Japanese Actor

Shoichi Hirose

  • Jun 23, 1918 - Jun 23, 1918 (age 0)
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1977
House
MovieJul 30, 1977

House

Oshare (Gorgeous) is excited about spending summer vacation …
Oshare (Gorgeous) is excited about spending summer vacation with her father, until she finds out that his beautiful, freakishly serene girlfriend Ryouko would be going as well. Oshare decides she will be going to her aunt's house in the country instead. She brings with her her friends from school - Fanta (who likes to take pictures, and daydreams a lot), KunFuu (who has very good reflexes), Gari/Prof (who is a major nerd), Sweet (who likes to clean), Mac (who eats a lot), and Melody (a musician). However, the girls are unaware that Oshare's aunt is actually dead and the house is actually haunted. When they arrive at the house, crazy events take place and the girls disappear one by one while slowly discovering the secret behind all the madness.
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1974
Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy
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MovieAug 3, 1974

Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic S…

Though his father's partner …
Though his father's partner Jigen wants him to take charge of the Lupin Empire and the obsessed detective Zenigata wants him behind bars, Lupin III is only concerned about being with the beautiful (and treacherous) lady thief Fujiko.
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1971
Nishi no petenshi Higashi no sagishi
MovieSep 11, 1971

Nishi no petenshi Higashi no sagishi

Nishi no petenshi Higashi no sagishi released.
1967
Bâkushoyarô daijiken
MovieOct 18, 1967

Bâkushoyarô daijiken

Comedy starring the manzai team of Chick and Tack, and set in …
Comedy starring the manzai team of Chick and Tack, and set in the world of salarymen.
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King Kong Escapes
MovieJul 22, 1967

King Kong Escapes

King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems …
King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.
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1966
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
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MovieDec 17, 1966

Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

Some teenagers want to …
Some teenagers want to obtain a boat to find a brother. When they look around a boat without permission, they find a thief who takes them on his escape. They are caught in a storm and arrive at Letchi Island where natives of Infant Island have been enslaved by the terrorist organisation Red Bamboo. Red Bamboo runs a heavy water factory to process a juice which holds off the monster, Ebirah, which otherwise traps them on the island. The young men meet beautiful but tough Daiyo and wake up Godzilla to put an end to the Red Bamboo.
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The War of the Gargantuas
MovieJul 31, 1966

The War of the Gargantuas

An experimental lab animal …
An experimental lab animal called a gargantua escapes from his captors and is suspected to be the creature that is killing people all over the countryside. But when the gargantua from the lab appears at the same time as the evil gargantua, the two begin to battle across Japan.
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1965
Invasion of Astro-Monster
MovieDec 19, 1965

Invasion of Astro-Monster

Aliens from Planet X request …
Aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but have a better use for the three monsters.
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Frankenstein Conquers the World
MovieAug 8, 1965

Frankenstein Conquers the World

During WWII, a human heart …
During WWII, a human heart taken from a certain lab in Europe (Dr. Frankenstein's) is kept in a Japanese lab, when it gets exposed to the radiation of the bombing of Hiroshima. The heart grows in size, mutates and sprouts appendages, and eventually grows into a complete body and escapes. Later, a feral boy with a certain physical deformity (a large head with a flat top) is captured by scientists who refer to the boy as Frankenstein. The creature grows to the height of 20 feet, escapes again, fights police and army, and is practically indestructible. Later, a reptilian monster goes on a rampage. Eventually the Frankenstein creature and the reptile face off in a terrible battle.
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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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Red Beard
MovieApr 3, 1965

Red Beard

In 19th-century Japan, a rough-tempered yet charitable town …
In 19th-century Japan, a rough-tempered yet charitable town doctor trains a young intern.
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Ankokugai gekitotsu sakusen
MovieFeb 14, 1965

Ankokugai gekitotsu sakusen

Ankokugai gekitotsu sakusen …
Ankokugai gekitotsu sakusen is a crime fiction film directed by Jun Fukuda.
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1964
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
MovieDec 20, 1964

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

After a meteorite unleashes …
After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat.
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Dogora
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MovieAug 11, 1964

Dogora

Several satellites have been destroyed without …
Several satellites have been destroyed without explanation. A few days later, a group of diamond thieves are thwarted when the gems they are after suddenly disappear. Strangely enough, the two incidents are connected when scientists discover that a giant jellyfish like creature, which was mutated due to a high amount of radiation hovering over Japan, is drawing up all carbon based matter, including coal and diamonds. Soon the creature is also attacking bridges and ships. Can anything be done to destroy the creature before he begins drawing up all mankind?
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1963
Atragon
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MovieDec 22, 1963

Atragon

Several strange occurrences are taking place all over the …
Several strange occurrences are taking place all over the world including the disappearance of two engineers. Also, former admiral Kosumi is nearly kidnapped along with his secretary, and goddaughter, Makoto Jinguji. The kidnap attempt is thwarted by photographer Susumu Hatanaka and his assistant Yoshito Nishibe. It is later revealed the Mu Empire, which disappeared 12,000 years earlier, are responsible for all the occurrences and are planning to invade the surface world to reclaim their supposed colonies. Also, the Muans manage to steal the I-403 submarine from embittered Captain Jinguji, Makoto's father, and in the process steal the plans for and even greater sub, Atragon (aka Gotengo). As the attacks by the Muans increase the world anxiously asks Jinguji for his help, even his daughter Makoto makes an impassioned plea for him to join the fight against Mu. Unfortunately, Jinguji is still bitter about the defeat of Japan in World War II and won't help. However, the fight becomes personal when Makoto and Susumu, with whom she has fallen in love, are captured by the Muans. Soon Jinguji unleashes his ultimate weapon against the Muans and their giant snakelike guardian Manda.
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Xiang Gang Dong Jing Xia Wei Yi
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MovieDec 1, 1963

Xiang Gang Dong Jing Xia Wei Yi

Xiang Gang Dong Jing Xia Wei Yi released.
Onna ni tsuyoku naru kufû no kazukazu
MovieJan 15, 1963

Onna ni tsuyoku naru kufû no kazukazu

Onna ni tsuyoku naru kufû no kazukazu released.
1962
King Kong vs. Godzilla
MovieAug 11, 1962

King Kong vs. Godzilla

Mr. Tako, the producer of a …
Mr. Tako, the producer of a low rated television show called "Mysteries of the World", decides his show needs some spicing up. So he sends two of his staff, Osamu Sakurai and Kinsaburo Furue, to Pharoh Island to bring back some berries, called soma, noted for their non-addictive narcotic effect. He also wants the two to bring back proof of a giant ape named King Kong. As this is going on, a submarine collides with an iceberg releasing Godzilla, who was trapped there seven years earlier. When Osamu and Kinsaburo arrive at Pharoh, they not only find the berries but the giant ape. After a battle with a giant octopus, Kong drinks the juice that is made from the berries and falls asleep. While he is sleeping, the pair tie him to a raft and take him back to Japan. In the meantime, Godzilla is rampaging throughout the Japanese countryside. While in route to Japan, Kong breaks free and swims toward Japan and inevitably on a collision course with Godzilla.
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Sanjuro
MovieJan 1, 1962

Sanjuro

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

Mothra

A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to …
A giant, ancient moth begins to attack Japan when coming to the rescue of its two, foot-tall worshippers who were taken by shipwreck survivors.
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Yojimbo
MovieApr 25, 1961

Yojimbo

A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal …
A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.
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1960
The Human Vapor
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MovieDec 11, 1960

The Human Vapor

A librarian is subject to a scientific experiment which goes …
A librarian is subject to a scientific experiment which goes wrong and transforms him into 'The Human Vapour'. He uses his new ability to rob banks to fund the career of his girlfriend, a beautiful dancer. The Human Vapour is ruthless in his quest for money and kills anyone who stands in his way, especially police. He soon becomes Tokyo's most wanted criminal. Can he be stopped before he kills again?
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Man Against Man
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MovieAug 14, 1960

Man Against Man

Kikumori runs a cabaret on the docks, while his friend Kaji …
Kikumori runs a cabaret on the docks, while his friend Kaji operates transport boats. When a gang of drug dealers tries to force the pair to cooperate in a smuggling scheme, conflict arises between the two friends. Falsely blamed for murder, Kikumori is blackmailed into an attempt to sabotage Kaji's boats and kill him. But the friendship between the two men proves an obstacle to the gangleader's plans.
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The Secret of the Telegian
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MovieApr 10, 1960

The Secret of the Telegian

Men are being murdered by …
Men are being murdered by a psycho called "The Telegian," who uses a matter-transmitting device to locate his victims.
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1959
Bakushô Mito Kômon man'yûki
MovieDec 13, 1959

Bakushô Mito Kômon man'yûki

Bakushô Mito Kômon man'yûki released.
Gigantis, the Fire Monster
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MovieMay 21, 1959

Gigantis, the Fire Monster

In the infamous dub of …
In the infamous dub of Godzilla Raids Again, a monster called Gigantis battles another monster called Anguirus.
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1958
The Hidden Fortress
MovieDec 28, 1958

The Hidden Fortress

Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman …
Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.
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Varan the Unbelievable
MovieOct 14, 1958

Varan the Unbelievable

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

The H-Man

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

The Mysterians

Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a …
Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on. But when they are discovered to be invaders, responsible for the giant robot that is destroying cities, the armed forces attempt to stop them with every weapon available.
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Zokuzoku Ôban: Dotô hen
MovieDec 17, 1957

Zokuzoku Ôban: Dotô hen

In the third film out of four …
In the third film out of four adopted from a novel called Oban, which narrates the story of a trader, a man with a loan over his head decides to return to his hometown and become a farmer. When he returns to his hometown he again meets a woman he loved before again. The woman is now married and coincidentally simultaneously also back in the town. The man pretends he is something he is not.
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Salaryman shusse taikôki
MovieJun 19, 1957

Salaryman shusse taikôki

Salaryman shusse taikôki released.
Ôban
MovieMar 5, 1957

Ôban

The story of the man named Ushinosukein who arrives at …
The story of the man named Ushinosukein who arrives at Tokyo Station in 1927. He was born in a poor area of Shikoku and at age 18 came across a beautiful girl named Kanako in his hometown. She was so pretty that he wrote her a love letter which became talk of town and, in turn, prompted him to flee to Tokyo. Upon arrival in the capital he works at a trading company and, given his good memory and skill, succeeds. One day he returns to his hometown only to find out that Kanako is married and living in Tokyo now.
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Zoku Goyôkiki monogatari
MovieFeb 26, 1957

Zoku Goyôkiki monogatari

Zoku Goyôkiki monogatari released.
1956
Okashi-na yatsu
MovieNov 7, 1956

Okashi-na yatsu

Okashi-na yatsu is a 1956 film directed by Yasuki Chiba.
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1955
Half Human
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MovieAug 1, 1955

Half Human

Japanese villagers worship a monster and his son who live …
Japanese villagers worship a monster and his son who live in an island cave. Some circus people hear about them, go to the island to capture the monster and wind up shooting its son. Then ...
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Godzilla Raids Again
MovieApr 24, 1955

Godzilla Raids Again

Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys …
Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process.
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1954
Tômei ningen
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MovieDec 29, 1954

Tômei ningen

A car strikes an unseen object; blood spreads from an …
A car strikes an unseen object; blood spreads from an invisible source which becomes visible as the bleeding man dies. He carries with him a suicide note dedicated to his only friend, who is also an invisible man. An eager young reporter tracks down Takemitsu Nanjo, a war veteran who makes his living visibly, painting his face like a clown's and carrying advertising signs. His favorite neighbor is a little blind girl whose mother is running afoul of local gangsters. The gangsters have been terrorizing the city as "the invisible gang," wrapping themselves up in scarves and trenchcoats so as to be visible to their victims, even though they are supposed to be invisible underneath. Once they discover Nanjo, who is defending his only friends, they beat him and leave him for dead.
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Seven Samurai
MovieApr 26, 1954

Seven Samurai

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven …
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.
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1918
Shoichi Hirose
BirthJune 1918

Shoichi Hirose

Shoichi Hirose was born.
Shoichi Hirose
PersonalJune 1918

Shoichi Hirose

Shoichi Hirose passed away.
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