Masaharu Arikawa

Masaharu Arikawa

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1930-10-13 (90 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Kita-ku, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

61 Movies

Also Known As: 有川正治

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Movies & TV shows

1998.

1 Movie
Pride

Pride

1998
Based on the International Military Tribunal for the Far East of 1946–48, depicts Japanese prime minister Hideki Tojo (played by Masahiko Tsugawa) as a family man who fought to defend Japan and Asia f...

1989.

1 Movie
Lone Wolf & Child: Assassin on the Road to Hell

Lone Wolf & Child: Assassin on the Road to Hell

1989
The tale of Ogami Itto and his son Daigoro has come full circle with the greatest sword actor of all time, Wakayama Tomisaburo now playing Lone Wolf's mortal enemy, the evil Lord Yagyu Retsudo, who ma...

1986.

1 Movie
Yakuza Ladies

Yakuza Ladies

1986
While her husband is in prison doing time, Tamaki, the wife of a yakuza capo, runs her spouse’s gang with an iron hand. Meanwhile, Makoto, her younger sister, marries a member of a rival band after be...

1984.

3 Movies
The Story of a Man Among Men

The Story of a Man Among Men

1984
During the Showa era, a young yakuza survives war and injury and rises to become a clan boss with the help and respect of his sworn brothers.
Fireflies in the North

Fireflies in the North

1984
During the early days of the Meiji era, the brutal warden of Kabato Prison used to intimidate convicts sentenced to forced labor to build the roads needed to open up the territory.
Appassionata

Appassionata

1984
The life of painter Shen Uemura, the first woman to be awarded the Order of Culture, is the basis of this story. At the age of 61, Uemura painted a picture of a beautiful woman. Tsuya Shimamura was th...

1981.

2 Movies
Samurai Reincarnation

Samurai Reincarnation

6
1981
A samurai condemns God for ignoring the pleas of believers after surviving the slaughter of Christians 350 years ago. He gets the power to kill people from selling his soul to Satan.
Gate of Youth

Gate of Youth

1981
The story of Shinsuke, a young man who lives through a stormy life as a poverty-stricken coal miner. Ranging from Shinsuke's infanthood to his mid-teens. Coal workers and the mines dominate nearly eve...

1979.

1 Movie
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Aftermath

Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Aftermath

1979
Two Kyushu based yakuza groups are desperate for domaination of the area. When more powerful yakuza groups get involved in their power struggle, a group of childhood friends, belonging to different ya...

1977.

1 Movie
Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds

Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds

1977
A Japanese geologist discovers that dinosaurs still exist in caves beneath the surface of a volcanic lake.

1976.

2 Movies
Operation Plazma in Osaka

Operation Plazma in Osaka

1976
Amidst Japan's postwar economic boom, yakuza factions in Osaka fight for survival when Japan's largest crime syndicate plans a hostile takeover.
Yakuza Graveyard

Yakuza Graveyard

1976
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.

1975.

2 Movies
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.

5 Movies
The Maizuru Showdown between The Yakuza Brothers

The Maizuru Showdown between The Yakuza Brothers

1974
A man and his half-brother are in the middle of negotiations when all hell breaks loose.
The Street Fighter's Last Revenge

The Street Fighter's Last Revenge

5.2
1974
Terry Sugury was hired to recover one of the tapes that contained a formula for making heroin for a price of 200 dollars a pound. He gets crossed twice. He wants the tape to come back to him.
The Tattooed Hitman

The Tattooed Hitman

1974
There is a contract for the life of the most dangerous hired gun in Tokyo. Can the hitman fight off the mob as he searches for the man who wants him dead?
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Police Tactics

Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Police Tactics

5.24
1974
As Japan prepares for the 1964 Olympic games, the public and press want the police to crack down on gangs.

1973.

3 Movies
Woman Mobsters

Woman Mobsters

1973
Bank robbers steal 30 million yen and try to elude the cops and escape with the cash. Of the three, only one manages to avoid capture. Yoko, a female accomplice, is tossed in a women's prison where sh...
The Kyoto Connection

The Kyoto Connection

1973
Christina, on arriving in Japan, acquaints a Japanese man at the airport who looks like a sap. He takes her to his apartment where he brutally rapes her and keeps her hostage and bound in chains. Chri...

1972.

5 Movies
Withered Tree, the Adventures of Monjiro

Withered Tree, the Adventures of Monjiro

1972
Kogarashi Monjiro is a lone samurai who agrees to take responsibility for his friend's murder so that he can stay with his dying mother, with the expectation that his friend will confess and get him p...
Modern Lady Gambler

Modern Lady Gambler

1972
Fujiko wanders aimlessly through the country, seeking vengence on the man she onced loved, who betrayed her, and destroying her family and her life. When she discovers that man had already died, she l...
The Pledge

The Pledge

1972
When the successor to Soke was selected, there was a conflict between the Kitakyushu and Wakamatsu.

1971.

7 Movies
A Scarred Life

A Scarred Life

1971
The tale of the yakuza who set about rebuilding after the death of their big boss is set in Osaka, during the devastated time of post-war Japan. As someone seeks to fill the seat of power, battles eru...
Bloodiest Flower

Bloodiest Flower

1971
A dramatic captivating tale tells of widowed Tei (Junko Fuji), she has become a coalmine operator and is determined to be successful despite mining being a predominantly male domain. Overcoming the na...
Dagger

Dagger

1971
A Scarred Life 2: Blood Will Tell

A Scarred Life 2: Blood Will Tell

1971
A crooked leader in the military and some capitalists are manipulating the president of the territorial yakuza organization. The plan is to get multiple family of the organized crime groups based in O...
Trials of an Okinawa Village

Trials of an Okinawa Village

1971
A female of a trucking company had run-ins with bad guys. Her hometown is threatened by usurers. She needs her people to help.

1969.

2 Movies
Memoir of Japanese Assassinations

Memoir of Japanese Assassinations

1969
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, assassins changed the course of Japanese history.
Red Peony Gambler: Flower Cards Game

Red Peony Gambler: Flower Cards Game

1969
The happiness and sadness of Red Peony Oryu's life is depicted in the third chapter of the Red Peony Gambler saga. This story takes place in the middle of the Meiji era. Oryu wants to regain her famil...

1968.

2 Movies
Industrial Spy

Industrial Spy

1968
A spy learns the top secrets of a company.
The Marked Man

The Marked Man

1968
A man from Osaka comes up to Tokyo to fight gangsterism.

1967.

6 Movies
The Domain: White Blade

The Domain: White Blade

1967
The Domain: White Blade
Three Gamblers

Three Gamblers

1967
Three closely associated gamblers have adventures in Yokohama, Hokkaido, and Macao. Gambling trio endure hardships to rescue Naojiro’s family.
Eleven Samurai

Eleven Samurai

1967
The lord of the Oshi fief is killed by his trespassing neighbour, the cruel and despotic Nariatsu, son of the former Shogun. After an investigation, the Oshi clan is blamed for what happened and sente...
Samurai Wolf II

Samurai Wolf II

1967
A group of prisoners are being transported to their executions and one of them looks like his dead father. There are crooked gold miners, a beautiful girl who is crazy and a dojo master who is obsesse...
The Shogun and His Mistresses

The Shogun and His Mistresses

1967
Three tales of women that resided in the Shogun's harem (o-oku) during the Edo period.

1966.

2 Movies
Golden Ninja

Golden Ninja

1966
Just after the Battle of Sekigahara, a pair of children Denji and Kichizo witnessed a team of the defeated forces hide the Toyotomi treasure. When the leader cuts down the rest of the team, a bloodst...
Showdown of Men

Showdown of Men

1966
Part one.

1965.

6 Movies
The Flower and the Dragon

The Flower and the Dragon

1965
A story of manly life and the beauty of conjugal love. A story about a man and a woman establishing a family of longshoreman, centering on their love and struggle.
The Domain: The Naniwa Story

The Domain: The Naniwa Story

1965
Second film of Makino's Nihon Kyokakuden series set in Osaka's harbor. The series also known as "The Domain" Each a stand alone film in it's own, none are connected other than starring the famous Ken ...
Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu

Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu

1965
In turbulent 16th-century Japan, the leaders of a minor fief have their child taken from them as a political hostage. His mother and his clan endure years of tribulations until he can return.
Yakuza G-Men

Yakuza G-Men

1965
Meiji was the 34th year. A Japanese mobster is forced to work for the police to find out who stole a truck full of gold.
Miyamoto Musashi V: Musashi vs Kojiro

Miyamoto Musashi V: Musashi vs Kojiro

1965
The fifth and final installment with the build up of the epic battle between Sasaki Kojiro and Miyamoto Musashi. With all the familiar characters making appearances: Otsu (Musashi's great love), Akemi...

1964.

2 Movies
Warrior of the Wind

Warrior of the Wind

1964
A suspenseful Ninja fantasy based on Shiba Ryotaro's novel, woven with the mysterious fate and romance of Shinzo and a beautiful Princess who find themselves at the center of an intrigue surrounding t...
Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijo Temple

Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijo Temple

1964
At the oddest and most coincidental moments, Musashi's potentially greatest opponent, Kojiro, jumps in and out of the story. Otsu succumbed to madness. Musashi is going to beat the functionaries of th...

1963.

3 Movies
Tokaido Fullhouse

Tokaido Fullhouse

1963
One of the most violent gang battles in Japanese history takes place when Kanbe Nagakichi's turf is taken over by Ano-Toku, the father-in-law of his brother Kira. Forced by the situation to choose bet...
The Thirteen Assassins

The Thirteen Assassins

1963
A sadistic Daimyo (feudal lord) rapes a woman and murders both her and her husband, but even when one of his own vassals commits suicide to bring attention to the crime, the matter is quickly hushed u...

1962.

3 Movies
A Revengeful Raid

A Revengeful Raid

1962
In this tale of bravery and honor among the roving gamblers of old Japan, the heroic Jirocho, Boss of the Tokaido is called upon to help a young yakuza named Eijiro after he runs afoul of the new samu...
Miyamoto Musashi: Showdown at Hannyazaka Heights

Miyamoto Musashi: Showdown at Hannyazaka Heights

1962
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...
Kisaragi Sword

Kisaragi Sword

1962
The story concerns the efforts of seven master swordsman who join together to protect the new Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune from the evil plans of the Owari Clan. It's a colorful bunch, a drunk samurai, a...

1961.

1 Movie
Fine Man

Fine Man

1961
A young son of a master of the Kuwana clan gets disowned for his rebellious behavior. After he goes from the mountains to the ocean defeating the evil, he becomes a fine man.
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