Yukijiro Hotaru

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Yukijiro Hotaru
Yukijiro Hotaru
Born August 27, 1951
Saitama, Japan
Occupation Actor
Notable role(s) Tsutomu Osako, suicidal man, Noboru Osako, Osaki, Nagano
First work Molester Train: Rumiko's Ass (TV 1983)
Notable work Gamera the Guardian of the Universe (1995)

Yukijiro Hotaru (螢 雪次朗,   Hotaru Yukijirō) is a 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.

Selected filmography



  • 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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