Suda 51 is my favourite wacky Japanese game developer. Possibly equal with Hideo Kojima, but definitely one of my favourites. Killer 7 was a work of mental genius. No game before or since has an ambulatory afro as a boss character.
The games industry would be in much better shape if there was more of a directorial culture. What's needed is people of clear vision, and genuinely dictatorial, mentally ill people in charge of millions upon millions of dollars. Just like the film industry.