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Mutō (武藤 "warrior wisteria") is a Japanese surname. It is also romanized as Muto, Mutoh or Mutou.

  • Mutou Valley - valley in the Flaming Mountains

People named Muto include:

  • Azumi Muto, actress
  • Hideki Mutoh, race car driver currently racing in the IndyCar Series
  • Keiji Muto, pro-wrestler
  • Toshiro Muto, Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
  • Yoshinori Muto, football player

Fictional characters named Muto:

  • Ashirogi Muto of Bakuman.
  • Kaname Muto of Yahiko no Sakabato
  • Kazuki Muto of Buso Renkin
  • Kenji, Shizuka, and Yuki Muto of Lian Hearn's Tales of the Otori trilogy.
  • Nobuyushi Muto
  • Rikako Muto, female lead from the anime Ocean Waves
  • Yugi and Sugoroku Mutou of Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • MUTO, an acronym for "Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism", a species of kaiju featured in the 2014 film, Godzilla.


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"MUTO (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism)" refers to a species of giant monsters that appeared as the main antagonists in the 2014 film Godzilla. They are the first completely original monster-characters to have appeared in a Godzilla film since Orga from 1999's Godzilla 2000.