Isao Natsuyagi (夏八木 勲, Natsuyagi Isao, 25 December 1939 – 11 May 2013) was a Japanese film actor. He appeared in more than 100 films from 1963 to 2013.
Movies & TV shows
Summer on the Frontline: A Boy's Story
Keisuke, 15-year-old junior-high school boy, has been forced to live as refugees with his family in temporary housing apart from a hometown as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake.In 2012, he b...
Climbing to Spring
Around Mount Tate, Toru grew up. He disliked the yearly trek up the mountain with his father to prepare their mountain hut for the summer season of climbers. When Toru grows up, he leaves his hometown...
Like Father, Like Son
Nonomiya is a successful businessman. After he was born, his son was switched with another child. He needs to decide between his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Present for You
Shigeru Kajiwara (Joe Odagiri) works part-time at a company that sells mysterious health food. One day, the other employees run off with the company's money.
The Brain Man
There were bombs in the city. A public bus route is the latest target. A man with power was arrested. The psychologist is looking at him. Mariko. Is it possible that he wasn't emotional when he was bo...
The Sango Ranger
There is conflict over a bridge construction project on Ishigaki Island. One day, a public official from the Ministry of Environment is sent to Ishigaki Island. Yajima tells his colleagues that he is ...
The Eternal Zero
A young man Kentaro Saeki (Haruma Miura) keeps failing his bar test and does not know what to do any more. His older sister Keiko is a freelance writer. Kentaro and Keiko begin to search for informati...
3 Movies · 1 TV show
The Floating Castle
In the year 1590, the mighty warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi is close to fulfilling his ambition of unifying all of Japan under his banner when he comes across unexpected resistance in the form of a floati...
Going My Home
The average life of a timid salaryman has changed after his father fell ill. Along with his wife Sae and their only child, he travels to his father's country town, where he begins to uncover his fathe...
The Land of Hope
An old couple, their only son, the son's wife, a young man and his lover live in a village. An earthquake causes a nuclear station to explode. The family lives on a farm that only half of the area is ...
At the end of WWII, the Japanese surrendered. Should Emperor Hirohito be hanged for war crimes?
KochiKame - The Movie: Save the Kachidoki Bridge!
Police Officer Kankichi Ryotsu (Shingo Katori) is back at the Kameari Park Polic Box. Kankichi Ryotsu usually means to do well, but more often than not he ends up causing all kinds of trouble. Like on...
Jun-Shik wants to run in the Olympics since Korea is colonized by Japan. Tatsuo wants to run a marathon. After the war ends, they are forced to join the army. The head of defense in Jun-Shik's unit is...
Andalusia: Revenge of the Goddess
The Chief of Police's son was found dead in a hotel in France while the Japanese government tried to crack down on international crime organizations' money laundered in tax havens.
19-year-old freeter (a Japanese expression for people between the ages of 15 and 34 who lack full time employment or are unemployed, excluding housewives and students.) Tsuyoshi Osanai enters a school...
Katagiri, a highly ambitious young detective, teams up with older detective Takiguchi, who is about to retire, to investigate a murder that took place by Sumida River. Katagiri is annoyed by Takiguchi...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
The story is set in Chiran, Kagoshima, the site of a secret base used to launch kamikaze missions during the war. At the time, a group of young girls known as the Nadeshiko Tai were gathered to help o...
The twin girls Tajima Megumi and Ichijo Nozomi was separated at birth after their parents had divorced. Years later they meet each other. Both of them have a career within the entertainment industry. ...
The Road to Sirius
A childhood friend of Akiko and Katsuya was the deputy sales manager of Toho Advertising. There is a secret that cannot be revealed about the relationship between Akiko and her father. Akiko received ...
Sakiko, works independently at a travel agent in Tokyo. She was raised by her mother, Tatsuko, is hospitalized, Sakiko returns to her hometown Tokushima on Shikoku. The town is famous for its annual A...
5 Movies · 3 TV shows
Legendary Swordfights of Yagyu Jubei
A story about a swordsman from the well-known Yagyu-Shinkage school in the Edo period. Many were scheming to topple Tokugawa's political system after the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate. The t...
Samurai Justice 2: Mother & Daughter
Master swordsman Akiyama Kohei’s simple life in retirement is jarred into violent sword action when he meets an elderly fencing instructor who may be the target of a group of thieves planning a major ...
Kaori is very enthusiastic about her career as a journalist. She was sent to work for a community magazine in Fukuoka because of an article she wrote. An anonymous letter puts her in contact with an o...
The Many Faces of Chika
Director Kazuo Hara tells the tale of the eponymous Chika and four different relationships she has during the turbulent political climate of the 1970s. Four different actresses play the role of Chika ...
Set in the traditional city of Kyoto, Japan, this deeply poetic TV movie revolves around Chieko who becomes bewildered and troubled as she discovers the true aspects of her past. The story becomes poi...
The Millionaire Detective
What do you get when you mix a granddaughter from an extremely rich family with crime, murder, and a passion for law and justice? Kanbe Miwako, a granddaughter of a super rich millionaire becomes a de...
Ginji - The Slasher
After massacring his corrupt workmates with a samurai sword in 1945, Ginji Sonesaki was given the nickname of Ginji the Slasher. On his release, he found himself on the streets living with the homeles...
Tension between China and Japan at the turn of the 20th century led a Japanese man to plan to sell weapons. He stole arms from the Japanese military and sold them to the rich Chinese.
Warm Water Under a Red Bridge
A newly unemployed salaryman meets a particularly sexual woman.
The film focuses on the conflict between work and family commitments in modern Japan. Nagai's wife and daughter left him because he neglected them for his internet business. A young hustler who has em...
Ken Takakura is a Japanese film icon who has starred in over 100 films. Hideji Yamaoka was a suicide pilot who survived the war. Yamaoka used to work as a fisherman in Kumamoto, a provincial seaside c...
1 TV show
Hayakawa Ai is sent to a correction facility for juvenile offenders after committing a crime. She becomes friends with four other delinquents and falls in love with one of them, an artist with secrets...
Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy
Based on the story by manga master Leiji Matsumoto (The Cockpit, Queen Emeraldas), the 55 minute featurette picks up one year after the events of Galaxy Express 999 in which a young boy named Tetsuro ...
Tetsuro Haga is a troubled gangster, living under the assumed identity Ise for ten years, to escape jail for gunning down his cruel adoptive father. His life begins to unravel when a journalist follow...
Free and Easy 10
Su-san resigns after getting fed up with corporate life, but he finds himself back in familiar surroundings on his first assignment at a new job.
The File of Young Kindaichi
Inspector Kenmochi and Kindaichi were invited for a anniversary celebration. The Phantom of the Opera is being practiced again. When members of the acting troupe are killed by the Phantom, it doesn't ...
A Legend of Turmoil
There is a story about the development of the yakuza. An old-fashioned respectful yakuza named Otaki is trying to protect his small family. He went after the people who plotted against him after his b...
Ganryujima: Kojiro and Musashi
The island has a classic tale. The Battle of Sekigahara ended the age of swords. The lord of Ogura Castle in Kyushu admitted Sasaki Kojiro because of his sword skills. A group within the feudal clan w...
Taira no Kiyomori
The tale of Taira Kiyomori who started as a young inexperienced warrior who led the Heike into the battle against the brutal pirates on Setouchi.
Based on actual events that occurred in Hokkaido, Japan, 1915. Rimeinzu: Utsukushiki yuusha-tachi tells the story of a group of bear hunters that are tracking a 900 pound brown bear nicknamed Red Spot...
This remake of the classic film features the addition of Chiba Shinichi and Natsuyagi Isao as political intrigue reigns supreme. Tadanaga, the younger son of Shogun Hidetada has signed a dangerous pac...
1750 Days of Turbulence
After the death of previous Boss, a gang war lasts for more than four years.
Heaven and Earth
Kagetora and Takeda want to prevent each other from taking control of feudal Japan. The two samurai leaders engage in massive battles of cavalry and infantry as they pursue one another across the coun...
After the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate, there was a series of battles fought while the former supporters of the Tokugawa shogunate retreated to the north where they actually started a sovereign nati...
Based on a science-fiction novel by Sakyo Komatsu. Tokyo is suddenly covered by a dome shaped electromagnetic cloud for an unknown reason and is totally blocked and isolated from other parts of the wo...
3 Movies · 1 TV show
In the wake of the Battle of Toba-Fushimi, Aizu's four-unit military was set up in a drive to finalize its military modernization. The other three units were called Genbutai, Seirytai, and Suzakutai. ...
Women Who Do Not Divorce
Keiichi (Kenichi Hagiwara) is a weather man. He gets involved with two married women, Yoshiko (Mitsuko Baisho) and Miyoko (Chieko Baisho). Both want to divorce but are trapped in meaningless marriages...
Leave My Girl Alone
Super idol Koizumi takes on the challenge of making her first suspense film in the role of a tomboy! Hitomi, who grew up in an orphanage, begins to tutor a wealthy child, in spite of the kid's relucta...
A young jazz musician's desire to advance in his career runs afoul of organized crime in this thriller from Haruki Kadokawa. After a saxophonist starts playing at a particular nightspot, a thug from t...
Vendetta of Obligation
This is the story of the 47 ronin of the Ako clan who rose up to avenge the brutal death of their beloved master Asano Takumi-no-kami after his failed attack on the vile Lord Kira led to his being ord...
No More God, No More Love
Released after seven years in prison, an inveterate thug goes from strength to ruthless strength as he makes his way through a succession of dubious jobs, illegal schemes, and brutal romances.
Fireflies in the North
Set in the icy wilderness of Hokkaido during the early days of the Meiji era, where the brutal warden of Kabato Prison terrorizes convicts sentenced to forced labor to build the roads needed to open u...
The ronin, Sako Kanbei has to rescue the beautiful Princess Tsubaki from danger while young samurai of the Numata Clan stand up against their corrupt Chief Retainer and evil clan mistress. Kanbei want...
The Street of Desire
A valet at a fancy nightclub hatches a plot to punish those responsible for his father's death.
Shanghai Vance King
Set in the 1930s in the international city of Shanghai, the film follows the extravagant life and times of a group of jazz musicians, living from one advance paycheck to the next, as the country teete...
Village of Doom
An emotionally distraught young man goes on a violent killing spree after his Tuberculosis prevents him from serving in World War II and is frowned upon by his fellow villagers.
Nogare no machi
Based on the novel of the same name by Kenzo Kitakata.
White Snake Enchantment
Uta married a priest who saved her when she tried to commit suicide at a waterfall. The love triangle between a lustful priest, his second wife and his son Masao.
Onimasa: A Japanese Godfather
The egocentric boss of a small yakuza clan on Shikoku Island is called Onimasa and he has criminal duties that conflict with his self- image as a chivalrous samurai. This epic tale of justice, disobed...
Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo
A re-make of the classic story made for television in 1982.
In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that two daggers ...
The rest of the world has been wiped out by a military virus that was released in a plane crash and scientists are trying to find a cure.
The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi
Obayashi’s take on the famous Kosuke Kindaichi series, made popular partly thanks to the numerous movie-adaptions by Kon Ichikawa, the most known being The Inugami Family. Kosuke Kindaichi is the most...
When rival samurai clans were battling to become the supreme Shogun, a squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers were transported through time to their country's warring states era.
Kindaichi solved murders in a wealthy family. An excellent blend of intrigue and betrayal, set against the backdrop of wealth, this film is loaded with twists and turns and surprises at every corner.
Perfect financial crimes were committed by college graduates in the 1950s.
Hunter in the Dark
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. Taniga...
Dog of Fortune
Goro embarked on a journey from Hokkaido to Tokyo. With the loss of his master who held a secret to a weapons smuggling case and the corruptions of those who are involved, Goro's adventure unfolds.
Never Give Up
Special forces officer Ajisawa leaves his paramilitary group to take care of his newly-adopted daughter, Yoriko: the sole survival of a bloodbath for which he is responsible. Years later, Ajisawa is f...
Kanno is a subgroup of the Yakuza. He had to kill Matsuoka. Youko is a child of Matsuoka and Kanno. Before he gave himself to the police, he asked his trusted man to take care of her. Kanno pretended ...
Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron
Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.
The Shogun's Samurai
The Tokugawa shogun was poisoned by his son's retainers in order to get him the shogunate despite his stutter. The land was divided into warring groups after Iemitsu and his brother Tadanaga became bi...
Village of Eight Gravestones
The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors. Adaptation of novel by Seishi Yokomizo
The Smart Aleck Ten
Based on the comic by Toshiya Masaoka.
Proof of the Man
When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There is a New York City detective named Shuftan who is with him.
The 33rd Eastern Unit, known only to the upper ranks of the General Staff, was assigned to an officer named Murakami in the spring of 1945. The secret warriors, spies and guerrillas are trained here. ...
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.
A former yakuza boss is dragged back into a world of violence as a Kansai syndicate sets their sights on Tokyo.
The Taisho era was a time of turbulence in Japan. From new marks of modernity to full-blown riots, a sense of revolution filled the air. The Dam Dam Group is a small anarchist organization lead by Dai...
Slaughter in the Snow
In feudal Japan, women are vulnerable, in need of protection, and capable of deception. Jokichi of Mikogami, a drifter, has not yet fully revenged the death of his wife and son. He searches for Kunisa...
Submersion of Japan
Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the disappearing Japan...
Under the Flag of the Rising Sun
A war widow is trying to clear her husband's name after he was court-martialed for desertion and executed. The ministry that distributes benefits continues to deny her a pension despite the fact that ...
Female Prisoner 701: Scorpion
After being cruelly set up by a crooked detective named Sugimi (Isao Natsuyagi), whom she loved, Nami Matsushima (aka Matsu the Scorpion) (Meiko Kaji) is sentenced to do hard time in a women's prison,...
Shadow of Deception
It was five years ago when Minako spent a night with Sozo, younger brother of her ex-husband. She now lives in a local town with a rich old man who owns a dry goods store. Minako travels to Tokyo on b...
Kamikaze Cop, No Epitaph to Us
Exciting fight of a secret police detective over secret of a diamond.
Seji Iwahashi was released early after killing the boss of the Kanno gang, only to find that his former gang had merged with the Kannos. With bitter resentments on both sides, how long will it be befo...
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Ryoma ga Yuku
The chronicles of Sakamoto Ryoma, a pre-revolutionary who helped shape the face of modern Japan. In order to study swordsmanship, Ryoma heads for Edo where he meets many people who influence his think...
Devil in My Flesh
Sex and thrill film about prostitutes.
When the Shogun Tokugawa III is in bed with a girl, she turns into a monster. The court believes she is Ninja Magic, used to frighten the lord off women so that there will be no heir. Tôma, a famous s...
In World War II, students were trained to become Kamikaze pilots.
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
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...
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