MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,053 this week

Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (1945)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 1,153 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 15 critic

Sugata returns to prove his judo mastery in a match against Western opponents.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 17 Dec 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 20 Dec 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 01 Oct 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 1 month ago
 
list image
a list of 32 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (1945)

Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (1945) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Zoku Sugata Sanshirô.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Yukiko Todoroki
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

During World War II, the management of a war industry of optical instruments for weapons requests an effort from the workers to increase the productivity during four months. The target for ... See full summary »

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Takashi Shimura, Sôji Kiyokawa, Ichirô Sugai
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Japanese general and his men disguise themselves as monks in order to pass an enemy border patrol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ken'ichi Enomoto
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of Sanshiro Sugata, a young man who wants to learn the new art of judo. A wise teacher reveals to Sanshiro that judo is not merely a means of combat nor a demonstration of ... See full summary »

Director: Seiichirô Uchikawa
Stars: Yûzô Kayama, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Eiji Okada
Ikiru (1952)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Yuzo and his fiancée Masako spend their Sunday afternoon together, trying to have a good time on just thirty-five yen. They manage to have many small adventures, especially because Masako's... See full summary »

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Isao Numasaki, Chieko Nakakita, Atsushi Watanabe
Yojimbo (1961)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai
Dohyosai (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Santaro Marune
Stars: Chiezo Kataoka, Akira Kishii, Haruyo Ichikawa
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three bank robbers, Eijima, Nojiri, and Takasugi, flee the police and escape into the mountains. At an inn high in the Japanese Alps, Eijima and Nojiri encounter a young woman and her ... See full summary »

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Kosugi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Osamu Fushimizu
Stars: Setsuko Hara, Hisako Yamane, Houden Onichi
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Satsuo Yamamoto
Stars: Joji Oka, Takako Irie, Ranko Hanai
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Kiyoshi Saeki
Stars: Ken'ichi Enomoto, Yukiko Todoroki, Akira Kishii
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Denjirô Ôkôchi ...
Susumu Fujita ...
Ryûnosuke Tsukigata ...
Gennosuke Higaki / Teshin Higaki, Gennosuke's younger brother
Akitake Kôno ...
Genzaburo Higaki
Yukiko Todoroki ...
Sayo
Sôji Kiyokawa ...
...
Seiji Miyaguchi ...
Ko Ishida ...
Daisuburo Hidarimonji
Kazu Hikari ...
Kihei Sekine
Kokuten Kôdô ...
Buddhist Priest Saiduchi (as Kuninori Kôdô)
Ichirô Sugai ...
Yoshizo Fubiki
Osman Yusuf ...
American Sailor (as Osman Yusef)
Roy James ...
William Lister
E.H. Eric
Edit

Storyline

In this government-suggested sequel, Sugata again grows as a judo master, and demonstrates his (and by extension, all Japanese) superiority to the foreign warrior. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The tale of Sanshiro Sugata continues!

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 May 1945 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Judo Saga II  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Akira Kurosawa had no intention of ever making a sequel to Sanshiro Sugata (1943), but Toho pressured him into it after its great success. See more »

Connections

Remade as Sugata Sanshirô (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Better Than First
14 November 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Sanshiro Sugata 2 (1945)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Kurosawa's sequel has Sugata (Susumu Fujita) still growing in the world of judo but outsiders are wanting to make the fighting style a sport and put it up against American boxing. This is a rather strange film but I do think it's better than the original just because of how out there it is. I've read that the government forced Kurosawa into making this and you can tell because that plays a part in the film. American boxing is really looked down upon and fighting as a sport is shown to be evil and this really translates to Kurosawa being unhappy as he was forced to make this just like the characters here are being forced to do something they see as morally wrong. Seeing the different fighting styles mixed up together was pretty fun as was the ending, which takes place during a snow storm. Fujita is a lot better here than he was in the previous film and really delivers a strong performance and makes his character quite memorable with the difficulties that he faces. The film's biggest problem comes in form of some rather choppy storytelling that has the film wonder off from its main goal way too many times and this is certainly true in the final fifteen-minutes before the final showdown. The low-budget nature of the film also shines through in a negative way but I'm sure the fans of the director will want to watch this at least once.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
European actors in the film Movie_Nutt
Zoku Sugata Sanshiro fafik-2002
Criterion Release on the way. Dec 8 2009 chupon
Discuss Zoku Sugata Sanshirô (1945) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?