Find out more about the greatest Japanese film Directors, including Hayao Miyazaki, Akira Kurosawa, Osamu Tezuka, Takeshi Kitano and Takashi Miike.
Hayao MiyazakiHayao Miyazaki
05 January 1941
Film director
Akira KurosawaAkira Kurosawa
23 March 1910
Filmmaker

Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
14 January 1925
Playwright

Hirokazu KoreedaHirokazu Koreeda
06 June 1962
Director, Producer

Mark DacascosMark Dacascos
26 February 1964
Actor

Asa AkiraAsa Akira
03 January 1986
Actress
Masaaki YuasaMasaaki Yuasa
16 March 1965
Screenwriter, Animator, Film director

Takeshi KitanoTakeshi Kitano
18 January 1947
Film director, Actor, Painter, Owarai tarento,

Osamu TezukaOsamu Tezuka
03 November 1928
Film director, Film producer, Mangaka, Animator,
Takashi MiikeTakashi Miike
24 August 1960
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Isao TakahataIsao Takahata
29 October 1935
Film director, Animator, Screenwriter
Masahiro SakuraiMasahiro Sakurai
03 August 1970
Game Designers

Gorō MiyazakiGorō Miyazaki
21 January 1967
Film director, Animator, Screenwriter, Architect

Tetsuya NomuraTetsuya Nomura
08 October 1970
Video game artist

Shinji MikamiShinji Mikami
11 August 1965
Video game designer

Mamoru HosodaMamoru Hosoda
19 September 1967
Film director, Animator, Screenwriter, Animation
Mamoru OshiiMamoru Oshii
08 August 1951
Film director, Screenwriter, Mangaka, Television

Sion SonoSion Sono
20 December 1961
actor, poet, novelist, film director, screenwriter

Kiyoshi KurosawaKiyoshi Kurosawa
19 July 1955
Film director, Screenwriter, Film critic,

Takashi ShimizuTakashi Shimizu
27 July 1972
Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Writer
Kenji MizoguchiKenji Mizoguchi
16 May 1898
Director

Nagisa OshimaNagisa Oshima
31 March 1932
Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Film
Shinya TsukamotoShinya Tsukamoto
01 January 1960
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Actor,

Yoshiaki KawajiriYoshiaki Kawajiri
18 November 1950
Film director, Screenwriter, Animator

Kinji FukasakuKinji Fukasaku
03 July 1930
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer
Masaki KobayashiMasaki Kobayashi
14 February 1916
Film director, Film producer, Writer, Screenwriter

Shohei ImamuraShohei Imamura
15 September 1926
Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer,
Hiroshi TeshigaharaHiroshi Teshigahara
28 January 1927
Film director, Sculptor, Potter

Seijun SuzukiSeijun Suzuki
24 May 1923
Film director, Television director, Actor, Writer,

Juzo ItamiJuzo Itami
05 May 1933
actor, film director, essayist,graphic designer
Hideo NakataHideo Nakata
19 July 1961
Film director, Film producer, Writer, Screenwriter

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Ryuhei KitamuraRyuhei Kitamura
30 May 1969
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer
RintaroRintaro
22 January 1941
Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director

Shunji IwaiShunji Iwai
24 January 1963
Screenwriter, Film director, Film editor, Film

Kon IchikawaKon Ichikawa
20 November 1915
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer

Kazuaki KiriyaKazuaki Kiriya
20 April 1968
Photographer, Film director, Screenwriter, Film
Osamu DezakiOsamu Dezaki
18 November 1943
Film director, Screenwriter, Impresario
Eiji TsuburayaEiji Tsuburaya
07 July 1901
cinematographer, television producer, film

Mikio NaruseMikio Naruse
20 August 1905
Film director, Writer, Film producer, Screenwriter

Kaneto ShindoKaneto Shindo
22 April 1912
Film Director

Naomi KawaseNaomi Kawase
30 May 1969
Film director, Screenwriter, Film editor, Film
Shinji HiguchiShinji Higuchi
22 September 1965
Screenwriter, Film director, Animator

Yōjirō TakitaYōjirō Takita
04 December 1955
Film director, Screenwriter

Kōji WakamatsuKōji Wakamatsu
01 April 1936
Film director, Screenwriter, Film producer

Keisuke KinoshitaKeisuke Kinoshita
05 December 1912
Film Director

Kan MukaiKan Mukai
16 October 1937
Director
Teinosuke KinugasaTeinosuke Kinugasa
01 January 1896
Director

Shoji KawamoriShoji Kawamori
20 February 1960
 
Chūsei SoneChūsei Sone
01 October 1937
Film director, Screenwriter

Yasujiro OzuYasujiro Ozu
12 December 1903
Japanese film director

Yūdai YamaguchiYūdai Yamaguchi
1971 AD
film director, screenwriter, film editor
Kōhei OguriKōhei Oguri
29 October 1945
Film director, Screenwriter, Essayist

Kitano TakeshiKitano Takeshi
18 January 1947
Actor
Yūji TajiriYūji Tajiri
1968 AD
film director, actor, screenwriter

Ichikawa KonIchikawa Kon
20 November 1915
Film Director

Shōzō MakinoShōzō Makino
22 September 1878