Takashi Yamazaki

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Takashi Yamazaki
Yamazaki in 2019
Born June 12, 1964
Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan
Occupation Director, screenwriter
First work A Taxing Woman's Return (1988)
Notable work Always: Sunset on Third Street (2005)
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Takashi Yamazaki (山崎 貴,   Yamazaki Takashi) is a Japanese director and screenwriter. Inspired to enter the filmmaking business after seeing 1972's Encounter with the Unknown and 1977's Star Wars at the age of 13,[1] Yamazaki began his career in the late 1980s working for Shirogumi's special effects department on films such as Juzo Itami's A Taxing Woman's Return and Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Sweet Home. He made his directorial debut on the 2000 ROBOT science fiction film Juvenile. His third film, Always: Sunset on Third Street (2005), won the Japanese Academy Award for Best Picture, and was followed by two sequels. The first of those sequels, released two years later, featured Godzilla in an imaginary sequence. In 2012, he married fellow director Shimako Sato; they had previously worked together on 2008's K-20: Legend of the Mask. In 2021, Yamazaki directed Godzilla the Ride: Giant Monsters Ultimate Battle, a flying theater motion simulator ride in Seibuen amusement park, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan. Yamazaki is the director and screenwriter of the 2022 fantasy film Ghostbook, co-produced by Toho, Kodansha, Shirogumi Inc., ROBOT, and Abe Shuji, Inc. He is also directing another upcoming ROBOT-Toho co-production entitled Blockbuster Monster Movie.

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This is a list of references for Takashi Yamazaki. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 【山崎貴】「永遠の0」こだわったリアリティー 映像効果の第一人者が大事にする“重なり” (1/2ページ). zakzak. Yukan Fuji (20 December 2013). Retrieved on 20 July 2022.
  2. Separate Volume Kadokawa all-out special feature: Ponyo on the cliff. Kadokawa Shoten. 2008. p. 61.


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