Toru Matoba

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Toru Matoba
Toru Matoba as a man who defuses fireworks in Monster Booska
Born July 10, 1920
Yurakucho, Tokyo, Japan
Died 1992
Occupation Special effects director, cameraman
First work Earth (1939)
Notable work Ultraman (TV 1966-1967)

Toru Matoba (的場 徹,   Matoba Tōru) was a Japanese special effects director and cameraman.

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.

Selected filmography


This is a list of references for Toru Matoba. 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. TV Magazine Special Editing Ultra Special Effects Magazine 2020. Kodansha. 31 August 2020. p. 63. ISBN 978-4-06-520743-7.


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