Akira Yoshimura (吉村 昭, Yoshimura Akira, May 1, 1927; † July 31, 2006) was an award-winning Japanese writer. Internationally he is best known for his novels Shipwrecks and On Parole.
Movies & TV shows
The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special
The special centers on David Pumpkins and his skeleton sidekicks who show a young boy and his sister the true meaning of Halloween, answering none of their questions along the way.
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AWOL: Compression Re-MIX
Cyress was a peaceful planet until Solomon, a mysterious terrorist group lead by Duran Gash, seizes seven PDP missiles that are capable of destroying entire planets. Jim Hyatt is chosen to be the man ...
1 TV show
Wild Knights Gulkeeva
Juusenshi Gulkeeva, known as Wild Knights Gulkeeva and Beast Warriors Gulkeeva, is an anime series that debuted in 1995. It is an animated adaptation of a manga that initially was serialized in the Sh...
The Karate 2
This is the second film of the ZA KARATE trilogy (AKA BRONSON LEE CHAMPION). Tadashi Yamashita reprises his role as the Karate World Champion and must faces dozens of worldwide pretenders, such as the...
Bohachi Bushido: The Villain
The flesh trade in Japan is controlled by a vile and corrupt organization. They use a nihilistic ronin when they are threatened. You will get blood and limbs if you stand against Saburai.
The Rapacious Jailbreaker
Convicted of murder, Masayuki Ueda is sent to Hiroshima Prison along with his accomplice. But for a man like him, breaking out of prison is easy.
Jeans Blues: No Future
Hijiriko makes off from the bar she works at with money and a car that isn't hers. Meanwhile, Jiro Katagiri is up to no good with his gangster friends and ends up making off with all their ill-gotten ...
Bohachi Bushido: Code of the Forgotten Eight
The story of a ronin with a death wish who reluctantly joins the Clan of the Forgotten Eight, a nasty crew of ronin who are wrapped up in a clan war over local prostitution is told by the author. The ...
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima
Repeatedly beaten to a pulp by gamblers, cops, and gangsters, lone wolf Shoji Yamanaka finally finds a home as a Muraoka family hitman and falls in love with boss Muraoka's niece. Shozo Hirono and the...
Kogarashi Monjiro 2: Secret of Monjiro's Birth
Secrets surrounding Monjiro’s birth are revealed.
Withered Tree, the Adventures of Monjiro
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...
Red Peony Gambler: Here to Kill You
There is a stunning Hibotan Bakuto series. After her father was killed, Oryu the Red Peony began her soul-searching journey. She met villagers whose crops and livelihoods were being destroyed by pollu...
Horrors of Malformed Men
Hirosuke, a medical student with no recollection of his past, is trapped in an asylum, despite being perfectly sane. After escaping from the loony bin, and being framed for the murder of a circus girl...
Yakuza on Foot
An Osaka gangster Shimamura just got married. His new bride, Mineko is also involved in drug trafficking. When she goes to China to make a deal, things get botched pretty badly. Shimamura must travel ...
Code Between Brothers
Saburo Kitajima is a famous enka singer who plays Katsuji, a traveling craps artist.
This is the story of a vagrant samurai – the solitary, savage and scrupulous Kiba – who arrives at a village to defend a beautiful, blind woman against a sinister plot. Her assailants then send agains...
Showdown of Men
The Spying Sorceress
Second part of the series where sex magic skills of female and Iga ninjas clash over enourmous treasure of the Toyotomi family, discovered in connection with the plot to overthrow the shogunate.
Road In the Mist
Okinu, the beautiful daughter of a feudal lord, discovers her true identity and leaves her lavish life behind to avenge her birth father's death.
Duel of Blood and Sand
Frustrated with the bad behavior of his lord, Inaba Yajuro (Otomo) declares that he is leaving the clan and sets off on a journey that leads him into a small town besieged by a violent group of brig...
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...
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...
Official with a Tattoo
Kinnosuke of Toyama sets out on a private mission to clear his father’s name for a crime he did not commit.
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The Acrobats of Death
Saotome, a sword master and guard of the Shogunate, pursues the mystery of a deadly aerial weapon that is responsible for the multiple deaths in town.
Lucky Adventurer Oda Nobunaga
Oda Nobunaga (1534–1582) was a major daimyo during the Warring State period of Japanese history. He was the second son of Oda Nobuhide, a deputy military governor with land holdings in Owari province....
The Edo Official and Apprentice
It's an extravaganza of entertainment as famous magistrate in disguise, Toyama no Kinshiro attempts to confront the elusive thief known as the "Long-Sleeve Burglar". Played to the hilt by Misora Hib...
Edo Girl Detective
Oshichi, a famous girl detective, takes it upon herself to investigate the murder of a woman which occurs during an event for the festival of Asakusa Shrine. Her investigation leads her into danger as...
The Lost Public Funds
Four thousand gold coins were stolen from the vault of Nijo Castle in Kyoto, which were collected as a tax to the shogun. The guard of Nijo castle Asaka Keinosuke, disguised as a komuso monk, proceeds...