Akira Fukamachi is a mogul of the Pink Eiga world and is known as a grand master. He started his career at Mukai Productions (the father of Pink Eiga, Hiroshi Mukai’s production company), and debuted as a director in 1971. In those days, he went by another name, Minoru Inao. In 1985 he changed his name to Akira Fukamachi. He has directed about 280 Pink Eigas, and has written screenplays for other directors and worked as a producer. Moreover, many filmmakers have learned from him, making films for both Pink Eiga and mainstream cinemas.
He has a good sense for dealing with disparate genres, including, humor, thriller and mystery. His exotic mystery series, “Keyhole,” is comprised of six installments so far. This series is highly popular and has received great support from Pink Eiga fans.
Fukamachi prefers setting his films in the countryside as opposed to large cities. Therefore, there are many shots of beautiful exotic views, costumes and items. His experience provides him with the ability to direct actors to perform with traditional Japanese humble behaviors. The exotic style coupled with his directorial competence has led him to be dubbed, the Master of Japanese Erotic Mystery.
A large number of filmmakers have studied under Akira Fukamachi including: Shinji Imaoka (Uncle’s Paradise, Lunch Box), Yuji Tajiri (Dependence), Mototsugu Watanabe (Sexy Battle Girls), Hisayasu Sato (Lesbian Rape), Osamu Sato (New Tokyo Decadence – The Slave, Coming Out), Takaaki Hashiguchi (The Dollhouse) and many others. His latest film is an exotic sci-fi Pink Eiga film, and the writer is Daisuke Goto, who is one of the greatest directors and writers of Pink Eiga.
• The Secret in the Bushes (2007) • Fucking My Friend's Wife (2006) • The Con Artist (2006) • Tales of the Peony Lantern (2006) • Semen Demon (2005) • The Secret in the Attic (Keyhole Series) (2005) • The Writer, The Wife and The Lover (2002) • Widow Hotel: Part 2 (2001) • Human Livestock (Keyhole Series) (1999)