Ichikawa Raizō VIII

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Ichikawa Raizō VIII : biography

29 August 1931 – 17 July 1969
was a Japanese film and kabuki actor. 

He was born as Yoshiya ŌtaWhile the stage names of all kabuki actors have retained traditional order (Surname-Givenname) on Wikipedia, birth names of those born after the Meiji Restoration are in Western order (Givenname-Surname). in Kyoto on August 29, 1931.

Ichikawa Raizō appeared mostly in period dramas (jidaigeki). He is best known for the Sleepy Eyes of Death (Nemuri Kyoshiro) series, Ninja (Shinobi no Mono) series and Nakano Spy School (Rikugun Nakano Gakkō) series (based on the Nakano School). Raizō worked many times with director Kenji Misumi. Their collaborations include The Sword (Ken) (from a book by Yukio Mishima) and Destiny’s Son (Kill!).

Other great works include An Actor’s Revenge (Yukinojo henge). He eventually died of rectal cancer.

Filmography

The filmography of Ichikawa Raizō includes 158 films:http://www.jmdb.ne.jp/person/p0154900.htm accessed 22 January 2009

1950s

(1950s is complete)

  • 1954: The Great White Tiger Platoon (花の白虎隊 Hana no Byakkotai)
  • 1954: Zenigata Heiji: Ghost Lord (銭形平次捕物控 幽霊大名 Zenigata Heiji Torimono-Hikae: Yūrei Daimyō)
  • 1954: The Princess Sen (千姫 Sen Hime)
  • 1954: Onatsu and Seijuro (歌ごよみ お夏清十郎 Utagoyomi Onatsu Seijūrō)
  • 1954: The Young Swordsman (潮来出島 美男剣法 Shiode Kushima Binan Kenpō)
  • 1955: The Second Son (次男坊鴉 Jinanbō Garasu)
  • 1955: The Magistrate (次男坊判官 Jinanbō Hangan)
  • 1955: The Young Lord (鬼斬り若様 Onikiri Wakasama)
  • 1955: A Girl Isn’t Allowed to Love (薔薇はいくたびか Bara Ikutabika) aka The Rose Again
  • 1955: The Dancer and Two Warriors (踊り子行状記 Odoriko Gyōjōki)
  • 1955: The Magical Warrior (綱渡り見世物侍 Tsuna Watari Misemono Zamurai)
  • 1955: Taira Clan Saga aka The Taira Clan, lit. "New Tale of the Heike" (新・平家物語 Shin Heike Monogatari)
  • 1955: The Iroha Elegy (いろは囃子 Iroha Bayashi)
  • 1955: Thief and Magistrate (怪盗と判官 Kaitō to Hangan)
  • 1956: Migratory Birds of the Flowers (花の渡り鳥 Hana no Wataridori)
  • 1956: Matashirō Fighting Journey (又四郎喧嘩旅 Matashirō Kenka-tabi)
  • 1956: Renyasai Yagyū Hidden Story (柳生連也斎 秘伝月影抄 Yagyū renyasai: hidentsuki kageshō)
  • 1956: Asatarō (浅太郎鴉 Asatarō garasu)
  • 1956: Fighting Birds (喧嘩鴛鴦 Kenka Oshidori)
  • 1956: Flowery Brothers (花の兄弟 Hana no Kyōdai)
  • 1956: Flowery Hood 1 (花頭巾 Hana Zukin)
  • 1956: Zenigata Heiji: Human-skin Spider (銭形平次捕物控 人肌蜘蛛 Zenigata Heiji Torimono no Hikae: Hitohada Gumo)
  • 1956: Travel Chronicles of Yaji and Kita (弥次喜多道中記 Yaji-Kita Dōchū-ki)
  • 1956: Hanpeita Tsukigata (月形半平太 花の巻 嵐の巻 Tsukigata Hanpeita: Hana no maki; Arashi no maki)
  • 1956: Flowery Hood 2 (続花頭巾 Zoku Hana Zukin) (aka Hana Zukin II)
  • 1956: Fighting Fire Fighter (あばれ鳶 Abare Tobi)
  • 1956: Gonpachi (編笠権八 Amigasa Gonpachi)
  • 1957: An Osaka Story (大阪物語 Ōsaka monogatari)
  • 1957: Love of a Princess (朱雀門 Suzakumon)
  • 1957: Floating Vessel (Ukifune) aka "Tale of Genji Ukifune" (源氏物語 浮舟 Genji Monogatari Ukifune)
  • 1957: Fighting Letter for 29 People (二十九人の喧嘩状 Nijūkyū-nin no Kenka-jō)
  • 1957: Yatarō’s Travel Hat (弥太郎笠 Yatarō gasa)
  • 1957: Tengu Mangorō (万五郎天狗 Mangorō Tengu)
  • 1957: Inazuma Kaidō (稲妻街道 Inazuma Kaidō)
  • 1957: A Fantastic Tale of Naruto (鳴門秘帖 Naruto Hichō)
  • 1957: Demonfire Palanquin (鬼火駕籠 Onibi Kago)
  • 1957: Freelance Samurai (桃太郎侍 Momotarō zamurai)