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Takehiko Minato

Takehiko Minato

Date of Birth
March 5, 1974
Takehiko Minato is a member of Japan Writers Guild. He graduated from Japan Academy of the Moving Image – it has been renamed Japan Institute of the Moving Image – where he was in the seventh graduating class. In 2006 he debuted as a playwright with “Sumo Hot Pot: Chanko”, which Toshiki Sato directed. Since then he has been active in writing screenplays mainly for theatrical movies. He is from Miyazaki Prefecture.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
screenplay (live action) 2006 Sumo Hot Pot: Chanko
screenplay (live action) 2010 The Knot
screenplay (live action) 2012 Be My Slave
screenplay (live action) 2012 Night People
screenplay (live action) 2014 Girl’s Blood
screenplay (live action) 2014 Flower and Snake: Zero
screenplay (live action) 2016 Bitter Honey
screenplay (live action) 2016 The Firefly Summers
screenplay (live action) 2017 Wilderness: Part 1 and 2
screenplay (live action) 2019 Miyamoto

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
1998 Otomo Shoji Prize by Japan Writers Guild (Boku ga Kono Machi de Shinda Koto Nanka Ano Hito wa Shiranai They do Not Know the Fact That I Died in This Town
2008 Accepted for the Fourth Pink Scenario Concours, Selected for Representative Scenario Yearbook 2009 Isaac