SABU

Director, Actor, Writer

Director, Actor, Writer


Japanese director/writer/actor whose often kinetic, cyberpunk style is much imitated. He expressed appreciation over the similarity of the international hit German film "Run Lola Run" (1998) to his first film as a director/writer, "Dangan Runner" (1996). When asked at the Chicago International Film Festival to recommend a film school, the black ...
Birth date
1964-11-18
Awards
15 wins & 15 nominations.

Known For


Miss Zombie
Miss Zombie
Director (2013)
Monday
Monday
Director (2000)
Chasuke's Journey
Chasuke's Journey
Director (2015)
Blessing Bell
Blessing Bell
Director (2002)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
DirectorMy Blood & Bones in a Flowing Galaxy2020
DirectorDancing Mary2019
DirectorJam2018/III
DirectorMr. Long2017
DirectorHappiness2016/I
DirectorPanic In
(TV Mini-Series)
2015
DirectorChasuke's Journey
(as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
2015
DirectorMiss Zombie
(as Sabu)
2013
DirectorBunny Drop2011
DirectorTrouble Man
(TV Series)
2010
DirectorKanikôsen2009
DirectorDead Run
(as Sabu)
2005
DirectorHold Up Down
(as Sabu)
2005
DirectorA1012K
(Short) (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
2003
DirectorHard Luck Hero
(as Sabu)
2003
DirectorBlessing Bell
(as Sabu)
2002
DirectorDrive
(as Sabu)
2002
DirectorMonday
(as Sabu)
2000/I
DirectorUnlucky Monkey - Des Wahnsinns fette Beute
(as Sabu)
1998
DirectorPostman Blues
(as Sabu)
1997
DirectorNon-Stop
(as Sabu)
1996
RoleTitleYear
ActorSilence
Samurai #1
2016/I
ActorSakuran - Wilde Kirschblüte
Patron (as Sabu)
2006
ActorJosee, the Tiger and the Fish
Patron (as Sabu)
2003
ActorHoshi ni negai wo
(as Sabu)
2003
ActorKoroshiya 1
Kaneko (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
2001
ActorUnlucky Monkey - Des Wahnsinns fette Beute
Bank Robber
1998
ActorPostman Blues
Kurokawa (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
1997
ActorNon-Stop
(as Sabu)
1996
ActorDon't Look Up
Sekikawa (as Sabu)
1996
ActorShinjuku Triad Society1995
ActorSuit Yourself or Shoot Yourself!! The Escape
(TV Movie) (as Sabu)
1995
ActorKiriko
(as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
1994
ActorRaiden
(as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
1994
ActorZeiram 2
Fujikuro (as Sabu)
1994
Actor800 Two Lap Runners
Kyoichi Nakazawa (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
1994
ActorSailor Moon
(TV Series) TV Executive #2 - Ai to seigi yue! Sêrâ senshi futatabi (1993) ... TV Executive #2 (voice, as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
1993
ActorKuma-chan
(as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
1992
ActorUshio & Tora
(TV Series) Student - Scorching, Spinning Wheel (1992) ... Student (voice)
1992
ActorWârudo apâtomento horâ
Ita (as Hiroki Tanaka)
1991
ActorFor Business
Sabu (as Hiroki Tanaka)
1986
RoleTitleYear
WriterJam2018/III
WriterMr. Long2017
WriterHappiness
(screenplay)
2016/I
WriterChasuke's Journey
(based on the novel by - as Hiroyuki Tanaka) / (screenplay - as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
2015
WriterMiss Zombie
(screenplay - as Sabu)
2013
WriterBunny Drop
(screenplay - as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
2011
WriterTrouble Man
(TV Series) (written by)
2010
WriterKanikôsen
(screenplay)
2009
WriterDead Run
(screenplay - as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
2005
WriterHold Up Down
(screenplay - as Sabu)
2005
WriterHard Luck Hero
(as Sabu)
2003
WriterBlessing Bell
(as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
2002
WriterDrive
(as Sabu)
2002
WriterMonday
(as Sabu)
2000/I
WriterUnlucky Monkey - Des Wahnsinns fette Beute
(as Sabu)
1998
WriterPostman Blues
(screenplay - as Sabu) / (story - as Sabu)
1997
WriterNon-Stop
(as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
1996
RoleTitleYear
SelfEigakan
(TV Series) Self - Usagi Drop (2011) ... Self (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
2011
SelfTNA: Turning Point
(TV Special) (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
2010
SelfCinemaholic
(TV Series) Self - Sabu (2009) ... Self
2009
SelfGenki no gensen
(TV Series) Self - Sabu (2009) ... Self
2009