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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Rainbow Kids, The (2006) as Director
Three men, known as the Rainbow Kids, kidnap an old woman for money. But the act becomes far more complicated than they anticpated.
2.
Dixieland Daimyo (1987) as Director
3.
Battle Cry (1978) as Director
4.
5.
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970) as Director
With a price on his head, Ichi seeks tranquillity in a favorite village. Since his last visit, it has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro, the son of a merchant rumored to have stolen gold from the shogunate. The boss has hired Yojimbo as his hard-drinking enforcer, but Yojimbo is both a spy for the shogunate, trying to find the gold, and in love with the merchant's unwilling mistress, Umeno. Ichi hires on as the merchant's masseur and buys Umeno's freedom with his employer's own money. This embarrasses Yojimbo who withdraws from a pact with Ichi to stir up trouble between father and son and their gangs. As the two sides fight, Ichi finds the gold and sets up a final set of confrontations.
6.
Red Lion (1969) as Director
Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt officials and businessmen.
7.
Akage (1969)
Between the Edo and Meiji periods in Japan, a regimental soldier goes to the station post of his hometown where he dons a red wig in order to feign a promotion in rank and tries to help his people.
8.
Nikudan (1968)
In the summer of 1945, a 21-year-old "human bullet" in the Kamikaze Unit sits inside a drum with a torpedo. As he floats on the oscean awaiting his death, he looks back on a short life.
9.
Kiru (1968)
The heartlessness of the warrior class is shown through two protagonists, a failed samurai and a reckless young peasant. ,
10.
Kill (1968) as Director
Genta, a samurai warrior, is ordered to kill his best friend. After carrying out the command, he rejects the samurai way and devotes himself to a spiritual inner quest. Genta encounters a young farmer who entreats him to interfere in the efforts of a band of hired ronin to put down an uprising by the farmer's peasant friends.
11.
The Emperor and a General (1968) as Director
Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the military officers who propose to fight on, even to the death of every Japanese citizen. Emperor Hirohito, however, joins with his ministers in asking the unthinkable, the peaceful surrender of Japan. When the military plots a coup to overthrow the Emperor's civilian government, Anami must face the choice between his desires and loyalty to his Emperor.
12.
Nihon no Ichiban Nagai Hi (1967)
Based on the true account of Japan's last 24 hours before the end of World War II. The film shows the ambivalance of top government officials and a planned coup d'etat by young military officers.
13.
The Sword of Doom (1966) as Director
Through his unconscionable actions against others, a sociopath samurai builds a trail of vendettas that follow him closely.
14.
Fort Graveyard (1966) as Director
15.
Samurai (1965)
February 17 to March 3, 1860, inside Edo castle. A group of assassins wait by Sakurada Gate to kill the lord of the House of Ii, a powerful man in the Tokugawa government, which has ruled Japan for 300 years. They suspect a traitor in their midst, and their suspicions fall on Niiro, an impoverished ronin who dreams of samurai status, and Kurihara, an aristocratic samurai who befriends Niiro. Niiro longs to identify his father, knowing he is a high-ranking official who will disclose himself only if Niiro achieves samurai status. With American ships in Japan's harbors, cynicism among the assassins, and change in the air, Niiro resolves to reach ends that may prove ephemeral.
16.
Samurai Assassin (1965) as Director
17.
Eburiman shi no Yuga na Seikatsu (1963)
A man with an ordinary life gets drunk and announces that he will write something for a magazine. After he sobers up, he writes a novella, using himself as a model for the hero.
18.
Warring Clans (1963) as Director
19.
Operation X (1963) as Director
20.
Jigoku no Utage (1961)
Tobe sells poronographic photographs and plans to use some negatives to blackmail Itami, his former superior in the army, who is now a company president. Then, learning that Itami has recently died, Tobe joins with the man's secretary in looking for Itami's stash of embezzled money.
21.
Westward Desperado (1961) as Director
22.
Ankokugai no Taiketsu (1960)
A good-natured detective who has been demoted on corruption charges ia assigned to a district in the city that is dominated by two powerful gangster families,
23.
Ankokugai no kaoyaku (1959)
Ryuta and Mineo Komatsu are brothers, both yakuza (gangsters). Mineo, although complicit in crime, even murder, wants out of the gangster life, hoping to become a successful singer instead. Ryuta loves his brother, but Mineo's possible defection presents problems for the gang, and Ryuta realizes he must kill his brother if he wants to survive.
24.
Dokuritsu Gurentai (1959)
During World War II, a war corresondent in China seeks out the unit nicknamed "The Desperados" and negotiates with a lieutenant and a group of thieves to learn the truth behind a suicide incident.

Cast (feature film)

25.
Dokuritsu Shonen Gasshoudan (2000) as School Head
In the early 70's, while Japanese students are pushing for political change, 15-year-old Michio's father dies suddenly. Sent to live in the Dokoritsu Orphanage for Boys, Michio finds companionship with Yasuo, a lead soprano in the orphanage choir. As the country changes outside the orphanage, the tw

Writer (feature film)

26.
Dixieland Daimyo (1987) as Screenwriter
27.
Battle Cry (1978) as Screenwriter
28.
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970) as Screenwriter
With a price on his head, Ichi seeks tranquillity in a favorite village. Since his last visit, it has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro, the son of a merchant rumored to have stolen gold from the shogunate. The boss has hired Yojimbo as his hard-drinking enforcer, but Yojimbo is both a spy for the shogunate, trying to find the gold, and in love with the merchant's unwilling mistress, Umeno. Ichi hires on as the merchant's masseur and buys Umeno's freedom with his employer's own money. This embarrasses Yojimbo who withdraws from a pact with Ichi to stir up trouble between father and son and their gangs. As the two sides fight, Ichi finds the gold and sets up a final set of confrontations.
29.
Red Lion (1969) as Screenwriter
Impersonating an Imperial Army officer by wearing a "red lion's mane", a poor servant returns to his village after 10 years of absence to end the village's suffering caused by corrupt officials and businessmen.
30.
Kill (1968) as Screenwriter
Genta, a samurai warrior, is ordered to kill his best friend. After carrying out the command, he rejects the samurai way and devotes himself to a spiritual inner quest. Genta encounters a young farmer who entreats him to interfere in the efforts of a band of hired ronin to put down an uprising by the farmer's peasant friends.
31.
Fort Graveyard (1966) as Screenwriter
32.
Ironfinger (1965)
33.
Operation X (1963) as Screenwriter
34.
Westward Desperado (1961) as Screenwriter

Editing (feature film)

35.
Kill (1968) as Film Editor
Genta, a samurai warrior, is ordered to kill his best friend. After carrying out the command, he rejects the samurai way and devotes himself to a spiritual inner quest. Genta encounters a young farmer who entreats him to interfere in the efforts of a band of hired ronin to put down an uprising by the farmer's peasant friends.

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