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Masaaki Taniguchi

Masaaki Taniguchi

Date of Birth
July 6, 1966
After graduating from Nihon University College of Art Cinema department, Taniguchi worked as an assistant director for numerous works. He has been directing tv drama titles and then debuted as a movie director in 2010 with the movie ”Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
Movie (Live-Action) 2010 Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Movie (Live-Action) 2011 Scattered Reflection
Movie (Live-Action) 2012 Bungo: Stories of Desire (segment ”Kokuhaku Suru Shinshitachi”)
TV (Live-Action) 2014 Mothers
TV (Live-Action) 2016 Aquarium Girl
TV (Live-Action) 2017 Ai wo Kou Hito
TV (Live-Action) 2019 Nodoka no Niwa
TV (Live-Action) 2020 Yoru ga Dorehodo Kurakutemo
Movie (Live-Action) 2021 Musicophilia
TV (Live-Action) 2022 Identity

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
- 32nd Yokohama Film Festival Best New Director Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
- 55th Monte-Carlo Television Festival Prize of the Monaco Red Cross, SIGNIS Prize Hitojichi no Roudokukai
- 43rd International Emmy Award Nomination Hitojichi no Roudokukai
- 2015 Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association Awards Programming category TV Drama Excellence Award Mothers
- 2017 Japan Media Arts Festival Award TV/Drama category Excellence Award Ai wo Kou Hito