Tomorowo Taguchi

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Tomorowo Taguchi
田口 トモロヲ
Born Tomoo Taguchi (田口 智朗 Taguchi Tomoo?)[1]
(1957-11-30) November 30, 1957 (age 57)
Musashino, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actor, narrator
Years active 1978 (1978)–present

Tomorowo Taguchi (田口 トモロヲ Taguchi Tomorowo?, born November 30, 1957) is a Japanese actor.

After leaving Dokkyo University without graduating, he started to earn his living as an illustrator, writer and pornographic cartoonist. He joined a theatre called Hakken no Kai in 1978 and he made a screen debut in Zokubutsu Zukan (based on the book by Yasutaka Tsutsui) in 1982. He was also a prominent cult musician in the Tokyo underground scene with his band Bachikaburi in the 1980s and early 1990s.

He is probably most well known to the West as the lead actor in Tetsuo and Tetsuo II directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. He also makes regular appearances in Takashi Miike's films. He became known to the Japanese public as a narrator for the TV documentary series Project X - Challengers which aired between 2000 and 2005 by NHK. Taguchi directed Iden & Tity in 2003 and his second film, Shikisoku Generation, is scheduled for release in 2009.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1989 Tetsuo: The Iron Man Man First starring role
1992 Tetsuo II: Body Hammer Taniguchi Tomoo
1994 Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?
1995 Tokyo Fist Tattoo Master
Love Letter Female itsuki's father
1996 Gamera 2: Attack of Legion Subway Driver
Swallowtail Butterfly
Makai Tensho
1997 The Eel Eiji Dojima
1998 Andromedia Gôda
Dr. Akagi Nosaka
1999 Tomie
Gamera 3: Awakening of Irys
Dead or Alive
Gemini Middle-aged Patient
Taboo Tojiro Yuzawa
Ley Lines
Bullet Ballet
2000 Keizoku
2002 Doing Time
Aiki Saburo Ishikawa
11'9"01 September 11
2003 Owl
2003 A Snake of June
2005 Strange Circus Taeko's Editor
It's Only Talk K
Spring Snow Yamada
Einstein Girl
2006 Sway Judge
Gamera the Brave
God's Left Hand, Devil's Right Hand Koichiro Kubota
Akihabara@Deep
2007 Kamen Rider The Next Scissors Jaguar
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad Mailman
Like a Dragon the Korean-Japanese barbershop owner
2008 Climber's High
2009 April Bride Okuno
Long Haired Monster Gehara Daikaiju eiga
2010 Tetsuo: The Bullet Man Cameo appearance
2011 Gantz Yoshikazu Suzuki
2011 Household X
2013 Kamen Rider Wizard
2014 Kabukicho Love Hotel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tomorowo Taguchi's Yahoo! profile" (in Japanese). Yahoo! Japan. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  2. ^ twitchfilm.net. Casting news for “Shikisoku Zenereishon” retrieved on August 6, 2008

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