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List of notable or famous television directors from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top television directors born in Japan and even some popular television directors who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese television directors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These television directors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known television director from Japan is included when available.

This is a list that features people like Shintaro Katsu and Kensuke Yamamoto.

This historic television directors from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese television directors of note?" and "Who are the most famous television directors from Japan?" These prominent television directors of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese television directors.

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Akiyuki Shinbo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Television Directors from Japan
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Akiyuki Shinbo, born September 27, 1961 in Fukushima, Japan, is a Japanese animation director. Shinbo started his career as an animator in 1981 at Studio One Pattern. He then made his directorial debut with Metal Fighter Miku in 1994. He is most notable for his involvement in a number of Shaft works ...more

Age: 55

Birthplace: Kori, Japan

Profession: Television director, Animator, Film Director

Credits: Twilight of the Dark Master, Yamamoto Yohko: Starship Girl, Debutante Detective Corps, Hurricane Polymar: Holy Blood, Madoka Magica Movie 1, + more

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Ben Ousaka is a television director and playwright. ...more

Birthplace: Manchuria, China

Profession: Television director, Playwright

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Chiaki J. Konaka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Television Directors from Japan
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Chiaki J. Konaka, born April 4, 1961 is a Japanese writer and scenarist best known for Serial Experiments Lain, and later for the Digimon season, Digimon Tamers. He is also known to be the creator of Ultraman Gaia, as cited by Tsuburaya Productions. Konaka's serious works generally have a dark, ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Profession: Screenwriter, Author

Credits: Marebito, Armitage III, Sleeping Bride, Step Up Love Story, Catnapped!

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Eiichi Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Television Directors from Japan
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Eiichi Yamamoto is a Japanese film director and screenwriter of Anime. He is known directing the Animerama film series for Osamu Tezuka. Yamamoto directed ten films between 1962 and 1986. His 1973 film Kanashimi no Belladonna was entered into the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival. Besides film ...more

Age: 75

Profession: Television director, Screenwriter, Animator, Animation Director, Film Director

Credits: Giant Robo, Space Battleship Yamato, Odin: Photon Sailer Starlight, Belladonna of Sadness, Cleopatra, + more

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