Japanese Film Actor

Akihiko Hirata

  • Dec 16, 1927 - Jul 25, 1984 (age 56)
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1995
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
MovieDec 9, 1995

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

The aftermath of the Oxygen …
The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown.
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1984
Akihiko Hirata
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Akihiko Hirata

Akihiko Hirata passed away.
Sayonara Jupiter
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MovieMar 17, 1984

Sayonara Jupiter

While extracting water from the Martian polar ice caps, …
While extracting water from the Martian polar ice caps, ancient carvings are uncovered describing an alien spacecraft crashing into Jupiter, postponing plans to turn Jupiter into a second Sun.
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1981
Sekigahara
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MovieJan 2, 1981

Sekigahara

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1979
Ôgon no inu
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MovieJun 2, 1979

Ôgon no inu

Japanese girl loses her beloved dog while moving with her …
Japanese girl loses her beloved dog while moving with her family. The rest of the TV series is about the girl and the dog trying to find each other.
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1977
The War in Space
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MovieDec 17, 1977

The War in Space

Earth is attacked by alien spacecraft from Venus. But a …
Earth is attacked by alien spacecraft from Venus. But a Japanese scientist has constructed a space craft, the Gohten, with which he may save humanity.
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1975
Terror of Mechagodzilla
MovieMar 15, 1975

Terror of Mechagodzilla

Godzilla comes to the rescue …
Godzilla comes to the rescue when an alien race rebuilds Mechagodzilla to destroy Earth's cities. A traitorous scientist gives them a second weapon: Titanosaurus.
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1974
Prophecies of Nostradamus
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MovieAug 3, 1974

Prophecies of Nostradamus

Professor Nishiyama, after …
Professor Nishiyama, after studying and interpreting the prophecies of Nostradamus, realizes that the end of the world is at hand. Unfortunately, nobody listens to him until it is too late. As the effects of mankind's tampering of the earth - radioactive smog clouds, hideously mutated animals, destruction of the ozone layer - rage out of control, the world leaders hurtle blindly toward the final confrontation.
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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
MovieMar 21, 1974

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

Apelike aliens build a robotic …
Apelike aliens build a robotic Godzilla to destroy Japan, and the true Godzilla may not be powerful enough to destroy it.
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1972
Warrior of Love Rainbowman
TV ShowOct 6, 1972

Warrior of Love Rainbowman

Warrior of Love Rainbowman …
Warrior of Love Rainbowman (愛の戦士レインボーマン Ai no Senshi Reinbōman) is a tokusatsu series created by Kōhan Kawauchi. This was the first superhero TV series produced by Toho Company Ltd., and was broadcast on NET (now TV Asahi) from October 6, 1972 to September 18, 1973, with a total of 52 episodes. Mitsuru Adachi wrote a manga series based on the show which was serialized in TV Magazine Otomodachi from 1972 to 1973.
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1969
Battle of the Japan Sea
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MovieAug 1, 1969

Battle of the Japan Sea

Japan and Russia clash in …
Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails, and a Russian fleet bears down on the Sea of Japan. Admiral Heihachiro Togo sends his fleet to confront the Russians, with results which stun both nations. Meanwhile, Major Genjiro Akashi makes secret negotiations with the Bolshevik revolutionaries in Russia, negotiations that have repercussions far beyond the conflict at hand.
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Latitude Zero
MovieJul 26, 1969

Latitude Zero

A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a …
A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a 200 year old man who takes him to an underwater paradise city where no one ages. That's when monsters and mutants sent by the captain's rival, a 200 year old scientist, attack.
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1968
Kill!
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MovieJun 8, 1968

Kill!

As Japan joins in a political pact with Nazi Germany and …
As Japan joins in a political pact with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed supreme commander of the Japanese fleet. With Japan headed inexorably toward war, Yamamoto, despite his misgivings, believes the only possible victory lies in destroying the American fleet by surprise at Pearl Harbor. The attack succeeds, but fails to sink the American carrier fleet. Thus Yamamoto must lead the Japanese navy into war with ever-diminishing likelihood of success.
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1967
Son of Godzilla
MovieDec 16, 1967

Son of Godzilla

Scientists experimenting with changes in weather on a …
Scientists experimenting with changes in weather on a tropical island get more than they bargained for when Godzilla shows up to battle humongous insects and protect his newborn child.
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Japan's Longest Day
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MovieAug 3, 1967

Japan's Longest Day

Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima …
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the military officers who propose to fight on, even to the death of every Japanese citizen. Emperor Hirohito, however, joins with his ministers in asking the unthinkable, the peaceful surrender of Japan. When the military plots a coup to overthrow the Emperor's civilian government, Anami must face the choice between his desires and loyalty to his Emperor.
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Ultraman
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MovieJul 22, 1967

Ultraman

While investigating two glowing ball-like UFOs chasing each …
While investigating two glowing ball-like UFOs chasing each other, Science Patrol officer Hayata is killed when one of the UFOs accidentally crashes into the Mini-VTOL he rode. The being inside, a giant silver & red alien from the Land of Light in the Nebula M78, feels terrible for the accident he caused. So he makes it up to Hayata by combining his own life-force with that of the Earthman, thus bringing him back to life. He also gives him a marker-like device called the Beta Capsule, with which in times of crisis, Hayata secretly transforms into the giant alien, heretofore known as Ultraman! This movie is actually combined from favorite episodes of the popular 1966 series: Episode 1 ("Ultra Operation No. 1") featuring Bemular (with the climactic fight scene omitted), Episode 8 ("The Lawless Monster Zone") featuring Red King, Chandrah, Maglar and the Sufran plant, and the two-parter Episodes 26 & 27 ("His Monster Majesty") featuring Gomora.
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The Killing Bottle
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MovieFeb 11, 1967

The Killing Bottle

Two agents of the International Secret Police must prevent a …
Two agents of the International Secret Police must prevent a crime organization from assassinating the President of Buddabai and his General.
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1966
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
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MovieDec 17, 1966

Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

Some teenagers want to …
Some teenagers want to obtain a boat to find a brother. When they look around a boat without permission, they find a thief who takes them on his escape. They are caught in a storm and arrive at Letchi Island where natives of Infant Island have been enslaved by the terrorist organisation Red Bamboo. Red Bamboo runs a heavy water factory to process a juice which holds off the monster, Ebirah, which otherwise traps them on the island. The young men meet beautiful but tough Daiyo and wake up Godzilla to put an end to the Red Bamboo.
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Ultraman
TV ShowJul 17, 1966

Ultraman

Ultraman (ウルトラマン, Urutoraman) is a Japanese …
Ultraman (ウルトラマン, Urutoraman) is a Japanese tokusatsu science fiction television series created by Eiji Tsuburaya. It is a follow-up to Ultra Q, though not technically a sequel or spin-off. Tsuburaya Productions produced 39 episodes (40, counting the pre-premiere special) that aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) from July 17, 1966 to April 9, 1967. Its premiere topped the average rating set by Ultra Q and kept climbing each week, marking the show as a success.
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Kiganjô no bôken
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MovieApr 28, 1966

Kiganjô no bôken

Liberated from a slave auction, Osami joins with priest Ensai …
Liberated from a slave auction, Osami joins with priest Ensai on a quest to find and deliver relics of the Buddha to Osami's brother in the Middle East for transport to Japan. They join with a camel caravan crossing the vast western desert, then are captured by a tyrant king. The king, who has lost his belief in the goodness of man, allows Osami the chance to complete the delivery of the relics to his brother on the promise that Osami return within three days to suffer burning at the stake. If Osami does not return in time, the innocent Ensai will die in his stead.
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Ultra Q
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TV ShowJan 2, 1966

Ultra Q

Ultra Q (ウルトラQ, Urutora Kyū) is a tokusatsu science …
Ultra Q (ウルトラQ, Urutora Kyū) is a tokusatsu science fiction/kaiju series made in the tradition of Toho's many tokusatsu sci-fi/horror films. Produced in black and white by Tokyo Broadcasting System/Tsuburaya Productions, this is actually the first of the long-running Ultra Series, and was broadcast on Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) from January 2 to July 3, 1966 (the final episode was preempted until December 14, 1967), with a total of 28 episodes. This series was followed two weeks later by the more popular Ultraman (1966), the second Ultra Series.
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1965
Hyappatsu hyakuchu
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MovieDec 5, 1965

Hyappatsu hyakuchu

A Japanese-Frenchman on vacation is caught up in a …
A Japanese-Frenchman on vacation is caught up in a criminal conspiracy along with a female bomb expert and a bumbling Detective.
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Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka
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MovieJun 19, 1965

Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka

In 1943, the Aleutian island …
In 1943, the Aleutian island of Kiska was fortified by a small contingent of Japanese soldiers. When word arrived of an impending attack by an overwhelming force of Americans, the Japanese Navy attempted one of the most daring and unlikely evacuations in military history. This is that story.
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Samurai Assassin
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MovieJan 3, 1965

Samurai Assassin

February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of …
February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled Japan for 300 years. They suspect a traitor in their midst, and their suspicions fall on Niiro, an impoverished ronin who dreams of samurai status, and Kurihara, an aristocratic samurai who befriends Niiro. Niiro longs to identify his father, knowing he is a high-ranking official who will disclose himself only if Niiro achieves samurai status. With American ships in Japan's harbors, cynicism among the assassins, and change in the air, Niiro resolves to reach ends that may prove ephemeral.
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1964
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
MovieDec 20, 1964

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

After a meteorite unleashes …
After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.
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Whirlwind
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MovieJan 3, 1964

Whirlwind

After defeat at the Siege of Osaka several survivors attempt to …
After defeat at the Siege of Osaka several survivors attempt to deliver a young prince to safety.
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1963
Atragon
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MovieDec 22, 1963

Atragon

Several strange occurrences are taking place all over the …
Several strange occurrences are taking place all over the world including the disappearance of two engineers. Also, former admiral Kosumi is nearly kidnapped along with his secretary, and goddaughter, Makoto Jinguji. The kidnap attempt is thwarted by photographer Susumu Hatanaka and his assistant Yoshito Nishibe. It is later revealed the Mu Empire, which disappeared 12,000 years earlier, are responsible for all the occurrences and are planning to invade the surface world to reclaim their supposed colonies. Also, the Muans manage to steal the I-403 submarine from embittered Captain Jinguji, Makoto's father, and in the process steal the plans for and even greater sub, Atragon (aka Gotengo). As the attacks by the Muans increase the world anxiously asks Jinguji for his help, even his daughter Makoto makes an impassioned plea for him to join the fight against Mu. Unfortunately, Jinguji is still bitter about the defeat of Japan in World War II and won't help. However, the fight becomes personal when Makoto and Susumu, with whom she has fallen in love, are captured by the Muans. Soon Jinguji unleashes his ultimate weapon against the Muans and their giant snakelike guardian Manda.
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Attack Squadron!
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MovieJan 3, 1963

Attack Squadron!

Lt. Col. Senda resists the idea of sending Japanese fighter …
Lt. Col. Senda resists the idea of sending Japanese fighter pilots on suicide missions. He believes that what is really necessary for Japan to regain momentum in the war is for the air force to gather its most brilliant pilots into an elite squadron and use the unit to pinpoint attacks on the Americans. Disrespected by the kamikaze pilots who think the "non-suicidal" pilots are afraid, the unit redeems itself by stunning victories. But success leads the military leaders to expect too much of the unit, and new orders portend disaster.
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1962
Chūshingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki
MovieNov 3, 1962

Chūshingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki

After their lord is tricked into …
After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.
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King Kong vs. Godzilla
MovieAug 11, 1962

King Kong vs. Godzilla

A newspaper and television …
A newspaper and television station funded by a pharmaceutical company want a sensation, which happens to be the discovery of King Kong on an island. He is captured and brought to Japan, where he escapes from captivity and battles Godzilla.
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Gorath
MovieMar 21, 1962

Gorath

In 1980, a giant planetoid named Gorath is discovered to be …
In 1980, a giant planetoid named Gorath is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Even though it is smaller than Earth, its mass is huge enough to crush the Earth and destroy it. A mission sent to observe Gorath is destroyed after all the orbiting ships are drawn into the planetoid. A later mission is sent to observe and the crew barely leaves before suffering the same fate. However Astronaut Tatsuo Kanai is left in a catatonic state due to his near death experience. The Earth's scientists then come up with a desperate plan to build giant rockets at the South Pole to move Earth out of Gorath's path before it is too late.
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Sanjuro
MovieJan 1, 1962

Sanjuro

A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen …
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.
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1961
Mothra
MovieJul 30, 1961

Mothra

A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to …
A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of its two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors.
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The Story of Osaka Castle
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MovieJan 3, 1961

The Story of Osaka Castle

Mohei is a wandering …
Mohei is a wandering swordsman. He arrives in the city of Osaka, where the Toyotomi clan accepts him and comes to depend upon his courage and his battlefield skills. Those skills are sorely tested when Osaka Castle is besieged by the army of the opposing Tokugawa clan.
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Yoshiko Kuga
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Yoshiko Kuga

Yoshiko Kuga (久我 美子 Kuga Yoshiko) (born January 21, …
Yoshiko Kuga (久我 美子 Kuga Yoshiko) (born January 21, 1931) is a Japanese actress.
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1960
Storm Over the Pacific
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MovieApr 26, 1960

Storm Over the Pacific

Lt. Koji Kitami is a navigator …
Lt. Koji Kitami is a navigator-bombardier in Japan's Naval Air Force. He participates in the Japanese raid on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in 1941 and is welcomed with pride in his ...
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The Secret of the Telegian
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MovieApr 10, 1960

The Secret of the Telegian

Men are being murdered by …
Men are being murdered by a psycho called "The Telegian," who uses a matter-transmitting device to locate his victims.
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1959
Nippon tanjô
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MovieNov 1, 1959

Nippon tanjô

The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century …
The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's stepbrother Waka, and conspires to have Ouso die on a dangerous mission he has contrived. But Ouso prevails in the mission and returns to his father's castle under a new name, Prince Yamato Takeru. Otomo plots to have the Prince sent into even greater danger, but Otomo is unaware that the gods have favored the Prince and the outcome is far from what any of them expected.
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Submarine I-57 Will Not Surrender
MovieJul 5, 1959

Submarine I-57 Will Not Surrender

A story set in the time of …
A story set in the time of WWII about one of the most famous Japansese submarines fighting through hardships to achieve its final goal
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Life of an Expert Swordsman
MovieApr 28, 1959

Life of an Expert Swordsman

Edmund Rostand's play …
Edmund Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, transplanted to Japan. A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) loves a lady. But she sees him only as a friend, so he helps another man to woo her by giving him the poetry of his own heart.
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1958
Varan the Unbelievable
MovieOct 14, 1958

Varan the Unbelievable

When a rare species of …
When a rare species of butterfly is found in a mysterious valley in Japan, a pair of entomologists go to investigate and find more. However, when they get there they find an uncharted lake ...
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The H-Man
MovieJun 24, 1958

The H-Man

When a narcotics deal goes sour and a suspect disappears, …
When a narcotics deal goes sour and a suspect disappears, leaving only his clothes, Tokyo police question his wife and stake out the nightclub where she works. His disappearance stumps the police - until a young scientist appears who claims that H-Bomb tests in the Pacific, evidenced by a "ghost ship" that has turned up in the harbor, have created radioactive creatures - "H-Men" - who ooze like slime and dissolve anyone they touch.
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1957
The Mysterians
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MovieDec 28, 1957

The Mysterians

Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a …
Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on. But when they are discovered to be invaders, responsible for the giant robot that is destroying cities, the armed forces attempt to stop them with every weapon available.
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Yagyu Secret Scrolls
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MovieApr 14, 1957

Yagyu Secret Scrolls

In the Tokugawa Era, the clan of Lord Yagyu has hidden away …
In the Tokugawa Era, the clan of Lord Yagyu has hidden away three scrolls containing clan secrets which, if revealed, would cause revolution and disaster for the clan. The information is divided among the three scrolls, all of which must be possessed for the secrets to be understood. When Princess Yuhime steals the scrolls, Tasaburo, a samurai with magical powers, and his brother Senshiro are sent to retrieve them.
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1956
Rodan
MovieDec 26, 1956

Rodan

In the Japanese mining village of Kitamatsu, miners ares …
In the Japanese mining village of Kitamatsu, miners ares starting to disappear deep inside shaft number 8. Some of the men sent to investigate are killed but one who has managed to escape brings back a tale of a giant insect. Soon, the giant prehistoric insects are attacking the village. Not long after, something traveling faster than the speed of sound is found flying in the sky. It is Rodan, a giant flying prehistoric reptile that has come to life. It spreads terror throughout Japan and is seemingly invincible to any weapon they may throw at it.
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Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
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MovieApr 4, 1956

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

When American reporter …
When American reporter Steve Martin investigates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard. Nuclear weapon testing resurrected this relic from the Jurassic age, and now it's rampaging across Japan. At night, Godzilla wades through Tokyo leaving death and destruction in his wake, disappearing into Tokyo Bay when his rage subsides. Coventional weapons are useless against him; but renowned scientist Dr. Serizawa has discovered a weapon that could destroy all life in the bay -- including Godzilla. But which disaster is worse, Godzilla's fury, or the death of Tokyo Bay?
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Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
MovieJan 1, 1956

Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island

A humble and simple Takezo …
A humble and simple Takezo abandons his life as a knight errant. He's sought as a teacher and vassal by Shogun, Japan's most powerful clan leader. He's also challenged to fight by the supremely confident and skillful Sasaki Kojiro. Takezo agrees to fight Kojiro in a year's time but rejects Shogun's patronage, choosing instead to live on the edge of a village, raising vegetables. He's followed there by Otsu and later by Akemi, both in love with him. The year ends as Takezo assists the villagers against a band of brigands. He seeks Otsu's forgiveness and accepts her love, then sets off across the water to Ganryu Island for his final contest.
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1955
The Lone Journey
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MovieAug 31, 1955

The Lone Journey

The Lone Journey (旅路, Tabiji), also known as The Road, is …
The Lone Journey (旅路, Tabiji), also known as The Road, is a 1955 black-and-white Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki. Production design was by Takeo Kita and Makoto Sono and sound recording was by Choshichiro Mikami. The lighting technician was Shigeru Mori.
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Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
MovieJul 12, 1955

Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple

After years on the road …
After years on the road establishing his reputation as Japan's greatest Samurai, Takezo returns to Kyoto. Otsu waits for him, yet he has come not for her but to challenge the leader of the region's finest school for Kendo. To prove his valor and skill, he walks deliberately into ambushes set up by the school's followers. While Otsu waits, Akemi also seeks him, expressing her desires directly. Meanwhile, Takezo is observed by Sasaki Kojiro, a brilliant young fighter, confident he can dethrone Takezo. After leaving Kyoto in triumph, Takezo declares his love for Otsu, but in a way that dishonors her and shames him. Once again, he leaves alone.
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1954
Godzilla
MovieOct 27, 1954

Godzilla

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and …
Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first, the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyôhei Yamane, his daughter Emiko, and young navy frogman Hideto Ogata (who also happens to be Emiko's lover, even though she is betrothed to Dr. Daisuke Serizawa) soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164-foot-tall (50-meter-tall) monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now, the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan but the rest of the world as well. Can the monster be destroyed before it is too late, and what role will the mysterious Serizawa play in the battle?
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Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
MovieSep 26, 1954

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

Depicts the early life of the …
Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai.
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1927
Akihiko Hirata
BirthDecember 1927

Akihiko Hirata

Akihiko Hirata was born.
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