Asao Sano (佐野 浅夫, Sano Asao, born 13 August 1925) is a Japanese actor. He is famous for playing the role of Tokugawa Mitsukuni on the television jidaigeki series Mito Kōmon.
Movies & TV shows
The Blazing Valiant
Jo has just come back to Japan for the funeral of his parents, who were killed in tribal warfare in Africa where the family had been living throughout most of Jo's life. Once the funeral was over, he ...
A 1920s playwright meets a beautiful woman who may be the ghost of his patron's deceased wife.
The body of a woman who was killed with a knife has been found. Ueda Hiroshi, a 19-year-old shipyard worker, was arrested and charged with the murder. A complex story unfolds at Ueda's trial.
In a fishing town by the Seto Sea, a student discovers a woman motionless on the beach and takes her back to his family's inn to nurse her, but he soon discovers than she is an extremist on the run fr...
Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset
On the first day of school, Tora-san found that Mitsuo was embarrassed. After a fight with his family, he goes to a bar to drink and then brings home an old man with a sad story. The geishas are Tora ...
Cops vs. Thugs
When a lucrative waterfront development becomes available, the Kawade gang quickly use their political connections to secure the land. A crooked detective has been recruited by the acting boss of the ...
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Katsu Kaish dealt with the end of the Edo period. Kan Shimozawa's novels were the basis for the "Katsu Kaish" novels.
The Last Samurai
The film tells the story of a ronin who returns to his hometown after attempting suicide as a child. He has grown into a master swordsman after being rescued and adopted. The nails were put into the c...
A geisha inadvertently becomes the leader of her father's yakuza clan after his death in a love story between a traveling guest and her.
The Girl I Abandoned
Tsutomu Yoshioka, a Tokyo office worker, is enaged to Mariko, the niece of his company's president. But Yoshioka has a crisis of consence when he remembers his former love Mitsu, a rural girl whom he ...
Blood End is a film from Japan's golden era of the late 1960's. This is the story of the Mito Tengu Group who tried to overthrow the Shogunate at the beginning of the period. Their political ambitions...
A Warm Misty Night
When Toru Sagara (Yujiro Ishihara) returns home from a foreign cargo route, he proposes to his beloved girlfriend Akiko (Ruriko Asaoka). She joyously agrees, promising a life together. On the day they...
I'll Never Cry!
The rehabilitation of a delinquent on leaving reformatory. Her redemption comes through a boy in a wheelchair; by his rehabilitation, growing comes in courage along with her patient, she grows by find...
Kiroku fell in love with the daughter of a Roman Catholic family. He ignores his feelings, joins a gang, gets in fights, and eventually becomes involved with the Kita Ikki group.
Carmen from Kawachi
Tsuyu moved to Osaka to work as a bar hostess. She thinks about becoming a fashion model after meeting the owner of the school. She was told that she could make a living and take lessons at the same t...
The Heart of Hiroshima
One morning, Kazue is nearly knocked over by a motorbike in front of an instrument store, breaking all the records that she was carrying. The two connect instantly and begin seeing each other every da...
The Dragon of Macao
Ryu (Akira Kobayashi) sets foot on the Yokohama port with a suitcase filled with 300 thousand dollars. He was sent by a jewelry company in Hong Kong to retrieve a certain diamond that was stolen from ...
A Chain of Islands
An investigation is launched after a US army sergeant is found drowned in Tokyo Bay. A black market scheme involving counterfeit money, murder, and conspiracy has been uncovered.
The School Cap
A Tokyo student transfers to a rural school and finds it hard to fit in. A senior wearing an old school cap is one of the customs. Each year, a new senior is given it as a symbol of courage and braver...
The novel of the same name was written by Toko Kon. The bastard is played by Ken Yamanouchi.
Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell, Bastards!
Tajima is a private detective in charge of his own company. Criminal gangs go too far by robbing the U.S. Tajima steps in to stop what the cops can't do.
Gone in the Rain
Ayako (Sayuri Yoshinaga) is a free-willed college girl who shares a room with Takako and Kimie. They each have a clear vision of what they want from their career and love life. Soon, their room share ...
Both fathers and sons are heavy drinkers. The son died in an accident at a bar. The satire focuses on why people drink alcohol.
A high-school vigilante protects his community from the extortions of mobsters from a neighbouring city.
The Guys Who Put Money on Me
An unofficial sequel to Million Dollar Match (1961) which also starred Koji Wada as a young energetic boxer. This story deals more with betting action surrounding a boxing match, concentrating mostly ...
Blood Is Dry
A company uses a threat of suicide by an employee to turn it into an advertising campaign. With the success of the campaign, he is no longer a desperate man pointing a gun to his head, but a potential...
Cruel Story of Youth
A young woman falls in love with a young man and soon takes advantage of her knack for hitch-hiking to rob middle-class, middle-aged men.
The Song of the Cart
A lifetime story of a woman who stubbornly lives in a poor mountain village in post-war Japan.
Fires on the Plain
The Japanese army in Leyte were abandoned by their command in the closing days of the war.
The Ghost of Iwojima
The monologue and mysterious death of a man who survived and returned from Iwo Jima. A newspaper reporter writes an article about "The Man from Iwo Jima" asking the people who were close to him about ...
I Want to Be a Shellfish
Television production of I Want to Be a Shellfish. On a post-war peaceful day in Japan, Toyomatsu Shimizu, a barber as well as a good father and husband, is suddenly arrested by the Prefectural Police...
The Burmese Harp
In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.
Season of the Sun
The film tells the story of a group of high school boxing team members who spend their days drinking, sailing and chasing girls, and who more often than not spend their nights getting into brawls. In ...
A novelist's wife is in a mental hospital. His love for her drives him to write about her, but he runs into trouble when her parents accuse him of cashing in on her misfortune.
The Thick-Walled Room
A group of rank-and-file Japanese soldiers are jailed for crimes against humanity, themselves victims of a nation refusing to bear its burdens as a whole.
Passion and Rifle Bullets
Private Detective Ippei Shizuno faces off against a serial killer and a wealthy woman's society who runs an illegal gun trade.
Tales of Ginza
In the thriving Tokyo neighborhood of Ginza, a woman in the process of selling her estranged husband's art collection attempts to identify the man who painted her own portrait fifteen years prior.
Listen to the Voices of the Sea
The film is anti-war. The film is based on the writings of Japanese student soldiers who died in World War II. The film is located in Asia. The everyday problems of soldiers are compared to their idea...