Takashi Miike

Takashi Miike

Date of Birth: 24 Aug 1960

Country: Japan

Biography: A prolific and controversial filmmaker, Miike first gained widespread notoriety in Japan in the early 2000's with movies featuring shocking, graphic violence. He's also proven himself capable of lighter fare, and has even recently tackled children's films.

Total Credits at Criticker: 9 (Actor), 114 (Director), 5 (Writer)

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    Audition
    Seven years after the death of his wife, company executive Aoyama is invited to sit in on auditions for an actress. Leafing through the resumés in advance, his eye is caught by Yamazaki Asami, a striking young woman with ballet training. On the day of the audition, she's the last person they see. Aoyama is hooked. He notes her number from her file, calls her and takes her to dinner. He hesitates to call again, worried that he'll seem too eager... (imdb)
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    The City of Lost Souls
    Japanese-Brazilian Mario (Teah) and Chinese hairdresser Kei (Michele Reis) are lovers. Kei is about to be deported. He manages to escape. His plan is to get passports and stow away on a ship headed for a foreign country. With his girlfriend he tries to steal money from the mafia. Instead he gets cocaine which he sells. But Kei is captured by Yakuza and he must save her... (imdb)
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    Dead or Alive
    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)
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    Dead or Alive: Final
    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)
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    Gozu
    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)
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    The Happiness of the Katakuris
    The Katakuri family has just opened their guest house in the mountains. Unfortunately their first guest commits suicide and in order to avoid trouble they decide to bury him in the backyard. Things get way more complicated when their second guest, a famous sumo wrestler, dies while having sex with his underage girlfriend and the grave behind the house starts to fill up more and more. (imdb)
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    Ichi the Killer
    When a Yakuza boss named Anjo disappears with 300 million yen, his chief henchman, a sadomasochistic man named Kakihari, and the rest of his mob goons go looking for him. After capturing and torturing a rival Yakuza member looking for answers, they soon realize they have the wrong man and begin looking for the man named Jijii who tipped them off in the first place... (imdb)
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    One Missed Call
    People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot thickens as the surviving characters persue the answers to this mystery which could save their lives. (imdb)
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    3 Extremes
    A bracing triptych of horror stories uniting three of East Asia's most compelling directors -- Japanese cult figure Takashi Miike, Hong Kong's Fruit Chan and Korea's award winning Park Chan-Wook. (Lions Gate Films)
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    Visitor Q
    A father, who is a failed former television reporter tries to mount a documentary about violence and sex among youths...
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    The Bird People in China
    A salaryman and yakuza are each sent by their bosses to a remote Chinese village but discover more then they expected. (imdb)
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    Izo
    We begin in 1865, when the Shogunate is on its last legs, but still capable of punishing its enemies. One is Izo (Kazuya Nakayama), an assassin in the service of Hanpeida (Ryosuke Miki), a Tosa lord and Imperial supporter. After killing dozens of the Shogun's men, Izo is captured and crucified. Instead of being extinguished, his rage propels him through the space-time continuum to present-day Tokyo (imdb)
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    Blues Harp
    Ambitious yakuza Kenji befriends harmonica-playing bartender Chuji, who moonlights as a part-time drug-dealer for the opposing gang... (imdb)
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    Dead or Alive 2: Birds
    Two contract killers cross paths in the middle of the same job and realize they are childhood friends. (imdb)
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    Deadly Outlaw: Rekka
    After Kunisada (Riki Takeuchi)'s Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend (Kenichi Endo) go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers. (imdb)
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    Fudoh: The New Generation
    In order to settle a business dispute, a mob leader murders one of his own teenage sons. The surviving son vows to avenge his brother's death, and organizes his own gang of teenage killers to destroy his father's organization. (imdb)
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    The Negotiator
    Three unidentified men hold a group of people hostage in a hospital after doing a smaller crime. Inspector Ishida and Captain Tohno handle the negotiations while one of their colleagues Lt. Ado tries to find the reason why the men decided to take the hospital hostage... (imdb)
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    Graveyard of Honor
    A barkeeper saves a Yakuza boss' life and thus makes his way up in the organization. However his fear of nothing soon causes problems. (imdb)
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    The Great Yokai War
    A young boy becomes an unlikely hero when he is chosen as the "Kirin Rider" and must lead Japan's ancient Yokai spirits in their apocalyptic war against the evil monsters. A lavish remake of the 1968 film "Yokai Daisenso" from acclaimed director Takashi Miike. (Media Blasters)
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    Shinjuku Triad Society
    The first of a three-film series known as the Black Society Trilogy. Corrupt cop Tatsuhito disregards any and all regulations in his attempt to bring down Wang, an inhumanely cruel criminal who lords over an empire that makes its fortune from the debasing of human beings. (All Movie)
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    Agitator
    Following a secret meeting of some of the syndicate heads hot-headed Shinozaki of the Shirane group is sent into Yokomizo territory to stir up trouble. The plan seems to be that the Shirane's new allies, the Higane, will intervene on the Yokomizo's behalf and thus provide a pretext to force some concessions. (Kinocite)
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    Zebraman
    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)
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    Full Metal Yakuza
    Full Metal Yakuza (1997) - Direct-to-Video
    Kensuke Hagane (Tsuyoshi Ujiki) works as a janitor for Tousa, the head of a powerful Yakuza family; Kensuke looks up to Tousa, and wants to join the organization some day. While Tousa is serving seven years in prison, Kensuke is given his chance, but he lacks the courage to do much more than the most menial tasks. Things change, however, when Kensuke is driving Tousa home after his stay in prison is over... (All Movie)
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    The Guys from Paradise
    Set in the Philippines, the film revolves around elite salaryman Kohei Hayasaka, who is sent to the clink after being falsely accused of trafficking a kilo of heroin. Sporting an expensive suit and designer luggage, he recoils at the teaming squalor of his new accommodations. (All Movie)
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    Ley Lines
    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)
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    Rainy Dog
    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)
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    Yakuza Demon
    Yakuza Demon (2003) - Direct-to-Video
    Seiji and Yoshifumi are the only members of the Muto branch of the Date Family. The two respect and love their leader, Mr. Muto, like a father and the three share a firm bond. But their fate is sealed when the Family is involved in a conflict... (imdb)
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    Family
    Shudder at the Yakuza Mafia's takeover of Japan's dark side. There is no bond like the Family bond of the Yakuza. The story of Japan's Yakuza Families and the ultimate test of loyalty. Kidnapping, murder, boat chases, big explosions, sexual exchanges, beautiful women and drugs abound in this beautifully shot film. (diabolikdvd.com)
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    Sukiyaki Western Django
    Set during "The Genpei Wars" at the end of the 1100s, the Minamoto and Taira gangs face off in a town named Yuda, while a deadly gunman (Ito Hideaki) comes to the aid of the townsfolk. (imdb)
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    Big Bang Love, Juvenile A
    An unknown future. A boy confesses to the murder of another in an all-boy juvenile detention facility. More an exercise in style than storytelling, the story follows two detectives trying to uncover the case. Homosexual tension and explosive violence drives the story which delivers some weird and fascinating visuals. (imdb)
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    Sabu
    Sabu (2002) - TV Movie
    Sabu is a simple, straight-forward friendship/love story with few surprises, very unlike Miike's more popular movies...What makes this movie better than just an average movie of the week is the direction. The opening 10 minutes are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. The movie itself is worth seeing at least once, but the directing gives it replay value several times over. (imdb)
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    Crows Zero
    CROWS ZERO shows a bitter and violent battle between rival gangs at a high school. (joblo.com)
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    Bodyguard Kiba
    Bodyguard Kiba (1993) - Direct-to-Video
    A ex-prisoner hires the invincible bodyguard Kiba to protect him from vengeful Yakuza, while he travels cross-country to the location of some hidden loot. (imdb)
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    Shinjuku Outlaw
    Shinjuku Outlaw (1994) - Direct-to-Video
    Shoichi Yomi bravely fights in an attempt to end an underworld battle in Hiroshima and as a result becomes a vegetable. Ten years later, Yomi comes to his senses and visits his former sworn brother, Eto, in Shinjuku. The devious Tagami, Yomi's old enemy, is well acquainted with the Okumura gang which controlled Shinjuku. Learning of Yomi recovery, Tagami plots to line his own pockets by maneuvering the Okumura gang and a Taiwanese gang, between which a fight is about to erupt...
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    Osaka Tough Guys
    Osaka Tough Guys (1995) - Direct-to-Video
    Makoto and Eiji are two friends that have been ejected from the school. In order to get money, they answer and advertisement on a magazine that supposedly offers a good job, but in reality this is just a swindle made by the Kinsu family to get new members for the group. Once they are members of the Yakuza, the two friends will discover that this world isn't like they imagined... (imdb User Comments)
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    The Way to Fight
    The Way to Fight (1996) - Direct-to-Video
    THE WAY TO FIGHT is a coming of age tale set in Osaka in the 1970's, centred around two teenagers named Takeshi and Kazuyoshi, who love to fight and are the "cocks" of their respective schools. The boys have somewhat troubled home lives, and fighting is a means of expression for them, and is used as a metaphor for general perseverance in the face of adversity - don't take it lying down! (imdb User Comments)
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    Young Thugs: Innocent Blood
    The movie revolves around Koji Chihara's (1-ichi, 9 Souls) character who becomes the towns enforcer right after highschool. Protecting small business's and helping people if they get screwed out of their money. Out of stupidity he cheats on his perfect girlfriend with a girl he knew from his childhood, which becomes a big mistake. The hardest part about his new girlfriend is she doesn't want him to fight, but that is how he makes his living. (imdb User Comments)
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    Andromedia
    Mai and her friends have an inseparable bond since childhood. But as of late, their friendship is questioned when their romantic relationships get in the way of others. But before Mai can make amends, she is unfortunately killed in a traffic accident. Distraught with her death, Mai's father implements his ongoing research of recording a person's memory into a microchip. His years of work finally pay off and Mai is alive again--through a computer. (imdb)
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    Young Thugs: Nostalgia
    A prequel to Miike's "Young Thugs: Innocent Blood", this follows Riichi in his early formative years growing up on his way to becoming the thug in the earlier film. (imdb User Comments)
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    Silver - shirubaa
    Silver - shirubaa (1999) - Direct-to-Video
    A female wrestler/karate champ working as an undercover cop, trying to expose corruption in the higher echelons of Japanese society. (imdb User Comments)
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    Shangri-La
    "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)
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    The Man in White
    After seeing his Father clubbed to death Azusa is left to fend for himself on the city streets , A Yakuza boss takes a shine to him and adopts him ,years pass by, Azusa has risen up the ranks of the gang, but after his sworn father - boss is murdered by a maniac gunslinger Azusa forgets his Yakuza code and goes on a one man killing spree and voes to wipe out all and everyone who might be involved in the killing. (imdb User Comments)
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    Demon Pond
    Demon Pond (2005) - Direct-to-Video
    DEMON POND is the modern-day story of a man searching for a friend who has mysteriously disappeared, with a magical tale involving strange creatures, a heartbroken princess, and a pact that can't be broken. Conflicts between faith and skepticism, and between social obligation and personal desire drive the narrative toward a dramatic conclusion where the worlds of the real and the surreal inevitably collide. (imdb)
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    Sun Scarred
    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)
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    Yakuza: Like a Dragon
    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)
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    God\
    A set of twins -- one a hard-working student and the other a drifter -- team up with a dropout to unlock the secrets of the universe and to build one of their own. (imdb)
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    Tajuu jinkaku tantei saiko - Amamiya Kazuhiko no kikan
    Yosuke Kobayashi, a detective assigned on a homicide unit, saw his wife killed by a serial killer, Shinji Nishizono. From a shock he suffered MPD (multiple personality disorder) and became Kazuhiko Amamiya. Soon after he managed to hunt down and killed the murderer of his wife, new series of murders have occurred and the suspects claimed to be Shinji Nishizono himself. Is it really him? Or a copycat? And who is Kazuhiko Amamiya? (imdb - MPD Psycho)
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    Detective Story
    Audition and Ichi the Killer director Takashi Miike takes the helm for this mystery about two men named Raita who attempt to solve a series of perplexing murders. Japanese businessman Raita has just moved into his new apartment when he meets his next-door neighbor Raita, a seasoned detective. Soon thereafter, one of the detective's clients is killed and her liver removed. In short order, another female murder victim has her kidney's removed and a third, her lungs. (AllMovie.com)
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    Yatterman
    Every week, toy-shop owner Gan and his cute assistant Ai battled the evil Doronbo gang. The gang led by femme fatale Doronjo and her assistants-pig-nosed muscleman Tonzra and rat-faced mecha genius Boyacky-for pieces of the mystical skull stone, and every week the Doronbo gang failed (usually due to incompetence). Then there was a mushroom cloud, Gan and Ai did their Yatterman dance and the gang regrouped the following week to do it all over again. (imdb)
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    Crows Zero II
    Genji and his victorious G.P.S. alliance find themselves facing down a new challenge by the students of Hosen Academy, feared by everyone as 'The Army of Killers.' The two schools, in fact, have a history of bad blood between them. And the simmering embers of hatred are about to flare up again, burning away any last remnants of the truce they had so rigorously observed until now. (Pusan International Film Festival)
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    The Making of Gemini
    A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Shin'ya Tsukamoto's film "Gemini". (imdb)
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    Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City
    Sequel to Zebraman (2004). Zebraman wakes up in a dystopian future.
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    13 Assassins
    A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. (imdb)
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    Bodyguard Kiba: Combat Apocolypse 2
    kiba is on action again in taiwan (imdb)
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    Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
    Seeking an honorable end, poverty-stricken samurai Hanshiro(Ebizo Ichikawa) requests to commit hara-kiri in the courtyard of feudal lord Kageyu's estate.Trying to dismiss Hanshiro's wish to save face, Kageyu(Koji Yakusho) recounts the tragic story of a similar plea years ago from young ronin Motome(Eita). But the arrogant lord is unaware of vengeful Hanshiro's bond to Motome. The film is a remake of the 1962 feature directed by Masaki Kobayashi based on the novel by Yasuhiko Takiguchi. (ropeofsilicon.com)
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    Pandoora
    Pandoora (2002) - Short Film
    Music video of the Koji Kikkawa's song directed by Takashi Miike .
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    Jingi naki yabô
    Jingi naki yabô (1996) - Direct-to-Video
    Miike's take on Fukasaku Kinji's Jingi Naki Tatakai series! Seventeen year old Tetsuya kills the boss of a rival gang with the promise of being made. After seven years of prison, he discovers that he is all but forgotten by his Family. The two rival Families have reconciled and Tetsuya was been discarded to keep the peace. Wanted what he was promised, Tetsuya becomes a one-man path of destruction. (Surreal Moviez)
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    The Legend of Love & Sincerity
    A high school musical in which a delinquent named Makoto comes to Tokyo to fulfill a vow to avenge his past. Ai is the only daughter of a prominent and distinguished Tokyo family. Under normal circumstances, people from such vastly different backgrounds would never have met, but fate had different plans and the pair wind up falling in love. (imdb)
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    Nintama Rantarô
    About the adventures of Rantaro and other ninja apprentices at an elite ninjutsu academy. (imdb)
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    Gyakuten saiban
    Phoenix Wright, a novice lawyer, defends expert prosecutor and childhood friend Miles Edgeworth, who is charged with murder, facing off against the best prosecutor of all time, as well as Miles' mentor, Manfred Von Karma, who has not lost a case in forty years. The court system of the time dictates that the trial can only convene for a total of three days before a verdict must be reached. In order to resolve this case, Phoenix must search for clues on a 15 years old case. (imdb)
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    New Third Gangster: Outbreak Kansai Yakuza Wars
    As the Clan of the Yakuza Reijiro Masaki is dissolved, he finds shelter in the former hostile Todo-Clan. He gets the second leader, because he once spared the life of the leader of the Clan. This, of course, causes displeasure between the other members. Fight and terror start.
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    Lesson of the Evil
    A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body. (imdb)
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    Shield of Straw
    Based on a novel by Kazuhiro Kiuchi, "Wara no Tate" follows Kunihide Kiyomaru, a man suspected of killing the granddaughter of a powerful man in Japanese politics, who begins to fear for his life after an ad is placed in three big Japanese newspapers offering one billion yen to the person who can capture and kill him. (playlist.com)
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    Tennen shôjo Man next: Yokohama hyaku-ya hen
    When a series of teenaged schoolgirl virgins are transformed into vampires,sexy high school student Man Koda (Ayana Sakai) and her friends take it upon themselves to locate the modelling agency responsible and track down and destroy the undead creatures behind it. (letterboxd.com)
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    Mogura no uta - sennyû sôsakan: Reiji
    Reiji is a clumsy but excitable cop who is assigned to a dangerous Yakuza group as an undercover agent. His duty to his country and his determination to lose his virginity are two of his driving forces. His fears? Death and premature ejaculation. Could he survive the Yakuza alive and last in bed with his beloved Junna? The answers lie in The Mole Song, a surprising, fast-paced and highly entertaining picture from one of Japan's best directors.
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    New Third Gangster 2
    New Third Gangster 2 (1996) - Direct-to-Video
    When yakuza boss Masaki discovers that Kokubu of the Takeda clan was behind the assassination of Soma, his second in command, he has no choice but to settle things gangster style. Things become complicated when one of the assassins, claiming to have been betrayed by Kokubu, comes to Masaki for protection. (Letterboxd)
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    Salaryman Kintaro
    A good-hearted former gangster tries to secure a normal life for his son by working white collar jobs but keeps finding his old talents in need for the everyday world. (imdb)
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    Over Your Dead Body
    A theater troupe rehearsing a classic play of murder, betrayal and phantasmagorical vengeance find life bloodily imitating art backstage. (TIFF)
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    Zato Ichi: Stage Play
    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)
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    Waru
    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)
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    Waru: kanketsu-hen
    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)
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    Family 2
    Family 2 (2001) - Direct-to-Video
    In this continuation of "Family", it is discovered that the one who gave the order to assassinate the Mitsumikai Boss is the one and only Boss of the Japan Mafia: Mr. Nishiwaki. Hideshi finds something odd about the killing and begins to investigate, uncovering the true motives behind this murder. Miike's sequal is chock full of harrowing Boat chases, big explosions, beautiful women sex and drugs! (Amazon)
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    Bodyguard Kiba: Combat Apocolypse
    A request to hire a bodyguard comes into the dojo of Daito Karate school. Natsuki Kirishima (Noriko Arai) needs protection until she can meet her fiancé, she's paying high price for this which indicates the high level of danger but she doesn't give a reason why she needs protection. She has business in Taiwan, so Kiba goes to Taiwan with her. This turns out to be a part of a conspiracy by the Taiwanese karate school to take over the Daito karate school. (imdb)
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    As The Gods Will
    A group of high school students are forced to play a game of death without knowing who, why or how. (imdb)
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    Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld
    Yakuza vampires battle it out to avenge the death of their boss at the hands of an international syndicate.
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    A Human Murder Weapon
    A Human Murder Weapon (1992) - Direct-to-Video
    The Karate Kid is forced to fight in the underground fight-club for a privileged few wealthy sadists who enjoy watching catch-weight death-fights between men and women from different martial-arts schools. His principles forbade him to fight such matches, so the promoter forces him to watch his girlfriend being stripped and finished by a stronger woman, and then a young mother badly in need of money, entering a couple of matches. (imdb)
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    Masters of Horror
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    Terraformars
    In an attempt to colonize Mars, 21st century scientists seed the planet with algae to absorb sun light and purify the atmosphere, and cockroaches who in turn spread the algae as they feed. 500 years later, the first manned mission to Mars loses contact with Earth, and a second ship is sent to investigate. (imdb)
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    Ultraman Max
    Ultraman Max (2005) - TV Series
    Although certain monsters from the previous Ultra Series appear here in this series, the characters do not actually recognize them. This series does not have any direct continuity to any of the other Ultra Series. (wikipedia)
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    Red Hunter: Prelude to Kill
    Saeko, a female former soldier is forced to come out of her retirement to stop the kidnapping of a young boy who is being used a political pawn. AKA: Lady Hunter: Prelude to Murder (wikipedia)
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    Eyecatch Junction
    Eyecatch Junction (1991) - Direct-to-Video
    A comedy about a daring policewoman in leotards, who defeats criminals using gymnastics. (imdb)
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    Last Run: 100 Million Ten\
    Former Morita racing driver dubbed "Run Kamikaze", will take part as an intermediary in an auction that will exhibit unusual old racing cars from Italy. Rich business man is planning to sabotage the auction to get the cars as cheaply as possible. "Last Run" is the third work of director Takashi Miike and the first for television. (FullTV)
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    Oretachi wa tenshi ja nai
    Rikiya Yasuoka, Ren ?sugi and Junji Inagawa star in this early straight to video effort from Takashi Miike. Joe (Yasuoka), a lumbering tough guy with a heart of gold, is fresh out of prison, but it's not long before he lands himself in trouble again. The courier company he works for is attacked by a local yakuza gang. Joe takes matters into his own hands. (letterboxd.com)
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    Oretachi wa tenshi ja nai 2
    Joe and his delivery company friends are back. This time they become embroiled in the evil plot of a corrupt politician. (letterboxd.com)
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    The Third Gangster
    The Third Gangster (1995) - Direct-to-Video
    A small yakuza gang is taken to war by a more powerful rival after a violent bar brawl involving members of both gangs. Young boss, Masaki, must decide whether to disband his dwindling gang or fight. (letterboxd.com)
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    Peanuts
    Peanuts (1996) - Direct-to-Video
    Two mysterious tough guys infuriate a local gang after helping an elderly grocery store owner with his debts by robbing a yakuza organised gambling den. (letterboxd.com)
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    Jingi naki yabô 2
    Jingi naki yabô 2 (1997) - Direct-to-Video
    A sequel in name only, Ambition Without Honor 2 follows Tetsuya, a young yakuza, who returns to his family after his adoptive father is wounded in an attack from a rival gang. In his battle against dishonorable enemies and corrupt yakuza politics, he makes an unlikely ally in a rebel cop . (letterboxd.com)
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    Tennen shôjo Man
    Tennen shôjo Man (1999) - TV Mini-Series
    Miike's first television production in seven years (since 1992's Last Run), Tennen Shoujo Mahn (lit: Natural Girl Mahn) is an adaptation of a manga series by Tetsuya Koshiba about a schoolgirl with extraordinary fighting prowess. (letterboxd.com)
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    Kumamoto Stories 1
    These are Jidai-geki period / folklore type stories that were comissioned by the Kumamoto prefacture of Kyushu island in 1996 and filmed over a period of three years. (letterboxd.com)
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    Kumamoto Stories 2
    These are Jidai-geki period / folklore type stories that were comissioned by the Kumamoto prefacture of Kyushu island in 1996 and filmed over a period of three years. (letterboxd.com)
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    Kumamoto Stories 3
    These are Jidai-geki period / folklore type stories that were comissioned by the Kumamoto prefacture of Kyushu island in 1996 and filmed over a period of three years. (letterboxd.com)
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    Paato-taimu tantei
    Noriko Yamada is a housewife and mother of five children, she and her husband go through an economic crisis that leads them to have problems with the bank. But while looking for work, he is making friends with Hitoshi Hibino; President of "K & D Research" a detective agency. This will give you the opportunity to pass a probationary period investigating an infidelity. And so Noriko will be a part-time detective. (filmaffinity)
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    The Man in White Part 2: Requiem for the Lion
    A rowdy, young yakuza takes revenge against a gang of thousands for the death of his boss. (letterboxd.com)
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    Paato-taimu tantei 2
    The housewife and other part-time private detective Noriko Yamada old tricks again uncovering mysterious business cases corrupt. But this time will solve adopting the style of "Beatrix Kiddo" (character played Unma Thurman in Kill Bill). (filmaffinity)
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    The Lion Standing in the Wind
    The story of Dr. Koichiro, who moves from Japan to Kenya to volunteer as a doctor for child soldiers. (imdb)
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    Blade of the Immortal
    Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. (imdb)
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    The Mole Song: Hong Kong Capriccio
    Reiji is Japan's most incompetent police cadet, tasked with going undercover to infiltrate the nation's biggest yakuza clan. But Reiji still believes in justice, even if his out-of-control libido and bumbling incompetence land him in endless trouble. As the yakuza fights against encroaching Chinese gangs, Reiji must do everything in his power to protect his boss's bratty daughter and avoid being killed by his own gang, the enemy gang, and a police force all fighting for control of the streets. (miff.com.au)
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    JoJo\
    A teen gifted with supernatural power discovers the truth behind his cursed and bizarre bloodline, and the evil that lurks within his town. (imdb)
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    Laplace\
    An environmental analyst is asked by the police to determine if two deaths by hydrogen sulfide poisoning are an accident - or a murder. But when he meets a young woman at both sites, a scientific mystery begins. (imdb)
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    First Love
    Taking place over one night in Tokyo, Leo, a down-on-his-luck young boxer meets his 'first love', Monica, a call girl and an addict but who is still an innocent. Monica unwittingly gets caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme, and the two are pursued through the night by a corrupt cop, a yakuza, Leo's nemesis and a female assassin sent by the Chinese Triads.
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    Ryû ga gotoku - jissha-ban
    During the 1970s, three children, Kazuma Kiryu, Akira Nishikiyama (a.k.a. Nishiki) and his younger sister, Yuko Nishikiyama, are raised in Shintaro Kazama (a.k.a. Fuma)'s Sunflower Orphanage. In summer 1980, Yumi Sawamura, a young girl whose parents were incidentally shot during a gang's shootout, joins them in the orphanage. (Wikipedia)
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    The Mole Song: Final
    Trilogy about a cop who goes undercover and becomes a fully-fledged Yakuza, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Kôichi Iwaki, Sarutoki Minagawa, Riisa Naka, Nanao, Takashi Okamura, Ryôhei Suzuki, Karen Takizawa, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi
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    Ketai Sosakan 7
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    Idol × Warrior: Miracle Tunes
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    Secret × Heroine Phantomirage!: Eiga ni Natte Chodaishimasu
    They'll take back your uncool heart to protect peace! One day cool director Piyoshi Kurosawa offers Phantomirage a sparkling big role! That's right, if this is the case, let's make everyone's heart flutter through the movie! However, Reverse Police's SakaSama found him! The director who is busy with the shoot is turned into an Ikenaier! With that, the movie will no longer be cool!
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    The Great Yokai War: Guardians
    Brothers Dai and Kei are summoned by peace-loving spirits to stop an angry demon from destroying Tokyo. When they become separated, Kei's mission is to save his brother and restore harmony between the Nanako Matsushimahuman and spirit worlds.
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    Police x Heroine Lovepatrina! ~Challenge from a Phantom Thief! Let\
    A Movie version and follow-up of the series "Police x Heroine Lovepatrina!".
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    That Moment, My Heart Cried
    This project, a fusion of poetry, music, and movies, gives birth to a new style of filmmaking, through the work of five directors.
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    Connect
    Connect (2022) - TV Mini-Series
    A man is kidnapped and one of his eyes removed by a gang of organ hunters and transplanted into a serial killer. The unwilling donor now has terrible visions as he witnesses terrifying attacks on the residents of Seoul. (imdb)
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    Pledge To Peace
    Pledge To Peace (2007) - Direct-to-Video
    Lieutenant Keiu Matsuo lost his life in a midget submarine attack at Sydney Harbor during the night of May 31 and June 1, 1942. This short animation film pays homage to Keiu Matsuo and his mother Matsue.
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    Onimusha
    Onimusha (2023) - TV Mini-Series
    Onimusha  (2023) With the heart of a warrior, a legendary swordsman wields an ancient, demonic weapon. But with every soul he takes, the more darkness consumes him. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22301234/plotsummary?item=po6835049
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    Midnight
    Midnight (2024) - Short Film
    A mysterious taxi driver lends a hand to Kaede, a young girl chased by assassins. (Letterboxd)
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    Lumberjack the Monster
    After Akira Ninomiya miraculously survives a brutal attack by an unknown assailant wearing a “monster mask,” he becomes fixated on finding the attacker and getting revenge.
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    Blue Planet Brothers
    Blue Planet Brothers (2013) - Direct-to-Video
    In modern Tokyo, three unlikely characters find themselves together on a bench: a samurai from the feudal era, an alien from the planet Cygnus, and an anthropomorphic goblin. The three, between chatter and smoked cigarettes, will intertwine their stories in various environments of the Japanese capital
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