SHITA COMEDIANS

General Creative Producer
いとうせいこう
Seiko ItoGeneral Creative Producer

Born in Tokyo in 1961. His debut as a novelist brought us "No Life King" in 1988. His newly-chosen theme and unique writing style received a lot of attention. He has since released a number of novels,reportages and essays,including "Botanical Life" (1999) which received the 15th Kodansha Essay Award. This year, he announced his novel "Imaginal Radio " for the first time in 16years. As a performer,he has won renown for his stage productions and live shows with ,Naoto Takenaka,and City Boys. As a creator working at the cutting edge of his profession,he co-wrote "Kenbutsuki" with his friend and colleague,Jun Miura,and proposed new ways to appreciate statues of Buddha. Also with Miura,he produced the popular event,"Slide Show", a sell-out performance at the Budokan. In the music world,Ito worked at the frontier of Japanese Hip Hop and is currently receiving attentions with his activities with Kuchiroro. He regularly performs on TV programs such as "Shiru Shiru Mishiru" (TV Asahi) ,"Tensai Terebi-kun Bit World"(E TELE), "Otonano!"(TBS).

Official Web Site 『WATCH SEIKO

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The 9th Down Town Taito International Comedy Film Festival Official Main Visual Artist
内山勇士
Yuji UchiyamaGuest

Born in Tokyo in 1980, Uchiyama's debut was a comedy themed short animation "Alzheim," a graduation project for the Department of Imaging Art of Tokyo Polytechnic University. In 2009 he worked on "KAMI USAGI Ropé (Paper Rabbit Ropé)" where he designed characters and voiced them, wrote the script, and directed until May 2013. He released NORASCO volume three and four in Aug. 2015 on DVD.

Official Twitter:https://twitter.com/uchiyama_yuji

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Special Screening
山下敦弘
© Kiyoe Akechi
Nobuhiro Yamashita

Born in 1976, Yamashita graduated from Osaka University of Arts and made his debut with “Donten Seikatsu” (1999). His major works include “Linda Linda Linda” (2005), “A Gentle Breeze in the Village” (2007), “Kueki Ressha” (2012) and “Tamako in Moratorium” (2013). Following his best selling film, “La La La at Rock Bottom” (2015), “Over Fence” (2016) and “Boku no Ojisan” (2016) are soon to be released. A sense of innocence that combines creativity of the author and entertainment gains popularity.

Ofificial Twitter:https://twitter.com/matchpointinc

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長沼誠
Makoto Naganuma

Affiliate with Nippon Television (NTV), where Naganuma has staged numerous dramas. As for the films, this will be his second work following “Ururu no mori no monogatari” released by Toho in 2009.

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ニコラス・ストーラー
Nicholas Stoller

Stoller, an English writer/director, has enjoyed a numerous comedy hits since his screenplay for “Fun with Dick and Jane.” His previous work of “Neighbors” series hit the highest record in the U.S. as the film appeared for the first time in the country, with the box office revenue of USD 150 million. He also wrote the screenplays for “Zoolander 2” and “The Muppets.”

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ラージクマール・ヒラニ
Rajkumar Hirani

A super-popular Bollywood director with his heartwarming films filled with laughter and tears. Under the influence of Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Hirani started the production of feature films. His first hilarious comedy work, “Munna Bhai M.B.B.S” (2003), became a great hit and was given the National Film Award. The subsequent film, “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” (2006), caused a Gandhi restoration boom in India. “3 Idiots” (2009) marked the highest box office success in history of Bollywood, as well as in overseas. In Japan, it was released in 2013, and many countries have decided to remake the film.

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Nameko Shinsan
Nameko ShinsanGuest

Born in Tokyo in 1974, she was raised in Saitama. She graduated the Musashino Art University, Junior College of Art and Design, and worked on a comic book writer and a columnist. Her publications include "Nameko Shinsan's modern sociology" (Gentosha), "All girls school graduate" (Chikumashobo), "The searching spiritual" (Kadokawa), "the revelations of celebs" (Asahi shinbun publications inc. ) ,and others. Her new publications is "Nameko Shinsan's tsubuyaki detox" (Takarajimasha).

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Comedy Award of Honor Special Screenings of Yoji Yamada
山田洋次
Yoji YamadaGuest

Born in 1913. Debuted as director in 1961 with “Strangers Upstairs.” His celebrated “Otoko wa Tsurai yo” series started in 1969. Yamada has also directed “Family,” “The Yellow Handkerchief,” “My Sons,” “A Class to Remember,” and “The Twilight Samurai.” In 2010, Yamada received the Berlinale Camera at the International Berlin Film Festival. His newest works are “Nagasaki: Memories of My Son” (2015) and “What a Wonderful Family!” (2016).

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佐藤利明
Toshiaki SATOGuest

Born in 1963 in Tokyo, Sato is an entertainment film researcher, a television writer, a radio personality and a music critic. He is the writer and the presenter of radio show “Minna no Tora-san . His recent publications include “Tora-san no Kotoba”.

Official Web Site:http://toshiakis.at.webry.info/

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Official Supporter Song Musician
浅草ジンタ
Asakusa JintaGuest

This rock band started in 2002 in Asakusa with “glocal” music. Later, it received the name Asakusa Jinta from Sanyutei Koyuza. A sui generis local Asakusa rock band, it participates in famous foreign festivals like Glastonbury and regularly performs at important home events like the Fuji Rock Festival. The band has collaborated with Takeshi Kitano and Kazuo Umezu. It has also made original soundtracks for the TV drama “Dandarin” and appeared in the TV show “Shoten.”

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Closing Event Yoji Yamada Tribute Concert
浅草ジンタ
Asakusa JintaGuest

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佐藤蛾次郎
Gajiro SatoGuest

Born in 1944. Gajiro Sato performed Terao and Genko in both TV and film versions of “Otoko wa Tsurai yo.” Immensely popular, he became indispensable in the “Tora-san” series. Successfully performing across many genres, his comic personality is in demand in TV variety programs. His recent films are, “Cast Me If You Can” and “Kid Brother”; and TBS dramas, “The Emperor’s Chef” and “99.9 Criminal Case Expert Lawyer”

Official Website: http://www.e-nesto.com/actor/sato_gajiro/

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天才バンド
Tensai BandGuest

This genius band comprises Reitaro Kimyo, Kamide Sunday, and Koji Teshima. The three men started the band in 2013 while continuing their individual activities. Their major debut was with their second album “Arisu to Teresu” released by unBorde in 2015.

Official Website: http://tensaiband.com

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二階堂和美
Kazumi NikaidoGuest

Born in 1974. A singer-songwriter, Nikaido has the resilience to handle any style without the slightest wavering.This is why she is loved by a diverse range of fans. She composed both music and lyrics for "When I Remember This Life,” the theme song of Studio Ghibli’s “The Tale of Princess Kaguya” (2013). Her musical range and her overwhelming vocal capacity exceeds the images that arise from the simple lyrics.

Official Website: http://www.nikaidokazumi.net/

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ポカスカジャン
Poca∙ska∙janGuest

A comedic music band with a cornucopia of lyrics and music based on their experience and musical sensibility. From yose music halls to rock festivals, they are able to morph with extraordinary variety. Their TV commercial ice candy song “Garigari-kun” is popular, and they enjoy a high reputation for original songs and music, such as the song “Panpapa pan” for the NHK program “Together with Mom.” Winning their first National Engei Hall Hanagata Engei Grand Prize for their comedic “boys style” instrumental performance in 2014, they command the respect of the Engei entertainment world.

Official Website: http://pocaskajan.com/

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レキシ
RekishiGuest

Rekishi is a solo project by Takafumi Ikeda. His 1997 major debut was with Super Butter Dog. In 2007, Ikeda made a solo debut as Rekishi with an eponymous album. In Aug. 2016, Ikeda’s concert at the Nippon Budokan won much media attention with its lyrics on Japanese history sung to funky music and its humorous staging. Ikeda also does production work for bands like Kan Johnny’s Eight and composes music for commercials. Recently, he appeared in “Our Little Sister” (2015), the TBS drama “99.9 Criminal Case Expert Lawyer”, and Coca Cola’s Ayataka commercial. He is successful as an actor, too.

Official Website: http://rekishi-ikechan.com/

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Jury Members of Short Film Competition SHITA COME Grand Prize 2016
平山秀幸
Hideyuki HirayamaGuest

Born in 1950 in Fukuoka. Debuted as director in 1990 with “Maria’s Stomach” and won the Rookie’s Award of the Directors Guild of Japan in 1992 with “The Professional.” “Gakko no Kaidan” (1995) became a smash hit and a popular series. He has won many prizes, such as the Japan Academy Prize for Best Director with “Begging for Love” (1998), which was selected as the official Japanese entry for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. After that he made “Turn” (2001), “OUT” (2002), “Lady Joker” (2004), “Shaberedomo Shaberedomo” (2007), “Hisshiken Torisashi” (2010), “Oba, The Last Samurai” (2011), and “Mt. Everest, the Peak of Gods” (2016).

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伊賀大介
Daisuke IgaGuest

Born in 1988 in Nishi-Shinjuku. He started to work as a stylist in 1999. He has worked in several fields such as magazines, ads, music, and drama with his motto “will come, if needed.” He’s also crazy about writing, though no good at it. In the movies, he has taken part in “Josee, the Tiger and the Fish,” “Love Strikes!,” “My Back Page,” “Kako: My Sullen Past,” and “TOO YOUNG TO DIE!”

Official Website:http://band.co.jp/works/iga/

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五箇公貴
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Kimitaka GokaGuest

Born in Tokyo. Goka is a producer of TV Tokyo, who also creates TV dramas, movies and variety shows. He also produced “Reverse Edge, Ohkawabata Detective Agency,” “Bizarre Love Tactics,” “The Great Passage,” “God Tongue, No-Kiss Championship THE MOVIE,” and “Men’s Hot Spring.” His latest drama “Night Hero NAOTO” featuring NAOTO from The Third J Soul Brothers/EXILE, is currently on air on BS Japan.

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いとうせいこう
Seiko ItoGeneral Creative Producer

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SHITA COME Grand Prize 2016 Invited Works
中川晴樹
Haruki NakagawaGuest

Nakagawa is an actor affiliated with Europe Kikaku. He appears in movies such as “ Bend, Spoon!,” “Bakuman,” and “La La La at Rock Bottom.“ His first directed movie “Yakuza in Love” won the Nasu Award 2015 Grand Prize at Nasu Short Film Festival.

Official Website:http://www.europe-kikaku.com/member/#nakagawa

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田中要次
BoBA (Yoji Tanaka)Guest

Born on 8th of Aug., 1963 in Kisofukushima-machi, Nagano (currently: Kisomachi). Tanaka got employed locally by Japan National Railways with their last employment, but moved to Aichi as JR Tokai staff due to privatization of the national railways in 1987. He met Director Naoto Yamakawa whose fan he was of when he used to hang out at Nagoya Cinema Skhole. Accepting an offer to be in a musical short movie became a career chance and he moved to Tokyo to be an actor. He became well known by appearing in “Man with shark skin and woman with peachy ass” and “HERO.” In 2003, he debuted as a director with a part of the series “Coming Out Cop KAMAOKA.” He continues to shoot short films with rock bottom budgets and much anguish.

Official Website: http://www.babibox.com/

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アンジェルス・ウー
Angeles WooGuest

Born in 1980. Angeles Woo is an actress, director and writer known for Jian yu (10), Reign of Assassins (11) and The Crossing (14). Her recent directorial work includes Nuts! (16) and The Glass Beads (05). She is the second daughter of world-renown Hong Kong director John Woo.

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The 9th SHITA COME Avant-Title
イッキ
IkkiGuest

Ikki is an actor who presides over actors’ duo “The Slugman Show.” He writes and directs all the films and does live performances energetically. There was a time he used to be a comedian as well. In last year’s SHITA COME, “The Slugman Show THE MOVIE 2015 ‘In Your Eyes’” won the Grand Prize and the Audience Award.

Official Website 『The Slugman Show THE MOVIE

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Voice Actors’ Live Stage in “SHITA COME 2016” Eve
羽佐間道夫(はざま みちお)
Michio HazamaGuest

“Magic Kaito 1412” as Konosuke Jii
“Star Wars: Clone Wars” as Count Dooku
“The Hobbit” (series) as Gandalf of the Grey
Planner and General Producer for narration by voice actors

Official Website:https://mouvement.jp/actors/hazama/

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野沢雅子
Masako NozawaGuest

“Dragon Ball” (series) as Son Goku, Gohan and Goten
“Galaxy Express 999” as Tetsuro Hoshino
“Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro” as Kitaro

Official Website:http://www.aoni.co.jp/actress/na/nozawa-masako.html

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山寺宏一
Koichi YamaderaGuest

”Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” as Beerus
“Evangelion” as Ryoji Kaji
“The Mask” as Jim Carrey

Official Website: http://across-ent.com/profile/yk.php

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土井美加
Mika DoiGuest

“Game of Thrones” (as Catelyn Stark)
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” (as Marion Ravenwood)
“One Piece” (as Coby)

Official Website:: http://doimika.com/

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真殿光昭
Mitsuaki MadonoGuest

“CYBORG009CALLOFJUSTIC” (as 006)
“SailorMoon Crystal” (as Kenji Tsukino)
Voice of the overall Kwon Sang Woo work

Official Website: http://www.aoni.co.jp/actor/ma/madono-mitsuaki.html

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たなか久美
Kumi TanakaGuest

“Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance” (as Laura)
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” (as Blink)
“Maya the Bee” (as Maya)

Official Website: http://hiro046.wixsite.com/kumiofficial

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羽佐間道夫(はざま みちお)
とり・みき
Miki ToriGuest

Manga artist, Dubbing enthusiast. Won the 41th Bungei Shunju Manga Award with “Tooku e Ikitai.” He has a profound knowledge of foreign language dubbing and published a book, “Tori Miki no Eiga Fukikae-O.” His album cover illustration for Tatsuro Yamashita’s “Opus- ALL TIME BEST 1975-2012” attracted a huge attention. In 2015, Tori started a new series of manga, “Plinius” with Mari Yamazaki, known for “Thermae Romae.”

Official Website:http://www.torimiki.com/

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とり・みき
羽佐間道夫(はざま みちお)
江原正士
Masashi EbaraGuest

Affiliated with 81 Produce. In addition to working on stage and TV, Ebara started his career as a voice actor in the middle of 70's. He is active in doing narration for many TV shows and animation as well as dubbing foreign films. He plays a variety of characters from a bad guy to a comic and is the official voice over actor for Tom Hanks, Bill Murray, Wesley Snipes and Will Smith.

Official Website: http://www.81produce.co.jp/list.cgi?man+0451816121220

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堀内賢雄
Kenyu HoriuchiGuest

Born on 30th of Jul., in Shizuoka.Representative of Kenyu Office. After working as a DJ, MC and reporter, Horiuchi started his career as a voice actor. He dubbed many characters in movies and TV dramas, such as Jesse in “Full House,” and Steve in “Beverly Hills, 90210.” He is the official voice over actor for Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck. In recent years, he plays tough guys such as Lieutenant Colonel Yuuki in “Joker Game.”

Official Website: http://www.kenyu-office.com/profile/horiuchikenyu.html

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千葉繁
Shigeru ChibaGuest

Born on 4th of Feb., in Kumamoto.Affiliated with 81 Produce. After working as an office worker and performing at a theater company, Chiba debuted as a voice actor in the TV anime “Dokaben” in 1976. Appeared in many anime and became popular for his roles such as Megane in “Urusei Yatsura,” and the narration in “Fist of the North Star.” His latest works, the Bullet Farmer in “Mad Max: Fury Road” and Tendo Choi in “Pacific Rim.”

Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/1kamisama1

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甲斐田裕子
Yuko KaidaGuest

Born on 14th of Jan., in Kanagawa.Affiliated with Ken Production. After graduating from Tokyo Voice Actors Academy, Kaida passed the agency's audition. She has a reputation for her cool beauty roles and is the official voice over actress for Anne Hathaway and Rachel Weisz. She became popular for her roles in anime, such as Shimei Ryomou in “Ikki Tousen,” Marida Cruz in “MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UNICORN,” and Tsukiyomi in “Gintama.”

Official Website: http://yuhko-kaida.com/

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森洋子
Yoko MoriGuest

Born on 1st of Aug., in Saitama. Debuted as the second-year member of C.C.Girls in 1996. Working as an actress and an entertainer, Mori appeared in movies and TV dramas, including the period drama “Semishigure.” In 2013. She dubbed “007 Quantum of Solace” for the TV version (King Records). Following “Susami Street! Everyone Gather: Puppet Fiction,” “Danger 5” is her third work as a voice actress.

Official Website: http://ameblo.jp/mori-yoko/

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多田野曜平
Yohei TadanoGuest

Born on Mar. 10th in Fukuoka. Affiliated with Theatre Echo. Tadano makes appearances as a stage actor in “Come with the Wind,” and “Bellybutton of Japanese.” He has become popular as voice actor in foreign movies and cartoons such as Disney Channel’s “Phineas and Ferb” as Dr. Doofenshmirtz, and in “Wreck-It Ralph” as King Candy. His voice acting is varied over a wide range such as young and old man, small animals and insects.

Official Website: http://www.t-echo.co.jp/wp/?page_id=2474

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Keisuke Yoshida
Keisuke YoshidaGuest

Glovision Inc.

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"NORASCO"- KOTARO's older sister is here!
内山勇士
Yuji UchiyamaGuest

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LiLiCo
LiLiCoGuest

Born in Stockholm, Sweden. LiLiCo makes regular appearances on TV shows such as "King's Brunch" (TBS), "NONSTOP!" (Fuji TV), "RUN X SMILE" (NHK BS1) as a narrator and numerous other appearances, as well as a voice actor and a professional wrestler. She is a multi-talented film commentator.

Official Blog: http://ameblo.jp/lilicom/

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コタロー
Kotaro

Kotaro is a stray Scottish Fold, born in Glasgow, Scotland and now living in downtown of Tokyo, Tateishi, Katsushika-ku. As a typical Tokyoite with Edo temperament, Kotaro loves a fresh bath and the festivities and wears his favorite happi coat made by a craftsman in Asakusa. Everyone calls him Kota or Kotaro. He helps the stores in the local shopping arcades, plays games with college students all night and leads a care-free life, being loved by the locals. He is a left-handed pitcher for the grass baseball team, Yahiro Shooting Stars.
*Scottish Fold is a breed originating Scotland with folded ears.

Official Website: http://norasco.jp/

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Michelle
Michelle

Kotaro's older sister.

Official Website: http://norasco.jp/

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Eiga Hiho presents Eiga Hiho Festival
町山智浩
Tomohiro MachiyamaGuest

Film Critic and the Founder and Editor-in-chief of film magazine, “Eiga Hiho” (Yosensha). His publications include “Eiga no Mikata ga Wakaru Hon” and he writes columns for Shukan Bunshun, COURRiER Japon, Cyzo.
He also works as a subtitle supervisor, and presenter on the TBS radio program, “Tamamusubi” and WOWOW TV program, “Machiyama Tomohiro's Eiga Jyuku!” Co-wrote “Attack on Titan” with Director Shinji Higuchi. His recent publication efforts, include “The Truth of the Trump Fever,” “Oukamitachi ha Tenshi no Nioi, Wagahenai no Action Movies 1964-1980 vol.1” and more.

Official Blog:http://d.hatena.ne.jp/TomoMachi/

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水道橋博士
Suidobashi HakaseGuest

Born in 1962 in Okayama. Suidobashi became a disciple of Beat Takeshi and formed a comedy duo, "Asakusa Kid” in 1987. He makes appearances on TV and radio programs, writes for magazines. Regular appearances on TV shows, such as “Asa Ichi,” “Barairo Dandy,” “Bessatsu Asa-hi Journal.” His writing works include, “Hakase no Ijou na Kenko,” “Hongyou,” and more. His latest publication efforts, “Bungeishunju.”
He edits and delivers the popular mail magazine, “Suidobashi Hakase no Melma Junpo”

Official Website: Kid Return

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ジェレミー・ソルニエ
Jeremy Saulnier

Born in Alexandria, Virginia. After directing the short film “CRABWALK” (2004) and the horror-comedy “MURDER PARTY” (2007), Jeremy produced “Blue Ruin” (2013) that depicts the revenge of a lonely homeless guy at his own expense. It was highly acclaimed in film festivals all over the world, such as the Cannes Film Festival.

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シェーン・ブラック
Shane Black

Born in 1961 in Pennsylvania. Shane made his successful debut as a screenwriter in “Lethal Weapon” (1987) and spotlighted as a “Child of the Revolution” in action movie industry. He debuted as a director in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” (2005). “Iron Man 3” (2013) became a worldwide smash hit, on which he worked as director and screenwriter. His upcoming film, “The Predator,” a sequel to "Predator" (1987), will be released in 2018.

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中村七之助
Shichinosuke NakamuraGuest

Born in 1983.The second son of the past Kanzaburo Nakamura XVIII. Debuted in “Ori” (Cage) as Kankichi at the Kabukiza Theater in 1986. He took the name of Shichinosuke Nakamura II in 1987 when he performed his first full role in “Kadonde Futari Momotaro”(Two Momotaro) Shichinosuke has performed in many capacities besides stage acting. In 2003, he acted the Meiji emperor in the Hollywood movie, “The Last Samurai.”

Official Website:http://www.fernwood.co.jp/

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片岡亀蔵
Kamezo KataokaGuest

Born in 1961. The second son of Ichizo Kataoka V. Kamezo debuted in the 1965 Grand Kabuki “Chushingura” (Treasury of the Loyal Retainers) as Yoshimatsu and took the name of Kamezo Kataoka IV when he performed as Sankichi in “Benten Musume Meo no Shiranami” (Benten Kozo and His Gang of Thieves) in 1969. Kamezo is a valuable lead actor who understands a role’s nature, whether macho or comic- sensuous, and then gives it a strong individual flavor distinguishing it from the stereotypical. In 2014, he appeared in the film “Cape Nostalgia.

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宮藤官九郎
Kankuro KudoGuest

Born in 1970. Screenwriter, director, actor. In 1991, Kudo joined Otona Keikaku theater company. His recent screenplays are “The Apology King” and “The Mole Song,” and two drama series, “Amachan” and “We're Millennials. Got a Problem?” Kudo debuted as a film director with “Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims” (2005). His newest directorial work is “Too Young to Die” (2016).

Official Website: http://otonakeikaku.jp/profile/profile_kudo.html

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飯塚健
Ken IizukaGuest

Born in 1979. His major works include “Arakawa under the Bridge” (2012), “Fuzokuittara Jinsei Kawatta www” (2013), “Otona Drop” (2014), TBS drama “REPLAY&DESTROY.” His latest publication is “Funny Bunny” and his latest directorial film, “Enokida Bouekido” starred by Kiyohiko Shibukawa, will be released in 2017.

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下山天
Ten ShimoyamaGuest

Debuted as a director of the music video, “Be wanabee” starring Toshinobu Kubota. He directed numerous music videos for artists such as Keisuke Kuwata, B'z, EXILE, GACKT, Ai Otsuka, JUJU, Shonan no kaze. Directed theatrical films such as “PIECE” (2012), “Kikaider Reboot” (2014). “L” will be released in fall 2016.

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井口昇
Noboru IguchiGuest

Born in 1969 in Tokyo. Affiliated with the theatrical group “Otona Keikaku.” In addition to working as an actor, his directorial film, “The Machine Girl” received high praise overseas. His major works are “ROBO GEISHA” (2009), “Denjin Zaborger” (2011), “Dead Sushi” (2013) and “Gothic Lolita Battle Bear” (2014). “Devotion to Cinema” starring the Idol group “No Makes” also produced by Iguchi was released in 2016.

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清水崇
Takashi ShimizuGuest

Born in Gunma. Horror film “Ju-On” (2000) had great hits. Debuted in Hollywood with the U.S. remake directed by Sam Raimi. It became the biggest box office hit in the U.S. His major works are the Ju-On series, “Kiki's Delivery Service” (2014) and his latest directorial effort “Ameonna” was released in 2016.

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工藤伸一
Shinichi KudoGuest

Kudo plans, directs and produces music clips and short films mainly in TV commercials. With the experience as a graphic designer in London, he has received high acclaim for his style.

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齊藤工
©大川晋児
Takumi SaitohGuest

Debuted as an actor in 2001 after working as a model. Saitoh appears more than 10 of films and TV dramas in 2016 including “DANCHI” (directed by Junji Sakamoto). He also manages a pop up theater, and plans and produces films. His major directorial effort, “Hanbun no Sekai” earned well-deserved praise in Japan as well as abroad. “Balancer” was shown at the 7th SHITA COME.

Official Website:http://www.saitoh-takumi.jp/

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Akihiro Kakuta
Akihiro KakutaGuest

"Oh My Z!" as Hanada
"Spring Has Come"
"Poetry Angel"

Official Blog:http://ameblo.jp/tokyo03-kakuta

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The Rookie's Award of Director's Guild of Japan "Blindly in Love"
市井昌秀
Masahide Ichii

Ichii studied film production at ENBU Seminar. His film, “Naked of Defenses” (2008) gained acclaim globally. It won awards at the 30th Pia Film Festival and the Grand Prix at the 13th Pusan International Film Festival. In 2009, it formally entered the Berlin International Film Festival Forum Division. Ichii’s first TV drama direction was of “Ten Months and Ten Days Evolution Theory” (2015). It won the Galaxy Awards Encouragement Prize, and an Outstanding Prize from the Japan Broadcasting Association Awards and Tokyo Drama Awards 2015. Ichii is director and screenwriter of “Bokura no Gohan wa Ashita de Matteru” and “Haruchika”, to be released in 2017.

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Honoka Ishibashi
Honoka IshibashiGuest

"THE HARIMAYA BRIDGE" as Emi
"Looking For Anne" as Anri
"Radicals opera (kagekihaopera)" as Hatsune Matsui

Official Twitter:https://twitter.com/HonokAsmas

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Edo Old Town Director Yoshihiro Nishimura's Special Make-up Workshop [Free event]
西村喜廣
Yoshihiro NishimuraGuest

Born in 1967. Representing his company, Nishimura Eizo Ltd., Nishimura has engaged in special make-up, special molding and core effect for various films, TV dramas and commercials regardless of genres, from horror to romance. His creation of outrageous splatter/gore effects was completely new to the Japanese film industry. He directorial debut was “Tokyo Gore Police” (2008) and other works include “Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl” (2010), co-directed with Naoyuki Tomomatsu, “Sento shojo: Chi no tekkamen densetsu” (2010), co-directed with Noboru Iguchi and Tak Sakaguchi, “Helldriver” (2011), the first episode Z of “The ABCs of Death” (2012) and “Torakage” (2015). Nishimura’s special molding and make-up appear in “Love Exposure” (2008), “Cold Fish” (2010) and “Attack on Titan” (2015). He is a special molding producer for “Shin Godzilla” released in Jul. 2016.

Official Website:http://www.nishi-eizo.com/

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Public Recording of CS Fuji TV, ONE TWO NEXT program "Otoko Obasan !!"[Free event]
「男おばさん」軽部真一・笠井信輔
“Otoko Obasan” with Shinichi Karube and Shinsuke KasaiGuest

“Otoko Obasan!!” is an entertainment information program currently on air on Fuji TV CS broadcasting, MC’d by Shinichi Karube and Shinsuke Kasai. The program was named so as these two men (otoko) spoke non-stop like middle aged women (obasan). The featured segment on film introduction particularly displays their virtuosity through a story show using photographs in the manner of picture-story show. The program celebrates its 16th anniversary this year and continues to deliver entertainment information, including “Digicam Exploration” which reports on-site with a video camera and “Shinsuke Kasai’s Zuka Guide” offering Takarazuka information.

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