Yojiro Takita

Takita Yojiro

  • Name: Takita Yojiro
  • Native name: 滝田洋二郎
  • Also Known as: たきた ようじろう, Takita Youjirou
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 4, 1955
  • Age: 68
Takita Yojiro is a Japanese filmmaker. Takita received an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for his 2008 drama Departures. It marked the first time a Japanese film won the award after the category first became competitive in 1957.

Takita Yojiro entered the film industry through Mukai Productions, where he served as an assistant director. Takita first came to prominence with the long-running, popular light-comic pink film Molester's Train series, started by Yamamoto Shinya in 1975, and which Takita began directing in 1982 at Shintoho Eiga. Later, for the Nikkatsu studio, Takita filmed similar Molester's films as part of that studio's Roman Porno line. Molester's School Infirmary (1984), Molester's Tour Bus (1985), and Molester's Delivery Service (1986) are some of these titles. Takita's 1986 mainstream comedy, No More Comic Magazines! received critical praise, and he has produced several popular films since then.

In 2001, he directed Onmyoji (film), an original work by Yumemakura Baku. It became an international hit and received a prize at The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in 2002.

His 2008 film Departures won the Best Foreign Language Film at the U.S. 81st Academy Awards, in an upset over the Israeli Animated documentary, Waltz with Bashir. He also won the 2009 Japan Academy Prize for Director of the Year, among other accolades, for the film.

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Director
Year Title Type Rating
2023 Silence of Smoke
Movie
7.5
2018 North's Sakuramori
Movie
7.0
2017 The Last Recipe
Movie
8.0
2009 Sanpei the Fisher Boy
Movie
6.8
2008 Departures
Movie
8.5
2007 Battery
Movie
7.4
2005 Ashura
Movie
6.7
2003 When the Last Sword Is Drawn
Movie
7.6
2001 Onmyoji
Movie
7.7
1999 Secret
Movie
7.2
1999 The Exam
Movie
6.0
1997 Sharan Q Takes Center Stage of Enka
Movie
4.0
1994 The Tropical People
Movie
0.0
1993 The City That Never Sleeps: Shinjuku Shark
Movie
7.8
1993 We Are Not Alone
Movie
0.0
1992 Yamai Wa Kikara: Byouin E Ikou 2
Movie
0.0
1990 Let's Go to the Hospital
Movie
8.0
1988 The Yen Family
Movie
6.9
1986 Comic Magazine
Movie
7.3
1986 Chikan Takuhaibin
Movie
5.0
1985 Zetsurin Gal: Yaruki Mun Mun
Movie
0.0
1985 Chikan Tsukin-basu
Movie
0.0
1985 Pink Physical Examination
Movie
0.0
1985 Chikan Densha: Seiko no Oshiri
Movie
0.0
1984 Chikan Hokenshitsu
Movie
0.0
1984 High Noon Ripper
Movie
0.0
1984 Goodbye Boy
Movie
0.0
1984 OL 24 Ji: Bishojo
Movie
0.0
1984 The Groper Train: Search for the Black Pearl
Movie
5.0
1983 The Serial Rape-Murderer
Movie
0.0
1982 Chikan Densha: Man'in Mame-sagashi
Movie
0.0
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2012 Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer
Movie
7.8
2003 Onmyoji II
Movie
7.6
Assistant Director
Year Title Type Rating
1979 Ryouki Bara Gesho
Movie
0.0
1979 Shimoochiai Yakitori Movie
Movie
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2004 Cinemaholic
Japanese TV Show, 2004, 56 eps
(Guest)
56
Guest
0.0
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  • First Name: Yojiro
  • Family Name: Takita
  • Native name: 滝田洋二郎
  • Also Known as: たきた ようじろう, Takita Youjirou
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: December 4, 1955
  • Age: 68

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