Masanobu Deme

Masanobu Deme (出目昌伸, Deme Masanobu, 2 October 1932 – 13 March 2016) was a Japanese film director.

Masanobu Deme
Born(1932-10-02)2 October 1932
Died13 March 2016(2016-03-13) (aged 83)
Occupationfilm director


Born in Shiga Prefecture, Deme graduated from Waseda University before joining the Tōhō studio in 1957.[1] After serving as an assistant director under such directors as Akira Kurosawa, Shūe Matsubayashi, Hiromichi Horikawa, and Kengo Furusawa, he made his directorial debut in 1968 with Toshigoro[1] and earned a New Directors Citation from the Directors Guild of Japan in 1969 for his unusual youth film Oretachi no kōya.[2] He also directed over 80 dramas on television.[3]

He died on 13 March 2016 of pancreatic cancer in a Tokyo hospital.[4]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ a b "Deme Masanobu-san". Ōmi no hito (in Japanese). Shiga Prefecture. October 2009. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Nihon Eiga Kantoku Kyōkai Shinjinshō" (in Japanese). Directors Guild of Japan. Archived from the original on 22 November 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Deme Masanobu". Terebi dorama dētabēsu (in Japanese). Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  4. ^ 映画監督の出目昌伸さんが死去. Sports Hochi (in Japanese). Hochi Shimbun. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2016.

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