Hideo Onchi

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Hideo Onchi
Born (1933-01-23) 23 January 1933 (age 86)
OccupationFilm director

Hideo Onchi (恩地日出夫, Onchi Hideo) is a Japanese film and television director.


Born in Tokyo, Onchi graduated from Keio University and joined the Toho studios.[1] He debuted as a director with Wakai ōkami (1961), and first made a name for himself directing youth films such as Izu no odoriko (1967).[1] After turning freelance, he also worked in Japanese television, serving for instance as the main director for Kizu darake no tenshi, an influential TV drama from the 1970s.[1][2]

He won the award for Best Director at the 28th Hochi Film Award for Warabi no kō.[3]



  1. ^ a b c Oguro, Yūichirō. "Onchi Hideko kantoku gekijōban Tera e o kataru". Web anime sutairu. Studio You. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ "A (Kind of Brief) Lecture of Japanese Film". New York-Tokyo. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  3. ^ 報知映画賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Archived from the original on 31 January 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2010.