Asao Sano

Asao Sano

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1925-08-13 (96 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

54 Movies · 1 TV show

Also Known As: 佐野浅夫

Biography

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

1998.

1 Movie
The Aesthetic Salon Murders 2

The Aesthetic Salon Murders 2

1998
Iwatsuki Reiko, a writer for a weekly magazine went on a trip to Amakusa, Kyushu with the president of a company. Iwatsuki was told that she has enemies.

1985.

1 Movie
Family without a Dinner Table

Family without a Dinner Table

1985
This gripping docudrama is a fictionalized account of what could happen to a Japanese family when one of their sons shames them in front of the entire nation.

1981.

2 Movies
The Blazing Valiant

The Blazing Valiant

1981
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 ...
Kagero-za

Kagero-za

1981
A 1920s playwright meets a beautiful woman who may be the ghost of his patron's deceased wife.

1980.

1 Movie
May Love Be Restored

May Love Be Restored

1980
A tragic love story between a prostitute and a young trainee monk.

1978.

1 Movie
The Incident

The Incident

1978
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.

1976.

2 Movies
Permanent Blue

Permanent Blue

1976
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

Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset

1976
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 ...

1975.

1 Movie
Cops vs. Thugs

Cops vs. Thugs

1975
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 ...

1974.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Katsu Kaishu

Katsu Kaishu

1974
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 Last Samurai

1974
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...

1973.

1 Movie
Deeper Than Blue

Deeper Than Blue

1973
About a girl who marries in the middle of the Pacific War, is widowed at 18, and her unflagging struggle to survive during and after the war with her son.

1972.

1 Movie
A Narcotics Agent's Ballad

A Narcotics Agent's Ballad

1972
Undercover cop Kikuchi teams up with the Okinawa local police to clean up the narcotics and prostitution underworld.

1970.

2 Movies
High-School Outcasts

High-School Outcasts

1970
Tsutomu, an orphan who once stabbed a man, is released from a reformatory and goes to Tottori, on the Japan Sea coast, to enter a high school. He met a young fisherman on the beach who was also a stud...
Apart from Life

Apart from Life

1970
A film is about prejudice against atom bomb victims.

1969.

3 Movies
Gambler's Dilemma

Gambler's Dilemma

1969
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

The Girl I Abandoned

1969
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

Blood End

1969
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...

1967.

1 Movie
A Warm Misty Night

A Warm Misty Night

1967
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...

1966.

4 Movies
I'll Never Cry!

I'll Never Cry!

1966
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...
Fighting Elegy

Fighting Elegy

1966
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

Carmen from Kawachi

1966
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

The Heart of Hiroshima

1966
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...

1965.

3 Movies
The Dragon of Macao

The Dragon of Macao

1965
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

A Chain of Islands

1965
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.

1964.

2 Movies
A Man's Crest: Fight Challenge

A Man's Crest: Fight Challenge

1964
Sixth part in the Enblem of Man series.
The Long Death

The Long Death

1964
There is a mystery surrounding the poisoning of 12 Japanese bank customers. There was a true incident.

1963.

4 Movies
The School Cap

The School Cap

1963
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 Incorrigible

The Incorrigible

1963
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!

Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell, Bastards!

1963
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

Gone in the Rain

1963
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 ...

1962.

3 Movies
Drunkard's Paradise

Drunkard's Paradise

1962
Both fathers and sons are heavy drinkers. The son died in an accident at a bar. The satire focuses on why people drink alcohol.
Teenage Yakuza

Teenage Yakuza

1962
A high-school vigilante protects his community from the extortions of mobsters from a neighbouring city.
The Guys Who Put Money on Me

The Guys Who Put Money on Me

1962
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 ...

1961.

4 Movies
Hana to musume to shiroi michi

Hana to musume to shiroi michi

1961
One of Sayuri's first roles.
The Man with a Shotgun

The Man with a Shotgun

1961
Ryoji arrives in a remote mountain town with a shotgun and claims to be a hunter. A web of trouble surrounds the town's mill.

1960.

2 Movies
Blood Is Dry

Blood Is Dry

1960
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

Cruel Story of Youth

1960
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.

1959.

4 Movies
The Song of the Cart

The Song of the Cart

1959
A lifetime story of a woman who stubbornly lives in a poor mountain village in post-war Japan.
Fires on the Plain

Fires on the Plain

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1959
The Japanese army in Leyte were abandoned by their command in the closing days of the war.
The Ghost of Iwojima

The Ghost of Iwojima

1959
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 ...

1958.

1 Movie
I Want to Be a Shellfish

I Want to Be a Shellfish

1958
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...

1957.

1 Movie
Black River

Black River

1957
A university student moves into an apartment building and becomes involved with a waitress. The landlord is trying to evict tenants and sell the building.

1956.

4 Movies
The Burmese Harp

The Burmese Harp

1956
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

Season of the Sun

1956
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 ...
How Sorrowful

How Sorrowful

1956
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

The Thick-Walled Room

1956
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.

1955.

2 Movies
Passion and Rifle Bullets

Passion and Rifle Bullets

1955
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

Tales of Ginza

1955
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.

1953.

1 Movie
Miniature

Miniature

1953
Ginko became a geisha to support her family. She travels from geisha house to geisha house, trying to find love and hope. She can't escape her sad fate no matter how hard she tries.

1950.

1 Movie
Listen to the Voices of the Sea

Listen to the Voices of the Sea

1950
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...
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