‘The Naked Director’ Season 1: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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The Naked Director - Picture: Netflix

The Naked Director – Picture: Netflix

Netflix’s latest Japanese Original may just make you hot under the collar as it explores the world of Japanese AV. Based on the career of the ‘Emporer of Porn, ‘ this will certainly be one of Netflix’s most interesting foreign originals to date. Here’s everything we know so far on The Naked Director, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

The Naked Director is an upcoming Japanese comedy-drama series based on the non-fiction novel Zenra Kantoku Muranishi Toru Den (Naked Director) by Nobuhiro Motohashi. Anime titles aside, The Naked Director is the fourth Japanese Netflix Original, coming after Blazing Transfer Students, Jimmy: The True Story of an Idiot and Switched. Directing duties were given to Masaharu Take (100 Yen Love), while writing was handled by Nobuhiro Motohashi, who wrote the novel on which the series is based.

What is the plot of The Naked Director?

The Naked Director follows the career of the legendary pornographic director Toru ‘Emporer of Porn’ Muranishi. In the 90s, Muranishi also branched into the world of Pinku (soft-core porn), becoming one of the most influential directors of the genre that still exists today. Naturally, such a position doesn’t come without controversy, and the controversial director had more than his fair share as he poured his vision and his art into the world of porn.

Who is in the cast of The Naked Director?

The following cast members have been confirmed for The Naked Director:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Toru Muranishi Takayuki Yamada 13 Assassins | Isle of Dogs | The Cat Returns
Allison Mandy Jade Albany Pietrantonio American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story | Camp | It’s a Date
TBA Shinnosuke Mitsushima Erased | Blade of the Immortal | Ancien and the Magic Tablet
TBA Tetsuji Tamayama Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger | Nana | Lupin the 3rd
TBA Lily Franky Shoplifters | Like Father, Like Son | The Devil’s Path
TBA Takenori Goto Three Lights | Nariyuki na tamashii | Zetsurin tantei: Kyonyu o oe!
Jimmy Takato Yonemoto 47 Ronin | The Gorburger Show | The Kids Are Back
TBA Itsuji Itao King of the Escape | Death Note: The Last Name | Super Hero War Kamen
TBA Sairi Ito The Last Cop | Zenin, Katamoi Z | One Week Friends
TBA Koyuki The Last Samurai | Warau Iemon | Alive


Are there any stills or images for The Naked Director?


When and where did filming take place?

Principal photography took place earlier this year and concluded in June.

Filming took place in Tokyo. More specifically a lot of filming took place in Kabukicho in the Shinjuku ward as it is well known for being the ‘red-light’ district of Tokyo.

How many episodes will The Naked Director air?

There will be ten episodes for the first season.

What is the run time for each episode?

At the time of writing, there is no information on the run times.

Considering the genre of the series it’s more than likely each episode will be around 30 to 40 minutes.

Are episodes going to be released weekly?

No! All ten episodes will be available to stream upon release.

Is there a trailer for The Naked Director?

As a matter of fact, there is. Netflix dropped the trailer in July.

When is the release date for The Naked Director?

The Naked Director arrives on Thursday, the 8th of August!

Will The Naked Director be available to stream in my region?

As the series is a full Netflix Original no region is excluded from streaming the series. The series will be available worldwide.

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.