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Yoshio Harada

  • Feb 29, 1940 - Jul 19, 2011 (age 71)
  • 5' 9" (1.75 m)
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2012
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
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Award2012

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Won award for "Someday".
Japan Academy Prize
Award2012

Special Award from the Chairman

Won Japan Academy Prize …
Won Japan Academy Prize for Special Award from the Chairman.
Japan Academy Prize
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
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Nomination2012

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Someday".
Japan Academy Prize
2011
Yoshio Harada
PersonalJuly 2011

Yoshio Harada

Yoshio Harada passed away.
Someday
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MovieJul 16, 2011

Someday

In a rural mountain village, they have the tradition of acting …
In a rural mountain village, they have the tradition of acting amateur Kabuki performance. All troubles come out as the villagers try to make success with the performance.
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I Wish
MovieJun 11, 2011

I Wish

Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his …
Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.
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Kokosei Restaurant
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TV ShowMay 7, 2011

Kokosei Restaurant

Kōkōsei Restaurant (高校生レストラン Kōkōsei Resutoran, lit. …
Kōkōsei Restaurant (高校生レストラン Kōkōsei Resutoran, lit. "High School Student Restaurant") is a 2011 Japanese television series that is based on actual events. This television series stars Masahiro Matsuoka, a member of the J-pop band Tokio, as the lead character.
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2010
Zatoichi: The Last
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MovieMay 29, 2010

Zatoichi: The Last

Ichi has given up his cane sword and his former life as a …
Ichi has given up his cane sword and his former life as a traveler in order to settle down with his loving wife Tane in his home village. However, his plan to live the quiet life is interrupted when he learns that the Tendo clan has taken over the village and are constantly harassing locals. Soon, a group of farmers come to Ichi and beg him to help his own village like he's helped countless other villages in travels.
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2009
Hi no Sakana
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TV ShowJul 24, 2009

Hi no Sakana

Hi no Sakana (火の魚, Fish of the Fire) is a Japanese novel by …
Hi no Sakana (火の魚, Fish of the Fire) is a Japanese novel by Murō Saisei; it was first published in 1960, and was later adapted into a single episode TV drama that was broadcast on NHK Hiroshima in 2009. The story describes the interactions between an elderly author and a young staffer from a publishing company as they collaborate on a book cover design for the author's latest novel.
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2008
Hotaru no haka
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MovieJul 5, 2008

Hotaru no haka

Set during World War II, the film follows a young brother and …
Set during World War II, the film follows a young brother and sister as they attempt to survive the aftermath of the firebombing of Kobe City.
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Still Walking
MovieJun 28, 2008

Still Walking

Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting …
Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades. Their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them. They have gathered to commemorate the tragic death of the eldest son, who drowned in an accident fifteen years ago. Although the roomy house is as comforting and unchanging as the mother's homemade feast, everyone in the family has subtly changed.
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2007
Dororo
MovieJan 6, 2007

Dororo

A female warrior who was raised as a man joins a young …
A female warrior who was raised as a man joins a young samurai's quest to recover 48 of his body parts from 48 demons and to avenge her parents death.
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2006
Nightmare Detective
MovieOct 14, 2006

Nightmare Detective

Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self …
Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide. Events take a horrifying turn. Keiko Kirishima is a cool, seemingly emotionless police detective, brilliant but off-putting. She's faced with two mutilated corpses who appear to have killed themselves, but she's not sure. A cell-phone number links the deaths. She calls on Akumu Tantei, a poor and suicidal young man who has the ability to enter people's dreams. He's reluctant to help. His past haunts him. A subconscious duel of terror and blood awaits the three.
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Hana
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MovieJun 3, 2006

Hana

A troubled young samurai seeks revenge for the death of his …
A troubled young samurai seeks revenge for the death of his father.
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2005
Bôkoku no îjisu
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MovieJul 30, 2005

Bôkoku no îjisu

A biological weapon is smuggled aboard a high tech battleship …
A biological weapon is smuggled aboard a high tech battleship named Aegis. Militants are determined to unleash it on Japan. But a brave Chief Petty Officer has other ideas. He and an undercover agent attempt to stop them.
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Drawing Restraint 9
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MovieJul 1, 2005

Drawing Restraint 9

The film concerns the theme of self-imposed limitation and …
The film concerns the theme of self-imposed limitation and continues Matthew Barney's interest in religious rite, this time focusing on Shinto.
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2004
The Face of Jizo
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MovieJul 31, 2004

The Face of Jizo

Based on a play by Hisashi Inoue, it focuses on the sufferings of …
Based on a play by Hisashi Inoue, it focuses on the sufferings of the survivors of Hiroshima. The film takes place during 4 days in the summer of 1948, as the ghost of her father visits Mitsué (Rié Miyama). He had somehow learned that she has fallen in love, and tries to convince her to start her new life. But Mitsué obstinately refuses his warm and humorous encouragements : « People were killed in my place. I do not have the right to find happiness », she says.
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Heaven's Bookstore
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MovieJun 5, 2004

Heaven's Bookstore

KENTA (Tetsuji Tamayama), a young pianist who has just …
KENTA (Tetsuji Tamayama), a young pianist who has just lost his job, is drowning his woes at a bar, when he meets a man in a Hawaiian shirt named YAMAKI (Yoshio Harada). He invites Kenta to work with him, and the next thing he knows, Kenta wakes up to find himself in a room he has never been in before. It is a strange room that seems to have no connection to life. He descends a staircase to find many shelves of books. Yamaki appears once again, and tells him that this is Heaven's Book Service and Kenta is going to start working a short-term part-time job here. In addition to selling books, this bookstore, owned by Yamaki, provides a service of reading aloud to customers. Although he is unsure of his new surroundings, Kenta follows their actions and starts to work in his new part-time job.
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2003
9 Souls
MovieJul 19, 2003

9 Souls

Nine convicts escape from prison; most are convicted murders. …
Nine convicts escape from prison; most are convicted murders. They commandeer a van from a strip club. Their plan is to find a stash of counterfeit money that a deranged cell mate told them about, divide it, then part ways. They make it to the site where the money is supposed to be hidden, and then one by one, each seeks out the place he wants to be, a version of home, somewhere to connect. Will it end well for any of them?
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Azumi
MovieMay 10, 2003

Azumi

In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore …
In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is AZUMI, the ultimate assassin.
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2002
KT
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MovieFeb 16, 2002

KT

In 1973, while exiled in Japan, South Korea's Kim Dae-Jung …
In 1973, while exiled in Japan, South Korea's Kim Dae-Jung is kidnapped. Five days later he mysteriously reappears in Seoul. He will go on to become president of a democratic South Korea and he will win the Nobel peace prize. See the events leading up to the kidnapping and what happened during the five days Kim was held. Masuo Tomita is a Japanese intelligence officer who is in love with Korean teacher Lee Jeong-Mi. In an attempt to save her he is caught up in the plan to kidnap and kill Kim Dae-Jung.
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2000
Party 7
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MovieSep 27, 2000

Party 7

Seven characters, introduced at the start of the film, get thrown …
Seven characters, introduced at the start of the film, get thrown together into the same hotel room: a thief who's stolen a suitcase of money from the mob, his ex-girlfriend, her obsessive boyfriend, the mob soldier sent to retrieve the briefcase, another mobster sent to kill them, master voyeur Captain Banana and his new apprentice, The Mister Yellow. Who will end up with the money?
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Zawa-zawa Shimo-Kitazawa
MovieJul 7, 2000

Zawa-zawa Shimo-Kitazawa

Zawa-zawa Shimo-Kitazawa released.
Another Heaven
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MovieApr 29, 2000

Another Heaven

A pair of hard-boiled Tokyo cops are investigating a gruesome …
A pair of hard-boiled Tokyo cops are investigating a gruesome murder: after killing the victim, the murderer cut his skull open and cooked his brain in a stew. As they try to track down the killer, they discover that, quite literally, everybody is a suspect. Will they bring the terror to an end, or will they become part of it themselves?
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1997
Onibi
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MovieApr 19, 1997

Onibi

A yakuza hitman gets out of jail and decides to start a new life, …
A yakuza hitman gets out of jail and decides to start a new life, but soon his old life catches up with him.
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1995
House of Sleeping Beauties
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MovieOct 14, 1995

House of Sleeping Beauties

About an establishment …
About an establishment where old men pay to sleep besides young girls that had been narcotized and happen to be naked, the sleeping beauties. The old men are expected to take sleeping pills and share the bed for a whole night with a girl without attempting anything of bad taste like putting a finger inside their mouths.
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Ringu
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MovieAug 11, 1995

Ringu

In different parts of Tokyo, four young and seemingly healthy …
In different parts of Tokyo, four young and seemingly healthy people suddenly die of heart failure at exactly the same moment. Reporter Kazuyuki Asakawa decides to investigate the deaths, ...
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The Hunted
MovieFeb 24, 1995

The Hunted

Paul is on a business trips to Nagoya, as a computer-chip …
Paul is on a business trips to Nagoya, as a computer-chip executive from New York, when he meets a beautiful and mysterious woman. Later, he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, inadvertently interrupting an assassination by a feared Ninja-cult. As he is now the only man to have seen the face of the cult's warrior-leader and lived, he soon realizes that he is facing a markedly foreshortened life-expectancy. Teaming up with a friendly samurai couple, on a two-centuries-old blood-feud with the Ninja, he struggles to survive. Finally, recuperating on an island-fortress, he learns swordsmanship, and perhaps, a little about courage, honor, love, and loyalty. The requisite final confrontation is rife with bloody swordplay and spectacular martial-arts action sequences.
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1994
Rampo
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MovieMay 1, 1994

Rampo

Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by …
Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts, his publisher shows him a newspaper with an account of events just like his forbidden story. As the film progresses, fantasy and reality intermingle in a tale that draws heavily on influences from Poe and Stoker's Dracula. The film's strongly Expressionistic direction skillfully combines a variety of media (animation, computer-generated imagery, grainy black-and-white fast film stock, color negatives) for artistic effect.
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1993
Nomination1993

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Netorare Sosuke".
Japan Academy Prize
1992
Netorare Sosuke
MovieOct 3, 1992

Netorare Sosuke

Netorare Sosuke is a 1992 romance comedy drama …
Netorare Sosuke is a 1992 romance comedy drama written by Kôhei Tsuka and directed by Koji Wakamatsu.
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The Triple Cross
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MovieSep 12, 1992

The Triple Cross

Three old gangsters pull off one last heist to raise much …
Three old gangsters pull off one last heist to raise much-needed cash for their various debts. However, the money obtained is not enough to keep them all happy.
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1991
Yumeji
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MovieMay 31, 1991

Yumeji

Painter and poet Yumeji Takehisa (1884-1934) gets involved …
Painter and poet Yumeji Takehisa (1884-1934) gets involved with a beautiful widow, becoming a rival of her dead husband's ghost and the jealous lover who murdered him.
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Nomination1991

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in …

Nominated for "Ware ni utsu yoi ari".
Japan Academy Prize
1990
Rônin-gai
MovieAug 18, 1990

Rônin-gai

A group of masterless samurai living in Edo's red light …
A group of masterless samurai living in Edo's red light district must fend off a militia bent on wiping out local prostitutes.
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1989
Dotsuitarunen
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MovieNov 11, 1989

Dotsuitarunen

A Japanese boxer stages a dramatic and dangerous …
A Japanese boxer stages a dramatic and dangerous comeback after suffering brain damage in the ring.
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1984
Farewell to the Ark
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MovieSep 8, 1984

Farewell to the Ark

A surreal, isolated village sees its inhabitants gradually leave …
A surreal, isolated village sees its inhabitants gradually leave behind their mutual traditions and superstitions as they leave for the city. Among them are two cousins who love each other and who get into a quarrel with other villagers.
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The Miracle of Joe Petrel
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MovieApr 28, 1984

The Miracle of Joe Petrel

In Okinawa, a Japanese …
In Okinawa, a Japanese-Filipino gangster named Joe kills an Okinawan mobster. Joe temporarily escapes the pursuing mob by fleeing to the Philippines, hoping to find there safety and perhaps to link up with his father. He meets Yoko, a saloon girl, who looks after him, but soon Joe's enemies show up, determined to make Joe pay.
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1983
Manji
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MovieFeb 12, 1983

Manji

A married kleptomaniac (Sonoko) and a younger woman …
A married kleptomaniac (Sonoko) and a younger woman (Mitsuko) begin an unusual love affair which develops fast into a kinky sexual love triangle when Sonoko's husband gets involved.
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1982
A Pool Without Water
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MovieJan 23, 1982

A Pool Without Water

A Pool Without Water is a crime fiction film directed by Koji …
A Pool Without Water is a crime fiction film directed by Koji Wakamatsu.
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1981
Kagero-za
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MovieJul 31, 1981

Kagero-za

A 1920s playwright meets a beautiful woman who may be …
A 1920s playwright meets a beautiful woman who may be the ghost of his patron's deceased wife.
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1980
Zigeunerweisen
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MovieApr 1, 1980

Zigeunerweisen

A surreal period film following an university professor and his …
A surreal period film following an university professor and his eerie nomad friend as they go through loose romantic triangles and face death in peculiar ways.
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1979
Hunter in the Dark
MovieJun 17, 1979

Hunter in the Dark

Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza …
Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan conflict. Tanigawa quickly rises in stature in the clan, but finds his boss's enemies almost overwhelming.
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1978
Shogun's Samurai
MovieJan 21, 1978

Shogun's Samurai

Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is …
Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and birthmark which undermine his respect. Iemitsu and his brother Tadanaga become bitter rivals for the shogunate, and the land is split into factions, eventually erupting into warfare. Iemitsu's mentor, his fencing instructor Yagyu, is fixated upon securing Iemitsu the shogunate and ends up betraying everyone, even his own family, in pursuit of the goal.
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1977
Ballad of Orin
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MovieNov 19, 1977

Ballad of Orin

A blind traveling musician is abused and oppressed while …
A blind traveling musician is abused and oppressed while she tours the country, even though the modern world imposes changes on people's behavior.
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A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness
MovieMay 21, 1977

A Tale of Sorrow and Sadness

A female golfer who has …
A female golfer who has exceeded expectations to reach the top not only has to contend with being in-demand, but also with the men in her life, her neigbours, her brother and not to mention a stalker.
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1976
Kimi yo Fundo no Kawa o Watare
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MovieFeb 11, 1976

Kimi yo Fundo no Kawa o Watare

A tough police detective is …
A tough police detective is falsely accused of corruption, and goes on the run to clear his name. He is assisted by the beautiful daughter of a rich man.
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1975
Preparation for the Festival
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MovieNov 8, 1975

Preparation for the Festival

Preparation for the Festival released.
1974
Pastoral: To Die in the Country
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MovieDec 28, 1974

Pastoral: To Die in the Country

A young boys' coming of age …
A young boys' coming of age tale set in a strange, carnivalesque village becomes the recreation of a memory that the director has twenty years later.
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Ryoma Ansatsu
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MovieAug 3, 1974

Ryoma Ansatsu

Story of the last three days in the life of Sakamoto Ryoma …
Story of the last three days in the life of Sakamoto Ryoma (1836-1867), imperial loyalist who tried to unite the Choshu and Satsuma clans and prepared the way for the Meiji Restoration (1868). A samurai film in an ironic almost burlesque style, but not without affection for its hero.
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Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance
MovieJun 15, 1974

Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Venge…

Lady Snowblood is caught in …
Lady Snowblood is caught in the politics of early 20th century Japan.
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1972
Mushukunin Mikogami no Jôkichi: Kiba wa hikisaita
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MovieJun 10, 1972

Mushukunin Mikogami no Jôkichi: Kiba w…

Can a sinful man change and …
Can a sinful man change and find peace? It's unlikely in gang-plagued Japan. Jokichi of Mikogami, a drifter (and hired sword), goes straight after protecting a woman in distress: they marry, have a son, and Jokichi pursues his father's craft. After three years, the gangs he embarrassed when he saved his wife find the family and leave Jokichi in grief, vowing revenge. To parry his terrible swift sword, rival gangs join forces, hiring a prostitute to pose as a woman needing help and breaking the code of honor to double cross the drifter. He finds unlikely allies: a thief who aids him for fun and a one-eyed swordsman who may be Jokichi's equal in skill and honor. A woman watches.
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1971
Wet Sand in August
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MovieAug 25, 1971

Wet Sand in August

One summer morning, Kiyoshi (Shosuke Hirose) is racing …
One summer morning, Kiyoshi (Shosuke Hirose) is racing on his bike down the beach. While there, a girl with her clothes torn up is thrown out from a green convertible. This is how he and Sanae (Teresa Noda) first meet. A little while later Sanae's sister comes to pay Kiyoshi a visit, falsely claiming that he participated in her sister's rape. When she shoves him into a car with intentions to hand him over to the police, Kiyoshi finally snaps.
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Stray Cat Rock: Beat '71
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MovieJan 3, 1971

Stray Cat Rock: Beat '71

The series swansong, Beat …
The series swansong, Beat '71, sees Kaji framed and sent to prison by her boyfriend's father and with the help of some hippies she strives to be re-united.
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1970
Kenta Harada
ChildMarch 1970

Kenta Harada

Kenta Harada is an actor and composer, known for Cat's …
Kenta Harada is an actor and composer, known for Cat's Eye (1997), Made in Japan: Kora! (2011) and Lost Angels (2000).
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1940
Yoshio Harada
BirthFebruary 1940

Yoshio Harada

Yoshio Harada was born.
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