Tomorowo Taguchi

Tomorowo Taguchi (born November 30, 1957) is a Japanese actor. After leaving Dokkyo University without graduating, he started to earn his living as an illustrator, writer and pornographic cartoonist. He joined a theatre called Hakken no Kai in 1978 and he made a screen debut in Zokubutsu Zukan (based on the book by Yasutaka Tsutsui) in 1982. He was also a prominent cult musician in the Tokyo underground scene with his band Bachikaburi in the 1980s and early 1990s. He is probably most well known to the West as the lead actor in Tetsuo and Tetsuo II directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. He also makes regular appearances in Takashi Miike's films. He became known to the Japanese public as a narrator for the TV documentary series Project X - Challengers which aired between 2000 and 2005 by NHK. Taguchi directed Iden & Tity in 2003 and his second film, Shikisoku Generation, is scheduled for release in 2009. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Dead or Alive (1999)

Ryūichi and his small gang of Triad vie for control of the Japanese underworld in a crime-ridden Shinjuku quarter while Detective Jojima tries to bring it down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Riki Takeuchi  •  Show Aikawa  •  Renji Ishibashi  •  Hitoshi Ozawa

Ryūichi and his small gang of Triad vie for control of the Japanese underworld in a crime-ridden Shinjuku quarter while Detective Jojima tries to bring it down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Miike
CAST:  Riki Takeuchi  •  Show Aikawa  •  Renji Ishibashi  •  Hitoshi Ozawa

Dr. Akagi (1998)

At the end of WWII, Japanese doctor Akagi searches for the cure for hepatitis in the prisoner-of-war camp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shōhei Imamura
CAST:  Akira Emoto  •  Kumiko Aso  •  Juro Kara  •  Masanori Sera

At the end of WWII, Japanese doctor Akagi searches for the cure for hepatitis in the prisoner-of-war camp.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shōhei Imamura
CAST:  Akira Emoto  •  Kumiko Aso  •  Juro Kara  •  Masanori Sera

Snowy Love Fall in Spring (2005)

Based on the first novel, Spring Snow, of Mishima Yukio's Sea of Fertility tetralogy, it follows the troubled and illicit affair between two youngsters amongst the aristocracy and rich of early twentieth century Japan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Satoshi Tsumabuki  •  Yuko Takeuchi  •  Mitsuhiro Oikawa  •  Tomorowo Taguchi

Based on the first novel, Spring Snow, of Mishima Yukio's Sea of Fertility tetralogy, it follows the troubled and illicit affair between two youngsters amongst the aristocracy and rich of early twentieth century Japan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Satoshi Tsumabuki  •  Yuko Takeuchi  •  Mitsuhiro Oikawa  •  Tomorowo Taguchi

Swallowtail Butterfly (1996)

Swallowtail Butterfly takes place in an alternate Japan, in a ghetto where immigrants from all over the world have come to live and make their fortune. The city is called Yentown, and it is much like Tokyo. Sixteen-year-old Ageha, a young girl whose mother has just ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shunji Iwai
CAST:  Yosuke Eguchi  •  Ayumi Ito  •  Hiroshi Mikami  •  Chara

Swallowtail Butterfly takes place in an alternate Japan, in a ghetto where immigrants from all over the world have come to live and make their fortune. The city is called Yentown, and it is much like Tokyo. Sixteen-year-old Ageha, a young girl whose mother has just ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shunji Iwai
CAST:  Yosuke Eguchi  •  Ayumi Ito  •  Hiroshi Mikami  •  Chara

Taboo (1999)

Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai named Sozaburo Kano. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nagisa Ōshima
CAST:  Takeshi Kitano  •  Ryuhei Matsuda  •  Tadanobu Asano  •  Yoichi Sai

Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai named Sozaburo Kano. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nagisa Ōshima
CAST:  Takeshi Kitano  •  Ryuhei Matsuda  •  Tadanobu Asano  •  Yoichi Sai

Tetsuo II: Body Hammer (1992)

A Japanese salaryman, finds his body transforming into a weapon through sheer rage after his son is kidnapped by a gang of violent thugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Shinya Tsukamoto  •  Nobu Kanaoka  •  Kim Sujin

A Japanese salaryman, finds his body transforming into a weapon through sheer rage after his son is kidnapped by a gang of violent thugs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Shinya Tsukamoto  •  Nobu Kanaoka  •  Kim Sujin

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

A "metal fetishist", driven mad by the maggots wriggling in the wound he's made to embed metal into his flesh, runs out into the night and is accidentally run down by a Japanese businessman and his girlfriend. The pair dispose of the corpse in hopes of quietly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Kei Fujiwara  •  Nobu Kanaoka  •  Shinya Tsukamoto

A "metal fetishist", driven mad by the maggots wriggling in the wound he's made to embed metal into his flesh, runs out into the night and is accidentally run down by a Japanese businessman and his girlfriend. The pair dispose of the corpse in hopes of quietly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Kei Fujiwara  •  Nobu Kanaoka  •  Shinya Tsukamoto

Tokyo Fist (1995)

A businessman, Tsuda, runs into a childhood friend, Tajuki, on the subway. Tajuki is working as a semiprofessional boxer. Tsuda soon begins to suspect that Tajuki might be having an affair with his fiancée Hizuru. After an altercation, Tsuda begins training ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Kaori Fujii  •  Kôji Tsukamoto  •  Naomasa Musaka  •  Koichi Wajima

A businessman, Tsuda, runs into a childhood friend, Tajuki, on the subway. Tajuki is working as a semiprofessional boxer. Tsuda soon begins to suspect that Tajuki might be having an affair with his fiancée Hizuru. After an altercation, Tsuda begins training ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Kaori Fujii  •  Kôji Tsukamoto  •  Naomasa Musaka  •  Koichi Wajima

11'09''01 September 11 (2002)

Filmmakers from all over the world provide short films – each of which is eleven minutes, nine seconds, and one frame of film in length – that offer differing perspectives on the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Shōhei Imamura  •  Ken Loach  •  Amos Gitai  •  Danis Tanović  •  Mira Nair  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Samira Makhmalbaf  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Idrissa Ouédraogo
CAST:  Ernest Borgnine  •  Maryam Karimi  •  Emmanuelle Laborit  •  Jérôme Horry

Filmmakers from all over the world provide short films – each of which is eleven minutes, nine seconds, and one frame of film in length – that offer differing perspectives on the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Penn  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Shōhei Imamura  •  Ken Loach  •  Amos Gitai  •  Danis Tanović  •  Mira Nair  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Samira Makhmalbaf  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Idrissa Ouédraogo
CAST:  Ernest Borgnine  •  Maryam Karimi  •  Emmanuelle Laborit  •  Jérôme Horry

Love Letter (1995)

When exchanging letters two women discover new things about a deceased man they used to know.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shunji Iwai
CAST:  Miho Nakayama  •  Miki Sakai  •  Etsushi Toyokawa  •  Takashi Kashiwabara

When exchanging letters two women discover new things about a deceased man they used to know.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shunji Iwai
CAST:  Miho Nakayama  •  Miki Sakai  •  Etsushi Toyokawa  •  Takashi Kashiwabara

Three Businessmen (1998)

An American art dealer (Miguel Sandoval), who specializes in southwestern topaz, arrives by train in Liverpool. Similarly, a very proper British art dealer (Alex Cox), who specializes in African art, arrives in the same hotel. The two meet in the hotel's abandoned ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Miguel Sandoval  •  Alex Cox  •  Robert Wisdom  •  Isabel Ampudia

An American art dealer (Miguel Sandoval), who specializes in southwestern topaz, arrives by train in Liverpool. Similarly, a very proper British art dealer (Alex Cox), who specializes in African art, arrives in the same hotel. The two meet in the hotel's abandoned ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Miguel Sandoval  •  Alex Cox  •  Robert Wisdom  •  Isabel Ampudia

The Eel (1997)

White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a barber in prison) and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shōhei Imamura
CAST:  Koji Yakusho  •  Misa Shimizu  •  Akira Emoto  •  Fujio Tokita

White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her. After eight years in prison, he returns to live in a small village, opens a barber shop (he was trained as a barber in prison) and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shōhei Imamura
CAST:  Koji Yakusho  •  Misa Shimizu  •  Akira Emoto  •  Fujio Tokita

Bullet Ballet (1999)

After his girlfriend commits suicide, a man becomes embroiled in gang warfare attempting to obtain a gun in hopes to kill himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Shinya Tsukamoto  •  Kirina Mano  •  Tatsuya Nakamura  •  Takahiro Murase

After his girlfriend commits suicide, a man becomes embroiled in gang warfare attempting to obtain a gun in hopes to kill himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinya Tsukamoto
CAST:  Shinya Tsukamoto  •  Kirina Mano  •  Tatsuya Nakamura  •  Takahiro Murase

Vibrator (2003)

Rei is a freelance writer embattled by personal demons. She hears voices in her head, and has sleeping problems, eating disorders and drinks excessively. On Valentine's Day, she meets truck driver Takatoshi. She joins him on a journey in his bumpy and shaky truck ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryuichi Hiroki
CAST:  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Riho Makise  •  Miki Sakajou  •  Eriko Takayanagi

Rei is a freelance writer embattled by personal demons. She hears voices in her head, and has sleeping problems, eating disorders and drinks excessively. On Valentine's Day, she meets truck driver Takatoshi. She joins him on a journey in his bumpy and shaky truck ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryuichi Hiroki
CAST:  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Riho Makise  •  Miki Sakajou  •  Eriko Takayanagi

Climber's High (2008)

On August 12, 1985, a jumbo jet crashes, causing 520 fatalities, making the accident the biggest single-plane accident in the world. The local press reporters are tossed about by the waves of facts and rumors. While overwhelmed by the magnitude of the accident, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masato Harada
CAST:  Shinichi Tsutsumi  •  Masato Sakai  •  Machiko Ono  •  Masahiro Takashima

On August 12, 1985, a jumbo jet crashes, causing 520 fatalities, making the accident the biggest single-plane accident in the world. The local press reporters are tossed about by the waves of facts and rumors. While overwhelmed by the magnitude of the accident, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masato Harada
CAST:  Shinichi Tsutsumi  •  Masato Sakai  •  Machiko Ono  •  Masahiro Takashima

Robinson's Garden (1987)

Kumi lives a hippie-like life in Tokyo's outskirts. One night while drunk she stumbles into an abandoned industrial site, except in addition to deserted factories, it is full of forests and greenery. She decides to move there, even further away from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masashi Yamamoto
CAST:  Kumiko Ota  •  Kou Machida  •  Tuko Ueno  •  Cheebo

Kumi lives a hippie-like life in Tokyo's outskirts. One night while drunk she stumbles into an abandoned industrial site, except in addition to deserted factories, it is full of forests and greenery. She decides to move there, even further away from the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masashi Yamamoto
CAST:  Kumiko Ota  •  Kou Machida  •  Tuko Ueno  •  Cheebo

Household X (2010)

The story takes place in a new residential area in the outskirts of Tokyo. A family photograph adorns the living room of the Hashimoto family. It is a heartwarming shot of the three family members from when they first moved here, finally having bought their own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kôki Yoshida
CAST:  Kaho Minami  •  Mariko Tsutsui  •  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Yoshiyuki Morishita

The story takes place in a new residential area in the outskirts of Tokyo. A family photograph adorns the living room of the Hashimoto family. It is a heartwarming shot of the three family members from when they first moved here, finally having bought their own ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kôki Yoshida
CAST:  Kaho Minami  •  Mariko Tsutsui  •  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Yoshiyuki Morishita

Ain't No Tomorrows (2008)

17 year-old Hiruma is desperate to get laid and takes out his sexual urges on Anpai, a fat boy who has "boobs." His classmate Tomono, a sickly loner, is in a serious relationship with their married teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yuki Tanada
CAST:  Tokio Emoto  •  Yuya Endo  •  Ini Kusano  •  Sakura Ando

17 year-old Hiruma is desperate to get laid and takes out his sexual urges on Anpai, a fat boy who has "boobs." His classmate Tomono, a sickly loner, is in a serious relationship with their married teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yuki Tanada
CAST:  Tokio Emoto  •  Yuya Endo  •  Ini Kusano  •  Sakura Ando

Dangan Runner (1996)

An unemployed man trying to steal from a convenience store, and the store clerk catches him in the act... the thief runs away with the store-clerk right after him. All the while, the store clerk is in trouble with a low-rank yakuza. Along the chase for the thief, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  SABU
CAST:  SABU  •  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Diamond Yukai  •  Shinichi Tsutsumi

An unemployed man trying to steal from a convenience store, and the store clerk catches him in the act... the thief runs away with the store-clerk right after him. All the while, the store clerk is in trouble with a low-rank yakuza. Along the chase for the thief, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  SABU
CAST:  SABU  •  Tomorowo Taguchi  •  Diamond Yukai  •  Shinichi Tsutsumi

The Yakiniku Movie: Bulgogi (2007)

Korean-Japanese director Gu Su Yeon makes his directorial debut with the mouthwateringly delicious The Yakiniku Movie: Bulgogi. As the title clearly states, pride of place goes to juicy, bite-sized meat, and viewers will get a delightful eyeful of food, food, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Su-yeon Gu
CAST:  Ryuhei Matsuda  •  Yu Yamada  •  Arata Iura  •  Ai Maeda

Korean-Japanese director Gu Su Yeon makes his directorial debut with the mouthwateringly delicious The Yakiniku Movie: Bulgogi. As the title clearly states, pride of place goes to juicy, bite-sized meat, and viewers will get a delightful eyeful of food, food, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Su-yeon Gu
CAST:  Ryuhei Matsuda  •  Yu Yamada  •  Arata Iura  •  Ai Maeda
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