Japan Creator Bank

toggle navigation


Katsuo Naruse

Katsuo Naruse

Date of Birth
June 29, 1963
English level
Katsuo Naruse's films "Fukigen'na Kajitsu" (director) and "Moonlight Serenade" (scriptwriter) have attracted attention at film festivals around the world, including Berlin and Cannes, and he has worked in a wide range of genres, from love stories to period dramas. Naruse's TV dramas also span an impressive array of genres, from hard-hitting political and historical dramas to the worlds of medicine, gourmet food, and financial engineering. In all of his works, Naruse consistently maintains a warm perspective on ordinary people with a sense of humor, and a kindness that comes from deep insight.

Outstanding works

Category Year Title Notes
teleplay (live action) 2022 Jashin no Tenbin
teleplay (live action) 2021 Nigatsu no Shosha
teleplay (live action) 2019 Parallel Tokyo: Day 1 - Day 4
teleplay (live action) 2018 Ranhansha
teleplay (live action) 2017 Little Giants
teleplay (live action) 2007 Kodoku no Kake
teleplay (live action) 2006 Memories of Matsuko
teleplay (live action) 2005 Yume de Aimasho
screenplay (live action) 1999 Owls' Castle
screenplay (live action) 1997 Moonlight Serenade

Awards List

Year Title of Award Title
2018 Japan Arts Festival (Television Drama Division) - Excellence prize Ranhansha (Diffused Reflection)