Japanese Actor

Akira Emoto

  • Nov 03, 1948 (age 71)
  • 5' 8" (1.73 m)
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2019
Inemuri Iwane
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MovieMay 17, 2019

Inemuri Iwane

Iwane, Kinpei and Shinnosuke are childhood friends. They also …
Iwane, Kinpei and Shinnosuke are childhood friends. They also trained at the same dojo, hung out together and dreamt together. Iwane, Jinpei and Shinnosuke also become relatives through marriage. Her husband exacts revenge and kills her when news spreads that one of the men's wives is cheating. The woman's brother next rises in vengeance, which leads to murder, which brings about an order of retribution in turn. The woman's affair is becoming a bloodbath.
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2018
Soratobu taiya
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MovieJun 3, 2018

Soratobu taiya

Tokuro Akamatsu (Tomoya Nagase) runs a transport …
Tokuro Akamatsu (Tomoya Nagase) runs a transport company. One day, a truck owned by Tokuro Akamatsu is involved in an accident. A tire came off the truck and killed passengers in another car. At first, Tokuro Akamatsu doubts that poor maintenance was the cause and he soon discovers a defect in the truck. Tokuro Akamatsu demands a reexamination by car manufacturer Hopu. The company moves slowly in their reexamination which causes Tokuro Akamatsu to investigate the issue by himself. He uncovers a truth that the Hopu is trying to hide.
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Shoplifters
MovieMay 13, 2018

Shoplifters

After shoplifting from a store, Osamu and his son run into …
After shoplifting from a store, Osamu and his son run into a little homeless girl shivering with cold. At first glance, Osamu's wife is not quite keen to take her under her wing, but she eventually feels sorry for her. Despite eking a living from shoplifting, the family is happy until an unforeseen incident unveils a secret that puts their bond to the test.
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Kon'ya, romansu gekijô de
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MovieFeb 10, 2018

Kon'ya, romansu gekijô de

2017. An old man being …
2017. An old man being treated in a hospital is always clinging to what appears to be a screenplay for a film. When a young nurse, Amane, asks him, "What's it about?" he bashfully begins to tell the story. "It's a magical tale of a young man..." 1960. Makino Kenji is an Assistant Director at a film studio. He dreams of one day becoming a director, but all he does now is run errands. Kenji's outlet and secret pleasure is watching his favorite old romantic movie at the theater -- an old black and white treasure that only showed for a brief period before being cancelled.
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2017
Mukoku
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MovieJun 3, 2017

Mukoku

Kengo Yatabe's mother dies and his father is in a coma. He, …
Kengo Yatabe's mother dies and his father is in a coma. He, like his father, was good at kendo. Those days are long gone and he now lofts around as a security guard and generally wastes time. Meeting the young Tooru Kengo is inspired and decides to shape up.
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Lu Over the Wall
MovieMay 19, 2017

Lu Over the Wall

The story centers on Kai, a gloomy middle school student whose …
The story centers on Kai, a gloomy middle school student whose life changes after meeting Lu, a mermaid.
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Nekonin
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MovieApr 21, 2017

Nekonin

A legendary ninja in the Kiryu Clan, Kenzan, engineers his …
A legendary ninja in the Kiryu Clan, Kenzan, engineers his disappearance in front of his ten-year old son, Kagerota, telling him that they will only meet again when Kagerota has grown up and polished his own ninja skills. Upon reaching maturity Kagerota has become a rogue ninja that is hunted by agents sent by the aged clan leader, Katsuragi, to get back the scroll Kenzan is thought to have taken with him which details how to shape-shift and vanquish enemies. Finding a cat that has a red nose like Kenzan, Kagerota deduces that his father has shape-shifted himself into the cat, so he calls it "Father" and begins to look after it as he dodges clan agents including the female ninjas Momiji and Tsubame.
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2016
Shin Godzilla
MovieJul 25, 2016

Shin Godzilla

An unknown accident occurs in Tokyo Bay's Aqua Line, …
An unknown accident occurs in Tokyo Bay's Aqua Line, which causes an emergency cabinet to assemble. All of the sudden, a giant creature immediately appears, destroying town after town with its landing reaching the capital. This mysterious giant monster is named "Godzilla".
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2015
Journey to the Shore
MovieMay 17, 2015

Journey to the Shore

Mizuki's husband (Yusuke) drowned at sea three years …
Mizuki's husband (Yusuke) drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised. Instead, Mizuki is wondering what took him so long. She agrees to let Yusuke take her on a journey.
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Koisuru Vampire
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MovieApr 17, 2015

Koisuru Vampire

Kiira seems like an ordinary young girl, who likes to talk with her …
Kiira seems like an ordinary young girl, who likes to talk with her friends and to dress up. Her ultimate goal is to become the world's best baker, but what differentiates her from others is that she is a vampire. She has never told anyone her secret, including her childhood friend Tetsu, whom she played with everyday and liked as a child. After her parents died when Kiira was only 12 years old, she had to go live with her relatives and lost contact with Tetsu. Now, 8 years later, Tetsu appears at the bakery where Kiira is working part-time. Kiira is ecstatic to see her first love again. Soon, they are dating and Kiira dreams of having a family with Tetsu. Kiira also becomes filled with worries because she is vampire.
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2014
0.5 mm
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MovieJul 17, 2014

0.5 mm

Sawa Yamagishi worked as a nursing-care helper. The …
Sawa Yamagishi worked as a nursing-care helper. The family of an old man asked Sawa to sleep with him, which led her to eventually lose her job and house. Now, she has nowhere to go. Sawa finds elderly people in trouble and gets involved in their lives. Meeting them, their lives change and Sawa's own wounds start to heal.
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Wood Job!
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MovieMay 10, 2014

Wood Job!

After failing to get into university, a soft city boy randomly picks …
After failing to get into university, a soft city boy randomly picks a job in forestry.
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2013
Unforgiven
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MovieSep 6, 2013

Unforgiven

Just as Clint Eastwood's star-making spaghetti Western A …
Just as Clint Eastwood's star-making spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, Japanese-Korean filmmaker Sang-il Lee (Villain) has decided to reinterpret Eastwood's Oscar®-winning Unforgiven as a Japanese period film. Set in the late 1800s, after the fall of Shogunate Japan, onetime assassin Jubee Kamata (Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe -- Inception, The Last Samurai) lives in seclusion on a small farm. But when the new government begins harassing the local populace, Jubee is forced to break the promise he made to his dead wife and take up the sword once more.
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2012
The Life of Budori Gusuko
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MovieJul 7, 2012

The Life of Budori Gusuko

Budori Gusukô lives happily …
Budori Gusukô lives happily with his little sister, father, and mother. When the cold hits the Ihatov Forest they are invaded and, with his family killed, he is left alone. He begins working in a geological laboratory and attempts to move forward, but, with another spell of cold coming, he knows he has to make sure what happened before is not repeated.
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Ace Attorney
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MovieJan 27, 2012

Ace Attorney

This movie is based on the second and the fourth case in the …
This movie is based on the second and the fourth case in the popular video game Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. The plot follows Phoenix Wright, a novice lawyer, who has to face off against expert prosecutor and childhood friend, Miles Edgeworth, who has a perfect win record. He defends Maya Fey, sister of his mentor Mia Fey. The Court System of the time dictates that the trial can only convene for a total of three days before a verdict must be reach. In the fourth case Miles Edgeworth is accused of murder and it is up to Phoenix to defend him. However the prosecutor for the case is Edgeworth's mentor and veteran prosecutor, Manfred Von Karma, who has not lost a case in 40 years. In order to find the truth behind this case, Phoenix must investigate the DL-6 Incident, a 15 year old case that will bring to light many facts about this case.
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2011
Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet
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MovieDec 23, 2011

Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-…

The life of Admiral Isoroku …
The life of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto from the early 1930's to his death at the hands of the US military in 1943.
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Ninja Kids!!!
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MovieJul 3, 2011

Ninja Kids!!!

About the adventures of Rantaro and other ninja apprentices …
About the adventures of Rantaro and other ninja apprentices at an elite ninjutsu academy.
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Karate-Robo Zaborgar
MovieJan 28, 2011

Karate-Robo Zaborgar

A young man with a motorcycle that has the ability to transform …
A young man with a motorcycle that has the ability to transform into a karate-fighting robot hunts down a gang of evil cyborgs to avenge the death of his father.
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Outstanding Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role
Nomination2011

Outstanding Performance By An Actor I…

Nominated for "Villain".
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role
Award2011

Outstanding Performance By An Actor I…

Won award for "Villain".
Japan Academy Prize
2010
Villain
MovieSep 11, 2010

Villain

A young woman's murder provokes reflection on the ugliness and …
A young woman's murder provokes reflection on the ugliness and villainy of modern society.
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Postcard
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MovieAug 27, 2010

Postcard

Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is …
Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is entrusted with a postcard from a comrade who is sure he will die in battle. After the war ends, Keita visits his comrade's wife Yuko and bears witness to the tragic life she has led. This year's Oscar entry from Japan finds SHINDO in top form and his 49th and reportedly last film as fresh and poignant as ever.
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2009
Rain Fall
MovieApr 16, 2009

Rain Fall

In Tokyo, a minister of public works is rumored to be taking …
In Tokyo, a minister of public works is rumored to be taking evidence of corruption to a reporter: the CIA, the yakuza, and others want to grab the information and use it to squeeze the government. On the subway trip to meet the reporter, the official is murdered, but it looks like a heart attack. However, no one, including the murderer, can find the flash drive with the evidence. Now the CIA, gangsters, and the city police are searching. The dead official's daughters are in danger: the shadowy John Rain, ex-special forces and perhaps now in league with North Korea, tries to stay one step ahead as he looks for the flash drive and protects one of the daughters.
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John Rabe
MovieFeb 7, 2009

John Rabe

After 28 years building and managing a vast Siemens …
After 28 years building and managing a vast Siemens plant in Nanking, John Rabe is ordered by the new Nazi regime to close it down. Before he can pack, the Japanese army, lead unofficially by a bloodthirsty imperial uncle, lays siege to the city. Rabe accepts, as prominent representative of Japans' major European ally, to head the Western ex-pats society's plan to start and run an international zone, like worked in Shangai. Rabe however wants it to save his workers and their close ones, over 200,000, and sacrifices all his personal interests.
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2008
Happy Flight
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MovieNov 15, 2008

Happy Flight

A great variety of aviation professionals such as pilots, …
A great variety of aviation professionals such as pilots, flight attendants, the ground crew, mechanics, dispatchers, controllers, and the bird patrol crew all support a single flight. They have only one mission: to secure the safety of the passengers! Today was supposed to be any other day on the job, departing on schedule and heading safely to Honolulu, but
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Ichi
MovieOct 25, 2008

Ichi

Following the footsteps of the blind masseur and swordsman …
Following the footsteps of the blind masseur and swordsman Zatoichi comes Ichi, a woman and a daughter who travels the land as a 'goze' or visually impaired woman who plays the traditional three-stringed shamisen. This woman, however, has a hidden talent. She not only has the command of a lightning-fast blade, but also uses it in terms of justice and a quest for her long-lost father. Matching her skill is a man whose swordsmanship is only bested by his internal inhibition.
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Ikigami
MovieSep 27, 2008

Ikigami

Ikigami takes place in a dystopian society where the …
Ikigami takes place in a dystopian society where the government has implemented the "Prosperity Law". This law dictates 1 in 1000 random citizens ages 18~24 will die for the state in a mandatory lottery. Death occurs at a preset date and time, which is when an injected nano-capsule, received at an early age, explodes. The law is meant to create appreciation for life by instilling fear in order to make people live the best possible lives.
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The Chasing World
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MovieFeb 22, 2008

The Chasing World

Teenager is transported to a parallel world where …
Teenager is transported to a parallel world where everyone who shares his family name is being hunted down by the dictatorial government.
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Nomination2008

Outstanding Performance By An Actor I…

Nominated for "Three for the Road".
Japan Academy Prize
2007
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad
MovieApr 14, 2007

Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Someti…

Leaving her alcoholic …
Leaving her alcoholic husband, Eiko takes their son Masaya away from Tokyo and back to her hometown in a Kyushu rural mining community. She toils to support him though many years of schooling even after he wastes his time while studying art in a Tokyo university. After graduation he struggles to find work and finally pulls his life together for his mother's sake, ultimately ending up with multiple jobs as an illustrator and even as the host of a sexually-themed talk show on radio. When Eiko becomes ill with cancer, Masaya invites her to live with him in back in Tokyo where the roles of support are reversed.
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2006
The Go Master
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MovieSep 27, 2006

The Go Master

A Chinese man becomes an expert player of the traditional game …
A Chinese man becomes an expert player of the traditional game of Go.
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Doomsday: The Sinking of Japan
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MovieJul 15, 2006

Doomsday: The Sinking of Japan

Japan will sink down to the …
Japan will sink down to the deep sea. The governments only hope is evacuate all Japanese to some other countries.
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Memories of Matsuko
MovieMay 27, 2006

Memories of Matsuko

When Matsuko dies of murder, her nephew Sho gets to …
When Matsuko dies of murder, her nephew Sho gets to progressively unveil many details of her mysterious past, discovering she wasn't only a forgotten outcast but led a very interesting yet bizarre life.
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2005
The Great Yokai War
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MovieAug 6, 2005

The Great Yokai War

This is the story of a young boy who moves to a small town …
This is the story of a young boy who moves to a small town after the divorce of his parents. At a local festival, he becomes an unlikely hero when he is chosen as the "Kirin Rider," a protector of all things good. And he must lead Japan's ancient Yokai spirits in their apocalyptic war against the evil bizarre-looking monsters.
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2004
Lakeside Murder Case
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MovieOct 8, 2004

Lakeside Murder Case

Three couples are staying at a lakeside cottage with their …
Three couples are staying at a lakeside cottage with their children. They want them to prepare intensely for a prestigious high school's entrance exam with the help of a private tutor. One ...
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Zebraman
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MovieJan 30, 2004

Zebraman

A down-and-out school teacher receives the calling to …
A down-and-out school teacher receives the calling to become the real life personification of an old television superhero, Zebraman.
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2003
Doppelganger
MovieSep 27, 2003

Doppelganger

Hayasaki is an inventor working on an Artificial Body. It is not …
Hayasaki is an inventor working on an Artificial Body. It is not going well and he is stressed out and on the verge of being fired from the research division of his company. His ...
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The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi
MovieSep 2, 2003

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi

Blind Zatoichi makes his …
Blind Zatoichi makes his living by gambling and giving massages. But behind his humble facade, Zatoichi is a master swordsman, gifted with lightning-fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision. Zatoichi wanders into a town run by sinister gangs and a powerful samurai. He's destined for violent showdowns when he stumbles on two beautiful geishas avenging their parents' murder... Duels, wit and a touch of zen! Cult anti-hero Zatoichi is back in a sword-fighting adventure written, directed and starring Takeshi Kitano.
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Samurai Resurrection
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MovieApr 26, 2003

Samurai Resurrection

37,000 Peasants perished in the Shimbara Revolt: among …
37,000 Peasants perished in the Shimbara Revolt: among them, the leader of that uprising, Shiro Amakusa. Amakusa is resurrected from hell bent on revenging the death of his fellow comrades by over throwing the Shoganate. Shiro resurrects an army of living dead swordsmen by "Makai Tensho" (Demonic transmigration). Only the Legendary Samurai Jubei Yagyu, stands in his way!
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2002
September 11
MovieSep 5, 2002

September 11

Eleven directors from 11 countries each contribute an 11-minute …
Eleven directors from 11 countries each contribute an 11-minute short reflecting on the events of 11 September 2001. A village teacher in Iran tries to explain to her young students what's happened. City kids in Burkina Faso think they've spotted Osama bin Laden. A deaf Frenchwoman in Manhattan writes a Dear John letter to a man who has left that morning for work at the World Trade Center. A Chilean remembers Allende. Events recall other deaths. A mother endures more than her son's death. And so on. The tone varies, as do the locales. Most stories are about others coming to terms with the events of the day, but at least one confronts the viewer with tragedy and death.
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2001
Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master
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MovieOct 6, 2001

Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master

Set in the capital city of …
Set in the capital city of Kyoto during the Heian period, a magician and fortune teller Onmyoji Seimei is called in to assist Hiromasa to thwart court wizard and minister Doson who is suspected of being at the cusp of orchestrating a coup. With the physical and metaphysical worlds allied the combined force may have a chance to beat back Doson. Magic, surrealism and beauty fill the screen, and air,
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Waterboys
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MovieSep 7, 2001

Waterboys

In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the …
In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".
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2000
The City of Lost Souls
MovieSep 15, 2000

The City of Lost Souls

Violent gangster movie with …
Violent gangster movie with a Brazilian protagonist.
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1999
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Award1999

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Won award for "Dr. Akagi".
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nomination1999

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Dr. Akagi".
Japan Academy Prize
1998
Dr. Akagi
MovieMay 17, 1998

Dr. Akagi

At the end of WWII, Japanese doctor Akagi searches for the …
At the end of WWII, Japanese doctor Akagi searches for the cure for hepatitis in the prisoner-of-war camp.
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Outstanding Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role
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Nomination1998

Outstanding Performance By An Actor I…

Nominated for "The Eel".
Japan Academy Prize
1997
Kagi
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MovieOct 10, 1997

Kagi

Ikuko is a mature, reserved Kyoto woman married for many …
Ikuko is a mature, reserved Kyoto woman married for many years to a respectable, now-middle-aged man. The only problem in their relationship has been that her husband is dissatisfied with her lack of passion during lovemaking. All this changes after they meet the young Mr. Kimura. After the three spend the evening drinking together and Kimura has gone home, Ikuko's husband discovers that his wife, in her alcohol-induced haze, has become far more passionate than she ever was before. The one drawback, however, is that her ardor is clearly fueled by Kimura, and not by him. Though he decides that his wife's new- found passion is worth this unusual price, the long-term consequences may be more than he bargained for.
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The Eel
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MovieMay 12, 1997

The Eel

A businessman kills his adulterous wife and is sent to prison. …
A businessman kills his adulterous wife and is sent to prison. After the release, he opens a barbershop and meets new people, talking almost to no one except an eel he befriended while in prison.
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1996
Shall We Dance?
MovieJan 27, 1996

Shall We Dance?

Shohei Sugiyama has attained all that he has wanted in life. …
Shohei Sugiyama has attained all that he has wanted in life. But he is still depressed and unhappy. One day, he gathers up the courage to sign up for dancing lessons. He hopes they will rid his depression and help him get his life back together.
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1995
Maborosi
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MovieSep 8, 1995

Maborosi

A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide …
A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant.
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1994
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
MovieDec 10, 1994

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

When Mothra went into outer …
When Mothra went into outer space to stop a meteor from reaching Earth, she accidentally took with cells from Godzilla and remaining cells from Biollante that inhabited our atmosphere. The combined cells went through a black hole and created a new creature, Space Godzilla. Space Godzilla heads to Earth to confront Godzilla, Junior Godzilla, and the new G-Force robot, MOGERA.
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1993
Private Lessons II
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MovieMar 6, 1993

Private Lessons II

An insecure young Asian man, played by Japanese pop star …
An insecure young Asian man, played by Japanese pop star Goro Inagaki, meets an interesting sensual European woman who teaches him the secrets of love and life.
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1992
Sumo Do, Sumo Don't
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MovieJan 15, 1992

Sumo Do, Sumo Don't

Yet another tradition in the tradition of "ragtag misfits" in …
Yet another tradition in the tradition of "ragtag misfits" in Japanese comedy...Sumo Do, Sumo Don't tells the story of a university sumo club in Japan. In today's Japan, the younger generation is more interested in "Western" sports like baseball and basketball. Professor Anayama, a former university sumo champion, blackmails graduating (and slim) student Shuhei into joining the decimated university team, or he doesn't graduate. Along with a pro wrestler, an unpopular, chubby guy, and a gaijin (white guy), the team begins training for competition, even though none of them cares about sumo at all. Gradually, they develop a love and respect for the traditional sport.
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1989
Tokio Emoto
ChildOctober 1989

Tokio Emoto

Tokio Emoto (柄本 時生, Emoto Tokio, born October 17, 1989 …
Tokio Emoto (柄本 時生, Emoto Tokio, born October 17, 1989 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actor who is represented by the talent agency, Knockout.
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1986
Tasuku Emoto
ChildDecember 1986

Tasuku Emoto

Tasuku Emoto (柄本 佑, Emoto Tasuku, born December 16, …
Tasuku Emoto (柄本 佑, Emoto Tasuku, born December 16, 1986 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actor represented by Alpha Agency. His father is actor Akira Emoto, his mother is actress Kazue Tsunogae, his brother is actor Tokio Emoto, and his wife is actress Sakura Ando.
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Final Take
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MovieAug 2, 1986

Final Take

This is Japanese melo-dramatist director Yoji Yamada's ode …
This is Japanese melo-dramatist director Yoji Yamada's ode to 1930s film production during the transition from silent film to talkies. With many loose associations we can see the rise of a young star Koharu Tanaka for the big New Year release entitled Floating Weeds.
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1983
Nomination1983

Outstanding Performance By An Actor I…

Nominated for "Dotonbori River".
Japan Academy Prize
1981
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun
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MovieDec 19, 1981

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun

A teenage delinquent …
A teenage delinquent schoolgirl named Izumi Hoshi inherits her father's Yakuza clan.
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Kazue Tsunogae
Marriage1981

Kazue Tsunogae

Married Kazue Tsunogae.
1948
Akira Emoto
BirthNovember 1948

Akira Emoto

Akira Emoto was born.
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