Tomorowo Taguchi

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Tomorowo Taguchi
田口 トモロヲ
Tomoo Taguchi (田口 智朗, Taguchi Tomoo)[1]

(1957-11-30) November 30, 1957 (age 61)
OccupationActor, narrator
Years active1978 (1978)–present

Tomorowo Taguchi (田口 トモロヲ, Taguchi Tomorowo, born November 30, 1957) is a Japanese actor, film director and musician.

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 on NHK. Taguchi has directed 3 films, Iden & Tity in 2003, Shikisoku Generation in 2009, and Piece of Cake in 2015.[2]



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 Gōda
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
2007 Kamen Rider The Next Scissors Jaguar
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad Mailman
Like a Dragon 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
Household X
2013 Kamen Rider Wizard Amadum Guest appearance
2014 Kabukicho Love Hotel
2015 Piece of Cake Director[3]
2017 P and JK Yamamoto
Cat Collector's House Asakusa
2018 The Blood of Wolves
Life in Overtime
2019 Parallel World Love Story
Violence Voyager Koike (voice)
2020 Fukushima 50


Year Film Role Notes
1997 Mōri Motonari Ashikaga Yoshitane Taiga drama
2019 Idaten Nobuhiko Kakanakuri Taiga drama


  1. ^ "Tomorowo Taguchi's Yahoo! profile" (in Japanese). Yahoo! Japan. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  2. ^ "Casting news for "Shikisoku Zenereishon"". Twitch Film. Retrieved August 6, 2008.
  3. ^ "Miliyah Kato, Kazunobu Mineta Perform Live-Action Piece of Cake Film's Theme". Anime News Network. April 23, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2015.

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