SHIGEAKI KUBO

BIRTH
1973

PROFILE

Shigeaki Kubo was born in 1973. He visited the production sites of promo videos and commercials since his school days. There he met Eiki Takahashi and started to study under him.
In 1997, he landed a job in the film production company Krampus. From 2020 he works as a freelancer.
He directed music videos for EXILE, Namie Amuro, DREAMS COME TURE, J SOUL BROTHERS III from EXILE TRIBE, GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE, THE RAMPAGE from EXILE TRIBE, YUI, Miliyah Kato, Kumi Koda, etc. He has directed over 500 works and received "VMAJ Best Video of the Year" award for 5 years in a row.
He served as the director of the "HiGH & LOW" series, the world's first project featuring a lot of overwhelming action scenes unprecedented for Japanese movies and involving a great amount of media and entertainment. Moreover, he also directed the movie "HiGH & LOW THE WORST" presented in collaboration with "CROWS" and "WORST" which are the masterpieces of Hiroshi Takahashi's delinquent manga with sales volume of over 75 million copies.
In 2020, Shigeaki Kubo presented a movie adaptation of "Shousetsu no Kamisama", the most touching novel written by Sako Aizawa which won "Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! 2020 Edition", "Honkaku Mystery Best 10", "Best Book of 2019" and was nominated for the Japan Booksellers' Award. Moreover, he directed "Mizu no nai Umi” which is one of the six works of "Kinou Yori Akaku Ashita Yori Aoku", the 4th of the short film project "CINEMA FIGHTERS project" which combines poetry, music and videos and will hit the big screen in the autumn of 2021.

WORKS

Filmography

Film
<Feature Film>
2016"ROAD TO HiGH & LOW"【Director】
2016"HiGH & LOW THE MOVIE"【Director】
2017"HiGH & LOW THE MOVIE 2 / END OF SKY"【Director】
2017"HiGH & LOW THE MOVIE 3 / FINAL MISSION"【Director】
2019"HiGH & LOW THE WORST"【Director】
2020"Our Story"【Director】
Cast: Taiki Sato, Kanna Hashimoto and others

2021"Mizu no Nai Umi" from "Kinou Yori Akaku Ashita Yori Aoku-CINEMA FIGHTERS project-"【Director】
Cast: Hayato Komori and others


TV Drama
2015NTV "HiGH & LOW ~THE STORY OF S.W.O.R.D.~ Season1" 10 episodes in total (Episode 1 ~ 3)【Director】
2016NTV "HiGH & LOW ~THE STORY OF S.W.O.R.D.~ Season1" 10 episodes in total (Episode 0)【Director】
2019NTV "THE WORST EPISODE.O" 6 episodes in total【General Director】
2020NTV "6 from HiGH & LOW THE WORST"【Director】

Book

2015"THE ROAD TO EXILE TRIBE TOWER OF WISH"

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