The Munakata yakuza clan was almost wiped out by their rival Takeshita clan. One member, Takeshi, survived the attack and tried to take revenge but was arrested and sent to jail. 10 years later, Takeshi is released and searches for his daughter on Zeni-jima island along with the Munakata clan. The Takeshita assassins that tried to take out the Munakatas are also on their way to recover stolen drugs. Now, the two rival clans are brought back by fate as the island is overrun by zombies. (laeigafest.com)
A teenager becomes a wrestler thanks to the superpowers contained in a tiger mask.
Sequel to Zebraman (2004). Zebraman wakes up in a dystopian future.
To cast away everything, surrendering yourself to the flow of nature and just sitting in meditation. This is the essence of Dogen's Zen Buddhism. In the 13th century, Dogen, a young Japanese monk traveled to China to find his true master. There he found a monk who taught him that sitting in Zen meditation is the true and only path to enlightenment. Returning to Japan, Dogen risked his life to pioneer Zen Buddhism, inspiring millions of Zen Buddhists who practice around the world today. (asianmediawiki.com)
A record company office worker named Kanna Aoi Miyazaki discovers a punk rock band called Shonen Meriken Sakku (Brass Knuckle Boys) through the internet and subsequently decides to represent them on behalf of her company. What Kanna did not know was that the Brass Knuckle Boys consists of all middle aged men. (AsianMediaWiki)
Kurosaki Tomohisa Yamashita is a swindler who cooly deceives other swindlers who have evil intentions. The swindlers who deceive others with words are the "shirosagi" (White Swindler). The swindlers who play with people's feelings are "akasagi (Red Swindler)". And the one who only aims to take large sums of money from shirosagi and akasagi is Kurosaki aka Kurosagi (Black Swindler). (asianmediawiki.com)
The story revolves around former Yakuza underling Kiryu Kazuma, who has recently been released from prison after a lengthy incarceration, and is trying to piece his life together and distance himself from his Yakuza past. Along the way he encounters Haruka, a distressed young girl who is trying to find her lost mother. Unfortunately Kiryu's problems slowly escalate as he is pursued by a former associate, the baseball bat-wielding psycho Majima Goro who has a grudge to settle with Kiryu. (imdb User Comments)
Zato Ichi: Stage Play (2007) - Direct-to-Video
In addition to churning out crowd-pleasers like Crows Zero, Like a Dragon, and Sukiyaki Western Django, maverick director Miike Takashi also found time to return to theater in 2007. Following 2005's Demon Pond, the ever prolific Miike tries his hand at directing a stage play again, and this time his focus is none other than the most iconic of samurai, Zatoichi. Miike regular Sho Aikawa (Dead or Alive), in his first theatrical leading role, stars as the titular blind masseur with a deadly cane... (filmaffinity.com)
A former gangster gets released from prison and goes to work for a group of people. The leader of this group becomes his mentor and the fight to combat criminals and for world peace. The whole resulting in the wanted and are chased of all families mob in Japan. They may however be a little unexpected help from the police. (letterboxd.com)
Waru: kanketsu-hen (2006) - Direct-to-Video
The first lady of America gets kidnapped, leading Detective Sakuraki to places that shouldn't exist!. Sequel to the film "Waru" also directed by Takashi Miike. (filmaffinity.com)
Katayama (Aikawa Sho) is on the way home to his wife and little daughter when he stumbles on a gang of punks beating up an innocent man. Katamaya decides to help the stranger and surprisingly wins the fight. This turns out to be a bad decision as his daughter is kidnapped and murdered by the leader of the same band of young thugs. Katayama seeks revenge and tries to trace the gangs location. (imdb)
The movie opens to two men practicing Ju-Jitsu, one of them, Micchan (whom believes he has cancer after he forces his doctor to tell him that's what it is after the doc insists it's just a stomach ulcer) and he dedicates his life to helping his friend, Fujio, learn Ju-Jitsu, so once zombies start sprouting from the graves, why not practice on them? (shop.hkdvdstore.com)
Being a failure as a teacher and a familyman, Shinichi tries to escape everyday live by dressing up as "Zebraman", the superhero. Although the TV series whas canceled after only 6 episodes, this cannot stop him from acting out his escape fantasy in a self made zebra-suit. (imdb)
From the acclaimed director, Takashi Miike, comes a Yakuza/horror film to shock and amaze audiences everywhere. When Minami is sent to kill his mentor, Ozaki, who is in the midst of a nervous breakdown, he embarks on a journey of unexplained natural phenomenon. (Pathfinder Pictures)
"Shangri-La" follows the lives of a group of homeless people in Japan who run into a man who nearly commits suicide and decide to help him out of his financial troubles. Using their various ingenious resources they embark on a complex scheme to blackmail a crooked businessman, whose bankruptcy claim has put people out of work. (imdb User Comments)
In the year 2009, a young policeman must collapse a Yakuza family whose members make a large profit with a new drug. (imdb)
In the town of Aso a boy returns to his mother after he was missing for 58 years. Inspector Kawada from the welfare ministry is sent to the town to investigate these strange occurence. Soon, more and more dead people are resurrected and return to their loved ones. (imdb)
Set in a post apocalyptic Yokohama where the population is kept under rigid control by a half crazed mayor, Riki Takeuchi is a hard boiled cop and Show Aikawa a mellowed out drifter that hooks up with a gang of rebels. When the gang kidnap Takeuchi's son, the wheels are set in motion that leads to an inevitable showdown. (imdb)
Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends. (imdb)
Seance (2000) - TV Movie
A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant... (imdb)
Three men hoping to find a better life in Tokyo find their dreams of happiness turning into a waking nightmare in the final installment of maverick Japanese Director Takashi Miike's Black Society trilogy. (All Movie)
Without a home and feeling no obligation to Japanese society or Yakuza, Ryuichi (Takeuchi Riki) and his small group decide to make their own place by trying to take over the Shinjuku underworld and the drug trade from Taiwan. As they plan an all-out-assault on the remaining Chinese and Japanese mafia kings, only Detective Jojima (Aikawa Sho) stands between them and complete domination. (imdb)
As Serpent's Path opens we see two men, named Nijima (Kurosawa regular Sho Aikawa) and Miyashita (Teruyuki Kagawa), drive their car to an abandoned warehouse on the edge of town. Out of the trunk they drag a man, who they take with them into the building and chain to a wall. Miyashita is out for revenge against the killers of his eight-year old daughter. Nijima, a schoolteacher by trade, is helping him, though exactly why and how these two men decided to team up remains unclear... (midnighteye.com)
A man seeks revenge for the kidnapping and murder of his young daughter and finds that like the killer, he too has a dark side. (reelmoviecritic.com)
Yoshi, aged 24, awakes after 10 years in a coma, goes on to start a new life and rebuild his family. (imdb)
In 1929 the fossil of a 500,000 year old man is discovered in China. In 1941 the Japanese army confiscates this find, but during the war the remains disappear. Based on these factual events, this movie takes off with a science fiction story involving a space rocket which places a satellite in orbit containing a secret cargo. The satellite crashes on a remote island and footprints are found in the sand leading away from the crash site. (themoviedb)
A yakuza hitman gets out of jail and decides to start a new life, but soon his old life catches up with him. (imdb)
In this follow-up to The Revenge: Visitor of Fate, it is now 5 years after Anjo lost his wife and left the force. He's now living under an assumed name and working as a hitman for a very small group of yakuza. A young detective starts getting close to exposing Anjo's past and he can no longer deny who he really is. (surrealmoviez)
Yuji ekes out an existence working as a Japanese hit man for a gang in Taipei. A laconic character with a lizard-like gaze, he seems to have little use for other people -- even for his unbalanced godfather who calls him his son. All he is interested in is the money. His life takes a sudden change when a former lover appears at his doorstep... (All Movie)
White-collar worker Yamashita finds out that his wife has a lover visiting her when he's away, suddenly returns home and kills her... (imdb)
Yuji and Kosaku become involved with a young man named Aoyagi who is trying to rally his neighbourhood into chasing all the yakuza elements out of town...the results of this however may lead to worse of scenarios taking place for the whole city.
The main protagonists Yuji and Kosaku end up in a car crash with a woman, called Minako, who is shell shocked after stumbling into the aftermath of a gangster shoot-out and was given a stash of heroin by one of the blood-drenched participants. When the crime underworld comes for the stash however the quantity of drugs grows in size and the desire of the gangsters to acquire it grows as much.
Kosaku wins a trip to Hawaii, while Yuji receives a briefcase full of cash when a gangster seemingly drops dead in front of him. The briefcase is stolen by a girl Yuji tries to woo, while the original owner returns from the dead to reclaim it with a yakuza boss, who he was suppose to give it to, breathing down his neck.
The third in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself film series.
Sho Aikawa plays a police detective whose dark personal history makes it impossible for him to stay within the limits of the legal system. But he is not just a detective; he is also a husband who has to explain to his wife how he got blood on his sleeve. And the criminals he pursues turn out to be as imperfect and oddly human as he is-and just as determined to protect their own families. (imdb)
Hapless gangsters are hired by the yakuza to tail his daughter. Once the identity of the boy she's dating has been unveiled, the boss offers a reward for his capture. (imdb)
Two petty gangsters get ransomed by a group of Yakuza members, fortunately they are rescued by a kindly Kindergarten teacher. (imdb)
A look a the lives of two sex workers in Tokyo: Rei, who works as an S&M dominatrix, and Ayumi, in the more straightforward profession of call girl. In addition to their working life, the ... (imdb)