Arias, Michael

Arias, Michael

Given name: マイケル
Family name: アリアス
Birthday: Feb 2, 1968
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Michael Arias is an American-born filmmaker active primarily in Japan. He is best known as the director of Tekkon Kinkreet, which made him the first non-Japanese director of a major anime film.

Although Arias is a Southern California native, he has lived in Tokyo, Japan since he was 24 and speaks fluent Japanese. He is married to a Japanese woman and they have two children.
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SnowyNix | Jul 24, 2019 10:35 AM
The direction of Tekkon Kinkreet was fantastic.

josueuler | Oct 7, 2017 7:18 AM
Good stuff looking forward to more of your jobs.

santk | Sep 17, 2017 4:55 PM
Good dude.

maluhia | Aug 2, 2017 12:46 AM
I love his directing. Very unique.

EGOIST | Aug 6, 2016 4:59 PM
Good job directing harmony, although the info dump....

Xeah | Sep 9, 2014 6:51 AM
I LOVE tekkon kinkreet!! More anime please!

LayedBack | Jun 19, 2014 2:05 PM
I've always thought it was really cool that an American went and directed an anime film and it actually turned out really good. Of course, much thanks has to be given to the source work, the mangaka himself seems to quite good.

millo | Jan 7, 2012 12:47 AM
he is my ROLE MODEL!!!!! will he make more anime?!! pleaseeeee

Nyctian | Apr 15, 2011 10:52 PM
it's nice to see non-japanese working on anime and master his work.

JohnQAnime | Feb 10, 2011 7:51 PM
I hope this guy goes far. Tekkon Kinkreet felt like Akira if it had been directed by Miyazaki.

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