- Name Michael Arias
- Japanese マイケル・アリアス
- Birthdate: February 2, 1968
- Birthplace: Southern California
Michael Arias is an American director and producer of anime. He is best known as the director of Tekon kinkurito, which made him the first non-Japanese director of a major anime film.
Although Arias is a Southern California native, he has lived in Tokyo, Japan since he was 24 and speaks fluent Japanese. He is married to a Japanese woman and they have two children.