Mototsugu Watanabe is a highly revered filmmaker in the Pink Eiga world. A consummate entertainer, he was born December 2nd, 1957 in Tokyo and studied filmmaking at Nihon University. From there he entered Mukai Productions (the ‘father of Pink Eiga’, Hiroshi Mukai’s production company), where he was mentored by such Pink Eiga giants as Hiroshi Mukai, Shuji Kataoka (“S&M Hunter”) and Academy Award® Winner Yojiro Takita (“Departures”).
Watanabe made his directing debut in 1983, going on to direct over 100 films. In 2001 he established his own production company, Nabe Cinema, through which he has actively continued making Pink Eiga in every genre imaginable including, As a result, he has large fan following and is regarded as the number one cult Pink Eiga director.