Rokkō Toura

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Sword Devil 1965
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Sword Devil 1965

Oct. 16, 1965

Sword Devil 1965

Hanpei is a gentle young samurai that loves flowers. One day, he witnesses an old man’s quick draw of the sword. He is so impressed that he ...
Diary of a Shinjuku Thief 1969
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Diary of a Shinjuku Thief 1969

This is the story of a bookstore thief named Birdy, who is led through various adventures in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district by salesgirl Umeko.
Watch Out, Crimson Bat! 1969
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Watch Out, Crimson Bat! 1969

A young female samurai comes upon a dying messenger and agrees to deliver the scroll he was carrying to its destination. However, unbeknownst to ...
The Ceremony 1971
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The Ceremony 1971

May. 18, 1971

The Ceremony 1971

Oshima’s magisterial epic, centering on the ambivalent surviving heir of the Sakurada clan, uses ritual and the microcosm of the traditional ...
Japan’s Longest Day 1967
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Japan’s Longest Day 1967

Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the ...
Samurai Spy 1965
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Samurai Spy 1965

Jul. 10, 1965

Samurai Spy 1965

Years of warfare end in a Japan unified under the Tokugawa shogunate, and samurai spy Sasuke Sarutobi, tired of conflict, longs for peace. When a ...
Death by Hanging 1968
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Death by Hanging 1968

Feb. 02, 1968

Death by Hanging 1968

A Korean man is sentenced to death in Japan but survives his execution, sending the authorities into a panic about what to do next.
Kuroneko 1968
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Kuroneko 1968

Feb. 24, 1968

Kuroneko 1968

In the Sengoku period, a woman and her daughter are raped and murdered by soldiers during a time of civil war. Afterwards, a series of samurai ...