Shunji Iwai

Iwai Shunji

  • Name: Iwai Shunji
  • Native name: 岩井俊二
  • Also Known as: いわい しゅんじ
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: January 24, 1963
  • Age: 61
Iwai Shunji is a Japanese film director, filmmaker, screenwriter, and musician born in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. He graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Faculty of Education, Yokohama National University in 1987.

He started out in the entertainment industry by directing music videos and television dramas, including the likes of Maria, Lunatic Love, and Fireworks, for which he received the award for Best Newcomer from the Japanese Director's Association.

He eventually moved onto larger things with his short film "Undo" (1994), later followed by the hit "Suwaroteiru" (1996) starring Japanese pop singer, Chara. As his career progressed, he received even more awards, especially for his films "Love Letter" (1995) and "All About Lily Chou-Chou" (2001). Edit Biography
Screenwriter
Year Title Type Rating
TBA First Love
Drama
0.0
2010 Bandage
Movie
7.3
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2023 Lemon-iro no Yume
Drama
0.0
2014 Nazo no Tenkousei
Drama
7.2
1994 Lunatic Love
Movie
7.1
1992 Yo nimo Kimyou na Monogatari Series 3: Unbroadcasted Special
Special
0.0
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2023 Kyrie
Movie
8.3
2020 The 12 Day Tale of the Monster that Died in 8
Movie
6.6
2020 Last Letter
Movie
7.7
2018 Last Letter
Movie
7.3
2017 Chang Ok's Letter
Special
7.7
2016 A Bride for Rip Van Winkle
Movie
7.7
2016 The Bride of Rip Van Winkle
Drama
7.4
2012 Vampire
Movie
7.6
2006 The Kon Ichikawa Story
Movie
7.4
2004 Hana & Alice
Movie
7.1
2002 Jam Films
Movie
6.5
2001 All About Lily Chou Chou
Movie
7.8
1998 April Story
Movie
7.3
1996 Swallowtail Butterfly
Movie
7.8
1996 Picnic
Movie
7.5
1995 Love Letter
Movie
8.2
1994 Undo
Movie
7.1
1994 Yo nimo Kimyo na Monogatari: 1994 Winter Special
Special
0.0
1993 Fried Dragon Fish
Movie
6.9
1993 Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom?
Movie
7.0
1992 Ghost Soup
Special
7.1
1992 A Summer Solstice Story
Movie
6.7
Producer
Year Title Type Rating
2009 Halfway
Movie
6.5
Executive Producer
Year Title Type Rating
2015 Cities in Love
Movie
6.7
Composer
Year Title Type Rating
2013 Toku de Zutto Soba ni Iru
Movie
6.8
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2023 Sekai no Owari kara
Japanese Movie, 2023,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.3
2017 The Ringside Story
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Himself (Guest Role)
Himself
Guest Role
6.7
2000 Shiki-jitsu
Japanese Movie, 2000,
Director (Main Role)
Director
Main Role
7.8
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2023 The Popcorn Show Season 2
Hong Kong TV Show, 2023, 29 eps
(Ep. 19) (Guest)
29
(Ep. 19)
Guest
0.0
2008 Shabekuri 007
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 600 eps
(Ep. 281) (Guest)
600
(Ep. 281)
Guest
8.2
2004 Cinemaholic
Japanese TV Show, 2004, 56 eps
(Guest)
56
Guest
0.0
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  • First Name: Shunji
  • Family Name: Iwai
  • Native name: 岩井俊二
  • Also Known as: いわい しゅんじ
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: January 24, 1963
  • Age: 61

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