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Native name  奥寺 佐渡子
Role  Screenwriter
Name  Satoko Okudera

Years active  1993 – Present
Occupation  Screenwriter
Education  Tokai University

Born  1966Iwate Prefecture, Japan
Awards  Japan Academy Prize for Screenplay of the Year
Movies  Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through, Wolf Children, Rebirth, Kiki's Delivery Service
Similar People  Mamoru Hosoda, Hideyuki Hirayama, Mitsutaka Itakura, Izuru Narushima, Yasutaka Tsutsui

The Plot of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Satoko Okudera (奥寺 佐渡子, Okudera Satoko, born 1966 in Iwate Prefecture) is a Japanese screenwriter. She is known for her screenplays in both the live-action and anime mediums. Her 1995 screenplay for Gakkō no kaidan was nominated for the Japan Academy Prize. She is best known for her collaborations with anime director Mamoru Hosoda.



A graduate of the Literature Department of Tokai University in Tokyo, Okudera did not originally consider a career in screenwriting. Instead, she worked for an oil company until 1991, after which she quit her job and became a full-time writer. After over a decade of work in live-action film and television, Okudera was offered her first animation project: adapting Yasutaka Tsutsui's novel Toki o Kakeru Shōjo for director Mamoru Hosoda. The resulting film, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, received worldwide acclaim and gave her international recognition upon its release in 2006. Okudera again collaborated with Hosoda on the 2009 film Summer Wars. At the 2009 Anime Festival Asia in Singapore, Hosoda revealed Okudera would be writing the script for his next project, Wolf Children.


  • Japan Academy Prize Best Screenplay - Gakkō no Kaidan (1995) winner
  • Mainichi Film Concours Screenwriting Award - Ohikkoshi (1993) winner
  • Tokyo Anime Awards Best Screenplay - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) winner, Summer Wars (2009) winner
  • Yokohama Film Festival Best Screenplay - Shaberedomo shaberedomo (2007) winner, Kaidan (2007) winner
  • Works

  • Ohikkoshi (1993)
  • Yoi ko to asobô (1994)
  • Gakkō no Kaidan (1995)
  • Gakkō no Kaidan 2 (1996)
  • Gakkō no Kaidan 4 (1999)
  • Konsento (2001)
  • Makai Tenshō (2003)
  • Hana (2003)
  • OLDK. (2004)
  • Tenshi (2006)
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
  • Kaidan (2007)
  • Miyori no Mori (2007)
  • Shaberedomo shaberedomo (2007)
  • Summer Wars (2009)
  • Permanent Nobara (2010)
  • Youkame no semi (2011)
  • Keibetsu (2011)
  • The Princess and the Pilot (2011)
  • Wolf Children (2012)
  • Kiki's Delivery Service (2014)
  • References

    Satoko Okudera Wikipedia

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