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Wakayama, Tomisaburō 1929-1992

Overview
Works: 183 works in 245 publications in 3 languages and 1,897 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Martial arts films  History  Samurai films  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Producer, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Tomisaburō Wakayama
 
Most widely held works by Tomisaburō Wakayama
Black rain by Ridley Scott( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York detective Nick Conklin is down on his luck and under investigation by Internal Affairs. He and his friend Charlie witness a brutal murder at the meeting between Mafia and Yakuza chieftains. After arresting a suspect named Sato, they are assigned to escort him to Osaka, where they promptly hand him over to his fellow gangsters, disguised as cops. Determined to pursue the escaped suspect, Nick and Charlie besiege the Osaka police for help. They are grudgingly granted observer status--no guns--and a minder: assistant detective Masahiro Matsumoto. Meanwhile, escaped suspect Sato has plans to bypass the traditional Yakuza hierarchy and go straight to the top, unless the New Yorkers can convince the Japanese to help them stop him
Shogun assassin ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japan's most feared assassin wanders the countryside with his young son, hunted by the merciless minions of an evil Shogun. Once a noble samurai, he is now the most feared assassin in Japan, known only as Lone Wolf
Ko o kashi ude kashi tsukamatsuru ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shogun and personal executioner Ogami finds his wife murdered by the Ninja assassins of Lord Yagyu. He escapes certain death with his young son, Daigoro, and gives the boy a choice between a ball and a sword: if he chooses the ball, he will join his mother in heaven ; if he chooses sword, he will be a fellow fugitive seeking vengeance. Part one of a six-part series
Zoku Zatōichi monogatari by Kazuo Mori( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second in 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
Oya no kokoro ko no kokoro ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ogami Itto, previously the official Shogunate executioner, is now a wandering assassin stripped of everything but his son, two swords, and his desire for revenge. Ogami is hired to kill Oyuki, the tatooed mistress of the martial arts, but on the way to fulfill his mission he has to fight Yagyu Gunbei and other assassins from the Yagyu clan
Sanzu no kawa no ubagurama ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lord Yagyu hires a female assassin and her ninjas to avenge the deaths of his sons at the hands of Ogami. Ogami slays all her killers, forcing the woman to hire three masters of death. Part two in a six-part series
Jigoku e iku zo! Daigorō ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ogami Itto, previously the official Shogunate executioner, is now a wandering assassin stripped of everything but his son, two swords, and his honor. He continues his battle against Yagyu and his clan in revenge for the killing of his wife and framing him, thus causing his homeless state
Meifu madō ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ogami meets five challengers on the road, and after defeating each one he receives part of his required fee. He also learns the story of a daimyo without a male heir who has registered his daughter as a son and raised her as a boy. Hired by the daimyo to eliminate a rogue lama with evil intentions on the throne, Ogami carries out his part of the bargain, then sets off for the daimyo's castle to set things right
Shi ni kaze ni mukau ubaguruma ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After undergoing torture to demonstrate his honor and buy the freedom of a girl about to be forced into a life of prostitution, Ogami is hired by his very-impressed torturers to kill a corrupt governor
The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi ; Sonatine by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )
4 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 62 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
Sympathy for the underdog ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gunji is an aging Yakuza who is released from prison after ten years. He lives by a code of honor that has no place among Tokyo's modern corporate gangs. He gets a new lease on life by reforming his former gang and taking over the whiskey trade on the island of Okinawa. But he is forced to make a final, fateful, bloody stand against the mainland gang that sent him to prison
Shinobi no mono ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goemon Ishikawa, a talented young ninja, becomes ensnared in a twisted scheme to assassinate Nobunaga ODA, an evil warlord bent on ruling feudal Japan with an iron fist. Deceit, treachery and entire gangs of enemy ninja lurk around every corner as Goemon travels the countryside to complete his task, win back his honor and save his skin
Shogun assassin 2 lightning swords of death ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japan's most feared assassin wanders the countryside with his young son, hunted by the merciless minions of an evil Shogun. Once a noble samurai, he is now the most feared assassin in Japan, known only as Lone Wolf
Bad News Bears 4-movie collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Bad News Bears in Breaking training (1977): Sentimental sequel film finds the Bears, somehow, the little league champions of California. As a result, the team is invited to play a between-games exhibition at the Houston Astrodome with the local champs, the Toros. Kelly Leak, the Bears' star player, decides to rejoin the team and go with them to Houston to make amends with his estranged father, Mike. --IMDb
Shinobi no mono 2 vengeance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last surviving Iga Ninja, Goemon Ishikawa, wishes only to live in peace with his wife and child. But he must use every trick in his arsenal to vanquish Nobunaga ODA, an evil warlord who will stop at nothing in his quest to rule all of Japan
Lone Wolf and cub ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A disgraced samurai, formerly the Shogun's executioner, was framed by the Yagyu clan who murdered his wife. He travels the countryside with his infant son, selling his services as an assassin and seeking revenge
Shogun assassin 3 slashing blades of carnage ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lone Wolf is hired to kill a beautiful assassin with a full-body tattoo, only to find himself in a situation where honor and justice are in conflict. Meanwhile, the evil Yagyu Retsudo continues to try and arrange his death
Shogun assassin 4 five fistfuls of gold ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The loyal guardsmen of a mighty fief send their five best swordsmen to hire the Lone Wolf to kill their deranged master
Shogun assassin 5-film collectors set ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shogun Assassin : The adventures of Ogami Itto, first a noble samurai, then the most feared assassin in Japan. Known as Lone Wolf, he travels the road of vengeance with his infant son Daigoro and a heavily-armed baby cart. As adapted from combined footage of the first and second episodes of the Lone Wolf and Cub adventure series, the extensive re-editing, new scoring, and re-written English language soundtrack effectively offer audiences a new film. Among the significant changes from the original two source films, this version is narrated by the child character
The tale of Zatoichi continues Zoku Zatoichi monogatari ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Zatoichi discovers the lord who has hired him suffers from a madness that, if made public, would bring ruin to his empire and the livelihood of the samurai warriors he employs, the blind masseur becomes a wanted man for the secret he now possesses. Attacked at every turn by the crazed lord's samurais and hired yakuza thugs, Zatoichi manages to escape relatively unscathed. But in a final duel, masseur Ichi must face his old foe, the infamous one-armed samurai
 
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Alternative Names
Jo Kenzaburo 1929-1992
Joh, Kenzaburo 1929-1992
Jou, Kenzaburou 1929-1992
Jyo, Kenzaburo 1929-1992
Kenzaburo, Jo
Kenzaburô, Jô 1929-1992
Okumura, Masaru 1929-1992
Wakayama, Tomisaburō
Wakayama, Tomisaburo 1928-1992
ワカヤマ, トミサブロウ 1928-1992
奥村, 勝
若山富三郎 1929-1992
Languages
Japanese (32)
English (18)
French (2)
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