Famous Television Directors from Japan

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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    • Birthplace: Kori, Japan
    Akiyuki Shinbo (Japanese: 新房 昭之, Hepburn: Shinbō Akiyuki, born September 27, 1961) is a Japanese animator, director, producer and storyboard artist who started his career in 1981 at Studio One ...more
  • Ben Ousaka is a television director and playwright.
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
    Chiaki J. Konaka (小中 千昭, Konaka Chiaki) (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 ...more
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  • Hideo Tanaka

    Hideo Tanaka

    Dec. at 77 (1933-2011)
    • Birthplace: Japan
    Hideo Tanaka (田中秀夫, Tanaka Hideo, 24 November 1933 – 9 July 2011) was a Japanese filmmaker, actor, and screenwriter. He is known for his work in several adaptations of Shinji Wada's manga series ...more
    • Birthplace: Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
    Hiro Matsuda is a film writer and television director.