Kankurō Kudō (宮藤官九郎; born 19 July 1970) is a Japanese screenwriter, dramatist, director, actor and member of the theater company Otona Keikaku. He won the 'Best Screenplay' award at the 2002 Japanese Academy Awards for Go, which explores problems faced by people of Korean-heritage living in Japan.

He acted in the hugely popular tear-jerker, Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World, and is also guitarist in the Japanese Comedy Rock Band Group Tamashi.

Selected filmography


2008 Shonen Merikensack
2005 Mayonaka no Yaji-san Kita-san

Writer (Movie Screenplays)

2008 Shonen Merikensack
2007 Maiko Haaaan!!!
2006 Kisarazu Cat's Eye: World Series
2005 Mayonaka no Yaji-san Kita-san
2004 69
2004 Zebraman
2003 Drugstore girl
2003 Iden & Tity
2003 Kisarazu Cat's Eye: Japan Series
2002 Ping Pong
2001 Go

Writer (Television)

2008 Ryūsei no Kizuna
2006 Wagahai wa Shufu de aru
2005 Tiger and Dragon
2003 Manhattan Love Story
2003 Boku no Mahōtsukai
2002 Kisarazu Cat's Eye
2001 Rocket Boy
2000 Ikebukuro West Gate Park


2003 13 Kaidan
2003 Fukumimi
2004 Crying Out Love, In the Center of the World (Directed by Yukisada Isao)
2005 Kono Mune Ippai no Ai wo (Directed by Akihiko Shiota)
2006 Memories of Matsuko (Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima)
2006 Tekkon Kinkreet [voice] (Directed by Michael Arias)
2007 Taitei no Ken (Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi)
2007 Welcome to the Quiet Room (Directed by Suzuki Matsuo)
2007 Mōryō no Hako (Directed by Masato Harada)

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