Hiroyuki Nagato (長門裕之, Nagato Hiroyuki, 10 January 1934 – 21 May 2011) was the stage name of the Japanese actor Akio Kato (加藤晃夫).He starred in Season of the Sun, Endless Desire, My Second Brother, Stolen Desire, and Sukeban Deka, and Yo-Yo Girl Cop.
Movies & TV shows
Shodo Girls: Blue Blue Sky
Shinko (Karin Aiba) is a high school student from Hamamatsu. Due to university admission pressures, she struggles with her mother. She hasn't really made conversation with her mom in a year. Shinko's ...
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A Chinese man named Steelhead is hoping for a better life in Japan. Unable to find honest work and bullied into the shadows with his fellow Chinese illegal immigrants, he eventually finds himself asce...
Penguins in the sky - Asahiyama zoo
Hokkaido is the northernmost zoo in Japan. After years of being bullied at school, a new zoo keeper has more affection for insects than people. As the zoo is facing a financial crisis, Takizawa has be...
The mother of Shio Asami is an opera singer. She gave up on becoming an opera singer because of her father's business troubles. Shio was entrapped by Moe Midorikawa and he won the opera contest. A com...
Yagyu Conspiracy RETOLD
The classic tale retold. This is one of Japan’s most popular stories in a brand new version starring the great Matsukata Hiroki following in the footsteps of Yorozuya Kinnosuke as Yagyu Tajima, the g...
Takashi Miike directs a stage version of Zatoichi, the tale of the blind swordsman.
Yume no mani mani
Recently appointed dean at a film school, Kimuro Hajime develops a special concern for one of his students, Daisuke. The brash, headstrong young man is fixated on with the Second World War. He feels a...
Switching - Goodbye Me
After his parent's divorce, Kazuo Saito moved with his mother from Onomichi and had to leave his girlfriend behind. Kazuo was surprised to see his childhood friend Kazumi at his new school. He feels e...
Song of Goodbye
It is the second work of the Oita trilogy of Obayashi . Following " Nigori Snow ", Ise Masazo draws a song written by composers and songwriter "Farewell of 22 years old " as a motif and draws a story ...
Yo-Yo Girl Cop
A plot by student radicals to create anarchy in Japan must be stopped by "K", who was recruited by a police organization. She has a hi-tech steel yo-yo and a new name, but she has to go to an elite hi...
A Hardest Night!!
A celebration of the ancient art of Japanese rakugo, roughly translated as “comic storytelling”. The film is interspersed with numerous funerals and wakes, songs, dances, and often disgustingly crude ...
Yakuza film directed by Hiroki Matsukata.
The Man in White Part 2: Requiem for the Lion
A rowdy, young yakuza takes revenge against a gang of thousands for the death of his boss.
The Man in White
Azusa Moribe went on a killing spree to avenge his father's murder.
Minami accidentally killed his brother's criminal associate. Minami had to conduct a search after the body of the man who was murdered was not found. He took a rest at the isolated hotel that he found...
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Iwago's wife is Kiwa. He buys young girls from poor families and sells them to geisha houses. He is successful but Kiwa doesn't like his work. Iwago buys a young girl from a man who wanted to sell her...
Iwago has a devoted wife called Kiwa. He buys young girls from poor families and sells them to geisha houses, as a former wrestling champion. Although she accepts his money, Kiwa doesn't like his work...
Date Masamune: The One-Eyed Dragon's Love and Ambition
The live of the daimyo Date Masamune
House of Sleeping Beauties
About an establishment where old men pay to sleep besides young girls that had been narcotized and happen to be naked, the sleeping beauties. The old men are expected to take sleeping pills and share ...
Bored Hatamoto: Letter of Death
Bored Hatamoto film
A Samurai's Sorrow
One day poison is discovered in the shogun's food. The brilliant swordsman Mondo sets out to save Japan's leader from certain death.
Famed onnagata (a man who plays women's parts in Kabuki), Tamasaburo Bando follows up on the success of his directorial debut, Gekashitsu, with this soft-focused romance about love and obligation, bas...
Faraway Sunset tells the story of the famed bacteriologist who is known to have discovered the agent that cause syphilis, and for his relentless search for a cure to yellow fever. As a toddler, his mo...
The Oil-Hell Murder
The indolent son of an oil vendor became a regular customer of a prostitution service, racked up a mountain of debt, and was disowned by his parents.
The rise to power of the famed Lady Kasuga no Tsubone, who established the 'Ooku' (the women's quarters at Edo castle) and acted as nursemaid to Tokugawa Iemitsu, the future 3rd Shogun is chronicled i...
Based on actual events that occurred in Hokkaido, Japan, 1915. Rimeinzu: Utsukushiki yuusha-tachi tells the story of a group of bear hunters that are tracking a 900 pound brown bear nicknamed Red Spot...
Several disgraced prostitutes in Edo's red light district attempt to regain their honor by defending a brothel from a hostile militia near the end of the Japanese civil war.
A Sandcastle Model Family Home
An opportune salaryman moves his family into a model mansion for 12 months; unfortunately, they must allow prospective buyers to trek through their home during business hours.
Four Days of Snow and Blood
Based on the "2.26 Incident", an attempted coup d'état in Japan 1936, launched by radical ultra-nationalist parts of the military. Several leading politicians were killed and the center of Tokyo was b...
Tokugawa Shogun III hates his oldest son Takechiyo and all his love goes to his younger son Tokumatsu. One day, he tells Takechiyo to go to Yedo. Takechiyo is under the watch of Hotta Masamori, the he...
On August 9, 1945, the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. This film, based on a story by Mitsukaru Inoue, describes the daily life of people in Nagasaki the day before that fateful event. I...
Sukeban Deka the Movie 2: Counter-Attack of the Kazama Sisters
After the events of the previous film, the 17 years-old Sukeban Deka III, Yui Kazama, works for the Juvenile Security Bureau along with her older sisters Yuka and Yuma. The leader of this organization...
When a gun belonging to a police officer is stolen, it ends up in the hands of a student, who decides to use it on a yakuza who beat him recently. Now the police officer is hot on the student’s trail,...
Ore wa otokoda! kanketsu-hen
Based on the comic book by Mutsumi Tsukumov
Sukeban Deka: The Movie
After the events of the TV series, the 18 year old Yoko Godai has abandoned her special agent name and is now studying for college entrance exams. She accidentally bumped into a young man named Kazuo ...
South to the Horizon
Tetsu gets into an argument with some Okinawa yakuza and is murdered by them. His brother Ryo comes to Okinawa shortly thereafter and teams up with Tetsu's girlfriend and Max an ex US soldier to extra...
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Alone in the Rain
Yoko Takahashi's directorial debut.
A Bridge of Tears
Japanese drama film.
The life of Tokugawa Ieyasu was chronicled in the story.
Deep in the mountains of Japan a dam is scheduled to be built, thus forcing a relocation of the farmers. One of them is 78-year-old Denzo, whose son and his wife consider him senile. Left alone, he be...
The Imperial Navy
The true story of the final voyage and ultimate destruction and sinking of the battleship Yamato, Japan's greatest flagship during the Second World War, is being told in a lavish retelling.
This Is Noriko
Fictionalized account of 20-year-old Noriko Tsuji, a real-life victim of a severe birth defect which afflicted 8,000 Japanese, children whose mothers took the sedative thalidomide during pregnancy. Ts...
Kendo, friendship, family. A coming-of-age movie based on the same-name novel by Takahashi Michizuna, who won the Sasakawa Prize.
Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron
Kumokiri Nizaemon, a former samurai warrior, has abandoned his class to become the leader of a gang of thieves. He leads his outlaws in an attempt to rob the castle of his former clan.
Tadao decides to comes back from Tokyo to live in his home town, in the countryside. He stays at his parents place and finds a job, repairing transistor and television. He catches up with his friend T...
Gambling Code and Feuds
It is the first Toei yakuza film directed by Akinori Matsuo, who was active in action movies. The movie was made in the 70's and 80's and was a local yakuza movie. The film depicts a war between a sto...
Proof of the Man
When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There is a New York City detective named Shuftan who is with him.
The Visitor in the Eye
Komori Tiaki is a budding tennis student, however one day in training her coach hits the ball into her eye accidentally. She is taken to hospital but it advised that she will never regain the sight in...
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Akai Giwaku. Sachiko is the 17-year old daughter of radiotherapist Professor Oshima. After exposure to radiation in the hospital, she develops leukemia. As if that was not enough trouble for one life...
My Voiceless Friends
A man who survived the war carries the will of his comrades in arms, walking across the country visiting the bereaved families.
Organized Crime: Killer's Glory
A professional lone-wolf hitman comes to his blood brother's aid when his boss is brutally murdered by an unknown yakuza faction.
Red Peony Gambler: Execution of Duty
There is a final chapter in the Hibotan Bakuto series. Oryu the Red Peony visited an old dying Boss of an ally family and promised her that she would help guide the new Boss. There is a turf war break...
The Kanto Scarlet Cherry Gang
The Ni Family is a group of firefighters. When their leader dies, Tsuruji becomes the boss. Will she be able to stop the gang from taking over the area?
Film from 1969.
Authentic action drama of modern gangsters.
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...
Rainbow Over the Pacific
Rainbow Over the Pacific is a tale of romance that moves from the streets of Tokyo to the islands of Hawaii as it weaves the story of two star-crossed lovers--Hideo (Yukio Hashi), an aspiring photogra...
New Prison Walls of Abashiri
Suehiro Katsuji fought gangs and Chinese merchants during the post-war period.
Story of a nineteen-year-old office girl who loses her virginity.
How to Make a Big Hit
Japanese comedy film.
The Domain: Duel at Thunder Gate
The life of entertainers in Asakusa’s pleasure quarters. An exciting yakuza story with superb action.
The Domain: Kanda Festival Showdown
The Domain: Kanda Festival Showdown
Debt of Honor
A hobo is exposing the misdeeds of a new group of people.
The Actress vs. the Greedy Sharks
Framed by his enemies, Manbe finds himself imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit. His only hope lies with his daughter Yuki who takes it upon herself to clear his name.
Showdown of Men
Silence Has No Wings
Following the journey of a caterpillar along the Japanese islands from Nagasaki to Hokkaido, this oblique first feature film by Kuroki depicts in exquisite images a series of encounters and life's tur...
Code of Ruffians
The Jinya Group has seven days to complete a mountain road project or it will lose a major dam construction job to the Ojika Group.
True Osaka Grit
Based on a novel by Kôen Hasegawa
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 ...
The Domain: Kanto Legends of Chivalry
Third part of Nihon Kyokakuden series is set in Kanto in 1924. Ken Takakura playing a ship's mate befriending fish shop owners harassed by yakuza.
The Radish and the Carrot
A company executive learns that his brother stole money. He gives money to his younger brother. He vanished suddenly.
The feud between the two delivery companies heated up when the head of Kibamasa fell ill.
Japanese comedy film.
An Impudent Man
Naomasa is the former lord of Okayama Castle and the head of the Iseda family. Naomasa was sent to Europe for his liberal lifestyle.
Japanese comedy film.
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Life of a Flower
The story chronicles the life of Ii Naosuke.
Twin Sisters of Kyoto
In this Japanese drama, a dry goods merchant's daughter is surprised to discover that she has a twin sister. In rural Japan it was thought that twins bring bad luck, so the sister was abandoned at bir...
The Insect Woman
A woman, Tome, is born to a lower class family in Japan in 1918. The title refers to an insect, repeating its mistakes, as in an infinite circle. Imamura, with this metaphor, introduces the life of To...
Tattoo of Love
Gambler Hantaro risks his life and reputation to save young Onaka from a shady lifestyle.
Escape from Hell
This suspense drama set in the mid 1700's depicts the plan of the Tokugawa rulers to send a number of homeless men to a remote island Sado to perform forced labor. Living conditions on the island are ...
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 ...
Life of Hishakaku 2
Upon his release from the prison, Hishakaku joins the Kikkyo family who is struggling to regain their turf from their rival, Domoto family. To reciprocate the kindness of the Kikkyos, Hishakaku heads ...
The story of a young girl who moves to Tokyo.
The Broken Commandments
Years after his father told him not to reveal his lower-caste heritage, he contemplates confiding in an activist fighting against discrimination.
The film is a haunting tale of unrequited love and postwar disillusion. The story of the fatal attraction between a spineless intellectual and a strong woman is not new.
There was an armed robbery of a truck carrying a billion dollars worth of Mint paper. They decided to sell them the idea that they needed the best counterfeiter in Japan in order to make the fake bill...
I Hate But Love
A celebrity leaving fast-paced Tokyo to deliver a jeep to a remote village because he was dissatisfied with his personal and professional lives. When his controlling manager follows him, he must recon...
Cat Changed Into Tiger
A life insurance agent has a drinking problem causing him to lose his company a fortune. He heads to another town to sell insurance, but to his surprise, the elderly are all healthy thanks to a specia...
A detective sets out on a manhunt to catch a murderer before the crime's statue of limitations runs out.
The Sleeping Beast Within
When a middle aged salaryman learns that he is being used by drug traffickers, he fires back at the bosses with destructive consequences.
The Law's Bloody Wounds
An action masterpiece depicts the Brotherhood of a younger brother who breaks the gang rules and the law, and an older brother who prays for his brother's happiness while becoming a mobster.
The Warped Ones
A juvenile delinquent gets out of the pen and immediately begins a rampage of anger, most of which was directed at the girlfriend of the journalist who helped send him up.
Smashing the 0-Line
A reporter who is so ambitious that he will sell out anyone, including his partner and the drug dealer he is sleeping with, to get a scoop. When a female gang boss abducts his sister, what happens?
The Third Dead Angle
Both Kaji and Yoshikawa are alumni and both work for Aoyama, who is trying to buy Toho. One day, Yoshikawa is ordered to look into the information leak which caused the company's stock price to plunge...
An action drama similar to Wyler's "The Desperate Hours", adapted by Seiji Hoshikawa of "Tasogare no Tokyo Tower" based on Shinji Fujiwara's original work. Jiro, who had been unable to rehabilitate b...
Set in an old merchant house in Kyoto, the film traces the passing of an era through the story of a parent and child.
The Age of Our Own
Minami Yasuo, a college student, lives with Yuriko who has become the mistress of a foreigner named Wilson. Whenever Wilson comes, Yasuo spends his time in the tea-shop "La Gana." Yasuo is asked by hi...
My Second Brother
Four orphans living in an impoverished mining town are the subject of the film. An adaptation of a best-selling book based on the diary of a ten-year-old girl, it was one of the first films to deal wi...
A troupe of travelling actors who alternate highlights of kabuki theatre with strip shows are the subject of a ribald tale.
Osaka no kaze
A group of five, four men and one woman gather in the basement of a butcher shop to dig up a cache of morphine buried during the war. A grimly humorous tale of twisted relationships as one by one each...
Okinawa no Tami
With the background of the Battle of Okinawa, he draws a semi-documentary image of each individual person under an unusual psychological state of war. Furukawa Takumi of “Backlight” is adapted and dir...
Tonari no yome
A Japanese film.
Season of the Sun
The film tells the story of a group of high school boxing team members who spend their days drinking, sailing and chasing girls, and who more often than not spend their nights getting into brawls. In ...
Love is Lost
Based on the novel by Torahiko Tamiya.
Children Hand in Hand
Though less well known than Susumu Hani’s celebrated 1963 remake, Hiroshi Inagaki’s Children Hand in Hand is nonetheless a heartbreaking portrait of childhood kindness and cruelty—and, by implication,...
The Life of Matsu the Untamed
Matsugoro is a poor rickshaw driver whose animated spirit and optimistic demeanor make him a favorite of the town. Matsu helps an injured boy, Toshio, and is hired by the boy's parents.
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