Japanese Actor

Etsushi Toyokawa

  • Mar 18, 1962 (age 58)
  • 6' 0" (1.84 m)
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2019
Midway
MovieOct 24, 2019

Midway

MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the …
MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.
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Samurai marason
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MovieFeb 22, 2019

Samurai marason

The American imperialists are at the door and intruding on …
The American imperialists are at the door and intruding on Japan. To assess and train his troops the lord of the land announces a marathon through the land crisscrossing shores, forests and the mountain. The shogunate in Edo was not approving and views word of the contest with contempt and suspicion. Spies and moles are dispatched. One mole realizes the misunderstanding and is determined to stop lives and alliances being lost. He runs.
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2018
Panku-zamurai, kirarete sôrô
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MovieJun 30, 2018

Panku-zamurai, kirarete sôrô

In search of employment and …
In search of employment and a permanent position and having committed murder the ronin Kake Junoshin tells the Kurokaze ('black wave') Han clan that a religious cult is aiming for their destruction. This gets him in, but he is soon disproved and arrested. Given the death sentence and awaiting death he has to be quick on his feet and figure out a way to get himself out of the hole. Then the resurrection occurs.
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Nomitori zamurai
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MovieMay 18, 2018

Nomitori zamurai

Kobayashi Hironoshin is a samurai in the fiefdom of Nagaoka. …
Kobayashi Hironoshin is a samurai in the fiefdom of Nagaoka. Unfortunately for him and the area's fleas he displeases the local lord who orders him to immediately become busy ridding the local feline of any and all fleas. That is the bad news. The good news is it is all euphemism for some other occupation. That is good news, right?
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Laplace's Witch
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MovieMay 4, 2018

Laplace's Witch

An environmental analyst is asked by the police to determine if …
An environmental analyst is asked by the police to determine if two deaths by hydrogen sulfide poisoning are an accident - or a murder. But when he meets a young woman at both sites, a scientific mystery begins.
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2017
3-gatsu no raion kouhen
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MovieApr 22, 2017

3-gatsu no raion kouhen

With friendship of other shogi …
With friendship of other shogi players and the care of the Kawamoto sisters, Kiriyama Rei's frozen heart melts as he starts to truly appreciate shogi and the world he lives in. However, the Kawamoto sisters begin to face the troubles of bullying and the return of their unwelcome father. Determined to protect the sisters from getting hurt, Rei decides to rise to the top as a professional player and face the god of shogi of this era, Soya Toji.
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3-gatsu no raion zenpen
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MovieApr 22, 2017

3-gatsu no raion zenpen

17-year-old Kiriyama Rei is a …
17-year-old Kiriyama Rei is a promising professional shogi player. His family died in an accident when he was young, and he was adopted by his father's friend Koda, a professional shogi player, and started to be trained to play shogi with his foster brother and sister. He had to leave his foster family after conflicts with them, trying to live independently without family, friends or anyone care about him. Things started to change when he met the Kawamoto sisters, a family who decided to take care of him and protect him as one of their own. Meanwhile, Rei becomes acquaintances to many different kinds of professional shogi players as he plays with them, and his bond with those players starts to change his attitude toward shogi.
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2016
Black Widow Business
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MovieAug 27, 2016

Black Widow Business

A predatory middle-aged woman and her partner prey upon …
A predatory middle-aged woman and her partner prey upon aging older men of a certain wealth. The idea is as old as the history of mankind itself: take the man's money in exchange for something pretty on his arm's and a good time (to start). You would think more than half a dozen former husbands may be a red flag and it only becomes when two daughters with their radars up seek to dig deeper into the woman taking their father's inheritance and wealth. Not that any of this is slowing the scoundrels down.
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2014
Judge!
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MovieJan 11, 2014

Judge!

After taking the blame for another disastrous advertising …
After taking the blame for another disastrous advertising campaign, Ota Kiichiro is asked by his arrogant boss Otaki Ichiro to take his place as a judge at the world's biggest advertising competition in Los Angeles.
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2013
Human Trust
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MovieOct 19, 2013

Human Trust

Yuichi Mafune is known as a finance broker, but he's …
Yuichi Mafune is known as a finance broker, but he's actually a conman. One day, two men show up in front of Yuichi. One man is "M" and the other is his underling Yuki Seki. They ask Yuichi Mafune to steal the "M funds". The "M funds" is thought to be a longheld legend that massive amounts of gold and other stolen loot from World War II were hidden in the basement of a Japanese bank. The loot was then taken by the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces to fund secret operations. Yuichi accepts the proposal after hearing of the large fee offered if successful. In order to steal the "M funds," which Yuichi isn't even sure if it exists, "M" plans an unprecedented money game which brings in interests from the U.S., Russia and other places.
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Platinum Data
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MovieMar 16, 2013

Platinum Data

When a new system for mapping DNA called the Platinum …
When a new system for mapping DNA called the Platinum Data is developed for all the residents of Japan, everyone is convinced it will create a better, saver society, free from crime. But ...
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2012
Beautiful Rain
TV ShowJul 1, 2012

Beautiful Rain

Beautiful Rain (ビューティフルレイン) is a 2012 Japanese …
Beautiful Rain (ビューティフルレイン) is a 2012 Japanese television series. It features actor Etsushi Toyokawa and Mana Ashida as Keisuke and Miu respectively, a father and daughter pair. Keisuke was suddenly diagnosed with Early-onset Alzheimer's disease, which drastically affected their family's life.
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2011
Gō
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TV ShowJan 9, 2011

Gō: Hime-tachi no Sengoku (江〜姫たちの戦国〜) is a 2011 …
Gō: Hime-tachi no Sengoku (江〜姫たちの戦国〜) is a 2011 Japanese historical drama television series and the 50th taiga drama of NHK. It is written by Kumiko Tabuchi, based on her own novel of the same name, and stars Juri Ueno in the title role, with Miyazawa Rie and Mizukawa Asami as the sisters of Gō.
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Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Nomination2011

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Sword of Desperation".
Japan Academy Prize
2010
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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Sword of Desperation
MovieJul 10, 2010

Sword of Desperation

A talented but troubled Edo Period swordsman, Kanemi …
A talented but troubled Edo Period swordsman, Kanemi Sanzaemon. Three years earlier, Kanemi killed a woman, Renko, the corrupt mistress of the powerful daimyo Tabu Ukyou. Unexpectedly, Kanemi received a lenient sentence for his crime and is allowed to return to his clan after only one year of imprisonment. Following his return, Kanemi is faced with the death of his wife, Mutsue. Thereafter, Kanemi lives with and cares for his wife's niece, Satoo, who has secret affections for Kanemi and expresses them by helping change his bleak outlook on life. Meanwhile, Kanemi's develops his unique "bird-catching" sword technique which he will soon put to test in battle for the first time against the fearsome swordsman, Hayatonosho Obiya.
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2009
A Good Husband
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MovieOct 15, 2009

A Good Husband

he heart wrenching love story between a married couple. …
he heart wrenching love story between a married couple. The jobless husband cheats on his wife and has no love for her. The wife wants to go on a trip to get pregnant. This mismatched husband and wife may find sympathy among other lovers due to the excellent performance between Yakushimaru Hiroko, who was the main character in famous 'Kadokawa movies', and Toyokawa Etsushi, most well known for her role in [Love Letter]. Halfway through the film we understand why the original title of this movie was [A Good Husband This Time] while crying buckets of tears in being able to identify with the characters.
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20th Century Boys 3: Redemption
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MovieAug 28, 2009

20th Century Boys 3: Redemption

It is 2017 and a resurrected …
It is 2017 and a resurrected Tomodachi rules the world. The prophecies of The New Book have all come true. Tomodachi predicts the end of the world through the spread of a lethal virus by aliens and forewarns that only those who believe in him will survive. Will his old school-mates Kenji, Shogun and others along with Kanna be able to stop him and will the identity of Tomodachi also be revealed?
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20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope
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MovieJan 31, 2009

20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope

Childhood friends continue …
Childhood friends continue their battle against a dangerous cult.
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2008
10 Promises to My Dog
MovieMar 15, 2008

10 Promises to My Dog

10 Promises To My Dog (犬 …
10 Promises To My Dog (犬と私の10の約束, Inu to Watashi no Jū no Yakusoku) is a 2008 Japanese film. The film was directed by Katsuhide Motoki, and stars Rena Tanaka, Mayuko Fukuda and Etsushi Toyokawa. Rena Tanaka and Mayuko Fukuda play the adult and the young version of Akari Saito respectively, while actor Etsushi Toyokawa stars as Akari's father.
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2007
Tsubaki Sanjûrô
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MovieDec 1, 2007

Tsubaki Sanjûrô

A scruffy master-less samurai decides to help a group of …
A scruffy master-less samurai decides to help a group of young warriors whose leader was taken captive by a gang of ambitious officers.
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The Kiss
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MovieNov 22, 2007

The Kiss

A lonely office worker falls in love with a man who is in jail for …
A lonely office worker falls in love with a man who is in jail for murdering his entire family.
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Southbound
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MovieOct 6, 2007

Southbound

Jiro is in the 6th grade from a family of five. His father doesn't …
Jiro is in the 6th grade from a family of five. His father doesn't work and has a quick temper. Jiro gets violent with a student who makes fun of his parents. To get away from the incident and child welfare, the family moves to the father's hometown island. Here they get drawn into the an uproar over development plans for a resort. Mom and dad are arrested, but escape to live as fugitives away from their children. The children understand and support them.
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Ai no rukeichi
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MovieJan 13, 2007

Ai no rukeichi

Love Never to End is a 2007 drama romance film, written by …
Love Never to End is a 2007 drama romance film, written by Yasuo Tsuruhashi and Junichi Watanabe and directed by Yasuo Tsuruhashi.
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2006
Hula Girls
MovieSep 9, 2006

Hula Girls

In 1965 the planned closing of a coal mine in Iwaki …
In 1965 the planned closing of a coal mine in Iwaki (northeastern Japan) will put 2,000 people out of work with devastating effects on the community. The mining company plans to build the Hawaiian Center to promote tourism, but the idea meets with resistance by the community's union families who boycott the effort. However, a few of the young women in Joban see the call for dancers to possibly provide a more promising future. Norio Yoshimoto is put in charge of organizing the center, with Madoka Hirayama, a professional dancer fleeing creditors in Tokyo hired to train the dancers. Kimiko, her friend Sanae, and Sayuri are amongst the handful first showing up for lessons but soon others join them. When Kimiko's mother, Chiyo, discovers that she has skipped school classes to learn dancing the two argue and Kimiko leaves home. Her brother Yojiro, one of the newly out of work miners, comes to be supportive of her dancing as he becomes protective of Madoka. The girls start to tour neighboring communities and dance to promote the center, getting more proficient in the process. After secretly seeing Kimiko practice, and how good she has become, Chiyo helps gather heaters to save palm trees imported from Taiwan from dying from the cold. Her change of heart as head of the union's woman's organization shifts the sympathies of the community as the opening of the center nears. Madoka has molded coal miner's daughters into professional dancers, and Kimiko performs a standout solo dance at the opening.
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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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Bengoshi no Kuzu
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TV ShowApr 13, 2006

Bengoshi no Kuzu

Bengoshi no Kuzu (Japanese: 弁護士のくず, lit. Scum of …
Bengoshi no Kuzu (Japanese: 弁護士のくず, lit. Scum of Lawyers) is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideo Iura about Takeda Masami, a new lawyer and fellow lawyer Kuzu Motohito, who Takeda is teamed up with, and how they deal with different court cases. It was serialized in Big Comic Original from 2004 to 2014. Shogakukan compiled it into ten tankōbon released between July 30, 2004, and January 29, 2010. A second series, Bengoshi no Kuzu Dainishin (弁護士のくず 第二審), has been published since 2010; its first volume was released on December 25, 2010.
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Nomination2006

Outstanding Performance By An Actor I…

Nominated for "Year One in the North".
Japan Academy Prize
2005
Loft
MovieOct 8, 2005

Loft

Reiko, a prize-winning writer, moves to a quiet isolated …
Reiko, a prize-winning writer, moves to a quiet isolated house to finish up her new novel. One night she sees the man next door transporting an object wrapped in cloth. She finds out he is an archaeologist researching an ancient mummy that was recently found.
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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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Beat Kids
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MovieJun 4, 2005

Beat Kids

Transfer student Eiji, is forced into playing the large drum in the …
Transfer student Eiji, is forced into playing the large drum in the school's brass band by Nanao, an outstanding musician, but obsessed with creating perfect sound. However, from the moment he picks up the drumsticks, the "beat" inside Eiji is awakened, and he soon becomes a captive of its sonic boom. Nanao too, is influenced by Eiji, particularly by his bright character and his natural kindness. Under Nanao's guidance, the brass band plays well in the local competition, but soon dissolves after Nanao comes into conflict with the band's teacher. Nanao, who had long been thinking about going to New York, pursues her dream and decides to go. Inspired by Nanao, Eiji forms his own band, as he keeps drumming and ride the music to live a life full of cheer.
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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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2003
Moon Child
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MovieApr 19, 2003

Moon Child

The story of love and friendship on the harsh streets of 2014 …
The story of love and friendship on the harsh streets of 2014 Mallepa, a small corner in Asia.
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Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
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Nomination2003

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Inochi".
Japan Academy Prize
2002
Dog Star
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MovieAug 30, 2002

Dog Star

A seeing-eye dog name Shiro is granted one wish by his …
A seeing-eye dog name Shiro is granted one wish by his former, now dead owner. Shiro chooses to become a human for a short time so he can find the girl who trained him as a puppy. While attempting to get to know her [as he runs along behind her and sniffs for her around town] he eventually falls in love with her.
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Inochi
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MovieAug 26, 2002

Inochi

Yu Miri is a writer who's just become pregnant by her …
Yu Miri is a writer who's just become pregnant by her married lover. When she decides to keep the baby without his help, her ex-boyfriend Yutaka, decides to help raise him.
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2000
New Battles Without Honor and Humanity
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MovieOct 12, 2000

New Battles Without Honor and Humanity

New Battles Without Honor …
New Battles Without Honor and Humanity (Japanese: 新・仁義なき戦い。, Hepburn: Shin Jingi Naki Tatakai.), also known as Another Battle, is a 2000 Japanese yakuza film directed by Junji Sakamoto. It is a remake of Kinji Fukasaku's Battles Without Honor and Humanity series from the 1970s, which were adapted from a series of newspaper articles by journalist Kōichi Iiboshi, that were rewrites of a manuscript originally written by real-life yakuza Kōzō Minō while he was in prison.
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Face
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MovieAug 12, 2000

Face

With no parents left to keep the peace and order two sisters, …
With no parents left to keep the peace and order two sisters, who could not be any more different, allow their frustrations and animosity to come to a head. What ensues is funny, tragic and offbeat.
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1997
Kizu darake no tenshi
MovieApr 19, 1997

Kizu darake no tenshi

Kizu darake no tenshi released.
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
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Nomination1997

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Yatsuhaka-mura".
Japan Academy Prize
1996
Misty
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MovieDec 24, 1996

Misty

In a forest, a man was murdered and his wife raped. The …
In a forest, a man was murdered and his wife raped. The eyewitnesses make their statements, but they are very contradictory. Who is telling the truth and who is lying?
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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 Okayama. This village is called Yatsuhakamura. This family has been there for four hundred years. The man decides to visit his new-found family only for a series of murders to coincide with his arrival. This family's lawyer hires a private investigator who begins working on the crimes.
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Popularity Award - Most Popular Actor
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Award1996

Popularity Award - Most Popular Actor

Won award for "Love Letter".
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role
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Nomination1996

Outstanding Performance By An Actor I…

Nominated for "Love Letter".
Japan Academy Prize
1995
No Way Back
MovieMay 13, 1995

No Way Back

When an op goes wrong and FBI agent Zack's partner dies, his …
When an op goes wrong and FBI agent Zack's partner dies, his search for the one responsible takes him to a yakuza in Japan. A mob boss wants revenge for his son's death and Zack's his target.
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Love Letter
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MovieMar 25, 1995

Love Letter

Hiroko Watanabe's fiancé Itsuki died two years earlier in a …
Hiroko Watanabe's fiancé Itsuki died two years earlier in a mountain climbing accident. While looking through his high school yearbook, Hiroko in a fit of grief decides to write a letter to him using his old school address. Surprisingly she receives a reply, not from the dead Itsuki, but from a woman with the same name whom had known Hiroko's fiancé in school. A relationship develops between the two women as they continue to exchange letters and share memories of the dead Itsuki.
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1994
Undo
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MovieOct 7, 1994

Undo

Moemi is not overly pleased when Yukio brings home a couple …
Moemi is not overly pleased when Yukio brings home a couple of turtles to keep her company. Although Yukio works at home as a writer, Moemi feels neglected and desired a dog or a cat, but neither is allowed in their apartment. He drills a hole in the front of one turtle's shell so that it can be taken for walks on a leash, but Moemi spares the second from the same fate by proclaiming it "The House Turtle." Their lives seem reasonably happy until she has her braces removed, and Yukio finds kissing her less satisfying. She soon starts tying up everything in her sight with knotted twine, starting with the turtles. A psychiatrist diagnoses "Obsessive Knot-Binding Syndrome" due to deficiencies in her relationship with Yukio. Moemi continues to expand her activities, tying herself in knots with cords stretching across the apartment. The doctor tells Yukio that her illness has reached a critical point, and that he should tie her up that evening. This he proceeds to do, with her encouraging him to bind her more and more. Where will this end ?
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Angel Dust
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MovieSep 10, 1994

Angel Dust

Every Monday at 6 pm a young woman is murdered in the …
Every Monday at 6 pm a young woman is murdered in the subway. The psychiatrist Setsuko Suma is called in to assist the police. The trail leads to another psychiatrist - Dr Rei Aku - who Setsuko used to date. As she get closer to the solution, she gets more and more convinced that Aku's deprogramming of former sectmembers is important.
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1992
Kira kira hikaru
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MovieOct 24, 1992

Kira kira hikaru

Shoko and Mutsuki get married to satisfy their worried parents, …
Shoko and Mutsuki get married to satisfy their worried parents, but she is well past the age at which a 'good' Japanese woman should marry, and he is in love with a young male college student. The film is less a realistic exploration of gay life than a fairy tale of three young Japanese trying to construct an alternative to the sexual and familial roles given to them by a society turning increasingly emotionally barren.L.
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1991
The Gentle Twelve
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MovieDec 14, 1991

The Gentle Twelve

The Gentle Twelve released.
1990
Boiling Point
MovieSep 15, 1990

Boiling Point

Two disquieted junior baseball players seek revenge on the …
Two disquieted junior baseball players seek revenge on the local yakuza for attacking their coach.
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1962
Etsushi Toyokawa
BirthMarch 1962

Etsushi Toyokawa

Etsushi Toyokawa was born.
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