Directed by Japanese women

A comprehensive catalogue of films directed or co-directed by Japanese women, in reverse chronological order.
Constantly updated.
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A–E
Ai Yoshimura
Akane Yamada
Akiko Igarashi
Akiko Ohku
Akina Yanagi
Akiyo Fujimura
Asako Hyuga
Atsuko Hirayanagi
Atsuko Ishizuka
Aya Domenig
Aya Igashi
Ayumi Nakagawa
Ayumi Sakamoto
Chiaki Kon / Chiaki Kon
Chiaki Nitanai
Chie Hayakawa
Chiemi Shimada
Chihiro Amano
Chihiro Ikeda
Chihiro Nakamura
Chihiro Sato
Eri Makihara
Eriko Kitagawa

F–J
Hana Matsumoto
Hakota Yuko
Harika Abe
Haruhi Oguri
Haruka Fujita
Haruka Komori
Hisako Matsui
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There are 548 films in this list.

  • Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The MOVIE - Part 2
  • Pretty Guardians Sailor Moon Eternal The MOVIE - Part 1
  • Hold Me Back
  • Kamata Prelude
  • True Mothers
  • Under the Open Sky
  • The Sleeping Insect
  • My Name is Yours
  • Last Message
  • Sylvanian Families: Everyone's Big Dream Flying in the Sky
  • Followers
  • Shape of Red
  • Romance Doll
  • My Girlfriend is a Serial Killer
  • Mrs. Noisy
  • This Planet is not my Planet
  • Night Cruise
  • Cenote
  • Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun
  • The Horse Thieves. Roads of Time
  • No Longer Human
  • Go Away, Ultramarine
  • Startup Girls
  • They Can Be Seen From A Distance
  • Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll
  • Moonless Dawn
  • Under Your Bed
  • How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
  • Hot Gimmick: Girl Meets Boy
  • Chiyo
  • Diner
  • The Landlady
  • My Father, the Bride
  • Shimai jiken-bo: Etchi ni marumie
  • After School Soda Weather Special Edition
  • My Sweet Grappa Remedies
  • Norie
  • Blue Hour
  • Marriage Hunting Beauty
  • Makuko
  • Slowly
  • Red Snow
  • 夜のそと
  • My Identity
  • Signal 100
  • Domains
  • dye
  • Träumerei
  • See You on the Other Side
  • The Wandering Plants
  • The Pearl of Tailorbird
  • Play Room
  • A Crimson Star
  • Sayounara
  • Rent a Friend
  • Orphan’s Blues
  • The Antique
  • 21st Century Girl
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Ten Years Japan
  • Until Rainbow Dawn
  • Back Street Girls: Goku Dolls
  • Girls' Encounter
  • Vision
  • TUNE
  • Mitsuko and the Space Bump
  • Liz and the Blue Bird
  • Tada Never Falls in Love
  • KUSHINA, what will you be
  • You are not me
  • Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms
  • Planet ∞
  • Violet Evergarden
  • A Place Further Than the Universe
  • On the collinear and reflected on the water
  • 4 Months, 4 Years, 6 Years After
  • Portraits of the Rainbow
  • 1/8
  • IN SEARCH OF COLOUR
  • atmosphere
  • far away
  • Please Don't Go Anywhere
  • A Whale of a Tale
  • Hyouka: Forbidden Secrets
  • Tremble All You Want
  • Kuruibana
  • flower
  • Toward a Common Tenderness
  • Amiko
  • Our House
  • Once Upon a Dream
  • Chromosome Sweetheart
  • No Game No Life: Zero
  • My Cactus
  • Parallel World
  • Radiance
  • A Silent Voice Specials
  • Dear Etranger
  • Parks
  • Opening Night