Mikijiro Hira

Mikijiro Hira

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1933-11-21 · Deathday: 2016-10-23 (82 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Hiroshima, Japan

71 Movies · 8 TV shows

Also Known As: Mikijirô Hira · 平 幹二朗

Biography

Mikijirō Hira (平 幹二朗, Hira Mikijirō, 21 November 1933 – 23 October 2016) was a Japanese actor. Starting as a stage actor in the 1950s, he also worked in film and television and was active until the time of his death. From the 1970s he starred in several of Yukio Ninagawa's productions, including an acclaimed role as Macbeth. Described as "Japan's best Shakespearean actor", Hira received several awards throughout his career, including an excellence award at the 2011 National Arts Festival hosted by the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Personal Life

Hira married actress Yoshiko Sakuma in 1970 and they had a son, Takehiro, who was born in 1974 and is also an actor. The pair divorced in 1984. In 1998 Hira received a Medal of Honour from the Japanese government and in 2005 he was appointed to the Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class.

Early Life

Hira was born in Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. After graduating from Joge High School in Jōge, Hiroshima Prefecture, he studied at the training school of the Haiyuza Theatre Company and officially joined the company in 1956. One of his early roles was in a production of Goethe's Faust.

Movies & TV shows

2015.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Legacy of Soma: Ao no Ran

Legacy of Soma: Ao no Ran

2015
An immigrant from a defeated country, Soma is a fortuneteller in Japan. She was saved from corrupt court officials by a warrior. There is a conflict between Bando and the imperial forces.
TV
The God of Risk

The God of Risk

2015
Satoshi Saigyouji worked in crisis management for General Electric in the USA and the Japanese government. He is known as a legend in crisis management and known as "The God of Risk." To deal with num...

2014.

1 Movie
The Round Table

The Round Table

2014
Kokko (Mana Ashida) is a third grade elementary school student. Even though she has a family who loves her, Kokko is full of dissatisfaction and she admires loneliness.

2013.

1 TV show
TV
Nameless Poison

Nameless Poison

2013
Saburo Sugimura works for the PR department of a company which his father-in-law Yoshichika Imada runs. One day, Yoshichika Imada tasks Saburo Sugimura with work regarding a man named Nobuo Kajita. A ...

2011.

2 Movies
Tibetan Dog

Tibetan Dog

2011
Jiantan is a young boy who has to leave Xi'an after the death of his mother to go deep into the Tibetan prairies to start living with the father he barely remembers. His dad, LaGeBa, is a busy doctor ...
Ninja Kids!!!

Ninja Kids!!!

2011
The film is about a ninja who is sent to a school by his parents. During the summer, their teacher is invaded by a group of rival ninjas and they have to ring a bell on top of a mountain.

2010.

1 Movie
13 Assassins

13 Assassins

3.5
2010
A film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord in order to prevent him from ascending to the throne and plunging the coun...

2009.

1 Movie
Goemon

Goemon

2009
Ishikawa Goemon is a ninja bandit. Goemon was looking for something when he found a box. There is something that happened in the past.

2008.

1 Movie
AIBOU: The Movie

AIBOU: The Movie

2008
The former TV presenter was murdered. On the same day, two police officers from the Metropolitan police Special Mission Task Force are protecting a female Diet member. She is saved by the pair who ide...

2006.

1 TV show
TV
The Animal Trail

The Animal Trail

2006
Animal Trail, a natural path made by traffic of wild animals, can sometimes be helpful for people who are totally lost in the wilderness. One day, a woman who is exhausted with her hopeless life unexp...

2005.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Yoshitsune

Yoshitsune

2005
There was a three-part special on the Japanese television drama series, Yoshitsune. The stars of the 44th Taiga Drama are Kaneko Narito and Hideaki Takizawa.
Azumi 2: Death or Love

Azumi 2: Death or Love

2005
Azumi and Nagara are trying to stop a civil war. In their search for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, a person who shows a resemblance to Nach...
Princess Raccoon

Princess Raccoon

2005
Amechiyo falls in love with a princess of a dog. Comedy, singing and dancing, and a love story are included in this operetta.

2004.

1 Movie
Samurai Justice: Assistance in a Duel

Samurai Justice: Assistance in a Duel

2004
The samurai Akiyama Daijiro is asked to help a young boy who tries to bring the man who murdered his father to justice. In the course of their quest they uncover a plot by one of the clan officials th...

2001.

1 Movie
Pistol Opera

Pistol Opera

2001
As one of Suzuki's last films, it is related to his 1967 film, branded to kill. The plots of both films involve an assassin (Makiko Esumi) fending off attacks from her colleagues, who are trying to mo...

1998.

1 Movie
Tunnel Fantasy - Dream Legend of Tonkararin

Tunnel Fantasy - Dream Legend of Tonkararin

1998
Zuiketsu Genso: Tonkararin Yume Densetsu is a 1998 Japanese historical drama directed by Takashi Miike. It is one of three historical films included in the 2002 DVD compilation, Kumamoto Monogatari. T...

1996.

1 Movie
Tom Cat Holmes' Deduction

Tom Cat Holmes' Deduction

1996
A detective film by Nobuhiko Ōbayashi. Made for TV.

1995.

1 Movie
The Mystery of Rampo

The Mystery of Rampo

1995
Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts, his publi...

1993.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Three Generations of the Yagyu Sword

Three Generations of the Yagyu Sword

1993
After the 'Incident at Honnoji' (assassination of Oda Nobunaga by Akechi Mitsuhide, a former trusted general), a group of Tokugawa samurai are rescued by a youth named Yagyu Munenori (2nd son of Yagyu...
Baian the Assassin: Showdown

Baian the Assassin: Showdown

1993
Second television special.

1992.

1 Movie
A Legend of Turmoil

A Legend of Turmoil

1992
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...

1991.

1 Movie
Saito Dosan: Rage of Power

Saito Dosan: Rage of Power

1991
During the age of warring clans (Sengoku Jidai), many samurai lords sought to unite the country under their banners by becoming the supreme leader. One of the first to vie for power in this way was Sa...

1990.

1 Movie
The Legend of Zipang

The Legend of Zipang

1990
The samurai action adventure saga was directed by Kaizo Hayashi. A samurai on the lam is the subject of the film. One bounty hunter is hoping to collect a sizeable reward and they have a comely lass w...

1988.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis

Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis

1988
The reincarnation of a Japanese general can be found in 1920's Tokyo.
優駿 ORACION

優駿 ORACION

1988
Set on a quiet ranch in Hokkaido. One day, a colt is born from a legendary bloodline. It is given the name Oracion or "prayer". When Oracion is grown, a factory owner buys the horse. Will he be the ke...
TV
Takeda Shingen

Takeda Shingen

1988
In the history, there was a very turbulent time in the warring period, and one of the great warlords was Takeda Shingen.

1987.

1 Movie
The Return of the Newshound and the Lady Cop

The Return of the Newshound and the Lady Cop

1987
A jewelry broker is killed and a large amount of money is stolen. A female detective from the Metropolitan Police Department transforms into a geisha to catch the criminal.

1985.

3 Movies
Sure Death! Brown, You Bounder!

Sure Death! Brown, You Bounder!

1985
The "Hissatsu!" band of assassins gets involved in an old mansion with a secret weapon.
Family without a Dinner Table

Family without a Dinner Table

1985
A fictionalized account of what could happen to a Japanese family when one of their sons shames them in front of the entire nation is the subject of this gripping docudrama.
Early Spring Story

Early Spring Story

1985
A university student Hitomi falls in love with a middle-aged man Okawa, who was the lover of her deceased mother. Hitomi's feelings shift back and forth as she is not sure whether it is true love or j...

1984.

1 Movie
The Street of Desire

The Street of Desire

1984
A valet at a fancy nightclub hatches a plot to punish those responsible for his father's death.

1983.

2 Movies
Amagi Pass

Amagi Pass

1983
Japan was in the 1940s. A high school boy went into a magic encounter with a geisha when he traveled through Amagi Pass. Ozuka was held responsible for a murder that took place afterwards. A retired p...
Battle Anthem

Battle Anthem

1983
There is a story about Japan's victory.

1982.

2 Movies
The Shootout

The Shootout

1982
A run-in with the police once again puts three former reformatory inmates on the wrong side of the law. Their situation becomes increasingly desperate as events spin out of control, culminating in an ...

1981.

1 Movie
Willful Murder

Willful Murder

1981
Based on an actual 1948 case involving the mysterious death of a government official. The president of the Japanese railroads is found dead during a period in which train service is plagued by numerou...

1980.

1 Movie

1977.

2 Movies
Flickering Flames

Flickering Flames

1977
In the early hours of April 13th, a five year old hemophiliac child was kidnapped by someone from Tanemura General Hospital in Tokyo, Setagaya. Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Inspector Kitahara,...
Utamaro's World

Utamaro's World

1977
Utamaro lived in Edo in the late 18th century. This film, which has a complex and wide-ranging storyline, recreates the world of that time, as it appeared in Utamaro's paintings.

1976.

1 Movie

1973.

1 TV show
TV
Kunitori Monogatari

Kunitori Monogatari

1973
Set in Japan several centuries back. It depicts the struggles of three historical warriors, Dosan Saito, Nobunaga Oda and Mitsuhide Akechi.

1970.

1 TV show
TV
Mominoki wa Nokotta

Mominoki wa Nokotta

1970
Depicting Date clan’s internal strife that occurred during a peaceful Edo period governed by the 4th Tokugawa shogun.

1969.

1 Movie
Thousand Cranes

Thousand Cranes

1969
The relationship between the son of a tea-ceremony teacher and the women in his father's life is based on a novel.

1968.

1 Movie
Horus: Prince of the Sun

Horus: Prince of the Sun

1968
Horus, a kid living in an unnamed Nordic/Eastern Europe culture of the Iron Age, learns from his dying father that he must return to his ancestral territory after he recovered the Sword of the Sun fro...

1967.

2 Movies
Portrait of Chieko

Portrait of Chieko

1967
Takamura, a poet and sculptor, marries a budding artist named Chieko who dreams of becoming an oil painter. When a series of hardships befall her family, she finds herself unable to confide in her hus...
Three Faces of Love

Three Faces of Love

1967
When a gifted Japanese craftsmen dies, his three daughters are summoned to decide who will take over the family ribbon business in this family drama. Only one daughter cares to carry on her father's w...

1966.

3 Movies
暖流

暖流

1966
Cash Calls Hell

Cash Calls Hell

6
1966
Before leaving prison, Oida uncomfortably enters into an agreement with his cell mate: in exchange for a half-share of 30,000,000 yen, he is to assassinate three strangers given to him on a list. Howe...
The Face of Another

The Face of Another

1966
A businessman with a bad face gets a mask from his doctor.

1965.

2 Movies
Illusion of Blood

Illusion of Blood

1965
The ghost of a samurai's wife takes revenge on her husband.
Sword of the Beast

Sword of the Beast

1965
Legendary swordplay filmmaker Hideo Gosha's Sword of the Beast chronicles the flight of the low-level swordsman Gennosuke, who kills one of his ministers as part of a reform plot. His former comrades ...

1964.

6 Movies
The Third Ninja

The Third Ninja

1964
Three Iga ninja are on a hunt for Chidoken, a Takeda ninja sent out to assasinate Lord Nobunaga.
The Great Duel

The Great Duel

1964
A cynical samurai is left as the sole survivor to fulfil a plot to assassinate the puppet of a villain intent on usurping the shogunate in the 17th century. A Shogunate Elder connives to rule Japan b...
Three Outlaw Samurai

Three Outlaw Samurai

1964
Shiba, a wandering ronin, encounters a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of their dictatorial magistrate, in hopes of coercing from him a reduction in taxes. Shiba takes up their fight,...
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...
Adventures of Zatoichi

Adventures of Zatoichi

4.14
1964
A woman is looking for her father. As he helps her investigate the disappearance, Zatoichi also becomes involved with another young woman who is trying to help her brother, who has murdered someone at...
The Shape of Night

The Shape of Night

1964
There is a hostess at the bar. One of the regulars, Eiji Kitami, invites her out on a date. She was 19 when she spent the night at a hotel. After moving in together, they have a passionate love affair...

1963.

6 Movies
Tragedy of the Coolie Samurai

Tragedy of the Coolie Samurai

1963
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...
Life of Hishakaku 2

Life of Hishakaku 2

1963
Hishakaku joined the Domoto family after his release from the prison. Hishakaku heads to meet the leader of Domoto, Osumi, and finds himself emotionally involved with her.
Sasuke and His Comedians

Sasuke and His Comedians

1963
Osaka in the early 1600s, aftermath of the historical Battle of Sekigahara; a group of orphan children are wandering through the battlefield scavenging for armour when they encounter a young boy named...
Miyamoto Musashi: Birth of Two Sword Style

Miyamoto Musashi: Birth of Two Sword Style

1963
In the third installment of Yoshikawa's novel Musashi, things continue from the 2nd film at the end of battle, where Miyamoto continues on a mission of learning; with the introduction of his arch-riva...
League of Gangsters

League of Gangsters

1963
A yakuza man is released from prison after serving a long sentence. He immediately sets about creating a new gang and attempts to pull off a huge ransom score.

1962.

7 Movies
Revenge for His Lover

Revenge for His Lover

1962
Kamio a mistreated samurai clerk of Edo Castle and ronin (“Sir Quarrel”) Ibara, take up a vendetta against 17 wicked castle men.
Lady Sen and Hideyori

Lady Sen and Hideyori

1962
Princess Sen and Hideyori
365 Nights

365 Nights

1962
A touching drama about a love triangle between a young architect, Koroku, and two women, Ranko and Teruko. Ranko comes from a wealthy family and is offering to repay Koroku’s family debts in exchange ...
Hibari the Traveling Performer

Hibari the Traveling Performer

1962
Kimie, a traveling guitarist, performs at various inns at help out her sickly mother. One night while out with her mother, Otoshi, Kimie unexpectedly sees her father, who had abandoned the family 20 y...
The Christian Revolt

The Christian Revolt

1962
In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, oppressed peasant Christians revolt against the shogunate with the aid of a charismatic Christian rebel leader Shiro Amakusa.
The Inheritance

The Inheritance

1962
On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown to his family and colleagues. A group of l...
The Red Shadow

The Red Shadow

1962
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 ...

1961.

7 Movies
A Young Warrior on Mount Fuji

A Young Warrior on Mount Fuji

1961
The epic battles between the Heike and Genji (Taira and Minamoto clans) take centerstage as the defeated leader of the Genji, Minamoto Yoritomo resolves to end his clan's exile and avenge the brutal l...
Mask of the Moon

Mask of the Moon

1961
Young swordsman, Tsukigata Hanpeita, longs for the day when rival clans cease their struggles for power and put an end to meaningless feudal wars. When he is appointed to oversee the Choshu Clan, he t...
The Orphan Brother

The Orphan Brother

1961
After their father quarrels with local military men, Anju and Zushio are forced to flee, but they are captured and sold into slavery. When their mother dies, they are sold to Sansho the Bailiff, a cru...
Case of Umon: Woman of the Magic Lantern

Case of Umon: Woman of the Magic Lantern

1961
Detective Umon’s services are called upon when ronin Yaichiro is killed with a peculiar weapon, a stone wrapped in a towel.
Tange Sazen and the Princess

Tange Sazen and the Princess

1961
Tange Sazen interferes with an evil plot against the Iga Yagyu family.
The South Sea Wolf

The South Sea Wolf

1961
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....

1960.

1 Movie
Sword of Destiny

Sword of Destiny

1960
A samurai seeks revenge for the death of his master.
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