Japan Creator Bank

toggle navigation


Masato Kato

Masato Kato

Date of Birth
January 14, 1954
English level
Masato Kato is a screenwriter born in Akita. He has left Waseda University, School of Social Sciences before graduation. He has experienced working as a guest professor of Waseda University, professor of Film Studies Department in Tohoku University of Art and Design, and President of Japan Writers Guild.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
screenplay (live action) 2019 Sea of Revival
web series script (live action) 2016 Hibana (Netflix) (Spark (Netflix))
screenplay (live action) 2016 Everest: The Summit of the Gods
screenplay (live action) 2012 Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer
screenplay (live action) 2010 A Lone Scalpel
screenplay (live action) 2008 Climber's High
screenplay (live action) 2006 Sinking of Japan
screenplay (live action) 2006 What the Snow Brings
screenplay (live action) 1998 Fishes in August
screenplay (live action) 1995 Mitabi no Kaikyo (Third Time Straight)

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
2015 The 38th Japan Academy Prize for Best Screenplay Cape Nostalgia
2011 The 34th Japan Academy Prize for Best Screenplay A Lone Scalpel
2009 The 32nd Japan Academy Prize for Best Screenplay Climber's High
2007 The 61st Mainichi Film Awards for Best Screenplay What the Snow Brings
1999 The 15th Mons International Film Festival (Belgium) for Best Screenplay Fishes in August