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Shusuke Kaneko

Shusuke Kaneko

Date of Birth
June 8, 1955
Kaneko debuted as a director in 1984 with the movie ”Kōichirō Uno's Wet and Swinging” at Nikkatsu. He became a freelancer in 1986 and started to create content for the tv, too. After working on titles for Toei and Shochiku, he presented his first own project ”Summer Vacation 1999” which was selected at the New Directors/New Films presented by MOMA.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
Movie (Live-Action) 2021 Nobutora
Movie (Live-Action) 2017 Linking Love
Movie (Live-Action) 2017 Matchmaking Cruise
Movie (Live-Action) 2014 Danger Dolls
Movie (Live-Action) 2012 The Centenarian Clock
Movie (Live-Action) 2010 Bakamono
Movie (Live-Action) 2006 Death Note/Death Note: The Last Name
Movie (Live-Action) 1996 Gamera: Giant Monster Midair Showdown
Movie (Live-Action) 1994 It's a Summer Vacation Everyday
Movie (Live-Action) 1991 Shushoku sensen ijonashi

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
- 38th Blue Ribbon Award Gamera: Giant Monster Midair Showdown
- 10th Yokohama Film Festival Best Director Summer Vacation 1999
- 6th Yokohama Film Festival Best New Director KōichirōUno's Wet and Swinging