Yoshio Yoshida (吉田 義男, Yoshida Yoshio, born July 26, 1933 in Kyoto) is a Japanese former professional baseball player and manager who spent his entire career with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). His number 23, was retired by the Tigers. He works for the Asahi Broadcasting Corporation as a live radio and TV baseball commentator.
Movies & TV shows
To Sleep So as to Dream
An aging silent film actress hires a private eye to find her daughter. The two found the location of the kidnappers and the daughter after following a series of obscure clues.
Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Chapter 2
Brings Shingo face to face against Yagyu Tajima, the Shogun’s fencing instructor in a match that could save a domain near Osaka. Meanwhile Shogun Yoshimune must face a painful decision whether or not...
Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Chapter 1
The classic tale of the shogun's illegitimate son Aoi Shingo is told in three parts as he strives to become the greatest fencer in Japan, while his father Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune seeks to reunite wi...
Ore no sora
Based on the manga of the same name. Originally published in the Japanese magazine Weekly Playboy. It follows Ippei Yasuda, son of a prominent family, who is immensely gifted in nearly everything he d...
The Far Road
Set in the time of steam locomotives and covering a period of almost 30 years, this sensitive film tells the story of the wife of a railroad worker in the northern part of Japan. The ferocious local c...
Tora-san Plays Cupid
Watt is friends with Tora-san. Tora tried to match Watt with a waitress.
Tora-san Meets His Lordship
Tora-san befriends the descendant of a feudal lord. The man wants Tora to find his dead son's wife.
Short and Fat
A high-school student rescues his baseball team. Live-action adaptation of Shinji Mizushima's manga "Dokaben".
A prosecutor is on the run after being accused of theft. The daughter of a rich man is helping him.
First live action adaptation of Keiji Nakazawa's manga.
A police investigator cracks down on yakuza business, but once he realizes the police are in negotiations with certain factions, he sides with his own syndicate of choice.
Tora-san's Pure Love
When Tora-san's infatuation with his nephew's school teacher causes family turmoil, he leaves on his travels again. He fell in love with the teacher's mother.
The Last Song
Junkichi is the son of a rich landlord, while Koyuki is the daughter of a poor lumber worker. The mismatched pair soon finds love, and against his father's wishes, Junkichi decides to run away with Ko...
Tora-san, the Intellectual
A visit to the grave of a woman he met years ago inspired Tora-san to pursue an education. He falls in love with Toraya's new tenant when he returns to study.
Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again
Tora-san visits Hokkaido and is reunited with Lily. Now divorced, she plans to resume her singing career and renews her unusual relationship with Tora-san.
Light of Africa
Two semi-slackers with an ultra-intimate friendship work, slack and drink in a freezing Hokkaido town.
After Torajiro's latest attempt to find a bride goes awry, he runs into Utako, a widow.
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Police Tactics
As Japan prepares for the 1964 Olympic games, the public and press want the police to crack down on gangs.
Tora-san's Dear Old Home
Torajiro befriends three young women on vacation while Sakura and Hiroshi struggle to save money to build a house.
When Tora-san returns to visit his family, he is surprised to find an arrogant professor occupying his room. The professor and Tora-san become rivals for the affection of Chiyo.
I, the Executioner
There is a link between a serial killer and a young man who committed suicide.
Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters
A greedy developer, in league with a corrupt Shrine Magistrate, brutally tries to drive people out of a tenement building and destroy the shrine in back. But he makes the fatal mistake of hosting a 1...
The Betrayers Out!
Shochiku's popular series of gang films, this one has the hero returning from prison bent on revenge. He runs into Chinese hoodlums, blackmailers and gold-smugglers. But he also aids and abets young l...
A naively honorable samurai (played by Raizo) comes to the bitter realization that his devotion to moral samurai principles makes him an oddity among his peers, and a very vulnerable oddity in consequ...
An Innocent Witch
A young woman from a rural fishing village is sold into a brothel by her family when her father is sick. She is quickly stripped of her innocence.
Ronin samurai Ibuki-san enters a town and sells his skills to the warring families. He falls in love with the beautiful horse stable owner but like all heroes, cannot stay.
Gamera, the Giant Monster
Gamera woke up from his sleep. Gamera wreaks havoc over the entire world, and it's up to the scientists, assisted by a young boy with a strange link to the monster, to stop him.
Tale of Japanese Burglars
Gisuke Hayashida is an illegal dentist during the day and a thief at night. He witnessed a train derail one night. He knows it wasn't communists who caused the incident. He must confess his crime to s...
After losing all his money, Kizuka Keita, a seller on the black market, is trying to commit suicide. But he is saved by Morigen, a broker on the azuki beans market. A young man tries to regain his wea...
Female Ninja Magic
In Osaka during the Edo period, ruler Sanada Yukimura was in losing position, fearing Toyotomi's blood descendents would end, he impregnates one of five Shinano female ninja with the seed of Toyotomi ...
Bad Reputation: The Notorious Harbor
The "bad name" series consists of seventeen films starring Shintaro Katsu, produced between 1960 and 1974. A remake and a sequel starring Kji Matoba were released in 2001.
Yagyu Military Art: Jubei's Redemption
In the fifth installment, Yagyu Jubei must prove the innocence of his family who is suspected of conspiring to take Shogun's life.
The Yagyu Military Art: The One-Eyed Ninja
The famed ninja Yagyu Jubei fights to suppress a coup d’etat plotted against Tokugawa Shogunate.
Tragedy of the Coolie Samurai
Gonza was a handsome young laborer, a footman and spear-carrier, working hard for his meager wage. All Gonza wanted was to marry his young sweetheart, but despite their mutual poverty, her status as t...
Zatoichi on the Road
Without any real allies, Zatoichi finds himself in the middle of a bloody turf war as he protects a young girl.
Kagemaru of the Iga Clan
A group of Iga ninja risk their lives to protect Tokugawa Ieyasu from the villianous Koga Ninja. Kagemaru uses his amazing Iga ninja skills to fight the evil Koga Ninja in the name of justice! A stunn...
Keepers of Order
Chuji and his family become the primary target of gangs in Nikko headed by Hasshu marshal Nakayama and boss Sukegoro Iioka. Chuji is then aided by boss Shigezo Sasagawa, Ishimatsu, and a few young yak...
G-Men in the Pacific
G-men challenge a jewelry smuggling ring. The chase starts in Kyushu and continues to Kobe to Yokohama.
A group of men living a low life in Edo help each other to make the best out of their lives.
The Red Shadow
Tokugawa Ieyasu is going into Fushimi Castle after seeing his unavoidable battle with Toyotomi Hideyori. The leader of 36 Iga members who were performing as guards of the castle captured a mysterious ...
As Japan’s Tokugawa shogunate nears the end of its rule, Edo North Magistrate Toyama no Kinsan is called upon to judge the most difficult case of his career. In a masterfully woven tale, he has to fac...
Friendship between an ambitious young thief and an artist during the Warring States period.
A dark tale of murder and revenge set in old Kyoto.
Miyamoto Musashi: Showdown at Hannyazaka Heights
The remake of Yoshikawa's novel continues with the second installment in which Takezo, soon to be Miyamoto Musashi, emerges from the Himeji Castle after three years of intense contemplation and philos...
The Paper Crane
Hantaro risked his life to save a blind girl and her father from con artists.
The Cave of the Vampire Bats
A maiden is murdered by a mysterious ninja, unfortunately two young ladies witness this, good thing the bored Lord is walking by, he saved the girls but was too late to save the maiden, quickly he fin...
Flowers on the Road
The daughters of drapers in Edo have to travel to Kyoto in order to attend to some business affairs. The two ladies are on their way to Kyoto when they are attacked by a group of bandits. Santaro came...
Hibari is Fashion Crazy
Under a decree by the Shogun, people of all classes are forced to lead a frugal lifestyle. However, Omitsu, a woman who is thought to have gone insane after the sudden death of her father, openly dis...
1716, Yoshimune becomes the 8th Shogun as high Shogunate officials are attacked. While the government tries to keep these incidents under wraps, they must take any means possible to get to the bottom ...
Festival of Swordsmen
Japan was in the early stages of its most peaceful era during the middle of the Kanei Period. A large number of unemployed samurai were left with nothing to do. The Shogun's Chief Advisor suggests tha...
The South Sea Wolf
Namie's back in trouble, after getting snatched by an evil gang in search of the treasure. Kirimaru sets out to rescue his sweetheart and falls in with a band of pirates also hunting the hidden stash....
Cases of Hanshichi
Detective Hanshichi solves 3 mysterious murder cases.
Brothers of Fire
Road of Chivalry
While on the road, famed Yakuza Boss Jirocho is falsely accused of starting a peasant's uprising and chased by the law. Meanwhile, one of his henchmen in an attempt to raise money for the Boss gambles...
Runway to Hell
The samurai Kochiyama Soshun agrees to assist Kaneko when he wants to avenge his father.
Ishimatsu: the One-Eyed Avenger
Some of the finest jidai-geki actors appear in this exciting and entertaining tale of intrigue and action in old Japan. Teaming up the ever-popular Misora Hibari with the greatest samurai action hero ...
Paper Crane Palanquin
The death of a samurai in a palanquin leads girl detective Oshichi to take action to crush a plot to overthrow the Shogunate.
Morning Breeze in Edo
The sole survivor of a shipwreck pursues the whereabouts of his friends’ missing family members in Edo.
A Young Rabble 2
An adventure of a feisty girl Oyuki and Santa, a homeless child she saves.
Shingo's Original Challenge, Part 1 and 2
These are the first two parts of the popular series in which a young samurai learns that he is the illegitimate son of the Shogun. Hoping to reunite with his birth father, Shogun Yoshimune, he heads f...
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An Actor's Revenge
Nakamura Yukinojo gains popularity in Edo's kabuki scene as a handsome onnagata (a male actor who plays female roles). But hidden behind the placid expression of his stage face is a deep grudge for th...
A Spectacular Showdown
One of the great stories from Japan’s rich history comes to life in this true tale of the bloody showdown between two rival yakuza gangs in the 1840’s. The battle between Boss Sukegoro of Iioka and Bo...
Genghis Khan and His Mongols
A samurai warrior attempts to stop Kublai Khan's Mongol hordes from overrunning Japan in the 13th century.
Goblin in Stirrups
Kurama Tengu is a hero to the common people, saving them from the malicious attacks of Kinnoroshi and Shinsengumi.
The Medicine Case
Ooka-Echizen is accused of a crime over a pillbox.
Magically gifted boy Sasuke lives in peace, deep in the forest with his animal pals and Oyu, his elder sister. After their forest sanctuary is violated by a demon witch who devours one of Sasuke's ani...
No Stronger Swords
Featuring some of the finest swordsmen ever to grace the silver screen, this Toei classic tells the story of a battle between the evil sword style called ”Otonashi” (The Silent Form) and the proper wa...
The Purple Hooded Man
Kataoka Chiezo stars as Murasaki Zukin, a mysterious hero of the people who helps those in need. Now under the rule of the evil Tanuma, the people look to Murasaki Zukin more than ever, to confront an...
A Martial Crowd
As a result of a superstitious belief that twins bring bad luck to the family, newborn twin princesses are separated. Yukihime, who was sent away to be raised by a yakuza family in Edo, returns home a...
Sasaki Kojiro, Part 2
The conclusion of the story of a swordsman. After surviving a series of daring adventures, Kojiro seems to have finally found his true love, Tone, when they are together again. His days of happiness a...
The Seven Vows, Part 2
The adventures of Goro and his fellow samurai continue in its second installment. While being held captive by the enemy pirate Ongo, Goro discovers the whereabouts of the missing seventh cross. Will h...
Souls in the Moonlight
First part of the famous Dai-bosatsu toge trilogy, based on Kaizan Nakazato’s unfinished long series of novels (41 books, written from 1913 to 1941). Set in the last period of the Tokugawa Shogunate, ...
Lords of Oppression 2
Period drama directed by Yasushi Sasaki.
Lords of Oppression
Period drama directed by Yasushi Sasaki.
The Seven Vows, Part 3
The adventures of Goro and his fellow samurai concludes. After their turbulent journey, the seven crosses are finally united to reveal the secret of the royal treasure.
This most celebrated all-star movie version of the popular series features Tsukigata Ryunosuke as Mito Komon, the sage who wanders the countryside rectifying government corruption along with his faith...
Virtue in Spades
Adaptation of the novel by Kan Shimozawa.
Scramble for Fortune
A young man and a woman are on a mission to protect a mysterious mirror that hides the secrets of a great fortune.
The Seven Vows
Toruhan, a king’s retainer, embarks on a journey to find a royal treasure that can only be revealed though secret codes hidden in seven crosses carried by his fellow samurai.
Horror film directed by Eiichi Koishi.
The film was directed by Toshikazu Kno.
The Crimson Peacock
One of the greatest film serials ever to come out of Japan puts together an all-star cast in the search for the key of the Crimson Peacock, a treasure trove that will make whoever discovers it the ric...
After the Onin War ended in 1477, Kyoto was left in ashes and the nation was in complete disorder. Bands of roving samurai called the "nobushi" terrorized the country under the leadership of Akagaki G...