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 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: The 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, the Deep-Sea Monster vs. the Battleship Yamato (2005) as Divisional Officer Noboru Osako
- (TV 2005-2006) as Archaeologist [episode 5]
- Deep Sea Monster Raiga (2009)
- (TV 2013) as Murakami
- The Great Buddha Arrival (2018)
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, the Deep-Sea Monster vs. the Battleship Yamato is named Osako after his celebrated role as Tsutomu Osako in the Gamera trilogy.
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