2004- Nike CM 恐怖の部屋：Seg. "自分の恐怖": 监督
2004- t.A.T.u. Paragate movie：OP监督 （流产）
Directors Norio Kashima (DIRTY PAIR, CRUSHER JOE) and Susumu Kudo (SAKURA WARS, SILENT MOBIUS) are currently working on t.A.T.u. PARAGATE, a 100 minute-long anime movie starring the Russian muscial group t.A.T.u. The opening title sequence will be directed by COWBOY BEBOP creator Shinichiro Watanabe.
In 1999, TV commercial producer Ivan Shapovalov auditioned hundreds of young girls at Moscow's Mostfilm Studios before choosing 14 year- old Julia Volkova and 15 year-old redhead Lena Katina to form t.A.T.u. The Euro-dance duo signed with Universal Music Russia in 2001 and quickly became an international hit. They are enormously popular in Japan; album sales in that country neared 2 million copies in 2003, making t.A.T.u. the number one musical act of the year. According to the group's press materials, the Russian name t.A.T.u. translates to "she loves her" and the group has garnered both attention and controversy by repeatedly hinting that Julia and Lena are lovers. Their first single, "I've Lost My Mind" (Ya Soshlas Uma) told the story of a lesbian affair between two young girls and several subsequent songs have continued in that vein.
Based on a plot by Shapovalov, t.A.T.u. PARAGATE will find the two girls encountering the Paragate, a "door hinged on the shadowy hooks of the human heart". The movie is a joint Japan-Russia production and is scheduled to be released in Japan in November 2004 by the distributor IMOVE. t.A.T.u. recently broke from their manager/creator; no word on what effect, if any, this will have on the production.