The Japanese Netflix series, The Naked Director, just aired its season 2. However, many are still confused about The Naked Director Season 2 Ending. So, what exactly happened at the end? Takayuki Yamada returns as the “Emperor of Porn,” Toru Muranishi in the critically acclaimed hit show. In the new season, we see him with utmost power as he rises in the “adult video” world. But, by the end of season 2, fans wonder if Toshi surrendered himself to Muranishi. A lot happened in The Naked Director season 2. The Naked Director season 2 ending is explained ahead in the article. Hence, don’t miss out!
The Naked Director is a semi-biographical dramedy television series streaming on Netflix. It is based on the non-fiction novel, Zenra Kantoku Muranishi Toru Den by Nobuhiro Motohashi. The show recites the story of Muranishi’s life and dramatic career filled with ambitions and setbacks and his goal to turn the Japanese porn industry on his head.
The series premiered in 2019, and the recent installment was released on June 24, 2021. The first season was all about Muranashi’s journey to his dreams, opening his own adult video company. Meanwhile, in season 2, we see his empire growing. But, he is also met with more problems.
Muranahi rose only to get back down to nothing. But, how? Here’s everything about season 2. [Spoilers Ahead].
The Naked Director Season 2 Ending Explained? What’s The Future For Toru Muranishi?
Muranishi reaches the hospital and sees Kuroki with her religious mother. He is convinced that he has lost Kuroki, his muse for good. And he attempts to steal the master copy of her debut tape from Kawada. The next day, Furuya’s men show up at Kawada’s place and ask him for the money, Muranishi borrowed from their boss.
Meanwhile, Toshi somehow gets out of the dangerous gangster’s clutches. Firstly, he finds Muranishi and tries to kill him. But, he decided to let him go free. Toshi then goes to Furuya’s lair and shoots the mafia boss right in the face. Unfortunately, he is then immediately killed by Furuya’s men. Muranishi is free from the Yazuka but is still penniless. However, he decides to take whatever he has with him, the tapes, and set up a small stall at the station. Moreover, there he meets Miyuki, one of his previous actresses.
Two of them talk and for the first time, Muranishi asks her about her native place. As the episode comes to end, we get a flash-forward to the year 1994. We find Kuroki in Rome, now attending university as she had always dreamed of. On the other hand, Muranishi is now living with Miyuki in a tiny apartment with a baby. However, his passion for directing outrageous scenes is still alive. In the last scene, the iconic ‘Tighty Whities’ returns as we see him getting arrested for trying to film a pornographic scene in the middle of the road.
As the camera pinpoint at him, he shouts: “If you want to die, look at me! I sunk lower, but I am alive!” And the screen goes black with Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” playing in the back.
Thoughts On Season 2
We saw the main character of the show rise and fall. The season 2 end was justifiable, satisfying, and true to the story. Moreover, it covered all the plots which were used in the series. In the end, we see Muranishi living an ordinary life, but if Toshi would have killed him, he wouldn’t have been there. The Naked Director season 2 ending introduces us to a Muranishi living a domestic life. However, his passion is still the same.
Furthermore, his ending lines proved that for him living was more than anything. Also, it was a reference to his downfall and rising on the top again.
Another character, who won hearts was Toshi. He spared Munarishi’s life, even though the tight whity man believes it was God. Toshi could have easily killed the director, but he decided to sacrifice himself. Looks like a satisfying ending to me. Now, another question rising in the fans’ mind is will there be a season 3? We never know!