Tohl Narita

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Tohl Narita
Tohl Narita
Born September 3, 1929
Kobe, Japan[1]
Died February 26, 2002[1]
Occupation Production designer
First work Godzilla (1954)[1]
Notable work Ultraman (TV 1966)
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Tohl Narita (成田 亨,   Narita Tōru), also known by the one-time psuedonym Tohl Muko (武庫 透,   Muko Tōru), was a Japanese production designer, sculptor, and author. He worked in various capacities on Showa era films and television series from both Toho and Tsuburaya Productions. Perhaps most famously, Narita served as an art director and monster designer on Ultraman. In 1969, he established the art company Mot Boule (モ・ブル,   Mo Buru) for his work in film and television.[1] Narita passed away on February 26, 2002 due to multiple cerebral infarcts.[1] He is survived by his son, actor Kairi Narita.[2]

Selected filmography

Assistant special effects art director

Special effects art director

  • Ultra Q (TV 1966) [episodes 5, 7, 10-11, 13-16, 18-21, 23-24, 26][a]
  • Ultraman (TV 1966-1967) [episodes 1, 4, 6, 8-25]
  • Monster Booska (TV 1966-1967) [episodes 9, 21-22, 24]
  • Mighty Jack (TV 1968) [unknown number of episodes]

Art director


Monsters designed


External links


  1. Name misspelled as 成田 in all episodes except 7, 10, 16, and 19-20.
  2. Received top billing in all episodes except 23-25.
  3. Credited as part of the special effects unit on episodes 26-29, and in the main unit thereafter.


This is a list of references for Tohl Narita. 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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Profile". TOHL NARITA. Retrieved 28 April 2023.
  2. "シン・ウルトラマンの姿". Shin Ultraman Official Site. Retrieved 28 April 2023.


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