Most Popular Titles With Isao Natsuyagi
1. Mai wei (2011)
R | 137 min | Action, Drama, War
In World War II-era Korea, rival runners, one Korean (Jang Dong-gun) and one Japanese (Joe Odagiri), go to war together against the Soviets.
Votes: 8,328 | Gross: $0.07M
2. Emperor (2012)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History
As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Votes: 11,520 | Gross: $3.35M
3. Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Not Rated | 121 min | Drama
Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Votes: 15,033 | Gross: $0.28M
4. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners.
5. Day of Resurrection (1980)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.
8. Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu (2001)
119 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A down-and-out businessman travels to a seaside town, where he meets a woman with unusual sexual powers.
Votes: 2,254 | Gross: $0.06M
9. The Shogun's Samurai (1978)
130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Following the death of the second Tokugawa shogun, it is revealed that he was poisoned by retainers of his son Iemitsu in hopes of gaining him the shogunate despite the stammer and ... See full summary »
10. 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.
11. Heaven and Earth (1990)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 16th century Japan, two samurai engage in massive battles across the countryside; one attempting to conquer and the other attempting to defend his land while repressing his love for a woman after taking a vow of celibacy.
Votes: 801 | Gross: $0.31M
15. Sengoku jieitai (1979)
85 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A squadron of Japanese Self-Defense Force soldiers find themselves transported through time to their country's warring states era, when rival samurai clans were battling to become the ... See full summary »
17. Kibô no kuni (2012)
Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
An earth-quake causes a nuclear crisis in a fictive Japanese prefecture. In wake of the disaster, the members of the Ono family who reside just outside the border of the mandatory ... See full summary »
18. The Last U-Boat (1993 TV Movie)
99 min | Drama, War
In 1945 an advanced type of German U-boat loaded with atomic technology en route for Japan and escorted by Japanese naval officers receives news that Germany has capitulated.
19. Nobô no shiro (2012)
144 min | Comedy, Drama, History
In the year 1590, powerful daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi nears his plan to unify all of Japan, but he comes across a floating fortress known as Oshi Castle. Narita Nagachika must use his army to defend the castle.
21. Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (1980)
R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that ... See full summary »
22. Tidal Wave (1973)
PG | 82 min | Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
Racked by earthquakes and volcanos, Japan is slowly sinking into the sea. A race against time and tide begins as Americans and Japanese work together to salvage some fraction of the ... See full summary »
23. Village of Eight Gravestones (1977)
151 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The heir to a family fortune discovers that a curse has been placed on it, put there centuries before by a band of samurai warriors.
24. Hunter in the Dark (1979)
Not Rated | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Yataro Tanigawa, a one-eyed hired assassin, impresses yakuza boss Gomyo Kiyoemon with his skill. Gomyo hires Tanigawa as his bodyguard, or yojimbo, to protect him during an inter-clan ... See full summary »
26. Shussho Iwai (1971)
131 min | Crime, Drama
After going to prison for killing the boss of the Kanno gang, a gangster gets released early - only to find that his ex-gang has merged with the Kannos. But with bitter resentments lingering on both sides, bloodshed is bound to begin anew.
27. Puropôzu dai sakusen (2007– )
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Ken and Rei have been friends since childhood. Though he has been in love with her for years he was never able to tell her. On the day of her wedding to another man Ken sees a picture of ... See full summary »
28. Going My Home (2012– )
54 min | Drama
Ryota Tsuboi is a producer for a CM production company. His wife Sae is a food stylist. She is also enthusiastic about her daughter Moe's education and her work. Ryota goes to Nagano to see his father. There he has a strange meeting.
29. Rimeinzu: Utsukushiki yuusha-tachi (1990)
107 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Based on a true story. In 1915, a mountain village in Japan was attacked by a giant bear, dubbed "Red Spot", who terrorized the villagers for days, murdering the men and carrying off the ... See full summary »
32. Police Tactics (1974)
Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Conflicts between Hirono's family and Yamamori's family (and their allies) are made more tense by the ambitious underlings and the police's efforts to impose a crackdown on the gangs.
33. Kumokiri Nizaemon (1978)
163 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
35. Eleven Samurai (1967)
100 min | Adventure, Drama, History
The lord of the Oshi fief is killed by his trespassing neighbor, Nariatsu. But when the Oshi clan is blamed for the incident, eleven of their best warriors decide to trade their lives for justice.
36. Ushimitsu no mura (1983)
115 min | Crime, Drama
An emotionally distraught young man goes on a violent killing spree after his tuberculosis keeps him from serving in World War II and is frowned upon by his fellow villagers.
38. Ningen no shômei (1977)
100 min | Crime, Drama
When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York. There he is joined by a New York City detective named Shuftan and together they sort out the crime.
43. Haru wo seotte (2014)
An alpine story of family, determination and destiny.Toru grew up in the Tateyama mountain ranges: alpine country. As a child, he resented the yearly trek up the mountain with his father to... See full summary »
44. Desert Moon (2001)
131 min | Drama
Nagai, a software industry expert is an absolute slave to his work. It is no wonder that his personal life is a complete mess. His wife and daughter left him but he has kept a camera with him to preserve their memory.
48. Kita no hotaru (1984)
125 min | Drama
During the Meiji era, a brutal prison warden terrorizes convicts sentenced to forced labor to build the roads needed to open up the territory in the icy wilderness of Hokkaido.
50. Samurai Wolf II (1967)
72 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Kiba is caught in the intrigue between a crooked goldmine owner, a cynical, betrayed swordsman, a manipulative lady and an arrogant dojo master.
52. Limit of Love: Umizaru (2006)
117 min | Action, Drama
A small team of Coast Guard divers, including Daisuke, rappels onto the ship from a helicopter and begins to evacuate the panicked passengers. Then Daisuke finds a familiar face - Kanna. ... See full summary »
55. Fuyu no hana (1978)
121 min | Crime, Drama
A thug is released after fifteen years in prison for the murder of a yakuza gang boss. Things were never going to be simple and bygones were never going to be bygones of course, but to make... See full summary »
59. Soman kokkyô 15 sai no natsu (2015)
94 min | Drama
Keisuke, 15-year-old junior-high school boy, has been forced to live as refugees with his family in temporary housing apart from a hometown as a result of the Great East Japan Earthquake.In... See full summary »
60. Katen no shiro (2009)
140 min | Drama, History
An achievement-type of story: a builder/carpenter/architect goes through trials and tribulations to construct an impressive castle for his employer, the major Japanese historical figure, Oda Nobunaga.
62. 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 »
64. Shuto shôshitsu (1987)
120 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi
Based on a science-fiction novel by Sakyo Komatsu. Tokyo is suddendly covered by a dome shaped electromagantic cloud for an unknown reason and is totally blocked and isolated from other ... See full summary »
65. Slaughter in the Snow (1973)
Unrated | 83 min | Action
In feudal Japan, women are vulnerable, in need of protection, and capable of deception. Jokichi of Mikogami, a drifter, has not yet fully revenged the death of his wife and son. He searches... See full summary »
68. Suna no utsuwa (2004– )
Eiryo Waga(Nakai Masahiro) is a famous pianist hiding a dark past. A man from Waga's childhood appears before him after one of his performances and to prevent his secrets from being ... See full summary »
75. Sensen fukoku (2002)
106 min | Thriller, War
Japan is surrounded by enemies and adversaries, but perhaps no country is more of a challenge and cause for worry than the right-wing North Korean regime. It is a national nightmare, ... See full summary »
77. Kizuna (1998)
123 min | Crime, Drama
Tetsuro Haga is a troubled gangster, living under the assumed identity Ise for ten years, to escape jail for gunning down his cruel adoptive father. His life begins to unravel when a ... See full summary »
94. Êsu o nerae! (2004– )
45 min | Drama, Sport
It is an Asahi TV drama based on the popular 70's manga. Oka Hiromi (Ueto Aya) on her first day at Nishi High School is captivated by the beauty, loveliness and strength of backhand of a ... See full summary »
96. Shadow of Deception (1971)
103 min | Drama, Mystery
Five years ago Minako spent a night with Sozo, the younger brother of her ex-husband. Now she is married to a wealthy old man, who (though he loves his young wife) is no longer able to ... See full summary »