Born in Osaka, Japan. Graduated from California State University, Northridge, Department of Film Production. Since returning to Japan, Manno Tatsurō has made a film for Ichikawa Ebizo and a programme for the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada, and is also a director. The film Motherhood (19) was selected for more than 20 film festivals in Japan and abroad and won awards at numerous festivals, including the Best Foreign Film Award at the Action On Film International Film Festival. Manno Tatsurō is currently directing a programme for the business media company NewsPicks.