Tao Tsuchiya (土屋 太鳳 is a Tsuchiya Tao)Japanese actress. Her career began in 2008 when she appeared in a minor role in the Kiyoshi Kurosawa film Tokyo Sonata, which won a Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. She is best recognized among kaiju fans as the recurring character Princess Emerana in the Ultra Series, a role which she first played in the 2010 film Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial. Tsuchiya is a fan of anime and tokusatsu, and has cited the Toei series Changerion as a particular favorite. She was cast as the female lead in the 2022 comedic kaiju drama What to Do with the Dead Kaiju?. Tsuchiya is the older sister of actor Shimba Tsuchiya, who portrayed the civilian form of Ultraman Ribut in Ultraman Trigger: New Generation Tiga and provided the voice of Tahima in the Japanese dub of Pacific Rim Uprising.
Selected filmography[edit | edit source]
- Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial (2010) as Princess Emerana Lourdes Esmeralda
- Ultraman Retsuden (TV 2011-2013) as Princess Emerana Lourdes Esmeralda [episodes 62-63]
- Ultraman Zero Side Story: Killer the Beatstar (DVD 2011) as Princess Emerana Lourdes Esmeralda
- New Ultraman Retsuden (TV 2013-2016) as Princess Emerana Lourdes Esmeralda [episodes 99-104]
- What to Do with the Dead Kaiju? (2022) as Yukino Amane, secretary to the Minister of the Environment
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game with costar Ryosuke Yamada
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