Takita Yojiro

Takita Yojiro

Gender: Male
Birth Date: December 4, 1955

Native Name: 滝田洋二郎

Birth Name: Yojiro Takita

Nationality:  Japanese Person


About Takita Yojiro

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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