Chiyonosuke Azuma (東 千代之介, Azuma Chiyonosuke, 19 August 1926 – 9 November 2000) was a Japanese actor and dancer. He appeared in more than 40 films from 1954 to 1993.
Movies & TV shows
The Legend of Zipang
Veteran director Kaizo Hayashi made this post-modern samurai action adventure saga. The film centers on Jigoku-gokuraku-maru (Masahiro Takashima), a samurai on the lam. One bounty hunter hoping to col...
Battle Fever J the Movie
Egos kidnaps the children of Information Supervisor Sakaguchi, Yoko and Kenichi. They then blackmail him into stealing the blueprints and completion status of the Battle Fever robo. Tetsuzan Shogun, w...
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...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Debt of Honor
A hobo is exposing the misdeeds of a new group of people.
Minamoto no Yoshitsune
The chronicles of the life of Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159 - May 17th, 1189). He was a late Heian and early Kamakura general of the Minamoto clan of Japan. Yoshitsune was the ninth son of Minamoto no ...
Kutsukake Tokijiro: The Lonely Yakuza
Tokijiro has the unfortunate duty according to the code of the gamblers to join in the fighting when afforded a night’s stay and meals at the home of a town boss. Though he dislikes killing, the stren...
The Yagyu Military Art: The One-Eyed Ninja
The famed ninja Yagyu Jubei fights to suppress a coup d’etat plotted against Tokugawa Shogunate.
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...
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...
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 ...
Tetsunosuke, an eccentric doctor and an owner of a fencing school, takes aim against corrupt authorities.
Sazen Tange: Heavenly Clouds, Earthly Dragon
The movie depicts a Tange Sazen story. A Tange is trying to recover a masterpiece sword for his lord when he loses one of his eyes and arms. He becomes a man of hatred because his efforts are not appr...
Travels of Hibari and Chiemi
Playhouse employees Okimi and Otoshi became involved in an undercover officer's investigation of a gang when they accidentally walked in on a drug deal at their theater.
The Yagyu Military Art: One Eyed Swordsman
In the fourth film in this exciting series, and the first since losing his left eye, Yagyu Jubei is charged again with the task of protecting the Yagyu Secret Scrolls. The two scrolls are held in sepa...
A Carpenter and Children
A carpenter learns a lesson of love and humanity from five orphans and an affectionate woman. There is a winning combination of drama and humor. This is a masterpiece because of the warm friendship be...
The Warrior from Kishu
A story of young Yoshimune, the future Shogun.
The story concerns the efforts of seven master swordsman who join together to protect the new inexperienced Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune from the evil plans of the Owari Clan's corrupt Lord. It's a color...
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...
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...
Magistrate of Dice
A group of villains plotted the assassination of the Shogun in Edo.
Flowers on the Road
The daughters of drapers in Edo have to travel to Kyoto in order to attend to some business affairs. The two ladies are on their way to Kyoto when they are attacked by a group of bandits. Santaro came...
Law in Ghost Island
Upon his arrival to Dragon Island, ronin Yagi Hanzo, is propositioned by various shady individuals representing rival gangs to lend his services to them. Branded an enemy for his refusal to become inv...
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...
Runway to Hell
When Kaneko Ichinosuke aims to avenge his father who was wrongly accused of embezzlement, the samurai Kochiyama Soshun agrees to assist.
Glorious Firefighter’s Standard
Firefighter Sanji learns the secret of his birth.
Taisuke is kind-hearted but overall lacks ambition. Taizo is smarter, but given to fits of emotion and impulsive violence. The samurai brothers fight against corruption in a castle.
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.
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...
Yakuza of Ina
Yataro is a gambler who is looking for vengeance against a yakuza boss.
Lord Mito 3: All Star Version
In 1691, a terrible fire broke out in Denmacho, Yotsuya, burning down the towns around it, up to the shores of Shibaura. A month and a half later, another fire broke out, this time in Komagome, burnin...
Cases of Hanshichi
Detective Hanshichi solves 3 mysterious murder cases.
Souls in the Moonlight III
Master swordsman, Tsukue Ryunosuke is confronted by the families of his victims. Will justice be served for the lost innocent lives? The conclusion of the famed Jidaigeki series is an amazing film, wi...
Case of the Hidden Coin
Two siblings try to unveil the secrets behind a mysterious coin found at a murder scene.
Goblin in Stirrups
Kurama Tengu is a hero to the common people, saving them from the malicious attacks of Kinnoroshi and Shinsengumi.
The Medicine Case
Ooka-Echizen is accused of a crime over a pillbox.
Magistrate Toyama 3: The Whirlwind Magistrate
One of the most popular history-based characters is back when Magistrate Saemonojo Toyama no Kinsan investigates the tragic wreck of the 'Sadomaru' near Cape Kasumigaseki. The ship carrying gold bars ...
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...
A Chivalrous Spirit
An all-star cast highlights this Jidai-Geki classic. Set in the samurai era, this is the tale of period Yakuza. One of the real classics in this genre. Jirocho, an honorable and respected gang boss, u...
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...
Girl with the Fire Banner
Fearless girl firefighter Oharu and skilled firefighter Shintaro battle against their evil rivals who threaten to take over Oharu’s family’s turf.
The Scroll’s Secret
Shogun Yoshitane’s order to recover the secret scroll triggers a series of ninja warfare during the Muromachi period.
Bored Hatamoto: Idle Vassal Tribute
Master swordsman and loya 'Hatamoto' (direct vassal to the Shogun), Saotome Mondonosuke, is sent to investigate an intrigue centering on the Date Clan. The 300th film in the long and illustrious caree...
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...
Seven from Edo
When Katsukawa learns that his superior, Tatewaki, has a plan to expand his territory, he and his friends decide to take matters into their own hands. There is a lot of action in this production from ...
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...
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...
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...
Secret of The Golden Spell
One of Japan’s most popular folklore characters, Tange Sazen, the one-eyed and one-armed swordsman, must rescue the Yagyu clan from the treachery of a master plotting to take control over a sword figh...
Sasaki Kojiro, Part 2
The conclusion of the story of a swordsman. After surviving a series of daring adventures, Kojiro seems to have finally found his true love, Tone, when they are together again. His days of happiness a...
The Seven Vows, Part 2
The adventures of Goro and his fellow samurai continue in its second installment. While being held captive by the enemy pirate Ongo, Goro discovers the whereabouts of the missing seventh cross. Will h...
The Seven Vows, Part 3
The adventures of Goro and his fellow samurai concludes. After their turbulent journey, the seven crosses are finally united to reveal the secret of the royal treasure.
This most celebrated all-star movie version of the popular series features Tsukigata Ryunosuke as Mito Komon, the sage who wanders the countryside rectifying government corruption along with his faith...
Ronin Sasaki Kojiro pursues his ultimate goal of becoming a master swordsman. Along the way he encounters another great swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi.
Shimizu Port of Chivalry
An all-star cast highlights this Jidai-Geki classic. Set in the samurai era, this is the tale of period Yakuza. One of the real classics in this genre. In this dramatic portrayal of the real-life gamb...
Ghost in the Well
Harima Aoyama was a young hatamoto. He had an affair with his housemaid. She wouldn't suffer for it. He broke down her resistance because they are not intermarry classes. The young hatamoto is not abl...
Akô rôshi - Ten no maki; Chi no maki
Chronichles the story of the Forty-seven Ronin.
The Seven Vows
Toruhan, a king’s retainer, embarks on a journey to find a royal treasure that can only be revealed though secret codes hidden in seven crosses carried by his fellow samurai.
Horror film directed by Toshikazu Kôno.
Swordsman of the Two Sword Style
The story of Japan’s greatest warrior, Miyamoto Musashi, after his historic duel with Sasaki Kojiro on Ganryu Island.
The Beauty and the Dragon
A self righteous priest is tempted by a princess, a figure from the literary past who anticipates a modern woman.
The Swordsman and the Actress
A fellow member of the company named Hanjiro tells Koharu, an actress in a traveling theatrical troupe, about a keepsake folding fan that his lost love Lady Okyo gave him years ago. It turns out this ...
A Gang of Five
A group of five law enforcers search Edo for a missing sword.
A tryst between the young warrior Hagiwara Shinzaburo and beautiful Otsuyu is discovered, and the shamed Otsuyu commits suicide with her maid. Their ghosts subsequently appear to Shinzaburo. He obtain...
The Crimson Peacock
One of the greatest film serials ever to come out of Japan puts together an all-star cast in the search for the key of the Crimson Peacock, a treasure trove that will make whoever discovers it the ric...
After the Onin War ended in 1477, Kyoto was left in ashes and the nation was in complete disorder. Bands of roving samurai called the "nobushi" terrorized the country under the leadership of Akagaki G...
Fall of the Shogun's Militia
The story about the rise and fall of the famed mercenaries, Shinsengumi, who are hired by a crumbling feudal government.
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