Yukijiro Hotaru (螢 雪次朗 is a Hotaru Yukijirō)Japanese actor. A favorite of Shusuke Kaneko, he has appeared in nine of the director's films, including the Heisei Gamera trilogy as Tsutomu Osako and Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. His roles in non-kaiju tokusatsu productions include both Zeiram films and the television series Garo.
- Gamera: Guardian of the Universe (1995) as Inspector Tsutomu Osako
- Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion (1996) as Tsutomu Osako
- Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999) as Tsutomu Osako
- Gamera 4: Truth (2003) as Tsutomu Osako [fan film]
- Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) as Suicidal man
- Reigo: King of the Sea Monsters (2005) as Divisional Officer Noboru Osako
- Ultraman Max (TV 2005-2006) as Archaeologist [episode 5]
- Raiga: God of the Monsters (2009)
- Neo Ultra Q (TV 2013) as Murakami
- The Great Buddha Arrival (2018) as Detective Osaki
- Nezura 1964 (2020) as Nagano, film company president
Yukijiro Hotaru with Shusuke Kaneko on the set of Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Hotaru on a poster for Gamera 4: Truth
- Hotaru's character in Reigo: King of the Sea Monsters is named Osako after his celebrated role as Tsutomu Osako in the Gamera trilogy.
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