Yojiro Takita

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Academy Award Winning Director Yōjirō Takita 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 "Groper Train" series, which Takita began directing in 1982. 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." It became an international hit and received a prize at The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival in 2002. He directed "Onmyoji 2" in 2003. 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.

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