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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 Pharmaceutical
First appearance King Kong vs. Godzilla
Played by Ichiro Arishima
"No more" is taboo in publicity! (宣伝に“もういい”はない!)

— Mr. Tako (King Kong vs. Godzilla)

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


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.


Tako is an enthusiastic, often short-tempered businessman who never double backs on his ideas to generate greater publicity for his company, and by extension his own personal achievements before he retires. Stemming from this, he shows little regard for the potential consequences of using a dangerous giant creature like King Kong as a mascot, exhibiting an almost child-like whimsy towards the monster.


Showa era

King Kong vs. Godzilla

Tako was the advertising department director of Pacific Pharmaceutical, 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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