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Taro Maki

Taro Maki

Date of Birth
May 23, 1955
English level
Conversational level
Born in 1955 in Gifu Prefecture. Entered TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION in 1977 after graduating from Waseda University. During the home video era, he was in charge of acquiring Western movies as well as production/distribution of movies. He was also involved in the production of animation works including "Patlabor: The Movie" (1989). In 1990, he entered Pioneer LDC. With his experiences of producing the super hit animation series "Tenchi Muyou!" (1992), he established Genco in 1997, a company exclusively for project planing/producing which is quite rare for the industry.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
Movie (Animation) 2020 Mobile Police Patlabor THE MOVIE
Movie (Animation) 2019 In This Corner (and Other Corners) of the World
Movie (Live-Action) 2018 Downrange
Movie (Animation) 2016 In This Corner of the World
Movie (Animation) 2007 Tetsujin 28-gou: Hakuchuu no Zangetsu
Movie (Animation) 2003 Tokyo Godfathers
Movie (Animation) 2002 Millennium Actress
Movie (Animation) 2002 A Tree of Palme
Movie (Live-Action) 1997 POSTMAN BLUES
Movie (Live-Action) 1994 Mainichi ga natsuyasumi

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
2017 40th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Animation Film In This Corner of the World
2017 41st Annecy International Animated Film Festival Feature Film Jury Award In This Corner of the World
2017 19th Bucheon International Animation Festival Grand Prize for Feature Film In This Corner of the World
2017 36th Fujimoto Award Special Award In This Corner of the World
2003 36th Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia Grand Audience Award Tokyo Godfathers