Toru Matoba (的場 徹 was a Japanese special effects director and cameraman. Matoba Tōru)
Matoba began his career in 1939, working as an assistant cameraman for the now-defunct film company Nikkatsu Tamagawa Photo Studio and became inspired by the two-part 1940 film Enoken's Sun Wukong. He joined Daiei Tokyo Studio as a cinematographer during World War II. Specializing in visual effects, he worked on a number of Daiei's early tokusatsu films, such as 1956's Warning from Space, and 1957's The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly, and 1962's Kujira Gami.
- Warning from Space (1956) - Special effects
- The Invisible Man vs. The Human Fly (1957) - Director of special effects
- Buddha (1961) - Cameraman / special effects advisor
- Kujira Gami (1962) - Cameraman / special effects [with Chikara Komatsubara, Takesaburo Watanabe, Hiroshi Ishida]
- Ultra Q (TV 1966) - Director of special effects
- Ultraman (TV 1966-1967) - Director of special effects
- Monster Booska (TV 1966-1967) as Chief of the island [episode 9] / Man who defuses fireworks [episode 26] / Captain of the Pleasure [episode 42]
- Ultraseven (TV 1967-1968) - Director of special effects
- Operation: Mystery (TV 1968-1969) - Director of special effects
- Ultraman: Monster Big Battle (1979) - Director of special effects
- Spectreman (TV 1971-1972) - Director of special effects
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