Search results for "Akihiro Miwa"


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Princess Mononoke (1997) RT 92% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 2000

Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Yōji Matsuda  •  Yuriko Ishida  •  Yūko Tanaka  •  Kaoru Kobayashi

Howl's Moving Castle (2004) RT 87% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2006

When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Takuya Kimura  •  Akihiro Miwa  •  Tatsuya Gashûin  •  Mitsunori Isaki

Takeshis' (2005) RT 40% / Audience 61%

DVD release: Feb 2009

Beat Takeshi lives the busy and sometimes surreal life of a showbiz celebrity. One day he meets his blond lookalike named Kitano, a shy convenience store cashier, who, still ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Takeshi Kitano
CAST:  Takeshi Kitano  •  Kotomi Kyono  •  Kayoko Kishimoto  •  Ren Osugi

Sho o suteyo machi e deyou (1971)

Conditions have been better for the nameless protagonist: his grandmother is a shoplifter and his war criminal father and sister have an unhealthy, intimate relationship with ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Shūji Terayama
CAST:  Yukiko Kobayashi  •  Fudeko Tanaka  •  Sei Hiraizumi  •  Keiko Niitaka

Miwa: A Japanese Icon (2010)

A legendary entertainer and a pioneer of gay activism, Miwa was born Akihiro Maruyama. As a young singer, Miwa popularized androgyny as a fashion statement, fusing the ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Pascal-Alex Vincent
CAST:  Akihiro Miwa  •  Kinji Fukasaku  •  Takeshi Kitano  •  Hayao Miyazaki

Black Lizard (1968)

Japanese sixties comedy featuring a cunning female jewel thief named Black Lizard who tries to kidnap Sanaye, a wealthy jeweler's beautiful daughter as part of a plot to steal ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Kinji Fukasaku
CAST:  Akihiro Miwa  •  Isao Kimura  •  Kikko Matsuoka  •  Junya Usami

Black Rose Mansion (1969) RT Audience 50%

A feverishly perverse 1969 film noir oddity starring female impersonator Akihiro Maruyama. When wealthy Kyohei hires singer "Black Rose" to perform in his exclusive men's club ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Kinji Fukasaku
CAST:  Kikko Matsuoka  •  Kô Nishimura  •  Akihiro Miwa  •  Eitarô Ozawa

Nihonjin no heso (1977)

Helen and her associates stage a confession play in order to remedy stuttering, but things go amiss.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Eizo Sugawa
CAST:  Mako Midori  •  Akihiro Miwa  •  Hajime Hana  •  Osami Nabe

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