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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Comments Only the latest 10 comments are displayed.
boybandz | Feb 16, 6:06 AM
beast


LyNChE17 | Dec 17, 2021 7:31 PM
TEKKONKINKREET IS AMAZING


Tha_Red_Comet | Nov 23, 2021 10:49 AM
Should've directed Dorohedoro, would've been insane


Atlos | Nov 2, 2021 9:53 AM
Tekkonkinkreet good


haydenluvsanime | Apr 30, 2021 1:07 PM
epic


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


reluctantbeeswax | 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.


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