Most Popular Titles With Mikijirô Hira
3. Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama
When poor peasants kidnap a magistrate's daughter to coerce him into reducing taxes, a wandering ronin and two renegades from the magistrate's guard take up the fight for them.
4. Seirei no mamoribito (2016– )
A mysterious spear-wielding woman named Balsa arrives in the New Yogo Kingdom. After saving Prince Chagum from a thinly veiled assassination attempt, ordered by his own father, Balsa is tasked to protect him from his father.
5. Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005)
Not Rated | 108 min | Action
Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, ... See full summary »
6. Eien no 0 (2013)
144 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A young woman and her brother explore the history of their grandfather, who died in the WW2. They start contacting the m'en who flew with him, asking them about who he was.
8. Goemon (2009)
128 min | Action, Drama, History
Based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the tale of Robin Hood, this ninja thriller follows the exploits of Goemon Ishikawa (Yôsuke Eguchi), who leaves his fighting clan after its chief... See full summary »
9. Taiyô no ôji Horusu no daibôken (1968)
Not Rated | 82 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
A boy with a mythical sword wants to protect a Norse village from an evil ice wizard and his minions, who destroyed his family's village. However, the villagers don't fully trust him and a mysterious girl with a dark secret befriends him.
13. Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (1988)
135 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A demonic reincarnation of a Japanese general from the 10th century appears in the early 20th century Tokyo with a mission to destroy the blooming city.
14. Rampo (1994)
R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery
Edogawa Rampo is a writer whose latest work is censored by the government, deemed too disturbing and injurious to the public to be allowed to be published. However, after burning his drafts... See full summary »
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15. The Inheritance (1962)
107 min | Drama
Two-hundred million yen is up for grabs in a dying businessman's will. The businessman intends to will it to his 3 illegitimate children, but his associates scheme to take advantage of the situation.
16. Operetta tanuki goten (2005)
111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Amechiyo (The banished prince) falls in love with Tanukihime (a princess of raccoon dog disguised to human). This is an Operetta which includes comedy, singing and dancing, and a love story.
17. Shiro Amakusa, the Christian Rebel (1962)
100 min | Drama, History, War
In the year 1637 in Shimabara of Tokugawa-era Japan, oppressed peasant Christians revolt against the shogunate with the aid of a charismatic Christian rebel leader Shiro Amakusa.
18. Atsuhime (2008– )
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 »
19. The Great Killing (1964)
Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Drama
A Shogunate Elder connives to rule Japan by making his puppet, the Shogun's brother Tsunashige, the next Shogun. The best strategist in Japan, Yamaga, leads a plot to stop the Elder, but ... See full summary »
20. Jipangu (1990)
119 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Jigoku is a samurai outlaw who is on the run with his motley bunch of followers. There's a bounty on his head with a cute female bounty hunter named Yuri The Pistol who's an ace gunslinger ... See full summary »
22. Shokutaku no nai ie (1985)
143 min | Drama
This gripping docudrama is a fictionalized account of what could happen to a Japanese family when one of their sons shames them in front of the entire nation.
25. Utamaro: Yume to shiriseba (1977)
140 min | Biography
Follows the life of the famous classical printmaker, Utamaro Kitagawa, set during the time when Utamaro is commissioned to produce pornographic woodblocks.
28. Amagi goe (1983)
99 min | Drama
Japan in the 1940s. A high school boy went into a magic encounter with Ozuka Hana, a geisha (pub-girl) when he traveled through Amagi Pass. A mysterious murder took place afterwards, an ... See full summary »
33. Gohiki no shinshi (1966)
92 min | Action, Drama
Fresh out of prison, a broken man reluctantly takes a job to kill three men, but changes his mind when some gangsters target the same men. He then tries to find out why the men are being targeted in the first place.
39. Legacy of SOMA: Aonoran (2015)
138 min | Drama, Romance
"Soma(Yuki Amami), lived as a fortune teller who was a strong and gentle woman. 10 years ago she was driven out of her country when it was invaded. Then there is, Kojiro Masakado(Kenichi ... See full summary »
40. Tokugawa bugei-chô: Yagyû san-dai no ken (1993– )
712 min | Drama
Yagyu Sekishusai is a consumate swordsman teaching the Yagyu Shinkage style of fencing from his family dojo. His ambition has always been to achieve fame for the Yagyu clan. His son ... See full synopsis »
42. Akai kage-bôshi (1962)
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, ... See full summary »
47. Sanada fûunroku (1963)
100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, History
Osaka in the early 1600s, aftermath of the historical Battle of Sekigahara; a group of orphan children are wandering through the battlefield scavenging for armour when they encounter a ... See full summary »
48. Chieko-sho (1967)
125 min | Drama
Takamura, poet and sculptor, is married to Chieko, who also has artistic desires. However, she is becoming increasingly aware that she can not match her husband's work.
53. Sôshun monogatari (1985)
96 min | Drama, Romance
A university student Hitomi falls in love with a middle-aged man Okawa, who was the lover of her deceased mother. Hitomi's feelings shift back and forth as she is not sure whether it is ... See full summary »
60. Jinsei gekijo: zoku hisha kaku (1963)
96 min | Crime
Serving his prison time after the events of the first movie, Hishakaku discovers that Otoyo is working as a prostitute in Manchuria. He travels to China to save the woman he still loves, only to get involved in a battle he can never win.
64. Samurai Justice: Assistance in a Duel (2004 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama
The samurai Akiyama Daijiro is asked to help a young boy who tries to bring the man who murdered his father to justice. In the course of their quest they uncover a plot by one of the clan officials that could change the course of history.
67. Keiji no manazashi (2013– )
54 min | Drama
Based on the same-titled novel, Natsume Nobuhito is an ex-officer at the juvenile detention center, who is newly transferred to the East Ikebukuro Police department. From a job that ... See full summary »