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1. The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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75 Metascore

The blind masseur/swordsman comes to a town in control of warring gangs, and while bunking with a farming family, he meets two women with their own agenda.

Director: Takeshi Kitano | Stars: Takeshi Kitano, Tadanobu Asano, Yui Natsukawa, Michiyo Ohkusu

Votes: 41,773 | Gross: $0.85M

2. Miss Hokusai (2015)

PG-13 | 93 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

6.7
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74 Metascore

The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.

Directors: Keiichi Hara, Stephanie Sheh, Michael Sinterniklaas | Stars: Yutaka Matsushige, Anne Watanabe, Erica Lindbeck, Richard Epcar

Votes: 1,171 | Gross: $0.22M

3. Millennium Actress (2001)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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70 Metascore

A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Miyoko Shôji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa, Shôzô Îzuka

Votes: 15,931 | Gross: $0.04M

4. Samurai Rebellion (1967)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

8.4
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The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Tsukasa, Gô Katô, Tatsuyoshi Ehara

Votes: 7,863

5. Kakushi ken oni no tsume (2004)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Votes: 4,897 | Gross: $0.04M

6. Neko zamurai (2014)

100 min | Comedy, History

6.4
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Masterless Samurai Kyutaro Madarame is hired by a dog-loving gang to get rid of their rival gang's beloved pet, an adorable white cat. Upon raising his sword, however, he cannot bring ... See full summary »

Directors: Takeshi Watanabe, Yoshitaka Yamaguchi | Stars: Kazuki Kitamura, Yôsuke Asari, Yoriko Dôguchi, Kaoru Hirata

Votes: 213

7. Lady Ninja Kaede 2 (2009)

70 min | Action, Comedy

3.9
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Erotica and martial arts are some very powerful skills used by ninja nun Kaede. Her goal is to infiltrate a religious cult, but is put under a sex spell by them.

Director: Takayuki Kagawa | Stars: Luna Akatsuki, Kôji Fujiyoshi, Kazu Itsuki, Hideo Kato

Votes: 106

8. Katanagatari (2010– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Kyotoryuu, the legendary sword fighting stance is passed down from father to son. Shichika and his sister Nanami are the sole remaining descendants of theYasuri household and Shichika alone... See full summary »

Stars: Yoshimasa Hosoya, Yukari Tamura, Masako Ikeda, Haruka Tomatsu

Votes: 636

9. Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi (1968)

85 min | Drama, Horror

6.5
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The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up of three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head,... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Fumio Watanabe, Reiko Mikasa

Votes: 212

10. Bushi no kondate (2013)

122 min | Drama, History

6.8
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During the Edo Period of Japan, an excellent cook marries the heir to a renowned cooking family. However, her husband is a terrible chef. With the help of her new mother-in-law, she begins to teach him the ways of the culinary arts.

Director: Yûzô Asahara | Stars: Aya Ueto, Kengo Kôra, Kimiko Yo, Riko Narumi

Votes: 269

11. Ryômaden (2010– )

Drama, History

8.5
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1880's Meiji Japan. It is almost twenty years since the end of the Samurai Era in Japan, one time Tosa Clansman, successful business industrialist, mogul, & founder of Mitsubishi ... See full summary »

Stars: Masaomi Kondô, Masaharu Fukuyama, Jeffrey Rowe, Andrez Bergen

Votes: 87

12. Jin (2009– )

54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.3
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The story follows a brain surgeon named, Minakata Jin, who has spent the last two years in anguish, as his fiancee lies in a vegetative state after an operation he performed. One day, he ... See full summary »

Stars: Miki Nakatani, Takao Ohsawa, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 245

13. Tokugawa irezumi-shi: Seme jigoku (1969)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.0
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High demand for tattooed geisha generates an entire industry for their "production". Europeans pay more for tattooed beauties. Against this background, and considering the gorgeous tattooed... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Asao Koike, Yumiko Katayama

Votes: 211

14. The Ghost of Yotsuya (1959)

76 min | Horror

7.1
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The ghost of a samurai's wife takes revenge on her husband.

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Shigeru Amachi, Noriko Kitazawa, Katsuko Wakasugi, Shuntarô Emi

Votes: 770

15. Inochi bô ni furô (1971)

121 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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The story takes place in feudal Japan, when any commerce with the rest of the world was strictly prohibited. An idealist suddenly appears in an isolated inn (the one that the title refers ... See full summary »

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Komaki Kurihara, Wakako Sakai, Kan'emon Nakamura

Votes: 270

16. Higurashi no ki (2014)

129 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Takashi Koizumi | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Jun'ichi Okada, Maki Horikita, Mieko Harada

Votes: 80

17. Neko zamurai: Minami no shima e iku (2015)

85 min | Comedy, History

5.5
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Director: Takeshi Watanabe | Stars: Kazuki Kitamura, Moto Fuyuki, Hana Kino, Kanna Mori

Votes: 33

18. Neko zamurai (2013– )

30 min | Action, Comedy, History

8.2
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A humorless samurai, nearly desperate for work, agrees to assassinate a goblin cat that is accused of possessing a man's soul.

Stars: Kazuki Kitamura, Kaoru Hirata, Kaori Takahashi, Megumi Yokoyama

Votes: 38

19. Ôoku (2010)

116 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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In the year 1716 a mysterious epidemic strickens the country of Japan, dropping the population of men to 1/4th of its prior state... See full synopsis »

Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Kazunari Ninomiya, Maki Horikita, Hiroshi Tamaki

Votes: 243

20. Sakuradamon-gai no hen (2010)

137 min | History

6.0
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The Sakurada Gate Incident recounts the story of Mito Domain Samurai coming off house arrest named Seki Tetsunosuke (played by Osawa Takao). He along with other prominent Mito Clansmen are ... See full summary »

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Kyoko Hasegawa, Minosuke Bandô, Akira Emoto

Votes: 45

21. Atsuhime (2008– )

Drama

8.5
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Atsuhime (Princess Atsu) is the story of the real life Princess Atsu of the Satsuma Domain of Japan during the final years of the Tokugawa Shogunate. In a move to influence the Shogunate ... See full summary »

Stars: Takehiro Hira, Marina Kozawa, Hiroki Miyake, Aoi Miyazaki

Votes: 106

22. Hokusai (1953)

23 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.7
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A documentary about the life and art of wood-block artist Katsushika Hokusai.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Star: Yoshi Katô

Votes: 190

23. Moeyo-ken (1966)

91 min | Action

6.1
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Set during the last days of the Tokugawa (Edo) Period, Moeyo-ken tells the story of Hijikata Toshizo and the Shinsengumi. Hijikata Toshizo is a samurai eager to test his skills and sword ... See full summary »

Director: Hirokazu Ichimura | Stars: Tetsuko Kobayashi, Asahi Kurizuka, Shun'ya Wazaki

Votes: 16

24. Visite à Hokusai (2014 Video)

52 min | Documentary

7.0
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A look at the work of Japanese woodblock printing artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).

Director: Jean-Pierre Limosin | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Frédéric Cerdal, Jérôme Keen, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Votes: 6

25. Ôoku: Eien - Emonnosuke · Tsunayoshi-hen (2012)

124 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Director: Fuminori Kaneko | Stars: Masaaki Sakai, Takahiro Miura, Toshiyuki Nishida, Kankurô Kudô

Votes: 51

26. Gokuhi: Onna gômon (1968)

80 min

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Director: Haku Komori | Stars: Naomi Tani, Kemi Ichiboshi, Reiko Ôtsuki, Midori Hinoki

27. Onna sazen: Nuretsubame katate giri (1969 TV Movie)

Action, Drama, History

7.2
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One-eyed, one-armed swordswoman O-kin lives in the small town. She is a great fighter and owns a very rare sword named ""The Drenched Swallow". Local daimyo wants to take it for himself. ... See full summary »

Director: Kimiyoshi Yasuda | Stars: Michiyo Ohkusu, Kôjirô Hongô, Takashi Kanda, Asao Koike

Votes: 21

28. Ôoku: Tanjô - Arikoto · Iemitsu-hen (2012– )

Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Stars: Masato Sakai, Mikako Tabe, Kôki Tanaka, Hiroyuki Hirayama

Votes: 16

29. Ôedo sôsamô (1970–1980)

Action

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Stars: Tetsurô Sagawa, Takeya Nakamura, Ryô Kurosawa, Eiko Ezaki

30. Ninjani sanjou! Mirai e no tatakai (2014)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Director: Masanori Inoue | Stars: Shô Hirano, Tomohiro Kamiyama, Zakoba Katsura, Akito Kiriyama

31. Kage no Densetsu (1985 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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Votes: 17

32. Nishikie edosugata hatamoto to machiyakko (1939)

65 min | Drama

7.4
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A cheerful period drama, sprinkled with comical scenes tells the story of a loyal and handsome Edo servant who fights to help his older brother marry the woman he loves.

Director: Kazuo Mori | Stars: Shinpachirô Asaka, Utaemon Ichikawa, Yaeko Kumoi, Wakako Kunitomo

Votes: 22

33. Ninja purinsesu (1985 Video Game)

Action, Adventure

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34. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai go wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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After the check-up with Oyoji, Courtesan Nokaze asks Jin to see another patient. He discovers a former courtesan in the last stages of syphilis. There is no cure, since penicillin has not ... See full summary »

Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 5

35. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai hachi wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Kyotaru sells his late father's treasured tea cups to buy a pair of glasses for Hatsune, a prostitute he first met while guarding Jin at Yoshiwara. With Ogata dead, Jin must prove his ... See full summary »

Director: Ryûtarô Kawashima | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 5

36. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai ichi wa (2009)

93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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A twenty-first century Japanese physician finds himself in mid-nineteenth century Japan and soon becomes involved in court intrigue and medical emergencies requiring his futuristic skills.

Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 7

37. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai jû wa (2009)

51 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 8

38. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai kyû wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.7
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Director: Daisuke Yamamuro | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 6

39. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai nana wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.2
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It is 1863. Jin recognizes that it is the beginning of the Bakumatsu period. Ryoma, (a prominent historical figure who fights for the creation of a modern government, to prevent ... See full summary »

Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 5

40. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai ni wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Having noticed a slight change in the photo of his fiancé and him, Jin wonders if saving Ryoma has altered the future. He decides to try to stay out of events in the village to prevent ... See full summary »

Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 5

41. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai roku wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.0
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With Jin's growing popularity, the Study of Medicine Office find him a threat to their livelihood and status as the medical authority. A surgical instrument of Saburi's is found in the room... See full summary »

Director: Daisuke Yamamuro | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 5

42. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai san wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Now that Jin has Koan Ogata, the supervisor of the Western Medicinal Office for the village, and his team on his side, Jin begins to create a large-scale plan. He asks if rubber hoses exist... See full summary »

Director: Daisuke Yamamuro | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 5

43. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Dai yon wa (2009)

46 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.2
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It is now winter of 1862. Jin had confessed to Saki that he is from the future. However, she has gone about as if nothing has happened. Kiichi is an apprentice at Daikichi's shop. Ryoma has... See full summary »

Director: Ryûtarô Kawashima | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 5

44. Yarisugi Kôjî (2005– )
Episode: Episode dated 17 April 2013 (2013)

Comedy

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Stars: Kôji Imada, Kôji Higashino, Yûka Aiuchi, Ryûji Akiyama

45. Jin (2009– )
Episode: Saishû wa (2009)

68 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Director: Yûichirô Hirakawa | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Miki Nakatani, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 9

46. Highlander (1992–1998)
Episode: The Samurai (1994)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.9
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A descendant of one of Duncan's teachers comes to him claiming a long-ago promise of help, that pits Duncan against cruel Immortal Michael Kent.

Director: Dennis Berry | Stars: Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Philip Akin, Jim Byrnes

Votes: 99