Japan Creator Bank

Creator

Akinori Kikuchi

Akinori Kikuchi

Writer
Date of Birth
July 30, 1947
English level
n/a
Career
After graduating from Chuo University, Akinori Kikuchi learned scenario writing in Scenario Institute and studied under Kaneto Shindo and Shigeki Chiba--both are playwrights and film directors. In his late thirties he started writing novels and non-fictions. Since his forties he has been planning and writing scripts mainly for special programs and documentaries in TV stations all around the country, making Sendai and Tokyo his base. He has been involved in planning and production of events and festivals, and developed Jozenji Street Jazz Festival into the biggest street music festival in Japan, which had a total attendance of seven hundred thousand. He established Totteoki no Ongakusai (Very Special Music Festival) and expanded it to eighteen cities nationwide. He also took the role of overall director of Sendai Tanabata Hoshi no Yoi Matsuri (Sendai Tanabata Star Night Festival), Yamaha Otomachi (Music City) Project and Berlin International Film Festival in Sendai.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
screenplay (live action) 2007 Documentary Film "OHAIE!: Music Breaks Barriers" Producer and Director
screenplay (live action) 2013 Documentary Film "OHAIE!: Music Breaks Barriers 2" Producer and Director
screenplay (live action) 1984 Uindī (Races) Distributed by Toho-Towa, Joint Production Between Japan and Germany
screenplay (live action) 1984 Yomigaeru Hīrō Katayama Takazumi (Hero Comes Back: Takazumi Katayama) Distributed by Nippon Herald Films
screenplay (live action) 1981 Chōkō (Changjiang) Distributed by Toho, Joint Production Between Japan and China
screenplay (live action) 1995 Gokudō no Mon (The Gate of Yakuza) Distributed by Taki Corporation
teleplay (live action) 1985 KHB 10th Anniversary Special Program: Masamune no Yabō (Masamune's Ambition)
teleplay (live action) 1982 TBC 30th Anniversary Special Program: Boku no Hosomichi (My Narrow Road)
teleplay (live action) 1989 TV Asahi 20th Anniversary Special Program: Doraemon Yōroppa Tetsudō no Tabi (Doraemon's Europe Railway Trip) Animation Synthesis
teleplay (live action) 1991 Harukanaru Damoi Shūyōjo kara Kita Tegami (Faraway Domoy: A Letter from Labor Camps) Television Nishinippon Corporation

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
1986 Education Minister Award at the Educational Film Festival Okāsan Ganbatte (Go for It, Mother)
1991 Art Festival Prize by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Minister of Posts and Communications Award in ATP Award TV Grand Prix Harukanaru Damoi Shūyōjo kara Kita Tegami (Faraway Domoy: A Letter from Labor Camp)
2013 Best Program for Japan FM Network Awards Ashita ga Arusa Shima no Kizuna wa Kiezu (Tomorrow is Another Day: The Island Bonds Never Disappeared)
2008 Grand Prix and Social Action Award for Japan Event Contest Planning Producer of Totteoki no Ongakusai (Very Special Music Festival)
2017 Bank Mikkelsen Prize Planning Producer of Totteoki no Ongakusai (Very Special Music Festival)