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Daigo Matsui

Daigo Matsui

Date of Birth
November 2, 1985
Born in Fukuoka Prefecture. Chairman of the theatrical company5-jigen. Matsui made his scriptwriter debut in 2009 with the drama ”Futatsu no Spica” and was the youngest scriptwriter to debut at NHK. His first work as a director of a feature film was ”Afro Tanaka” in 2012. Matsui's unique style is highly rated both within and outside Japan.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
Movie (Live-Action) 2012 Afro Tanaka
Movie (Live-Action) 2013 Jibun no koto bakaride nasakenakunaruyo
Movie (Live-Action) 2014 Sweet Poolside
Movie (Live-Action) 2015 Wonderful World End
Movie (Live-Action) 2015 Our Huff and Puff Journey
Movie (Live-Action) 2016 Japanese Girls Never Die (Azumi Haruko wa yukue fumei)
TV (Live-Action) 2017 The Supporting Actors (Baipureiyâzu: Moshimo 6 nin no mei wakiyaku ga sheahausu de kurashi tara)
Movie (Live-Action) 2018 Ice Cream and the Sound of Raindrops (Ice to Amaoto)
Movie (Live-Action) 2018 You, Your, Yours (Kimi ga Kimi de Kimi da)
TV (Live-Action) 2020 #HandballStrive

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
2015 25th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival Fantaland Award (Audience Award) Our Huff and Puff Journey
2015 65th Berlin International Film Festival/Teddy Award Nominee Wonderful World End
2015 7th TAMA Film Awards Best Emerging Director Award Our Huff and Puff Journey
2017 33th ATP Awards Drama Category Outstanding performance award, Tokyo Drama Awards 2017 Title Award The Supporting Actors
2017 50th Kitakyushu Citizen's Cultural Award / Ctizen's Cultural Encouragement Award Media Art