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Akiji Kobayashi

  • Sep 26, 1930 - Aug 27, 1996 (age 65)
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1996
Yatsuhaka-mura
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MovieOct 26, 1996

Yatsuhaka-mura

In a remake of a well-known Japanese mystery, a man in …
In a remake of a well-known Japanese mystery, a man in Kobe does not have a family. He receives a visitor who is a researcher one day who has noticed that the man has a well-off family in ...
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Akiji Kobayashi
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Akiji Kobayashi

Akiji Kobayashi passed away.
Gamera 2: Attack of Legion
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MovieJul 13, 1996

Gamera 2: Attack of Legion

A strange meteor lands in …
A strange meteor lands in Japan unleashing hundreds of insect-like "legion" creatures which find their way into Tokyo. When the military fails to control the situation, Gamera shows up to deal with the ever-evolving space adversary.
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Ultraman Zearth
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MovieMar 9, 1996

Ultraman Zearth

Inept hero Ultraman Zearth must overcome his fear of germs …
Inept hero Ultraman Zearth must overcome his fear of germs and grime, if he wishes to save Earth from the evil Alien Benzene and his Kaiju pet Cotton-Poppe
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1995
Getting Any?
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MovieFeb 2, 1995

Getting Any?

A slapstick comedy, about a goofy middle-aged man who is …
A slapstick comedy, about a goofy middle-aged man who is obsessed with the idea of having car sex. While pursuing his 'dream', he makes all the wrong moves possible, and ends up enrolling in a number of crazy escapades.
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1994
47 Ronin
MovieOct 22, 1994

47 Ronin

A group of disgraced samurai plan a decade long revenge …
A group of disgraced samurai plan a decade long revenge against a corrupt lord.
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1992
Godzilla vs. Mothra
MovieDec 12, 1992

Godzilla vs. Mothra

The Earth is headed for disaster and when an archeological …
The Earth is headed for disaster and when an archeological research team visits Infant Island to find out why, they discover two tiny women who reveal that the Earth is fighting back for all the harm humans have done here and sends out the evil Battra to destroy us. The Cosmos, as the girls are called, offer their help by calling Mothra to battle the creature. Unfortunately, Godzilla also appears and a three way battle begins that threatens to destroy Japan.
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Hashire Melos!
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MovieJul 25, 1992

Hashire Melos!

A story about the friendship between two men, during the …
A story about the friendship between two men, during the reign of Dionysius II, at Syracuse, Sicily. Selinteus firmly believes that Melos (a strange friend) will keep his promise. But many forces are at work against.
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Ultraman: Towards the Future
TV ShowJan 4, 1992

Ultraman: Towards the Future

Ultraman: Towards the …
Ultraman: Towards the Future, released in Japan as Ultraman Great (ウルトラマンG(グレート) Urutoraman Gurēto), is a Japanese Australian tokusatsu television show co-produced by Tsuburaya Productions and the South Australian Film Corporation. It is the 10th show in the Ultra series, the first Ultraman show to be produced during Japan's Heisei period, the first Australian-produced Ultraman show and the first production in the franchise to be entirely filmed outside of Japan.
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1991
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
MovieDec 14, 1991

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

In this sequel to Godzilla vs. …
In this sequel to Godzilla vs. Biollante, time-travellers from the future warn that Japan will ultimately be destroyed if the monster Godzilla can't be neutralized. They reveal the circumstances of Godzilla's origin: a dinosaur who survived into the 20th Century (and who inadvertently saved a group of Japanese soldiers from American forces during World War II), only to be mutated by atomic testing on his island home. The future people have an audacious plan: to remove the pre-Godzilla dinosaur from his timestream and prevent his mutation. However, things take an unexpected turn, resulting in the creation of a new horror--the three- headed dragon King Ghidrah.
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1990
Like the Clouds, Like the Wind
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MovieMar 21, 1990

Like the Clouds, Like the Wind

This Japanese animation …
This Japanese animation comedy drama movie debuted in 1990. The film is set in ancient China when emperors controlled the vast Chinese Empire. A peasant girl from the countryside named Ginga hears that the Emperor is searching for a new wife. Lured by the promise of an easy life, the young girl heads to the capital. There she trains along with thousands of other candidates who hope to become the emperor's latest concubine.
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1989
Shaso
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MovieJun 10, 1989

Shaso

Shaso (社葬) is a 1989 Japanese film directed by Toshio Masuda.
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Black Rain
MovieMay 13, 1989

Black Rain

Mr and Mrs Shizuma, and their niece Yasuko, make their …
Mr and Mrs Shizuma, and their niece Yasuko, make their way through the ruins of Hiroshima, just after the atomic bomb has dropped. Five years later, Yasuko is living with her aunt and uncle, and her senile grandmother, in a village containing many of the bomb survivors. Yasuko does not appear to be affected by the bomb, but the Shizuma's are worried about her marriage prospects, as she could succumb to radiation sickness at any time.
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1986
Bakumatsu seishun graffiti: Ronin Sakamoto Ryoma
MovieJan 25, 1986

Bakumatsu seishun graffiti: Ronin Saka…

Bakumatsu seishun graffiti: Ronin Sakamoto Ryoma released.
1983
The Makioka Sisters
MovieMay 21, 1983

The Makioka Sisters

About four sisters who have taken on their family's kimono …
About four sisters who have taken on their family's kimono business in the pre-War years. The two oldest have been married for some time, but according to tradition, the rebellious youngest sister cannot wed until the third finds a husband.
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1982
Suspicion
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MovieSep 18, 1982

Suspicion

The story follow a court case of a woman accused of having …
The story follow a court case of a woman accused of having killed her husband.
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1980
Shogun Assassin
MovieNov 11, 1980

Shogun Assassin

Shogun decapitator, lone wolf, ronin. Travels with his son, …
Shogun decapitator, lone wolf, ronin. Travels with his son, Daigoro, in search of the Shogun that is paranoid of his skills. In the attempts to kill Lone Wolf, Shogun's ninja kills his wife and leaves him to care for the boy. Lone Wolf swears that Shogun will pay for his deeds. Revenge and justice drive Lone Wolf through Japan's forests and deserts in search of vengeance.
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1979
Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku
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MovieSep 1, 1979

Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku

Generel Sanada, seeking …
Generel Sanada, seeking retribution for the murder of his father and a lost battle, both conceived by the Shogun, devises a series of brilliant plans to thwart the Shogun's overwhelming strength.
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Urutoraman - Kaijû daikessen
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MovieJul 21, 1979

Urutoraman - Kaijû daikessen

Ultraman: Great Monster …
Ultraman: Great Monster Decisive Battle (ウルトラマン怪獣大決戦 Urutoraman Kaijū Daikessen) is a 1979 Japanese tokusatsu kaiju superhero film produced by Tsuburaya Productions, consisting of re-edited material from the original television series Ultraman. It is a compilation of episodes 2, 3, 8, 16 & 25.
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Ultraman
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MovieMar 17, 1979

Ultraman

Akio Jissouji's Ultraman (実相寺昭雄監督作品ウルトラマン …
Akio Jissouji's Ultraman (実相寺昭雄監督作品ウルトラマン Jissouji Akio Kantoku Sakuhin Urutoraman) is a 1979 Japanese tokusatsu superhero kaiju film directed by Akio Jissoji. It is a compilation film made up of scenes from Jissoji's episodes of the original Ultraman TV series (Compilation of episodes 15, 22, 23, 34 & 35).
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1978
Hi no tori
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MovieAug 12, 1978

Hi no tori

This extraordinarily complex film is not only a send-up of every …
This extraordinarily complex film is not only a send-up of every samurai film ever made, it is also an extrapolation of the value of life. The Yamatai, represented by Prince Susano-O and ...
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Joôbachi
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MovieFeb 11, 1978

Joôbachi

Joôbachi released.
1977
Gokumon-to
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MovieAug 27, 1977

Gokumon-to

A scruffy detective investigates the murders of three sisters on a …
A scruffy detective investigates the murders of three sisters on a small Japanese island in 1946.
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Akuma no temari-uta
MovieApr 2, 1977

Akuma no temari-uta

Kôsuke Kindaichi, a somewhat peculiar private detective, …
Kôsuke Kindaichi, a somewhat peculiar private detective, visits a remote town. He meets a police detective and they start to investigate an old unsolved murder. Then some murders happen. Kindaichi must find out about the past in order to reveal who the murderer is.
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1976
Inugami-ke no ichizoku
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MovieOct 16, 1976

Inugami-ke no ichizoku

The Inugami Family (犬神家 …
The Inugami Family (犬神家の一族 Inugami-ke no Ichizoku) is a 1976 Japanese film directed by Kon Ichikawa. Ichikawa would remake the film in 2006 as The Inugamis. The soundtrack is composed by Yuji Ohno.
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The Kagestar
TV ShowApr 5, 1976

The Kagestar

The Kagestar (ザ・カゲスター Za Kagesutā) is a 1976–77 Toei …
The Kagestar (ザ・カゲスター Za Kagesutā) is a 1976–77 Toei live action tokusatsu television series in which young shadow puppeteer turned salaryman Kageoh Sugata (Naoki Tachibana) gained, thanks to an electric shock received while rescuing his wealthy boss's daughter from kidnappers, the ability to merge with his shadow and transform into Kagestar ("kage" is Japanese for "shadow").
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1975
Kamen Rider Stronger
TV ShowApr 5, 1975

Kamen Rider Stronger

Kamen Rider Stronger (仮面ライダーストロンガー Kamen …
Kamen Rider Stronger (仮面ライダーストロンガー Kamen Raidā Sutorongā, Masked Rider Stronger in English) is a Japanese Tokusatsu television show. It is the fifth entry in the Kamen Rider Series, the show was broadcast on TBS and MBS from April 5, 1975 to December 27, 1975. Stronger is a co-production between Ishinomori Productions and Toei, and was created by Shōtarō Ishinomori.
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Kamen Rider Amazon: The Movie
MovieMar 21, 1975

Kamen Rider Amazon: The Movie

Kamen Rider Amazon: The Movie released.
1974
Kamen Rider Amazon
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TV ShowOct 19, 1974

Kamen Rider Amazon

Kamen Rider Amazon (仮面ライダーアマゾン Kamen Raidā …
Kamen Rider Amazon (仮面ライダーアマゾン Kamen Raidā Amazon, Masked Rider Amazon in English) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. The fourth installment to be produced as part of the Kamen Rider Series, the series aired in Japan from late 1974 to early 1975 on the NET and Mainichi Broadcasting System. It was the shortest Kamen Rider series ever, lasting only 24 episodes. While believed this was due to the show's heavy amounts of graphic violence, in reality this was due to a pre-planned changeover between networks airing the program, from NET to MBS/TBS, which requested a clean break in airing series, thus resulting in a pre-planned end at episode 24.
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Kamen Rider X
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TV ShowFeb 16, 1974

Kamen Rider X

Kamen Rider X (仮面ライダーX Kamen Raidā Ekkusu), …
Kamen Rider X (仮面ライダーX Kamen Raidā Ekkusu), translated as Masked Rider X, is a Japanese tokusatsu superhero television series. It was broadcast in 1974 on NET, now known as TV Asahi. It is the third entry in the Kamen Rider Series of tokusatsu shows. It starred Ryo Hayami in the title role.
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1973
Kamen Raidaa Bui Surii tai Desutoron Kaijin
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MovieJul 18, 1973

Kamen Raidaa Bui Surii tai Desutoron K…

Kamen Rider V3, trying to …
Kamen Rider V3, trying to protect a family from Destron, is outnumbered by Destron soldiers, and Dr. G. (Dr. G is from the V3 tv series). So, Kamen Rider 1, and 2 (who were in Austrailia thought to have been killed in episode 2 of the V3 tv series) come to help.
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Kamen Rider V3 the Movie
MovieMar 17, 1973

Kamen Rider V3 the Movie

During a battle against …
During a battle against Destron's forces, Shiro Kazami helps a priest who has been attacked by the evil organization's kaijin Hasami-Jaguar. Little does he know that the church where the ...
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Kamen Rider V3
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TV ShowFeb 17, 1973

Kamen Rider V3

Kamen Rider V3 (仮面ライダーV3 Kamen Raidā Buisurī, …
Kamen Rider V3 (仮面ライダーV3 Kamen Raidā Buisurī, Masked Rider V3) is a Japanese tokusatsu television series. It is the second installment in the popular Kamen Rider Series, and the direct sequel to the original Kamen Rider. It was a joint collaboration between Ishimori Productions and Toei, and was shown on NET from February 17, 1973, to February 9, 1974.
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1972
Kamen Raidâ tai jigoku taishi
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MovieJul 16, 1972

Kamen Raidâ tai jigoku taishi

This film pits Kamen Rider 1, …
This film pits Kamen Rider 1, and FBI Agent Taki against Hell's Ambassador (who was on the tv series at the time of this film's release). Hell's Ambassador sends out reborn Shocker monsters...
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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx
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MovieJun 1, 1972

Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the Riv…

Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby …
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (子連れ狼 三途の川の乳母車 Kozure Ōkami: Sanzu no kawa no ubaguruma, literally "Wolf with Child in Tow: Perambulator of the River of Sanzu") is the second in a series of six Japanese martial arts films based on the long-running Lone Wolf and Cub manga series about Ogami Ittō, a wandering assassin for hire who is accompanied by his young son, Daigoro.
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Kamen Raidâ tai Shokkâ
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MovieMar 18, 1972

Kamen Raidâ tai Shokkâ

Professor Daidoji has …
Professor Daidoji has developed a gravity machine called the GX Device. Unfortunately, Shocker wants it; so they attack the professor and destroy his laboratory, but come home empty-handed....
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1971
Kamen Rider
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TV ShowApr 3, 1971

Kamen Rider

The Kamen Rider Series (Japanese: 仮面ライダーシ …
The Kamen Rider Series (Japanese: 仮面ライダーシリーズ Hepburn: Kamen Raidā Shirīzu, translated as Masked Rider Series) is a metaseries of manga, and tokusatsu television programs and films, created by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori. The Kamen Rider media generally features a motorcycle-riding superhero with an insect motif who fights supervillains, often known as kaijin (怪人). The franchise began in 1971 with the Kamen Rider television series, which followed college student Takeshi Hongo and his quest to defeat the world-conquering Shocker organization. Its popularity has grown; the original series spawned television and film sequels and launched the Second Kaiju Boom (also known as the Henshin Boom) on Japanese television during the early 1970s, impacting the superhero and action-adventure genres in Japan.
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Kamen Rider 1
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TV ShowApr 3, 1971

Kamen Rider 1

Kamen Rider (仮面ライダー Kamen Raidā, Masked …
Kamen Rider (仮面ライダー Kamen Raidā, Masked Rider) is a tokusatsu superhero television series and weekly science fiction manga created by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori. It debuted on television on April 3, 1971, and ran until February 10, 1973, airing on the Mainichi Broadcasting System and NET TV (now TV Asahi). The manga adaptation was also featured in Shōnen Magazine around the same period. The series has evolved into a franchise with many subsequent annual iterations. The cultural impact of the series in Japan resulted in astronomer Akimasa Nakamura naming two minor planets in honor of the series: 12408 Fujioka, after actor Hiroshi Fujioka, known for his portrayal of Takeshi Hongo/Kamen Rider 1, and 12796 Kamenrider, after the series itself.
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1967
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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1966
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 made 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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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
Pleasures of the Flesh
MovieAug 29, 1965

Pleasures of the Flesh

After Atsushi commits …
After Atsushi commits murder, he is blackmailed into keeping a suitcase full of embezzled money. What follows is a descent into lustful, reckless actions and regret.
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1963
Youth of the Beast
MovieApr 21, 1963

Youth of the Beast

Joe Shishido plays a tough guy with a secret agenda. His …
Joe Shishido plays a tough guy with a secret agenda. His violent behavior comes to the attention of a yakuza boss who immediately recruits him. He soon tries to make a deal with a rival gang a starts a gang war. His real motivations are gradually revealed as we find out how this all ties in with the murder of a policeman shown at the beginning of the film.
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1962
Foundry Town
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MovieApr 8, 1962

Foundry Town

Set in Kawaguchi, just north of Tokyo in the early 60s, this …
Set in Kawaguchi, just north of Tokyo in the early 60s, this simple story chronicles the lives of poor foundry workers and their families, and one girl's dreams of self-improvement through ...
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1959
The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
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MovieNov 20, 1959

The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

Second part of a trilogy. …
Second part of a trilogy. Conscientious objector Kaji, now forced to serve in the Japanese army during the Second World War, helps a friend defect to the Russians and nearly goes with him. But despite his opposition to war, Kaji does his best to serve as help and guide to the men in his charge, most of whom are doomed to fall to the relentless attack of Russian armored divisions.
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1930
Akiji Kobayashi
BirthSeptember 1930

Akiji Kobayashi

Akiji Kobayashi was born.
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