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Kentaro Otani (大谷健太郎 Ōtani Kentarō, born in 1965) is a Japanese film director. He was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1965.[1] His directing career began in the late 1990s.

He directed and wrote part of the screenplay for Nana and Nana 2.



Otani was born in Kyoto, Japan somtime during 1965. He graduated from Tama University where he took a workshop in film production. During college he earned an award at the 1988 Pia Film Festival for his short film, Ao Midori.

He continued working on his independent films for several years. His film Watashi to Tanin ni natta Kare wa won three awards at the Pia Film Festival in 1991. Finally he released his debut feature film Avec mon mari in 1999.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Avec mon mari Director Writer; played brother of Mitsuko
2002 A Woman's Work Director Editor; writer
2004 Thirty Lies or So Director Screenplay
2005 Nana Director Screenplay
2006 Rough Director
2006 Nana 2 Director Screenplay
2011 Gene Waltz Director
2011 Runway Beat Director
2011 The Young Jack Black Director TV film
2012 LOVE: Masao kun ga iku! Director
2014 Black Butler Director