posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Director's name improperly westernized.
Assuming that all Japanese names are family name first and that "Rintaro" (or Rin Taro as it is often (mis?)printed) is the director of Metropolis' true name, this Hollywood Reporter decided to westernize the director's name as "Taro Rin." However "Rintaro" is merely a pseudonym, the popular director's True name is Hayashi Shigeyuki (family name first).