Ryosuke Kagawa (香川良介, Kagawa Ryōsuke, 10 October 1896 – 17 April 1987) was a Japanese actor. He appeared in more than 110 films between 1928 and 1984.
Movies & TV shows
The father-in-law of the main character dies suddenly of a heart attack at the beginning of the film. Over the course of the three-day funeral, which is held in the home, the rest of the film is episo...
The Invisible Swordsman
A coward boy fencer becomes invisible and matchless through a magic pill.
Duel at Fort Ezo
1864. Samurai Shinbei is sent in a secret mission to Ezo, in the North of Japan, to stop riots of villagers commanded by Jirozaemon. A Russian count's daughter, the village leader's daughter and a sec...
Yakuza Beasts-Blood Settlement
The last movie in the trilogy was the third one.
The Magoichi Saga
Lord Oda Nobunaga gains control of nearly all of Japan and tries to enlist the aid of Magoichi and his 3.000 gunners.
Red Peony Gambler: Second Generation Ceremony
The introduction of the railroad system brought about the industrual revolution. Construction workers and boatmen fought. The second generation leader of theYano Family is Oryu the Red Peony. The cere...
A pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute. One, previously a farmer, longs to become a noble samurai. The other, a fo...
Code Between Brothers 5
Saburo Kitajima, one of Japan’s most famous Enka singers, returns in the fifth of the Kyodai Jingi series. During the early 20th century, Ryuji from Asakusa, a wandering yakuza, joins the Narumi Famil...
The Day the Sun Rose
Shinkichi, a peasant employed as a cloth-dyer, has a dream: in the midst of the civil war which ravages Japan, he hopes to revive the long-banned custom of the Kyoto Gion Festival, and by doing so, br...
Showdown of Men 4: Tetsu, the White Tiger
Tetsu, is a honourable and noble yakuza caught in a conflict between rival clans, and obligations each has toward their yakuza boss and brothers. A railroad line brings changing times to a community. ...
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The Domain: Where The Blade Enters
The Domain: Where The Blade Enters
Japan's Longest Day
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the Japanese military and the government clashed over the demand for surrender from the Allies. The military officers who propos...
The Story is about three daughters of a "Hatamoto" during the end of the Edo period and the Meiji Restoration.
Sasaki Kojiro tells the story of the genius who staked his love, glory, and life on a duel with the supreme master of the sword, Miyamoto Musashi (Tatsuya Nakadai). Oscar winning Hiroshi Inagaki direc...
Sleepy Eyes of Death 8: Sword of Villainy
A band of disgruntled samurai want to avenge the death of their sensei, a political reformer who pushed for better provisions for the lower classes until he was assassinated by Shogunate agents. Their...
The Sword of Doom
Ryunosuke, a gifted swordsman, has no moral code and kills without remorse during the final days of the Shogunate rule. It is a way of life that leads to madness.
Code Between Brothers
Saburo Kitajima is a famous enka singer who plays Katsuji, a traveling craps artist.
The Flower and the Dragon
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.
Nezumi Kozo Jirokichi
Nezumi Kozō is the nickname of Nakamura Jirokichi, a Japanese thief and folk hero who lived in Edo during the Edo period. His exploits have been commemorated in kabuki theatre, folk songs, jidaigeki, ...
Snake Princess: Oshima and Sentaro
Young Sentaro struggles to avenge the murder of his younger sister Osuga and their father.
Lord Tokugawa Ieyasu
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.
Hanpei is a gentle young samurai that loves flowers. One day, he witnesses an old man's quick draw of the sword. He is so impressed that he becomes the old man's pupil. Soon, Hanpei's skill of sword c...
Yagyu Chronicles 9: Assassin's Sword
The Yagyu Family have been teaching the Shinkage style of fencing for generations. Now a new fencing school has opened in Edo, claiming to be the true Shinkage style. Yagyu Jubei faces his biggest cha...
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 ...
Samurai from Nowhere
Misawa Ihei is traveling with his wife, who dislikes sword fighting for prize money. The clan's chief counselor married the low-ranking Ihei to avoid becoming the clan lord's mistress. Oba Gunjuro is ...
Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijo Temple
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...
Zatoichi's Flashing Sword
A young woman nursed blind masseur Zatoichi back to health after he was shot by a gang member. Zatoichi came to the village to repay his debt. The father of the young woman is being attacked by a gang...
The shogun's vassal Harima Aoyama and a chamber maid are in love with each other, but they cannot be together due to a difference of their status. Soon, an offer of marriage is brought to Harima. Tryi...
Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai
Generations of his ancestors sacrificed themselves for the sake of their cruel lords, as he recounts his gruesome family history after his fiancée attempted suicide. The samurai, the military nobility...
Miyamoto Musashi: Birth of Two Sword Style
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...
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: Yagyu List
Jubei must stop evil plot of Lord Hayatonosho who secretly plans to overthrow the 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...
This Japanese action-adventure is set in the 17th century when all forms of swordplay were banned. One fighter, an excellent swordsman believes the law is unfair. His brother keeps his opinions about ...
The Thirteen Assassins
The Daimyo rapes a woman and murders 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 up. Because the Daimyo is t...
Ukyunosuke on Patrol
This is one of the most effective ninja films that doesn't rely on the silly magic of earlier efforts, and concentrates on an excellent story with expert fighting. The rarest of government officials, ...
As winds of change sweep Japan, an honest man joins the Shinsenhumi out of admiration for its leader and because he wants to live and die as a samurai. However, as his involvement grows, reality and i...
Mark of Blood
Three young yakuza, Fujitaro, Matsugoro and Kanjuro, travel the country fighting evil.
The Lightning Sword
Shinjiro is a rambler, a single sword carrying lone wolf with only his fighting skills to protect him. He doesn’t know where his road leads, only that he must find his lost sister, and the ronin who s...
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 ...
The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kir...
Revenge for His Lover
Kamio a mistreated samurai clerk of Edo Castle and ronin (“Sir Quarrel”) Ibara, take up a vendetta against 17 wicked castle men.
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...
The Wiser Age
Drama about the lives of the five daughters and daughter-in-law of a store owner.
Tales of Young Genji Kuro 3
In the third and final chapter of this epic tale, handsome swordsman Genji helps a vulnerable princess who is in search of a missing scroll that belongs to the Shogun. One of the most highly regarded ...
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...
Koina no Ginpei
Daredevil in the Castle
During the war between the Toyotomi and Tokugawa clans, the swordsman Mohei was recruited by the Toyotomi to overcome the seat of power, Osaka Castle. Mohei's skills will be put to the test.
Case of Umon: The Nanbanzame Murders
The serial killing of a samurai each night by strangulation at various temples confounds investigators and brings a chill to the residents of Edo. With the capital on edge, master crimefighter Kondo U...
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....
Young lord Saburo Nobuyasu struggles to find comfort in life. His arranged marriage to Tokuhime, daughter of one-time family enemy Oda Nobunaga, provides little happiness. His manipulative mother adds...
Tange Sazen and the Princess
Tange Sazen interferes with an evil plot against the Iga Yagyu family.
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...
Magistrate of Dice
A group of villains plotted the assassination of the Shogun in Edo.
Bored Hatamoto: Island of No Return
Part of the Bored Hatamoto series. The most popular samurai in Edo, Saotome Mondonosuke, known to most as the "Bored Hatamoto" is the only one who can save the shogunate from the dastardly plot to tak...
Cases of Hanshichi
Detective Hanshichi solves 3 mysterious murder cases.
Hanjiro of Kusama: Bird of Passage
A kindhearted wandering gambler named Hajiro gets involved in a crisis of a village as he passes through and decides to lend a sword in hopes to rescue them.
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...
Castle of Flames
Young Lord Masato returns to Japan in the 17th century to find his father dead and his mother married to his uncle, who is causing turmoil in the kingdom. Masato vows to get to the truth even though h...
The Master Spearman
This subversive period film features a hotheaded young samurai, Kurodo, who threatens to commit harakiri in response to the humiliation meted out to his family by the Shogun. The film critiques the in...
Gambler and the Princess
The film was directed by Kenji Misumi.
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Secrets of Fuji 2
Early film directed by Eiichi Kudô.
Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka
The adopted son of an Osaka courier falls in love with a prostitute and, discovering that she is about to be purchased by a client, steals money from his employer to redeem her. Hunted criminals, the ...
Two amiable samurai wind up on opposite sides of the vendetta between Lord Asano's retainers and the family of Lord Kira that led to the famous revenge of the 47 Ronin.
Legendary yakuza Shimizu Jirocho and his 28 henchmen travel the unruly path from a 'Fire Festival' in Akiba to a decisive battle by the Fujigawa.
Echo in the Mountains
A man is brutally murdered and his famed shamisen (a three-stringed musical instrument) called the "Yamabiko" stolen. Prince Kogenta swears to avenge his father-in-law's death and retrieve the family ...
Nichiren and the Great Mongol Invasion
During the 1200's, legendary Buddhist monk Nichiren returns from his studies to lead Japan out of moral crisis and prepare to fight Mongol invaders by creating a new form of Buddhism. He runs afoul of...
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...
Learning of his family's collapse, acolyte Goichi, sent to study silently at the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, must endure acute psychological distress.
Souls in the Moonlight II
This is the second installment of the trilogy based on Japan’s greatest novel “The Great Bodhisattva Pass”, following the life and times of bloodthirsty samurai, Tsukue Ryunosuke. Blinded in an explos...
Yagyu Secret Scrolls
In the Tokugawa Era, the clan of Lord Yagyu has hidden away three scrolls containing clan secrets which, if revealed, would cause revolution and disaster for the clan. The secrets must be found among ...
Secret of Naruto
From the pen of Yoshikawa Eiji comes this exciting story. The Naruto Strait separates Tokushima from the islands of Awaji and Honshu. On Tokushima the mad lord dreams of conquest and forges a bloody r...
Lords of Oppression 2
Period drama directed by Yasushi Sasaki.
Lords of Oppression
Period drama directed by Yasushi Sasaki.
On This Earth
Director Kzabur Yoshimura directed the 1957 drama.
Hidden Story of the Yagyu Clan
It is brother against brother in this tale of love and betrayal within the famed Yagyu clan. In one of their earliest films together, superstars Ichikawa Raizo and Katsu Shintaro are magnificent as th...
During a time of war, Lord Ogata is betrayed by two of his closest vassals and killed by his enemy, Sarashina Danjo. Ten years later, Lord Ogata's only living heir, now a skilled ninja, uses sorcery t...
This 1956 adaptation of the novel with the same title puts more focus on the characters and their interactions than the previous version.
Mysteries of Edo
A princess in disguise, Oshichi launches an investigation to reveal the truth about the disappearance of young women in Edo.
An early fantasy film starring Tomisaburô Wakayama.
Taira Clan Saga
The special forces commander returned to Kyoto after defeating the pirates in the western sea of Japan. The high courtiers refuse to reward the captain because they dislike career soldiers gaining pow...
The Young Lord
The Second Son
Sansho the Bailiff
The governor of Japan was exiled. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up with suffering and oppression.
Sazen Tange: The Monkey Pot
The one-eyed, one-armed swordsman is in a Japanese drama.
The Ghost Cat of Ouma Crossing
A kabuki actress is dead. Her pet cat becomes a demon after lapsing its mistress's blood.
Onatsu and Seijuro
Based on the popular story of the tragic lovers, Onatsu and Seijuro.
Tabi wa soyokaze
The movie was directed by Hiroshi Inagaki.
The first film in the 1953 trilogy based on the long novel series The Great Bodhisattva Pass.
In 16th century Japan, peasants Genjuro and Tobei sold their pots to a group of soldiers in defiance of a local leader who warned against seeking to profit from warfare. Genjuro's pursuit of both weal...
Gate of Hell
A samurai saves Kesa during a violent uprising. The warrior finds out that she is already married when he falls in love with her.
Sword for Hire
Soldiers Hayate and Yaheiji escaped from their besieged castle. Hayate left behind his lover. Hayate is wounded and cared for by O'Ryo, who is in love with him. When Hayate accidentally kills her care...
Dedication of the Great Buddha
Dedication of the Great Buddha is a 1952 Japanese film directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa. It was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film Festival.
Story of a Beloved Wife
Story of a Beloved Wife is an autobiographical work based on Shindo's first marriage. Jūkichi Uno stars as a struggling screenwriter, and Nobuko Otowa stars as the wife who supports him through his ea...
Claws of Iron
During the war a man is bitten by a creature which looks like a cross between a bear and an ape in the jungle. Later he starts to transform to a monster like creature who kills with his claw like fing...
Signal Fires of Shanghai
During the Taiping Rebellion of the mid-19th century, anti-Qing (Manchu) Chinese forces led by Taiping commander Li Xiucheng march on Shanghai. Although the Western powers are officially neutral, the ...
Vengeance at Iga
Famed swordsman Araki Mataemon must face his best friend as they are forced to take opposite sides in a vendetta caused by the murder of a family member.
Date Masamune the One-Eyed Dragon
The life, adventures and exploits of warlord Date Masamune the One-eyed Dragon: his early youth as an aggressive warrior, the battles he won until subduing almost all his enemies, the lonely comprehen...
An umbrella maker with a shopping addiction finds himself in dire straits when his debts force him to consider selling his attractive, desirable daughter to a suitor she doesn't love.
The Skull Coin
The first film adaptation of a popular novel is called "Dokuro sen" The Skull Coins are supposed to reveal the secrets of the hidden Tokugawa treasure.
The vassals of the Asano clan, who surrendered the castle & became wanderers, deceive the enemy and the public, wait for an opportunity to avenge their master and his family.
The 1937 version is a revenge story with great visuals.
Ishimatsu from the Forest
The story of a young outlaw is told in the film.
Blood Spilled at Takadanobaba
The tale of Nakayama Yasubei’s duel is famous, even if he in reality probably did not cut down 18 opponents. The story has been related in film, rakugo, kodan and on stage many times, in part because ...
The Greatest Man in the World
In the midst of the depression, two ronin rack their brains to come up with a dishonest scheme. Taking a man from the countryside, they fashion him into Ise Isenokami, the finest swordsman under the s...
The Wandering Gambler
Date Mosui, a young samurai, one day gets a scolding from a nameless ronin that sets him thinking about what life is all about and his ways of living. His frined, Ando Kichinosuke, is alarmed at Mosui...
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