The Naked Director

The BEST episodes of The Naked Director

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

The tumultuous life of director Toru Muranishi is examined, as the director recounts how he revolutionized the porn industry during the economic boom of 1980s Japan.

Last Updated: 4/30/2022Network: Netflix
74 votes

#1 - Blossoming

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/8/2019

Blacklisted by Ikezawa and squeezed by the regulatory commission, Sapphire nears bankruptcy. After confronting her mother, Megumi seeks out Muranishi.

Directors: Masaharu Take
The Bubble Bursts
26 votes

#2 - The Bubble Bursts

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/24/2021

Muranishi gives Miyuki a new name: Mariko Nogi. But Diamond is running out of money, and as the bubble economy bursts, they have to find new revenue.

The Hidden Side
85 votes

#3 - The Hidden Side

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/8/2019

After another month of lackluster encyclopedia sales, Muranishi's job is on the line. But just when he starts making money, his life falls apart.

Directors: Masaharu Take
79 votes

#4 - Uncensored

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/8/2019

Muranishi and Toshi move onto selling porn magazines, starting their own bookstore chain in Hokkaido. But their success attracts unwanted attention.

Directors: Eiji Uchida
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A Sexual Revolution
70 votes

#5 - A Sexual Revolution

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/8/2019

Back in Japan, the Showa era is ending and Kaoru Kuroki has become a sensation. Sapphire and Poseidon are cranking out videos, but a crackdown looms.

Directors: Hayato Kawai
The Will of a Stone
26 votes

#6 - The Will of a Stone

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/24/2021

Toshi takes matters with the yakuza into his own hands. The other Diamond staff members slowly move on with their lives.

The Real Thing
75 votes

#7 - The Real Thing

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/8/2019

Furuya tells the Sapphire team that Ikezawa and Takei are working together. Muranishi recruits a Poseidon actress for their next video.

Directors: Eiji Uchida
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Don't Dream It's Over
70 votes

#8 - Don't Dream It's Over

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/8/2019

Facing a 370-year prison term, Muranishi 100 million yen to make bail. While Toshi and Kawada struggle to raise funds, Kaoru demands to help out.

Directors: Hayato Kawai
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Shake Things Up
73 votes

#9 - Shake Things Up

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/8/2019

After living on the lam in Tokyo, Muranishi and Toshi are arrested in Sapporo. Once they get out, they reunite with Kawada with a new goal: video.

Directors: Masaharu Take
Diamond in the Rough
29 votes

#10 - Diamond in the Rough

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/24/2021

Sapphire Pictures is rebranded into the more upscale Diamond Visual. A shy woman named Miyuki responds to a casting call and winds up shadowing Kaoru.

More, More, More
33 votes

#11 - More, More, More

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/24/2021

To raise money for a satellite channel, Muranishi starts cranking out videos and pushing boundaries, but he ends up neglecting Kaoru, his biggest star.

The Fall
26 votes

#12 - The Fall

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/24/2021

Kaoru is hospitalized. Inspired by industry changes, Wada recruits Toshi, Kawada and Mitamura to make videos for his chain. Muranishi's debt comes due.

Out of Control
25 votes

#13 - Out of Control

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/24/2021

While the Diamond staff fumes, Muranishi desperately searches for a way to make the next satellite payment and keep the business afloat.

Our Dream
28 votes

#14 - Our Dream

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/24/2021

Kaoru enthusiastically promotes her upcoming video. Umino finally gives his response regarding the satellite deal. Miyuki is nervous about her debut.

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Sex Will Come Raining Down
40 votes

#15 - Sex Will Come Raining Down

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/24/2021

The year is 1990, and Muranishi is riding high. When his investment banker introduces him to the concept of satellite TV, he finds his next big thing.

Delusions of Grandeur
77 votes

#16 - Delusions of Grandeur

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/8/2019

Muranishi takes his crew to Hawaii for an ambitious make-or-break shoot with Allison, a famous American porn star. Toshi goes to Furuya for help.