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Susumu Kurobe (黒部 進 Kurobe Susumu) is a Japanese actor in the Ultraman Series and more of Tsuburaya's movies whom mostly known for his role as Shin Hayata in Ultraman and later the titular character himself, succeeding Bin Furuya. His real name is Takashi Yoshimoto (吉本 隆志 Yoshimoto Takashi). His stage name is derived from his birthplace.

Personal Life

His eldest daughter, Takami Yoshimoto was known for her role as Rena Yanase in Ultraman Tiga.

He became a grandfather for the first time in 2011, when his daughter Takami Yoshimoto gave birth to her son.




  • Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster - Assassin
  • Son of Godzilla - Meteorological observation aircraft captain
  • Destroy All Monsters - Shin Kuroiwa
  • Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah - Flight Chief
  • Godzilla vs. Mothra - Flight Chief
  • Godzilla vs. Megaguirus - Maritime Self-Defense Force Executive

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  • In an interview with Susumu Kurobe during 2013, he stated that:
    • There were actually no auditions for Shin Hayata, he got the role due to Toho and Tsuburaya Productions's wish.
    • The decision for Hayata and Fuji to become a married couple in the Super 8 Ultra Brothers is a "bad idea", telling that his wife turned envious because of it, although both him and Hiroko Sakurai (Fuji's actor) does constantly tell each others that their characters aren't meant to be together.
    • His favorite Ultraman is Ultraman Zero.
    • His favorite Ultra Kaiju are Pigmon and Woo.

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