Sentarō Shirai (白井戦太郎 Shirai Sentarō, died Hiroshima, August 6, 1945) was a Japanese director and screenwriter best known for his work in the Jidaigeki genre. During World War II he was a second lieutenant in the army. He was stationed in Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing of that city, and was killed instantly in the blast.[1]

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  1. High, Peter B. (2003). The Imperial Screen: Japanese Film Culture in the Fifteen Years' War, 1931-1945. Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press. p. 500. ISBN 0299181340.
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