Shutaro Oku

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Shutaro Oku (奥秀太郎 Oku Shūtarō, born in 1975 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese film director and visual planner.

Biography[edit]

Born 1975 in Tokyo. His major films are “The Labor Cop”, “Japanese Naked Tribe,” “Aka-sen”, “Cain’s Descendant” (officially selected for the 57th annual Berlin International Film Festival),”USB”(Cast: Kazushi Watanabe, Kaori Momoi, Nao Omori, Hideki Noda etc.). He has participated stage productions as visual planner for such plays as “Elisabeth” and “MOZART!” for TOHO Musical, “The Bee” and “Egg” for NODA MAP productions, “1789”, “Casablanca” for the Takarazuka Revue, and more. Also as a stage director, he energetically deals with staging that makes full use of visuals. And that made him won the 2008 Yomiuri Theater Awards for Excellent Staff Award for Black Cat (Written and Directed by him). His major stage productions are “Persona4 Arena”, “BLOOD-C The LAST MIND”, “GHOST in THE SHELL ARISE : GHOST is ALIVE”, and so on.

Filmography[edit]

  1. KAI-ON (2000, 74min)
  2. The Labor Cop (2002, 91min)
  3. Ten-Sho-Chi (A yet to be released) -- documentary on the Japanese legendary treatre directors Yukio Ninagawa, Hideki Noda and Masahide Komaki.
  4. Japanese Naked Tribe (2003, 72min)
  5. AKA-SEN (2004, 90min) -- This film featured Japanese Kabuki star Shido Nakamura in his first leading role.
  6. Cain's Descendant (2006, 90min) -- Officially selected for the 57th Berlinale Forum Section.
  7. Death of Domomata (2007, 90min) Moto Hagio guest appearance
  8. USB (2009, 90min)
  9. Typhoon Family (2014, 81min)
  10. SEIZA (2014, 93min)
  11. MINT
  12. ASURA GIRL (2017)

Stage direction history[edit]

  • 2005 Tap Man
  • 2006 Tap Man × Piano Man
  • 2006 Boys Electone Conspiracy
  • 2006 Tap man × Piano Man × Movie Man
  • 2007 Hibiki Inamoto + Souun Takeda Live
  • 2008 Yoshida Brothers Live 2008 Yu-Shun
  • 2008 Kuroneko
  • 2010 Red Shoes
  • 2010 Kimidori
  • 2010 Freaks
  • 2011 South Of Heaven
  • 2011 Byakuya

Stage visual planning history[edit]

  • 2002 SLAPSTICK / Takarazuka Revue
  • 2002 MOZART! (Another showing in 2005,2007 and 2010) / Toho
  • 2004 Elisabeth (Another showing in 2005,2006,2008 and 2010) / Toho
  • 2006 Never Say Goodbye / Takarazuka Revue
  • 2007 The Bee / NODA MAP
  • 2009 Piper / NODA MAP
  • 2009 Casablanca / Takarazuka Revue
  • 2010 Cabaret
  • 2010 Roman Holiday / Umeda Arts Theater
  • 2010 The Character / NODA MAP
  • 2011 to South / NODA MAP
  • 2011 MITSUKO / Umeda Arts Theater

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