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岡本喜八 1923-2005

Overview
Works: 160 works in 366 publications in 4 languages and 2,072 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Samurai films  Martial arts films  History  Historical films  War films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Swashbuckler films  Comedy films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Dedicatee, Film editor, Restager , fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by 岡本喜八
Daibosatsutōge = The sword of doom( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryunosuke is a sociopathic samurai. When he is scheduled for an exhibition match at his fencing school, the wife of his opponent begs Ryunosuke to throw the match, offering her own virtue in trade
Kiru = Kiru by Kihachi Okamoto( Visual )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of down-on-their-luck swordsmen arrive in a dusty, windblown town, where they become involved in a local clan dispute. One, a former farmer, dreams of being a samurai. The other, a former samurai, prefers living anonymously
Nihon no ichiban nagai hi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic story of the end of WWII and the destruction faced by the Japanese people. This is the story of August 15, 1945, Japan's longest day, where in a single 24-hour period, the fate of 100 million people would be decided
Daibosatsutōge = Sword of doom by Kihachi Okamoto( Visual )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the thrilling tale of a man who chooses to devote his life to evil. A gifted swordsman plying his trade during the turbulent final days of Shogunate rule, Ryunosuke (Nakadai) kills without remorse, without mercy. It is a way of life that ultimately leads to madness
Samurai = Samurai assassin( Visual )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronin gather to carry out an assassination of a Shogunate elder. One of them, Niiro Tsuruchiyo, hopes of taking the Shogunate's severed head so he can win renown and a position in a great samurai house
Akage( Visual )

16 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man returns to his home dressed as an Imperial Army officer in order to rid the village of corrupt officials
Gekidō no Shōwa shi, Okinawa kessen = Battle of Okinawa : a tempestuous annal of the Showa Period( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final stand against the Allied onslaught on Okinawa became the bloodiest battle of the Pacific Theater, as the desperate Japanese Army demonstrates to the Americans what they should expect when they assault the Japanese mainland
Zatoichi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen's great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. Features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973, starring Shintaro Katsu, collected in one package for the first time
Zatoichi to Yojimbo = Zatoichi meets Yojimbo by Kihachi Okamoto( Visual )

18 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Together Zatoichi, the blind masseur and swordsman and Yojimbo, the mercenary bodyguard, free a peaceful village from tyranny
Zatōichi to yōjinbō / Zatoichi meets Yojimbo / The Toho Company and Katsu Productions present ; produced by Katsu Shintaro and Nishioka Hiroyoshi ; screenplay, Okamoto Kihachi and Yoshida Tetsuro ; directed by Okamoto Kihachi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twentieth of a series of films set in medieval Japan about Ichi, a blind masseur who lives by the Yakuza code and uses his deadly cane sword against his enemies. In this episode, Zatoichi finds that one of his favorite villages has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro, the son of a merchant rumored to have stolen gold from the shogunate
Kiru = Kill!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In feudal Japan, Genta is a successful samurai warrior whose world falls apart after he is ordered to kill his best friend. Now rejecting the samurai ways, Genta devotes himself to a spiritual quest. Soon, Genta is drawn into a conflict at a local village and must decide if he will again take up the sword
Daibosatsutōge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryunosuke is a sociopathic samurai. When he is scheduled for an exhibition match at his fencing school, the wife of his opponent begs Ryunosuke to throw the match, offering her own virtue in trade
Zatoichi the blind swordsman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of Japan's legendary actors star in this classic tale of greed and misfortune. Zatoichi the Blind Masseur revisits a village he has fond memories of, only to find that much has changed
Zatoichi : the blind swordsman by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set contains seven adventures from the swordsman who comes fully armed with his trusty cane-sword, and a variety of cunning disguises
Zatoichi( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen's great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. Features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973, starring Shintaro Katsu, collected in one package for the first time
Rainbow Kids = Daiyukai by Kihachi Okamoto( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy matriarch is kidnapped by a gang of three. She is insulted by the amount of money they propose to demand as ransom, and a strange interchange of roles takes place between captors and captive
Japan's longest day( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic story of the end of WWII and the destruction faced by the Japanese people. This is the story of August 15, 1945, Japan's longest day, where in a single 24-hour period, the fate of 100 million people would be decided
Dokuritsu gurentai nishi e( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second in a Toho series of outlaw war films set in Northern China during the Second World War
Samaritan Zatoichi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen's great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman
Battle of Okinawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about the Okinawa battle in 1944 in the Second World War
 
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Kihachi, Okamoto

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Okamoto, Kihachi 1924-2005

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Okamoto, Kihači 1923-2005

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岡本喜八 1924-2005

岡本喜八郎 1924-2005

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Daibosatsutōge = Sword of doomJapan's longest day