Yoshio Tabuchi

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Yoshio Tabuchi
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Occupation Director of special effects,
assistant director
First work Anything for Success (1962)[1]
Notable work Ultraman Ace (TV 1972-1973)

Yoshio Tabuchi (田淵 吉男,   Tabuchi Yoshio) is a Japanese director. He joined Toho sometime during the early 1960s, working in film and television as an assistant to both drama and special effects directors alike. He made his debut as a director of special effects on episode 9 of Tsuburaya Productions' Ultraman Ace (1972), and worked in a similar capacity on Toho's Zone Fighter (1973) and Submersion of Japan: Television Series (1974). His last known credit was on the 1976 film Zero Pilot, for which he served as first assistant to special effects director Koichi Kawakita.[2]

Selected filmography

Assistant director of special effects

First assistant director of special effects

Director of special effects


This is a list of references for Yoshio Tabuchi. 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. "月給泥棒" [Anything for Success]. Toho Reference Room. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  2. "大空のサムライ" [Zero Pilot]. Toho Reference Room. Retrieved 6 January 2024.
  3. "緯度0大作戦" [Latitude Zero]. Toho Reference Room. Retrieved 9 August 2023.
  4. "ゴジラ・ミニラ・ガバラ オール怪獣大進撃" [All Monsters Attack]. Toho Reference Room. Retrieved 9 August 2023.
  5. "ゲゾラ・ガニメ・カメーバ 決戦!南海の大怪獣" [Space Amoeba]. Toho Reference Room. Retrieved 9 August 2023.
  6. Nakamura, Satoshi; Shiraishi, Masahiko; Aita, Tetsuo; Tomoi, Taketo; Shimazaki, Jun; Maruyama, Takeshi; Shimizu, Toshifumi; Hayakawa, Masaru (29 November 2014). Godzilla Toho Champion Festival Perfection. Kadokawa. p. 86. ISBN 978-4-04-866999-3.


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