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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Ani*Kuri15
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Buki yo Saraba
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Gambo
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Harmony
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Harmony
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Hi no Youjin
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Mind Game
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Mononoke Hime
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Sakasama no Patema
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Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi
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Tekkon Kinkreet
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Tekkon Kinkreet
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Comments Only the latest 10 comments are displayed.
haydenluvsanime | Apr 30, 1:07 PM
epic


swivel | Nov 13, 2020 8:54 PM
NANI???


vasplar | Sep 4, 2020 9:51 AM
bruh


Hannatach | Jun 5, 2020 9:20 AM
Why did he stop working in animation? Did he feel like he could never surpass Tekkon Kinkreet?


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!


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