡部長,   Tako Buchō, lit. Director Tako) is the advertising department director of Pacific Pharmaceuticals and a supporting character in the 1962 Godzilla film, King Kong vs. Godzilla.

Name[edit | edit source]

While only his surname is spoken in the original Japanese version of the film, John Beck's English cut of King Kong vs. Godzilla reveals Tako's given name as Yoshio. Since his surname is a homophone with the Japanese word for octopus (タコ,   tako), Furue mistakenly assumes Sakurai is actually referring to Tako while alerting him about the Giant Octopus.

History[edit | edit source]

Showa era[edit | edit source]

King Kong vs. Godzilla[edit | edit source]

Tako was the advertising department director of Pacific Pharmaceuticals, who attempted to boost ratings on their television program by mounting an expedition to Faro Island to capture footage of the island's monster. On watching news footage of Godzilla, he decided to capture the Faro Island monster and bring it back.


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