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Mana Yasuda

Mana Yasuda

Date of Birth
August 21, 1970
Mana Yasuda is a movie director and playwright. In 2006 she directed "The Switch to Happiness," where Juri Ueno and Kenji Sawada played roles, and she also wrote its screenplay. She received a Special Woman Director Award at the 16th Japanese Movie Ceitics Award and the Best Script Award at the 2nd Osaka Cinema Festival. An NHK drama “Yasashii Hana (A Tender Flower),” whose script she wrote, participated in the National Arts Festival by Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
Movie (Live-Action) 2000 All Right original film also as playwrite
Movie (Live-Action) 2001 Just a Drop of Magic original film also as playwrite
Movie (Live-Action) 2006 The Switch to Happiness original film also as playwrite
Movie (Live-Action) 2017 Slight Fever original film also as playwrite
Stream (Live-Action) 2019 TUNA-GIRL original film also as playwrite
teleplay (live action) 2011 NHK “Yasashii Hana” (NHK “A Tender Flower”)
teleplay (live action) 2014 NHK “Chotto wa, Darazu ni.” (NHK “A Little Bit, with Darazu”)
teleplay (live action) 2012 Mainichi Hoso “Kiseki no Hosupisu” Mainichi Broadcasting System “The Miracle Hospice”
screenplay (live action) 2006 Cat Eyed Boy
screenplay (live action) 2015 Theatrical Movie “From Kobe”

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
2007 Special Woman Director Award of the Japanese Movie Critics Award The Switch to Happiness
2007 Best Script of the Second Osaka Cinema Festival The Switch to Happiness