The Naked Director: Season 1 (2019)

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Episodes

Air date: Aug 8, 2019

After another month of lackluster encyclopedia sales, Muranishi's job is at stake, but just when he starts making money his life falls apart.

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Air date: Aug 8, 2019

Muranishi and Toshi move on to selling porn magazines, starting their own bookstore chain in Hokkaido; their success attracts unwanted attention.

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Air date: Aug 8, 2019

After living on the lam in Tokyo, Muranishi and Toshi are arrested in Sapporo; when they get out, they reunite with Kawada with a new goal -- video.

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Air date: Aug 8, 2019

Furuya tells the Sapphire team that Ikezawa and Takei are working together; Muranishi recruits a Poseidon actress for the next video.

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Air date: Aug 8, 2019

Blacklisted by Ikezawa and squeezed by the regulatory commission, Sapphire heads toward bankruptcy; after confronting her mother, Megumi seeks out Muranishi.

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Muranishi takes his crew to Hawaii for an ambitious make-or-break shoot with famous American porn star Allison; Toshi goes to Furuya for help.

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Facing a 370-year prison term, Muranishi needs 100 million yen to make bail; as Toshi and Kawada struggle to raise funds, Kaoru demands to help out.

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Back in Japan, the Showa era is ending and Kaoru Kuroki has become a sensation; Sapphire and Poseidon crank out videos, but a crackdown looms.

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Cast & Crew

Takayuki Yamada
Toru Muranishi

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Tetsuji Tamayama
Kawada

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Masaharu Take
Director
Taisei Iwasaki
Original Music
Kaata Sakamoto
Executive Producer
Hideo Yamamoto
Cinematographer
Zensuke Hori
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Critic Reviews for The Naked Director: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Naked Director: Season 1

  • Apr 30, 2021
    I have to admit initial scepticism but here is a series with great humour surrounding an element of Japanese culture that's largely unexplored or misunderstood. The English subtitles are a good translation and remain true to the sense of what's being said whilst maintaining dramatic and comedic sense. The result is a good romping adventure with likeable central characters and some devious villains. It's a Japanese series and unlike western made offerings the the Yakuza, police, and characters are represented in a way that's dramatic but rooted in an authentic reality This alone makes it an interesting watch (especially if you're sick to death of the western idealised view of Japan). Being inspired by real events and characters the only criticism is that it perhaps glosses over some of the darker realities, but taken as a pure piece of entertainment (and it should be) the series draws you in and keeps you on the hook. what could have been a hackneyed series relying on titillation and cliche is by turns absurd, dark, joyous, and illuminating. I Hope the second series continues with success.
  • Mar 31, 2020
    Surprisingly awesome. The series brings you a fresh and eyes-opening topic to a world where the whole world would know of the final products, but not the dedication of the crews behind the scene.
  • Jan 07, 2020
    Fresh, brilliant, television.
  • Dec 20, 2019
    Please make season 2
  • Nov 24, 2019
    The show I did not know I needed
  • Sep 12, 2019
    Show rapidly yet smoothly bounces from erotic to comedy to drama without missing a beat. Can't wait for season 2!
  • Sep 11, 2019
    Japanese Breaking Bad. 10/10
  • Sep 05, 2019
    Some episodes are fun and have an interesting script, but in general this season is almost a tribute to Muranishi films: amateurish.
  • Aug 29, 2019
    This was pretty great. Binged season 1 in one sitting
  • Aug 23, 2019
    Finally, real work coming to Japan. Thank you Netflix. 俳優陣の迫真の演技に震えた。特に主役の山田孝之は凄すぎる。本当にこれが日本のドラマなのか!?。音楽、カメラ、脚本、演出、どれも海外の作品に引けをとらず面白い。この作品を新たな始まりとして日本の作品がより良くなることを切に願う。

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