Sōjirō Motoki

Producer and director Sōjirō Motoki

Sōjirō Motoki (本木荘二郎 Motoki Sōjirō, June 8, 1914 - May 21, 1977)[1] aka Sōjirō Motogi, Takeo Takagi (高木丈夫 Takagi Takeo) and Yoshikazu Kishimoto (岸本恵一 Kishimoto Yoshikazu) was a Japanese producer and director.


Sōjirō Motoki was a producer at Tōhō from the end of World War II until the late 1950s. There he worked on films such as Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru (1952), Seven Samurai (1954), and Throne of Blood (1957).[2][3]

In 1962, the year of the first Pink film-- Satoru Kobayashi's Flesh Market-- Motoki entered this new genre. Free Trade in Flesh (肉体自由貿易 Nikutai jiyuu bōeki) (1962)[4] was Motoki's first effort in sexploitation films, and one of only four Pink films released that year.[3] In 1971, Motoki began directing at Million Film. He made his first film there, Sex No. 1 (セックスNo.1) under his alias Yoshikazu Kishimoto.[5] He stayed with Million throughout the remainder of his career, filming his last film for the studio, the June 1977 release, Sensual College Girl: I Want to Give It to You! (好色女子大生 あげちゃいたい! Kōshoku joshi daisei: Agechaitai!).[3]

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  1. Fujikawa, Reiichi [藤川黎一] (1984). "虹の橋 黒澤明と本木荘二郎" 虹プロモーション. cited in "本木荘二郎" at (in Japanese)
  2. 本木荘二郎 at the Japanese Movie Database
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sharp, Jasper (2008). Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema. Guildford: FAB Press. p.47. ISBN 978-1-903254-54-7.
  4. "肉体自由貿易" (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-09-19.
  5. Sharp, p. 351.
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