Kōtarō Satomi (里見浩太朗, Satomi Kōtarō, real name Kunitoshi Sano 佐野邦俊) (born 28 November 1936) is a Japanese actor from the city of Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. He appears in both contemporary roles and in the historical dramas known as jidaigeki.
Movies & TV shows
1 TV show
Juusan-nin no Shikaku
The head of the Mamiya clan committed suicide to protest against the feudal lord. Matsudaira was appointed to join the shogunate by his brother. The elderly Doi wants to avoid a war if Matsudaira gets...
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Special Investigation Nine
The investigation team has been dissolved. One year later, the Chief of the National Police Agency, Sojiro Kandagawa, orders the creation of a special investigation team to cover from the initial inve...
Crime Mystery by Kosaku Asahina: Tragedy of Hanasaki Village
Mystery writer Kosaku Asahina scores yet another scoop in a case that occurred in the streets. He even personally conducts investigations and frequently makes these cases the basis for his own novels....
Legal High SP 2
Attorneys Kensuke Komikado and Machiko Mayuzumi receive a request from a general hospital. They go up against veteran attorney Kazuma Kujou who is trying to extract money from the general hospital by...
Legal High SP
A middle school student fell off of the school's rooftop. The male students were on the roof when Kogure fell off. The other students said that Kogure tried to jump to another school building, but mis...
Hissatsu Shigotonin 2013
Hissatsu Shigotonin 2013 is a continuation of the Hissatsu Shigotonin series this was the SP released in 2013.
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Nōhime: Wife of a Samurai
The life of Princess Nouhime.
A lawyer with a big personality works with an straightlaced recent law graduate on various law cases in Japan.
A Chorus of Angels
There is a teacher on a remote island in the north of Hokkaido. She and her husband are going to become the teachers of six students. When she discovers the children's beautiful singing voices, she le...
School Wars: Hero
Set in the mid-1970s, the film is based on the true story of Yoshiharu Yamaguchi, a teacher and former Japanese international rugby union player, who turned-around a failing high school in Kyoto, givi...
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One for All
After spending 20 years looking for the object of his vengeance, Sekiya Kanbei discovers he is now a ronin. According to Inui Sanshiro, his son succeeded him as the head of the clan. Genmu claims to h...
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The 56th NHK Asadora Renzoku Drama is Agri. Story's settings include Okayama and Tokyo (Ichigaya). This renzoku chronicles the life of a Showa period hairdresser, and is based on a true life story of ...
During the late Heian era in Japan a famous duel took place between the warrior monk Musashibo Benkei and a slender young man of high rank named Shanao. This was the battle at Gojo Bridge, and while B...
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...
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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. ...
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...
Choshichiro's Edo Diaries: The Yagyu Conspiracy
Rumors are circulating that the shogunate is losing control of some feudal domains. Lord Yagyu Munefuyu is assigned to deal with the problem and the rebellious clans will be crushed! Meanwhile, a form...
One of Japan’s most popular historical characters, former Vice-Shogun Tokugawa Mitsukuni, whose travels around the nation are legendary has made it to the silver screen in a dynamic and exciting tale ...
Memoir of Japanese Assassinations
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, assassins changed the course of Japanese history.
Red Peony Gambler: Biographies of a Gambling Room
Junko Fuji reprises his role as Oryu the Red Peony, a wandering female yakuza on a soul- searching journey after the death of her father. After collecting her sickly follower from jail, she was taken ...
Story of loyal sailors giving their lives for their country as human torpedoes towards the end of the War.
It is the third film in the series. The main character of the series is drafted into the military and sent to fight in China.
Bakeneko: A Vengeful Spirit
Ryuzoji Takafusa was murdered in order to steal his wife. Lady Takafusa drowns herself and her cat. When Naoshige tried to steal another woman, he was cursed because she committed suicide at the same ...
Miyamoto Musashi V: Musashi vs Kojiro
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...
The Third Contest
Mondonosuke, a young sword student, has a bad dream about his sensei being killed in a duel.Consequently, he quickly returns to his sensei's dojo in Edo, where he has not set foot in three years.
The Domain: The Naniwa Story
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 ...
Group Burglars Break the Magistrate's Office
Eight villains, former pirates, gather to attack the magistrate's office. They develop a plan and begin their actions in secret, making full use of their special abilities. In the end, their plan goes...
A film about the confrontation between two yakuza groups in the brutal Miike prison, which contained 1,500 inmates. The second film in the series Gambler / Bakuto directed by Shigehiro Ozawa.
The main character Tachibana Isaburo is released from prison and discovers that his boss is dead. He is offered to become the leader of the group, but refuses. A young fashion villain, a Yakuza boss w...
The Third Ninja
Three Iga ninja are on a hunt for Chidoken, a Takeda ninja sent out to assasinate Lord Nobunaga.
The Great Duel
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...
Moonshadow Ninja Scroll: Twenty-One Eyes
A wave of terror is threatening to unseat Shogun Yoshimune. Police stations are erupting into flames, convicts escaping from prison, houses robbed and vandalized, streets teeming with panicked citizen...
The story of five easygoing Yakuza who come together to save the live of a young innocent girl, Oichi, from an evil vassal.
The Mysterious Cape
Ryujin Misaki, located at the edge of the Genkai Sea, is known as an isolation ward for leprosy patients. When Saotome, a sword master and guard of the Shogun, hears news of a doctor gone missing, he ...
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...
As the Shogun lays dying, seventeen Iga clan ninja are sent to infiltrate the impenetrable fortress where his youngest son is preparing to storm Edo Castle and name himself Shogun by force of arms. Th...
The Thirteen Assassins
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...
The Princess and the Bearded Lord
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Tetsunosuke, an eccentric doctor and an owner of a fencing school, takes aim against corrupt authorities.
A Hibari Misora musical.
Case of Umon: Red Lizard
Umon goes on an investigation to unveil the murderer known as Red Lizard.
A group of men living a low life in Edo help each other to make the best out of their lives.
Mark of Blood
Three young yakuza, Fujitaro, Matsugoro and Kanjuro, travel the country fighting evil.
The Red Shadow
Fifteen years after Ishida Mitsunari lost in the battle of Sekigahara, Tokugawa Ieyasu foresees his unavoidable battle with Toyotomi Hideyori and goes into Fushimi Castle. At the night, Hattori Hanzo,...
Rascals! Go to Hell
The police crush an evil gang with the help of a boss of the underworld.
Megastar Kataoka Chiezo is Vice-commander Hijikata Toshizo of the Shinsengumi in this realistic tale of Japan’s inner battles that led to the downfall of the Tokugawa shogunate. Excellent performances...
Golden Peacock Castle
A group of pirates led by the evil Gondaiyu and his wizard, Genkuro, capture the Golden Peacock Castle and massacre the peaceful clan that lives there. The few survivors that manage to escape plot the...
Mask of the Moon
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 Spear of Heroism
Lord Gennosuke and Princess Yoshi are to be betrothed to one another, however Gennosuke is already in love with Suzue who is from a lower caste. The order has been sent from up on high that if Gennosu...
Yagyu Chronicles 3: The Valley of Outlaws
This time, sword-saint Yagyu Jubei battles the evil corruption in Akizuki Village, with the help of his friend, a samurai named Matashichiro. This spaghetti western style action swordplay film is exci...
Case of Umon: Woman of the Magic Lantern
Detective Umon’s services are called upon when ronin Yaichiro is killed with a peculiar weapon, a stone wrapped in a towel.
The Ako Retainers
Toei’s 10th anniversary film, featuring an all-star cast from the golden movie era of the 1960s. A famous story of the 47 loyal samurai. When Lord Asano is unjustly executed, his loyal retainers strik...
Travel with Ghost
Ghost comedy film.
Yagyu Chronicles 2: The Secret Sword
This is the second film in the popular black and white series about the master swordsman, Yagyu Jubei. When the Yagyu clan falls victim to rival Kasumi spies, Yagyu Jubei is called to action to protec...
Yagyu Chronicles 1: Secret Scrolls
Two groups are after the legendary Yagyu Secret Scrolls. A princess of a disgraced clan and her loyal servant want it to clear their family's name. And a rival clan wants it to destroy the Yagyu famil...
Lord Mito Komon: World commotion
Counselor Mito and his companions departed from Mito to see Kikutaro, a young lord of the shogun family, who became the new lord of Shirataka castle with an income of three hundred thousand koku. As t...
Bored Hatamoto: Riddle of The Assassin's Group
The epic tales of Saotome Mondonosuke, the "Bored Hatamoto" were told in over 25 films. As a hatamoto (bannerman, or direct retainer of the shogun) Mondonosuke has a crescent scar on his forehead, whi...
Orphaned Kiku was raised at a Buddhist temple and learned theatrical arts and martial arts as a child, which were used to put on stage productions to raise money for the temple, but also to display yo...
Ishimatsu: the One-Eyed Avenger
Some of the finest jidai-geki actors appear in this exciting and entertaining tale of intrigue and action in old Japan. Teaming up the ever-popular Misora Hibari with the greatest samurai action hero ...
Paper Crane Palanquin
The death of a samurai in a palanquin leads girl detective Oshichi to take action to crush a plot to overthrow the Shogunate.
Case of Umon: Hell’s Windmill
Umon’s services are called upon when innocent bystanders, Kayo and Minokichi, along with the ronin, Gontaro are mistakenly identified as suspects in several recent murder cases. To prove their innocen...
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...
Saotome Mondonosuke pursues the culprit who placed a malicious curse upon Shogun Tsunekichi.
The Shogun’s Guard: Valor in Turbulence
The stormy tale of the Shinsengumi is told from its birth by master filmmaker Sasaki Yasushi, with an all-star cast based on the original story by Shirai Kyoji. The battles between the royalists and S...
Happily Tied to the Road
A wandering gambler saves sisters who have no one to depend on.
There is a story about revenge between two samurai families. The Araki Mataemon was born in the province of Iga. Under the Yagyu family, he studied the art of the sword. He aided the younger brother o...
Tange Sazen: Mystery of the Twin Dragons
Tange Sazen and his gang guard the dragon-shaped incense burner that holds the key to hidden treasures.
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A young, feisty woman named Osome searches for her true love in the midst of a family crisis.
A Young Rabble
When an altercation with a gangster forces Kikutaro to leave Edo, he is sent by his father to Hamamatsu to find a better direction in life. However, trouble seems to follow Kikutaro on the road leadin...
A Young Rabble 2
An adventure of a feisty girl Oyuki and Santa, a homeless child she saves.
Case of the Hidden Coin
Two siblings try to unveil the secrets behind a mysterious coin found at a murder scene.
Five swordsmen are murdered and hung in a tree and the chase is on to find the killers. Two magistrates pursue the leads to solve the crime and it leads to a potential conspiracy to kill the Shogun.
A Spectacular Showdown
One of the great stories from Japan’s rich history comes to life in this true tale of the bloody showdown between two rival yakuza gangs in the 1840’s. The battle between Boss Sukegoro of Iioka and Bo...
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....
Tales of Young Genji Kuro 2
Thanks to a secret message hidden on the two sacred swords Kaen and Suien, the samurai Genji Kurô (Nakamura Kinnosuke) found the hidden treasure of Lord Yoshitsune. When he gives a piece of the treasu...
Kunisada Chuji is a common folk hero who looks out for poor people in the country who are at the mercy of corrupt officials. Intent on fulfilling a dying wish from one of his henchmen, Asataro, to fin...
The story opens in October of 1624 when the newly appointed Shogun Iemitsu visits the famed Kan-ei temple. On his way the procession is disrupted when a small child runs into the street, a crime punis...
Secret of the Golden Coin
A princess finds life behind the protection of her brother and the high walls of the mansion to be quite dull, so she takes on another identity and lives in a small house in Edo pretending to be a sin...
The Purple Hooded Man
Kataoka Chiezo stars as Murasaki Zukin, a mysterious hero of the people who helps those in need. Now under the rule of the evil Tanuma, the people look to Murasaki Zukin more than ever, to confront an...
The Abandoned Swords
Best friends Gentaro and Sanpei become fateful enemies when Sanpei steals a secret document revealing the identity of the chosen successor to the Tokugawa Shogun. Gentaro of the Owari clan sets out to...
The Shogun’s Guard, Shinsengumi
The Shinsengumi is a special unit of ronin commissioned by the Tokugawa shogunate to counter anti-shogunate activities in Kyoto. A sinister plot to overthrow the shogun is set in motion and Kondo Isam...
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...
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...
Shadow Over Fuji
The year is 1805. Napoleon ruled Europe. Ienari is the 11th Tokugawa Shogun. An incident, which was an open official secret, took place on the foothills of Mt. Fuji. Fearing attacks from within and wi...
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Choshichiro Edo Nikki
Choshichiro Nagayori Matsudaira is a nephew of the Shogun. The third shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu's brother, Tadanaga, died as a result of an alleged plot to overthrow him. He lives among the commoners in ...
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