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Akira Kubo

  • Dec 01, 1936 (age 82)
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2008
Code Name Black Cat o oe
MovieSep 6, 2008

Code Name Black Cat o oe

Code Name Black Cat o oe released.
2007
Awa Dance
MovieAug 1, 2007

Awa Dance

Awa Dance is a 2007 film directed by Toshikazu Nagae and …
Awa Dance is a 2007 film directed by Toshikazu Nagae and written by Toshiya Ono.
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2006
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko
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TV ShowJul 4, 2006

Kekkon Dekinai Otoko

Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (結婚できない男), known in English as …
Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (結婚できない男), known in English as The Man Who Can't Get Married, is a 2006 Japanese drama broadcast by Fuji TV. The theme song is "Swimmy" by Every Little Thing. The drama was produced by Kansai Telecasting Corporation and Media Mix Japan.
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2000
Shomuni Special 2nd: New Year Drama Special
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MovieJan 2, 2000

Shomuni Special 2nd: New Year Drama …

As the year 2000 nears, the …
As the year 2000 nears, the Y2K bug threatens Manpan's systems, so a team of experts have been drafted in to help. Chief Inoue mysteriously vanishes and a ransom is demanded. There are rats in the building, but how can Shomuni trap them?
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1998
Shomuni Special
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MovieOct 7, 1998

Shomuni Special

Shomuni Special released.
Godzilla, King of the Monsters
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MovieJul 11, 1998

Godzilla, King of the Monsters

Godzilla, King of the Monsters released.
1996
The Vision of Escaflowne
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TV ShowApr 2, 1996

The Vision of Escaflowne

The Vision of Escaflowne …
The Vision of Escaflowne (Japanese: 天空のエスカフローネ Hepburn: Tenkū no Esukafurōne, lit. Escaflowne of the Heavens) is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise Studios and directed by Kazuki Akane. It premiered in Japan on April 2, 1996 on TV Tokyo, and the final episode aired on September 24, 1996. Sony's anime satellite channel, Animax also aired the series, both in Japan and on its various worldwide networks, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. The series was licensed for Region 1 release by Bandai Entertainment. It is currently licensed by Funimation.
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1995
Hiroshima
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MovieAug 6, 1995

Hiroshima

Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese-Canadian war drama film …
Hiroshima is a 1995 Japanese-Canadian war drama film directed by Koreyoshi Kurahara and Roger Spottiswoode about the decision-making processes that led to the dropping of the atomic bombs by the United States on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki toward the end of World War II. The three-hour film was made for television (Showtime Network) and evidently had no theatrical release, but is available on DVD for home viewing.
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Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
MovieMar 11, 1995

Gamera: Guardian of the Universe

A hibernating species of …
A hibernating species of giant carnivorous birds is awakened on a Japanese island shortly after the military encounters an unidentified mass moving beneath the water off-shore.
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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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1990
Ageman
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MovieJun 2, 1990

Ageman

Her childhood was hardly ideal as she was abandoned and …
Her childhood was hardly ideal as she was abandoned and grew up without parental love. She finds a home and a profession as a geisha who is particularly popular because she has that lucky bone in her that transmits fortune to her patrons. She meets a bank manager one day and soon enough they move in together. She gets a job out of it, but his appetite for cheap women is unabated.
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1989
Rikyu
MovieSep 15, 1989

Rikyu

Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of …
Late in the 1500s, an aging tea master teaches the way of tea to a headstrong Shogun. Through force of will and courageous fighting, Hideyoshi becomes Japan's most powerful warlord, unifying the country. Rikyu, through the tea ceremony and floral arrangements, tempers his lord, helping Hideyoshi focus on a single flower or be in a simple room where the shape of a cup is of most importance. But other forces fuel Hideyoshi's ambitions: the Portuguese bring a globe and guns, and he believes he can conquer Korea and China. When Rikyu raises doubts about invading China, Hideyoshi demands an apology, and Rikyu himself must find courage in the way of tea.
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1988
A Taxing Woman's Return
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MovieJan 15, 1988

A Taxing Woman's Return

Ryoko Itakura returns as the …
Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher.
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1983
Mama ga ...!: Kodomo wa 60 kai denwa wo kakeru
MovieFeb 5, 1983

Mama ga ...!: Kodomo wa 60 kai denwa …

Mama ga ...!: Kodomo wa 60 kai denwa wo kakeru released.
1974
Castle of Sand
MovieOct 19, 1974

Castle of Sand

Castle of Sand (砂の器 Suna no utsuwa) is a 1974 Japanese …
Castle of Sand (砂の器 Suna no utsuwa) is a 1974 Japanese police procedural directed by Yoshitarō Nomura, based on the novel Inspector Imanishi Investigates by Seicho Matsumoto.
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1970
Space Amoeba
MovieAug 1, 1970

Space Amoeba

A space probe is infiltrated by alien beings and then crashes on …
A space probe is infiltrated by alien beings and then crashes on a remote Pacific atoll. A group planning to build a resort hotel land on the island and discover it to be inhabited by giant mutant monsters created by the aliens in an attempt to conquer the world.
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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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1968
Destroy All Monsters
MovieAug 1, 1968

Destroy All Monsters

In 1999, the United Nations has established bases on the …
In 1999, the United Nations has established bases on the moon and on Ogasawara Island off the coast of Japan. Ogasawara is also where all the world's monsters, including Godzilla and Rodan, have gathered for study and to keep them from wreaking havoc on the world. However, a group of alien women known as Kilaaks take over the island and put the monsters as well as the humans under mental control in order to conquer the rest of the Earth. It is up to astronaut Katsuo Yemabe and his crew to stop the Kilaaks as well as release the monsters and the humans from their control before it is too late.
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Kill!
MovieJun 22, 1968

Kill!

Kill! is an action comedy film that was released in 1968 in …
Kill! is an action comedy film that was released in 1968 in Japan. Two men travel feudal Japan making a living a Ronin. One of the men used to be a samurai, and the other one is a displaced farmer. The two travels to a community, and they soon find themselves involved with the local politics of the area. This results in them being involved a political struggle that involves murder, deceit, and scapegoating.
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Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku
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MovieJun 8, 1968

Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto I…

As Japan joins in a political …
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 ...
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1967
Son of Godzilla
MovieDec 16, 1967

Son of Godzilla

A group of scientists are on tropical Solgel Island in the Pacific to …
A group of scientists are on tropical Solgel Island in the Pacific to conduct weather control experiments. Just before they begin, they find giant preying mantises measuring 25 feet tall called Kamakaras. They decide to go ahead with the experiments, but a malfunction in one of the devices and as a result a radioactive storm that pushes the temperature up to two hundred degrees. The storm also causes the mantises to grow even bigger to 100 feet tall. The mantises then make their way to a huge mound where they uncover a giant egg which contains a young Godzilla, later named Minilla. Eventually, Godzilla shows up and saves his offspring. The rest of the movie features Godzilla taking care of and teaching his young son the skills that will eventually help him to become the new "King of Monsters" as well as fighting the Kamakaras and a giant spider named Kumoga.
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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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1966
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
Invasion of Astro-Monster
MovieDec 19, 1965

Invasion of Astro-Monster

Aliens from the mysterious …
Aliens from the mysterious Planet X, which resides on the dark side of of Jupiter, come to Earth asking its people to help them save their world from the dreaded King Ghidrah by letting them "borrow" Godzilla and Rodan. The aliens are actually planning to use the three monsters to take over our planet.
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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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1963
Matango
MovieAug 11, 1963

Matango

A group of friends are sailing on the yacht when a storm blows …
A group of friends are sailing on the yacht when a storm blows them off course and damages the boat. They soon land on a deserted island where they find a deserted, fungus covered wreck. They then find out that it was a research vessel examining the effects of radiation on plant and animal life. However, they also discover a strange fungus dubbed Matango. They also find out that the crew ate some of the fungus and were somehow driven mad. The group then goes about trying to find food and water without succumbing to the lure of the mushrooms. However, one by one they soon are driven by their hunger and desires to eat the mushrooms with disastrous effects.
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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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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 wandering samurai, Sanjuro, is drawn into local politics. The …
A wandering samurai, Sanjuro, is drawn into local politics. The Superintendent of a clan is plotting to take over the clan by implicating the Chamberlain in corrupt activities (activities the Superintendent is actually responsible for). Part of the plan involves killing off the Chamberlain's staff and, in protecting them, Sanjuro sides with them. The supporters are massively outnumbered so it will require all of Sanjuro's cunning and swordcraft to ensure the Superintendent does not succeed in his evil plan.
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1961
Toilet buchô
MovieAug 29, 1961

Toilet buchô

Toilet buchô released.
Ai to honoho to
MovieJun 17, 1961

Ai to honoho to

Ai to honoho to released.
1960
Daigaku no sanzôkutachi
MovieJul 31, 1960

Daigaku no sanzôkutachi

Daigaku no sanzôkutachi released.
1959
Three Dolls from Hong Kong
MovieNov 22, 1959

Three Dolls from Hong Kong

Three Dolls from Hong Kong released.
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 ...
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Daigaku no oneechan
MovieMar 3, 1959

Daigaku no oneechan

Daigaku no oneechan released.
Shachô taiheiki
MovieJan 3, 1959

Shachô taiheiki

Shachô taiheiki released.
1958
Tôkyô no kyûjitsu
MovieApr 15, 1958

Tôkyô no kyûjitsu

May Kawaguchi is a famous Japanese fashion designer. …
May Kawaguchi is a famous Japanese fashion designer. Returning to Tokyo from her home in New York, she travels incognito with a tour group, in hopes of having a quiet vacation without being noticed. But she is spotted and the press has a field-day with the returning celebrity. Her hopes of rest shattered, she agrees to put on a large-scale fashion show.
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Futari dake no hashi
MovieMar 5, 1958

Futari dake no hashi

Futari dake no hashi released.
1957
Snow Country
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MovieApr 27, 1957

Snow Country

It's a man's world. Shimamura, an artist, comes to this …
It's a man's world. Shimamura, an artist, comes to this snowbound town to rejuvenate himself. He connects with Komako, a geisha he met on a previous trip, and it seems like love. She's the foster daughter of a local family, almost engaged to the family's son Yukio, now dying of consumption. He's tended by his sister Yuko who's angry at Komako for abandoning her brother. Shimamura returns to Tokyo but promises he will be back soon. In anticipation of his return, Komako breaks with her patron and her family loses their home. Complications arise when Shimamura doesn't come back as promised. Then Komako discovers that he and Yuko knew each other in Tokyo. Can Komako escape destiny?
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Ujô
MovieMar 20, 1957

Ujô

Ujô is a 1957 drama film directed by Seiji Hisamatsu.
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Throne of Blood
MovieJan 15, 1957

Throne of Blood

After a victorious battle, two generals, Washizu and Miki, …
After a victorious battle, two generals, Washizu and Miki, are confronted by a spirit who predicts their futures. Washizu will be promoted and will ultimately be leader of the realm. Miki will also be promoted and his son will eventually be leader of the realm. Both immediately dismiss these utterances but once they are promoted, they start to believe them. Washizu is spurred on by his ambitious, scheming wife, Asaji. When a chance comes to kill the current leader, Washizu seizes upon it.
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1956
Arashi
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MovieOct 24, 1956

Arashi

Arashi (嵐) is a 1956 Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki. It …
Arashi (嵐) is a 1956 Japanese film directed by Hiroshi Inagaki. It was entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.
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Furyô shônen
MovieJun 1, 1956

Furyô shônen

Furyô shônen is a Japanese film directed by Senkichi Taniguchi.
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1955
Asunaro monogatari
MovieOct 5, 1955

Asunaro monogatari

Asunaro monogatari is a 1955 film directed by Hiromichi Horikawa.
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Mugibue
MovieMay 3, 1955

Mugibue

Love Never Fails is a 1955 film directed by Shirô Toyoda.
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1954
The Surf
MovieMay 3, 1954

The Surf

Lonely youth Shinji meets Hatsue, a pretty pearl diver, on the …
Lonely youth Shinji meets Hatsue, a pretty pearl diver, on the beach and the two fall in love. But Shinji has a rival for Hatsue's affections, Yasuo. Yasuo spreads unpleasant gossip about ...
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Farewell Rabaul
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MovieFeb 10, 1954

Farewell Rabaul

Farewell Rabaul (さらばラバウル Saraba Rabauru) is a black …
Farewell Rabaul (さらばラバウル Saraba Rabauru) is a black-and-white 1954 Japanese film directed by Ishirō Honda.
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1952
Haru no sasayaki
MovieDec 10, 1952

Haru no sasayaki

Haru no sasayaki released.
1936
Akira Kubo
BirthDecember 1936

Akira Kubo

Akira Kubo was born.
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