Sonny Chiba

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Sonny Chiba
Sonny Chiba 1961.jpg
Studio publicity photo (1961)
BornSadaho Maeda
(1939-01-22) January 22, 1939 (age 79)
Fukuoka, Japan
OccupationActor, singer, film producer, film director, martial artist
Years active1960 – present
Spouse(s)Yōko Nogiwa (1972 – 1994)
Tamami Chiba (1996 – 2015)
ChildrenJuri Manase, Mackenyu and Gordon Chiba
Websitewww.chibashinichi.com

Shinichi Chiba (千葉 真一, Chiba Shin'ichi, born January 22, 1939), also known as Sonny Chiba, is a Japanese actor, singer, film producer, film director, and martial artist.

Chiba was one of the first actors to achieve stardom through his skills in martial arts, initially in Japan and later before an international audience.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Born Sadaho Maeda (前田 禎穂, Maeda Sadaho) in Fukuoka, Japan, he was the third of five children in the family of a military test pilot.[3] When he was four years old, his father was transferred to Kisarazu, Chiba, and the family moved to Kimitsu, Chiba.[4]

After Chiba went to junior high school in Kimitsu, the physical education teacher advised him to do artistic gymnastics.[5] He also was passionate about track and field sports, baseball and volleyball.[5] He participated in those four sports championships of Chiba Prefecture.[5] In high school, Chiba dedicated himself to artistic gymnastics and won the National Sports Festival of Japan while in his third year.[1][6] He enjoyed watching Western movies like Shane and High Noon.[6]

Chiba went to the Nippon Sport Science University in 1957.[1][7] He was a serious candidate for a place in the Japanese Olympic team in his late teens until he was sidelined by a back injury.[1][7] While he was a university student, he began studying martial arts with the renowned Kyokushin Karate master Masutatsu "Mas" Oyama (whom he later portrayed in a trilogy of films), which led to a first-degree black belt on October 15, 1965, later receiving a fourth-degree on January 20, 1984.[8]

Career[edit]

Sometime around 1960,[9] he was discovered in a talent search (called "New Face") by the Toei film studio, and he began his screen career soon after as Shin'ichi Chiba.[citation needed]

His acting career began on television, starring in two Tokusatsu superhero shows, first replacing Susumu Wajima as the main character Kōtarō Ran/ Seven Color Mask in Seven Color Mask (Nana-iro kamen) in the second half of the series then starred as Gorō Narumi/Messenger of Allah in Messenger of Allah (Allah no Shisha). His movie debut and first starring movie role was the 1961 science fiction movie Invasion of the Neptune Men. Later that year, Chiba appeared in the first Kinji Fukasaku film, Wandering Detective: Tragedy in Red Valley which marked the beginning of a long series of collaborations for the two. Over the next decade, he was cast primarily in crime thrillers. He also adopted the English name Sonny Chiba, initially because of his association with a Toyota advertising campaign for a car called the "Sunny-S".[citation needed] By 1970, Chiba had started his own training school for aspiring martial arts film actors and stunt performers known as J.A.C (Japan Action Club). He starred in the Karate Kiba (Bodyguard Kiba), after appearing on the Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima in 1973. Karate Kiba was the first movie for him about martial arts. Chiba's breakthrough international hit was The Street Fighter (1974), which established him as the reigning Japanese martial arts actor in international cinema for the next two decades.[1][2]

His subsequent projects included such pictures as The Bullet Train (1975), Karate Warriors (1976), Doberman Cop (1977), Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon (1977) and The Assassin (1977). He also occasionally returned to the science fiction genre, in movies such as Message from Space (1978). He began to star also on some jidaigeki such as Shogun's Samurai (1978), The Fall of Ako Castle (1978), G.I. Samurai (1979), Shadow Warriors (1980), Samurai Reincarnation (1981). He was not only actor but also stunt coordinator at G.I. Samurai, Burning Brave (1981), Shogun's Shadow (1989) and executive producer, film director at Yellow Fangs (1990).

Chiba was even busier in the 1980s, doing dozens of movies as well as making forays into television, and with roles in such high-profile adventures as the popular Hong Kong comic-based movie: The Storm Riders (1998), starring alongside Ekin Cheng and Aaron Kwok. His fame in Japan remained unabated into the 1990s.[citation needed]

In his fifties, the actor resumed working under the name Shinichi Chiba when he served as a choreographer of martial arts sequences. At the dawn of the 21st century, Chiba was as busy as ever in feature films and also starring in his own series in Japan. Roles in Takashi Miike's Deadly Outlaw: Rekka and his work with directors Kenta and Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale II effectively bridged the gap between modern day and yesteryear cinematic cult legends. Chiba's enduring onscreen career received a tribute when he appeared in a key role as Hattori Hanzo, the owner of a sushi restaurant and retired samurai sword craftsman, in director Quentin Tarantino's bloody revenge epic Kill Bill in 2003.

Chiba has starred in more than 125 films for Toei Studios and has won numerous awards in Japan for his acting.[10] In November 2007, he announced the retirement of the stage name Shinichi Chiba and will now be known (in Japan) as J.J. Sonny Chiba (JJサニー千葉, Justice Japan Sonny Chiba) as an actor and Rindō Wachinaga (和千永 倫道, Wachinaga Rindō) as a film director.[11]

Chiba established the Japan Action Club, now Japan Action Enterprise (JAE) to develop and raise the level of martial arts techniques and sequences used in Japanese film and television.

Personal life[edit]

Chiba divorced his first wife, actress Yōko Nogiwa with whom he has a daughter, Juri Manase, also an actress. He has two sons from his second marriage; child actor Mackenyu Arata (新田真剣佑, Arata Makken'yū) born on November 16, 1996 and Gordon (郷敦), born in 1998. He currently lives in Yokohama, Japan. His younger brother, Jirō Yabuki (also known as Jiro Chiba), was also an actor.

In Western popular culture[edit]

Martial arts ranks[edit]

Chiba holds black belts in the following martial arts:

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Type Role Country Notes
1960 New Seven Color Mask
(新七色仮面)
TV series Seven Color Mask II / Kōtarō Ran
(二代目七色仮面 / 蘭光太郎)
Japan
1960 Messenger of Allah
(アラーの使者)
TV series Gorō Narumi / Messenger of Allah
(鳴海五郎 / アラーの使者)
Japan
1960 Wanted
(指名手配)
TV series - Episode 38 Japan Documentary Drama
1961 Police Department Story: Alibi
(警視庁物語 不在証明(ありばい))
Movie Detective Nakagawa
(中川刑事)
Japan Police Department Story series [1]
1961 Police Department Story: The 15 Year Old Woman
(警視庁物語 十五才の女)
Movie Detective Nakagawa
(中川刑事)
Japan Police Department Story series [2]
1961 Wandering Detective: Tragedy in Red Valley
(風来坊探偵 赤い谷の惨劇)
Movie Gorō Saionji
(西園寺五郎)
Japan Wandering Detective series [1]
1961 Wandering Detective: Black Wind in the Harbor
(風来坊探偵 岬を渡る黒い風)
Movie Gorō Saionji
(西園寺五郎)
Japan Wandering Detective series [2]
1961 Invasion of the Neptune Men
(宇宙快速船)
Movie Shinichi Tachibana / Iron Sharp
(立花真一 / アイアンシャープ)
Japan
1961 Vigilante with a Funky Hat
(ファンキーハットの快男児)
Movie Ichirō Tenka
(天下一郎)
Japan Vigilante with a Funky Hat series [1]
1961 Police Department Story: Twelve Detectives
(警視庁物語 十二人の刑事)
Movie Detective Nakagawa
(中川刑事)
Japan Police Department Story series [3]
1961 Vigilante with a Funky Hat: The 20,000,000 Yen Arm
(ファンキーハットの快男児 二千万円の腕)
Movie Ichirō Tenka
(天下一郎)
Japan Vigilante with a Funky Hat series [2]
1961 Shinto Boss Series: Employee Ishimatsu is the Man
(進藤の社長シリーズ 石松社員は男でござる)
Movie Nagashima
(長島)
Japan President Jiro & Employee Ishimatsu series [1]
1962 The Kamikaze
(南太平洋波高し)
Movie Yūki
(結城)
Japan
1962 Love School
(恋愛学校 ラブ・スクール)
Movie Shinichi Kogure
(木暮慎一)
Japan
1962 Escape: The 2/26 Incident
(二・二六事件 脱出)
Movie Private First Class Shinohara
(篠原上等兵)
Japan
1962 For Love, the Sun, and the Gang
(恋と太陽とギャング)
Movie Yamauchi
(山内)
Japan
1962 Higher Than the Stars in the Sky
(あの空の果てに星はまたゝく)
Movie Yoshio Horimoto
(堀本義夫)
Japan
1962 Tragedy of Twins
(残酷な月)
Movie Masaki
(正木)
Japan
1962 Four Sisters
(山麓)
Movie Shinkichi Hayami
(速水信吉)
Japan
1962 Mid-August Commotion
(八月十五日の動乱)
Movie Dr. Ōmori
(大森医師)
Japan
1962 Gang vs G-Men
(ギャング対Gメン)
Movie Osamu Kaji
(梶修)
Japan
1962 The Gambler
(王将)
Movie Mōri
(毛利)
Japan
1962 The Terrifying Witch
(恐怖の魔女)
Movie Daisuke Shirono
(城野大助)
Japan Investigative Reporter series [1]
1963 Twins Searching for Mother
(こまどりのりんごっ子姉妹)
Movie Ume-san
(梅さん)
Japan
1963 President Jiro & Employee Ishimatsu: Yasugi Bushi Road
(次郎長社長と石松社員 安来ぶし道中)
Movie Hiroshi Shiomi
(塩見寛)
Japan President Jiro & Employee Ishimatsu series [2]
1963 The Violent Underworld
(暴力街)
Movie Kazuo Ichinoki
(市ノ木一夫)
Japan
1963 Special Tactical Police
(特別機動捜査隊)
Movie Detective Naitō
(内藤刑事)
Japan Special Tactical Police series [1]
1963 Twins in The Meadow
(こまどり姉妹 未練ごころ)
Movie Kenichi Tomizawa
(富沢健一)
Japan
1963 Judo for Life (aka The Judo Generation)
(柔道一代)
Movie Shirō Hongō
(本郷四郎)
Japan Judo for Life series [1]
1963 Special Tactical Police 2
(特別機動捜査隊 東京駅に張り込め)
Movie Detective Naitō
(内藤刑事)
Japan Special Tactical Police series [2]
1963 Lure of A Killer
(殺人鬼の誘惑)
Movie Daisuke Jōno
(城野大助)
Japan Investigative Reporter series [2]
1963 Gambler Tales of Hasshu: A Man's Pledge
(八州遊侠伝 男の盃)
Movie Satarō
(佐太郎)
Japan
1963 The Chivalrous of Asakusa
(浅草の侠客)
Movie Shinsuke Hayama
(葉山新介)
Japan
1963 The Navy
(海軍)
Movie Takao Mutaguchi
(牟田口隆夫)
Japan
1963 Yakuza's Song
(やくざの歌)
Movie Shunji Nitta
(新田俊次)
Japan
1963 The Light of Asakusa
(浅草の灯)
TV movie Japan
1963 Gang Chusingura
(ギャング忠臣蔵)
Movie Shichirō Yatō
(矢頭七郎)
Japan
1963 White Ball
(白い熱球)
Movie Yōta Ogiwara
(荻原要太)
Japan
1963 A Life of Blackmail
(わが恐喝の人生)
Movie Gorō Ozawa
(小沢伍郎)
Japan
1964 Decree from Hell
(地獄命令)
Movie Shinichi Ōmatsu
(大松信一)
Japan
1964 Judo for Life: The Devil of Kodokan
(柔道一代 講道館の鬼)
Movie Shirō Hongō
(本郷四郎)
Japan Judo for Life series [2]
1964 Tokyo Untouchable: Prostitution Underground Organization
(東京アンタッチャブル 売春地下組織)
Movie Yoshio Hamada
(原田芳夫)
Japan
1964 Here Because of You
(君たちがいて僕がいた)
Movie Makoto Yabuki
(矢吹誠)
Japan
1964 JNR Inspector No. 36
(鉄道公安36号)
TV series - Episodes 53,72,78,79 Railway Inspector Hayakawa
(早川公安官)
Japan
1964 Dragon and Tiger Generation
(竜虎一代)
Movie Shinichi Matsuhashi
(松橋新一)
Japan
1965 Singing to Those Clouds
(あの雲に歌おう)
Movie Jun Tonomura
(戸野村淳)
Japan
1965 That Cute Girl
(可愛いあの娘)
Movie Morimoto
(森本)
Japan
1965 Flag of Glory Part 1
(栄光の旗 前編)
TV mini-series Lieutenant Yamanaka
(山中中尉)
Japan Toshiba Sunday Theater [1965]
1965 Hey, Clouds!
(おゝい、雲!)
Movie Saburō Tatsumi
(辰巳三郎)
Japan
1965 Tale of Japanese Burglars
(にっぽん泥棒物語)
Movie Attorney Ōki
(大木弁護士)
Japan
1965 Escape
(逃亡)
Movie Saburō Tateishi
(立石三郎)
Japan
1965 Kurayami Godan
(くらやみ五段)
TV series Tatsuya Kurami
(倉見達也)
Japan
1965 Special Mobility Investigation Unit
( 特別機動捜査隊)
TV series - Episode 207 Detective Komatsu
(小松刑事)
Japan
1965 Yakuza G-Men: Meiji Underworld
(やくざGメン 明治暗黒街)
Movie Tōru Shibayama
(柴山徹)
Japan
1965 Kiiroi Fūdo
(黄色い風土)
TV series Japan
1965 A Villain's Code Of Honor
(無頼漢仁義)
Movie Sōichi Jinnai
(陣内壮一)
Japan
1965 Abashiri Prison: Hokkai Territory
(網走番外地 北海篇)
Movie Hayama
(葉山)
Japan Abashiri Prison series [4]
1966 Bitches of the Night
(夜の牝犬)
Movie Tatsuo Ōtsuki
(大月辰男)
Japan
1966 Kamikaze Man: Duel at Noon (aka The Secret of the Diamond / The Kamikaze Guy)
(カミカゼ野郎 真昼の決斗)
Movie Ken Mitarai
(御手洗健)
Japan / Taiwan
1966 Terror Beneath the Sea (aka Water Cyborgs)
(海底大戦争)
Movie Abe
(安部)
Japan / U.S.
1966 Abashiri Prison: Duel in the South
(網走番外地 南国の対決)
Movie Tanimura
(谷村)
Japan Abashiri Prison series [6]
1966 Dash to the Sun
(太陽に突っ走れ)
Movie Takashi Shindō
(進藤孝)
Japan
1966 Game of Chance
(浪曲子守唄)
Movie Bungo Endō
(遠藤文吾)
Japan Game of Chance series [1]
1966 The Golden Bat
(黄金バット)
Movie Dr.Yamatone
(ヤマトネ博士)
Japan
1967 Organized Violence
(組織暴力)
Movie Shinji Takasugi
(高杉晋次)
Japan
1967 Game of Chance 2
(続 浪曲子守唄)
Movie Bungo Endō
(遠藤文吾)
Japan Game of Chance series [2]
1967 Diaries of the Kamikaze
(あゝ同期の桜)
Movie Second Sub-lieutenant Hanzawa
(半沢少尉)
Japan
1967 The North Sea Chivalry
(北海遊侠伝)
Movie Shūichi Aida
(間修一)
Japan
1967 King of Gangsters
(ギャングの帝王)
Movie Matsumoto
(松本)
Japan
1967 Game of Chance 3
(出世子守唄)
Movie Bungo Endō
(遠藤文吾)
Japan Game of Chance series [3]
1967 Kawachi Chivalry
(河内遊侠伝)
Movie Komakichi Sugimoto
(杉本駒吉)
Japan
1968 Human Torpedoes: Kaiten Special Attack Force
(人間魚雷 あゝ回天特別攻撃隊)
Movie Chief navigator Takiguchi
(滝口航海長)
Japan
1968 Army Intelligence 33
(陸軍諜報33)
Movie Kazuo Yamamoto
(山本和夫)
Japan
1968 Key Hunter
(キイハンター)
TV series Yōsuke Kazama
(風間洋介)
Japan
1968 The Young Eagles of the Kamikaze
(あゝ予科練)
Movie Second Sub-lieutenant Kodama
(児玉少尉)
Japan
1969 Delinquent Boss: Ocho the She-Wolf
(不良番長 猪の鹿お蝶)
Movie Mitsuo Fujiki
(藤木光男)
Japan
1969 Special Investigation Office
(特命捜査室)
TV series - Episode 9 Japan
1969 Memoir of Japanese Assassins
(日本暗殺秘録)
Movie Tadashi Onuma
(小沼正)
Japan
1970 Judo Straight Line
(柔道一直線)
TV series - Episodes 41,45,68 Washio
(鷲尾)
Japan
1970 Yakuza Cop
(やくざ刑事)
Movie Shirō Hayata
(隼田志郎)
Japan Yakuza Cop series [1]
1970 Yakuza Cop 2: Marijuana Trafficking Syndicate (aka The Assassin)
(やくざ刑事 マリファナ密売組織)
Movie Shirō Hayata
(隼田志郎)
Japan Yakuza Cop series [2]
1970 The Last Suicide Squad
(最後の特攻隊)
Movie Captain Mishima
(三島大尉)
Japan
1971 Yakuza Cop 3: Poison Gas Affair
(やくざ刑事 恐怖の毒ガス)
Movie Shirō Hayata
(隼田志郎)
Japan Yakuza Cop series [3]
1971 Yakuza Cop 4: No Epitaphs for Us
(やくざ刑事 俺たちに墓はない)
Movie Shirō Hayata
(隼田志郎)
Japan Yakuza Cop series [4]
1972 Yakuza Wolf: I Perform Murder
(狼やくざ 殺しは俺がやる)
Movie Gōsuke Himuro
(氷室剛介)
Japan Yakuza Wolf series [1]
1972 Detective
(刑事くん)
TV series - Episodes 31,58,95 Detective Yabuki
(矢吹刑事)
Japan
1972 Vice G-Men (aka A Narcotics Agent's Ballad)
(麻薬売春Gメン)
Movie Yasuo Kikuchi
(菊池靖男)
Japan Vice G-Men series [1]
1972 Wandering Ginza Butterfly 2: She-Cat Gambler
(銀蝶流れ者 牝猫博奕)
Movie Ryūji Azuma
(東隆次)
Japan
1972 Yakuza Wolf 2: Extend My Condolences
(狼やくざ 葬いは俺が出す)
Movie Tōru Ibuki
(伊吹徹)
Japan Yakuza Wolf series [2]
1972 Vice G-Men 2: : Terrifying Flesh Hell
(麻薬売春Gメン 恐怖の肉地獄)
Movie Haruo Kikuchi
(菊地春夫)
Japan Vice G-Men series [2]
1973 Robot Detective
(ロボット刑事)
TV series - Episodes 1,2 Keitarō Shinjō
(新條敬太郎)
Japan
1973 Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima
(仁義なき戦い 広島死闘篇)
Movie Katsutoshi Ōtomo
(大友勝利)
Japan
1973 Bodyguard Kiba (aka Karate Kiba, aka The Bodyguard)
(ボディガード牙)
Movie Naoto Kiba
(牙直人)
Japan Bodyguard Kiba series [1]
1973 Tokyo-Seoul-Bangkok Drug Triangle
(東京-ソウル-バンコック 実録麻薬地帯)
Movie Tatsuya Wada
(和田達也)
Japan / Hong Kong / Thailand / South Korea
1973 Suspense Series: Gendai Onibaba Kō Ayame
(サスペンスシリーズ 現代鬼婆考 殺愛)
TV series - Final episode Old woman Shige
(老婆しげ)
Japan
1973 Bodyguard Kiba 2
(ボディガード牙 必殺三角飛び)
Movie Naoto Kiba
(牙直人)
Japan Bodyguard Kiba series [2]
1974 The Street Fighter
(激突! 殺人拳)
Movie Takuma Tsurugi
(剣琢磨)
Japan The Street Fighter series [1]
1974 The Body-guard
(ザ・ボディガード)
TV series Shūsuke Washimi
(鷲見秀介)
Japan
1974 Return of the Street Fighter
(殺人拳2)
Movie Takuma Tsurugi
(剣琢磨)
Japan The Street Fighter series [2]
1974 Military Spy School
(ルバング島の奇跡 陸軍中野学校)
Movie Ichirō Kikuchi
(菊地一郎)
Japan
1974 The Executioner
(直撃! 地獄拳)
Movie Ryūichi Kōga
(甲賀竜一)
Japan The Executioner series [1]
1974 Sister Street Fighter
(女必殺拳)
Movie Seiichi Hibiki
(響征一)
Japan
1974 The Street Fighter's Last Revenge
(逆襲! 殺人拳)
Movie Takuma Tsurugi
(剣琢磨)
Japan The Street Fighter series [3]
1974 The Executioner II: Karate Inferno
(直撃地獄拳 大逆転)
Movie Ryūichi Kōga
(甲賀竜一)
Japan The Executioner series [2]
1975 Killing Machine
(少林寺拳法)
Movie Doshin So
(宗道臣)
Japan
1975 The 13 Steps of Maki
(若い貴族たち 13階段のマキ)
Movie Kenichi Hyūga
(日向健一)
Japan
1975 The Gorilla Seven
(ザ★ゴリラ7)
TV series Daisuke Kazami
(風見大介)
Japan
1975 Wolfguy: Enraged Lycanthrope
(ウルフガイ 燃えろ狼男)
Movie Akira Inugami
(犬神明)
Japan
1975 The Bullet Train
(新幹線大爆破)
Movie Railroad engineer Aoki
(青木運転士)
Japan
1975 Karate Bullfighter (aka Champion of Death)
(けんか空手 極真拳)
Movie Masutatsu Ōyama
(大山倍達)
Japan Kenka Karate series [1]
1975 Detonation: Violent Riders
(爆発! 暴走族)
Movie Tsugami
(津上)
Japan
1975 Blazing Dragnet
(燃える捜査網)
TV series Shirō Ōgami
(大神史郎)
Japan
1975 New Battles Without Honor and Humanity: The Boss's Head
(新仁義なき戦い 組長の首)
Movie Bartender
(バーテンダー)
Japan
1975 The Defensive Power of Aikido
(激突! 合気道)
Movie Shinbei Natori
(名取新兵衛)
Japan
1975 Karate Bearfighter
(けんか空手 極真無頼拳)
Movie Masutatsu Ōyama
(大山倍達)
Japan Kenka Karate series [2]
1976 Emergency Line
(大非常線)
TV series Masahiro Godai
(五代正弘)
Japan
1976 Dragon Princess
(必殺女拳士)
Movie Isshin Higaki
(桧垣一真)
Japan
1976 Yokohama Underworld: Machine Gun Dragons
(横浜暗黒街 マシンガンの竜)
Movie Keiichi Komatsu
(小松啓市)
Japan
1976 Karate Warriors
(子連れ殺人拳)
Movie Shūhei Sakata
(坂田周平)
Japan
1976 The Rugby Star
(ラグビー野郎)
Movie Rikio Ōtate
(大館力男)
Japan
1976 Nanairo Tongarashi
(七色とんがらし)
TV series Tetsuo Samejima
(鮫島鉄男)
Japan
1976 Jail Breakers
(脱走遊戯)
Movie Wataru Kangi
(神木渡)
Japan
1976 Okinawa Yakuza War
(沖縄やくざ戦争)
Movie Seigō Kunigami
(国頭正剛)
Japan
1977 Yakuza War: The Japanese Don
(やくざ戦争 日本の首領)
Movie Tsuneyoshi Sakota
(迫田常吉)
Japan
1977 Soul of Chiba
(激殺! 邪道拳)
Movie Mu Yun Tek and Planning
(無音笛 兼 企画)
Japan / Hong Kong / Thailand
1977 Hokuriku Proxy War
(北陸代理戦争)
Movie Hachirō Kanai
(金井八郎)
Japan
1977 Karate for Life
(空手バカ一代)
Movie Masutatsu Ōyama
(大山倍達)
Japan Kenka Karate series [3]
1977 Gambler's Code of Japan
(日本の仁義)
Movie Katsuji Kogure
(木暮勝次)
Japan
1977 Doberman Cop
(ドーベルマン刑事)
Movie Jōji Kanō
(加納錠治)
Japan
1977 Truck Guys 5
(トラック野郎・度胸一番星)
Movie Jōji Niimura
(新村譲次)
Japan
1977 Golgo 13: Assignment Kowloon
(ゴルゴ13 九竜の首)
Movie Golgo 13 (Duke Tōgō)
(ゴルゴ13(デューク東郷))
Japan / Hong Kong
1977 Shingo Tondeke Torimonochō
(新伍とんでけ捕物帳)
TV series Japan
1977 Black Jack: The Visitor in the Eye
(ブラック・ジャック 瞳の中の訪問者)
Movie Drunk
(酔っ払い)
Japan
1978 Shogun's Samurai (aka The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy)
(柳生一族の陰謀)
Movie Jūbei Mitsuyoshi Yagyū
(柳生十兵衛三厳)
Japan The Yagyu Conspiracy [1]
1978 Crossroads
(十字路)
TV mini-series Junzō Kihara
(木原潤三)
Japan Toshio Kamata series
1978 Message from Space
(宇宙からのメッセージ)
Movie Prince Hans
(ハンス王子)
Japan
1978 Okinawa: The Ten Year War
(沖縄10年戦争)
Movie Chōyū Inami
(伊波朝勇)
Japan
1978 Omoide no Umibe Papa, Boku Shinitakunai!!
(想い出の海辺 パパ、ぼく死にたくない!!)
TV movie Japan Saturday Wide Theater [1978]
1978 The Yagyu Conspiracy
(柳生一族の陰謀)
TV series - 39 episodes Jūbei Mitsuyoshi Yagyū
(柳生十兵衛三厳)
Japan The Yagyu Conspiracy [2]
1978 The Fall of Ako Castle
(赤穂城断絶)
Movie Kazuemon Fuwa
(不破数右衛門)
Japan
1978 Yukiyama Sanka Aru Seishun 〜 Tateta! Subereta!
(雪山讃歌・ある青春 〜 立てた! 滑れた!)
TV movie Japan
1978 Southern Cross: The Strange Tale of Cornelia Oyuki and Nagamasa Yamada
(南十字星 コルネリアお雪異聞 わたしの山田長政)
TV movie Musashi Miyamoto (special appearance)
(宮本武蔵 (特別出演))
Japan
1979 Dead Angle
(白昼の死角)
Movie Yōsuke Ōta
(太田洋助)
Japan
1979 Hunter in the Dark
(闇の狩人)
Movie Samon Shimoguni
(下国左門)
Japan
1979 The Resurrection of the Golden Wolf
(蘇える金狼)
Movie Mitsuhiko Sakurai
(桜井光彦)
Japan
1979 G.I. Samurai
(戦国自衛隊)
Movie Lt. Yoshiaki Iba and Action Director
(伊庭義明三尉 兼 アクション監督)
Japan
1980 Shadow Warriors
(服部半蔵 影の軍団)
TV series - 27 episodes Hanzō Hattori III
(三代目服部半蔵)
Japan Shadow Warriors series [season 1]
1980 Tokyo Great Earthquake Magnitude 8.1
(東京大地震マグニチュード8.1)
TV movie Kobayashi
(小林)
Japan
1980 Virus
(復活の日)
Movie Dr. Yamauchi
(山内博士)
Japan
1980 Yagyu Abaretabi
(柳生あばれ旅)
TV series - 26 episodes Jūbei Mitsuyoshi Yagyū
(柳生十兵衛三厳)
Japan Yagyu Abaretabi series [season 1]
1980 Shogun's Ninja
(忍者武芸帖 百地三太夫)
Movie Shōgen Shiranui and Action Director
(不知火将監 兼 アクション監督)
Japan
1981 The Bushido Blade Movie Prince Ido
(井戸守)
U.K. / U.S. / Japan
1981 Chanbara Graffiti
(ちゃんばらグラフィティー 斬る!)
Movie Japan
1981 Keishichō Satsujin-ka
(警視庁殺人課)
TV series - Episode 1 Japan
1981 Samurai Reincarnation
(魔界転生)
Movie Jūbei Mitsuyoshi Yagyū
(柳生十兵衛光厳)
Japan
1981 Roaring Fire
(吼えろ鉄拳)
Movie Shunsuke Tachikawa and Action Director
(太刀川俊介 兼 アクション監督)
Japan
1981 Shadow Warriors II
(影の軍団II)
TV series - 26 episodes Shinpachi Tsuge
(柘植新八)
Japan Shadow Warriors series [season 2]
1981 Adventurer Kamikaze
(冒険者カミカゼ)
Movie Daisuke Kamikaze
(神風大介)
Japan
1981 The Blazing Valiant
(燃える勇者)
Movie Action Director
(アクション監督)
Japan
1982 Space Sheriff Gavan
(宇宙刑事ギャバン)
TV series - Episodes 1,11,19,42,43,44 Voicer * uncredited special appearances *
(ボイサー)
Japan
1982 Shadow Warriors III
(影の軍団III)
TV series - 26 episodes Hanzō Tarao
(多羅尾半蔵)
Japan Shadow Warriors series [season 3]
1982 Fall Guy
(蒲田行進曲)
Movie Himself (friendship appearance)
(本人 (友情出演))
Japan
1982 Yagyu Jubei Abaretabi
(柳生十兵衛あばれ旅)
TV series - 26 episodes Jūbei Mitsuyoshi Yagyū
(柳生十兵衛三厳)
Japan Yagyu Abaretabi series [season 2]
1982 Ninja Wars
(伊賀忍法帖)
Movie Shinzaemon Yagyū
(柳生新左衛門)
Japan
1983 Space Sheriff Sharivan
(宇宙刑事シャリバン)
TV series - Episode 15 Voicer * uncredited *
(ボイサー)
Japan
1983 Kabamaru the Ninja
(伊賀野カバ丸)
Movie Saizō Igano and Planning
(伊賀野才蔵 兼 企画)
Japan
1983 Legend of the Eight Samurai
(里見八犬伝)
Movie Dōsetsu Inuyama
(犬山道節)
Japan
1984 Wonderful Circus Guy
(素晴らしきサーカス野郎)
TV movie Daigaku Maejima and Planning
(前島大学 兼 企画)
Japan
1984 Kotaro To The Rescue
(コータローまかりとおる!)
Movie Moore County colonel and Planning
(ムーア公国大佐 兼 企画)
Japan
1985 Shadow Warriors IV
(影の軍団IV)
TV series - 27 episodes Hanzō Hattori XV
(十五代目服部半蔵)
Japan Shadow Warriors series [season 4]
1985 Shadow Warriors: The End of an Era
(影の軍団 幕末編)
TV series - 13 episodes Hanzō Hattori XV
(十五代目服部半蔵)
Japan Shadow Warriors series [season 5]
1985 The Last True Yakuza
(最後の博徒)
Movie Ryōzō Kanō
(加納良三)
Japan
1986 Cabaret
(キャバレー)
Movie Japan
1986 Shinya ni Yōkoso
(深夜にようこそ)
TV mini-series Kōzō Murata
(村田耕三)
Japan Friday Drama
1987 Taikoki
(太閤記)
TV movie Mitsuhide Akechi
(明智光秀)
Japan TBS Large Scale Jidai-Geki Special [1987]
1987 Tomorrow's Snow
(雪の朝に)
TV movie Dr. Sakamoto
(坂本医師)
Japan
1987 A Traveling Girl
(旅少女)
TV series Takeshi Ishikawa
(石川猛志)
Japan
1987 Sure Death 4: Revenge
(必殺4 恨みはらします)
Movie Bunshichi Warabeya
(わらべや文七)
Japan Sure Death series [4]
1987 Autumn Scenario
(秋のシナリオ)
TV movie Producer Tatsumi
(辰巳プロデューサー)
Japan
1988 Ieyasu Tokugawa
(徳川家康)
TV movie Kazumasa Ishikawa
(石川数正)
Japan TBS Large Scale Jidai-Geki Special [1988]
1988 Ryokō keba Renzoku Satsujin
(旅行けば連続殺人)
TV movie Tetsuya Nanjō
(南条哲也)
Japan Saturday Wide Theater [1988]
1989 Nobunaga Oda
(織田信長)
TV movie Nobuhide Oda
(織田信秀)
Japan TBS Large Scale Jidai-Geki Special [1989]
1989 Iemitsu, Hikoza, and Isshin Tasuke: A National Crisis
(家光と彦左と一心太助 天下の一大事)
TV movie Jūbei Mitsuyoshi Yagyū
(柳生十兵衛三厳)
Japan New Year's Jidai-Geki Special [1989]
1989 Shogun's Shadow
(将軍家光の乱心 激突)
Movie Shōzaemon Iba and Action Director
(伊庭庄左衛門 兼 アクション監督)
Japan
1989 Tetsuro Tanba's Large Spiritual World
(丹波哲郎の大霊界 死んだらどうなる)
Movie special appearance
(特別出演)
Japan
1989 Sensei
(せんせい)
Movie Makoto Ushiyama and Producer
(牛山誠 兼 プロデューサー)
Japan
1989 OL Sennyū! Nippon Fūzoku Meisho
(OL潜入! ニッポン風俗名所)
TV movie Iwata
(岩田)
Japan Saturday Wide Theater [1989]
1989 The Days I Saw in My Dreams
(夢に見た日々)
TV series - 10 episodes Shinsaku Sekimoto
(関本慎作)
Japan Series-machi
1990 Yoshitsune Minamoto
(源義経)
TV movie Kakunichi Zenrinbō
(禅林坊覚日)
Japan TBS Large Scale Jidai-Geki Special [1990]
1990 Shingo's Ten Duels
(新吾十番勝負)
TV movie Tamon Umei
(梅井多聞)
Japan New Year's Jidai-Geki Special [1990]
1990 Yellow Fangs
(リメインズ 美しき勇者たち)
Movie Producer and Director
(製作 兼 監督)
Japan
1990 Ashi de Miru-yama
(足で見る山)
TV movie Kurahashi
(倉橋)
Japan Toshiba Sunday Theater [1990]
1990 Seventeen Ninja
(十七人の忍者)
TV Movie Iga no Jingoza and Assistant Director
(伊賀の甚伍左 兼 監督補)
Japan
1991 Shingen Takeda
(武田信玄)
TV movie Nobutora Takeda
(武田信虎)
Japan TBS Large Scale Jidai-Geki Special [1991]
1991 Saito Dosan: Rage of Power
(戦国乱世の暴れん坊 斎藤道三 怒涛の天下取り)
TV movie Mitsutsugu Akechi
(明智光継)
Japan New Year's Jidai-Geki Special [1991]
1991 Gokudo Wars
(極道戦争 武闘派)
Movie Takatsugu Kasai
(笠井高次)
Japan
1992 Fighting Fist
(HAKEN 覇拳 ふりむけば修羅)
Movie Superintendent Yamada and Director
(山田警視 兼 監督)
Japan / Hong Kong
1992 Aces: Iron Eagle III Movie Colonel Sueo Horikoshi
(スエオ・ホリコシ大佐)
U.S.
1992 A Mine Field
(地雷原)
Movie Hiromichi Takagi and Original Idea
(高木弘道 兼 原案)
Japan / Thailand
1992 Tokugawa Buraicho
(徳川無頼帳)
TV series - 24 episodes Gennosuke Kuruwa (Tadateru Matsudaira) and Supervision
(廓幻之介(松平忠輝)) 兼 監修
Japan
1992 The Triple Cross
(いつかギラギラする日)
Movie Shiba
(柴)
Japan
1993 Mori Ranmaru: Sengoku o Kake Nuketa Waka Jishi
(森蘭丸〜戦国を駆け抜けた若獅子〜)
TV Movie Sanzaemon Yoshinari Mori
(森三左衛門可成)
Japan
1994 Immortal Combat Movie Jiro 'J.J.' Jintani U.S. / Mexico
1995 Body Count (aka Codename: Silencer, aka The Silencer Magnum 357) Movie Makoto Japan / U.S.
1996 Legend of St. Dragon
(聖龍伝説)
TV series - Episode 1 Yūji Saeki
(冴木勇次)
Japan
1997 Terakoya Yume Shinan
(寺子屋ゆめ指南)
TV series - 23 episodes Matajūrō Sensui
(泉水又十郎)
Japan Friday Jidai-Geki [1997]
1998 The Storm Riders
(風雲 ストームライダーズ)
Movie Lord Conqueror
(雄覇)
Hong Kong
2000 The Legend of the Flying Swordsman
(小李飛刀之飛刀外傳)
Movie 'Dagger' Yuan-ba Li
(李元覇)
Hong Kong
2000 Born to Be King
(勝者為王)
Movie Ichio Kusakari
(草刈一雄)
Hong Kong
2000 Chinchiromai
(ちんちろまい)
Movie Takeshi Kuroda
(黒田武士)
Japan
2001 The Melancholy Hitman
(悲しきヒットマン)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Japan
2001 Shotgun-Marriage
(できちゃった結婚)
TV series - 11 episodes Ittetsu Kotani
(小谷一徹)
Japan
2001 Akumyoh
(悪名)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Tōyōzō Kuroshima
(黒島東洋蔵)
Japan Akumyoh series [1]
2001 Koroshi no Gundan
(殺しの軍団)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Ryūjin-kai Boss Miyoshi
(竜神会 三好組長)
Japan Koroshi no Gundan series [1]
2001 Koroshi no Gundan 2
(殺しの軍団 関西制圧への道)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Ryūjin-kai Boss Miyoshi
(竜神会 三好組長)
Japan Koroshi no Gundan series [2]
2002 Wind and Cloud
(風雲)
TV series Lord Conqueror
(雄覇)
Taiwan
2002 Akumyoh 2
(悪名2 〜荒ぶる喧嘩魂〜)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Tōyōzō Kuroshima
(黒島東洋蔵)
Japan Akumyoh series [2]
2002 Deadly Outlaw: Rekka
(実録 安藤昇侠道伝 烈火)
Movie Yasunori Hijikata
(土方泰典)
Japan
2002 Yakuza of Legend: Chapter of Raging Fire
(伝説のやくざ ボンノ 烈火の章)
Movie Japan Yakuza of Legend series [1]
2002 Shuryō no Michi 6
(首領の道6)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Tōwa Sōgyō president Takagi
(東和総業総長・高木)
Japan Shuryō no Michi series [6]
2003 Shuryō no Michi 7
(首領の道7)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Tōwa Sōgyō president Takagi
(東和総業総長・高木)
Japan Shuryō no Michi series [7]
2003 Shuryō no Michi 8
(首領の道8)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Tōwa Sōgyō president Takagi
(東和総業総長・高木)
Japan Shuryō no Michi series [8]
2003 New Shadow Warriors
(新・影の軍団)
Movie Hanzō Hattori I and Planning
(初代服部半蔵 兼 企画)
Japan New Shadow Warriors series [1]
2003 Yakuza of Legend: Chapter of the Setting Sun
(伝説のやくざ ボンノ 落日の章)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Japan Yakuza of Legend series [2]
2003 New Shadow Warriors II
(新・影の軍団II)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Hanzō Hattori I and Planning
(初代服部半蔵 兼 企画)
Japan New Shadow Warriors series [2]
2003 Shuryō no Michi 9
(首領の道9)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Tōwa Sōgyō president Takagi
(東和総業総長・高木)
Japan Shuryō no Michi series [9]
2003 Battle Royale II: Requiem
(バトル・ロワイアルII 鎮魂歌)
Movie Makio Mimura
(三村真樹雄)
Japan
2003 True Kyūshū Yakuza 1
(新実録・九州やくざ烈伝 兇健と呼ばれた男)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Yūjinkai First President Isoji Ōga
(雄仁会初代会長 大賀磯治)
Japan True Kyūshū Yakuza series [1]
2003 New Shadow Warriors III
(新・影の軍団III 地雷火)
Movie Hanzō Hattori I and Executive Producer
(初代服部半蔵 兼 製作総指揮)
Japan New Shadow Warriors series [3]
2003 Kill Bill Volume 1 Movie Hanzō Hattori and Fight Choreographer: Kenjutsu U.S.
2003 Namishō no Yamamoto-ja! Kenka Yakyū-hen
(浪商のヤマモトじゃ! 喧嘩野球編)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Japan
2004 New Shadow Warriors IV
(新・影の軍団IV 地雷火)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Hanzō Hattori I and Executive Producer
(初代服部半蔵 兼 製作総指揮)
Japan New Shadow Warriors series [4]
2004 Zenidō
(銭道)
Movie Kōjirō Shinkai
(神開浩次郎)
Japan Zenidō series [1]
2004 Zenidō 2
(銭道2 借金地獄抜け道指南)
Movie Kōjirō Shinkai
(神開浩次郎)
Japan Zenidō series [2]
2004 Zenidō 3
(銭道3 なにわ金融指南)
Movie Kōjirō Shinkai
(神開浩次郎)
Japan Zenidō series [3]
2004 New Boss of Japan
(新・日本の首領)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Matsuo Takano
(高野松雄)
Japan New Boss of Japan [1]
2004 New Boss of Japan 2
(新・新・日本の首領II 非情篇)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Matsuo Takano
(高野松雄)
Japan New Boss of Japan [2]
2004 New Boss of Japan 3
(新・新・日本の首領III 激闘篇)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Matsuo Takano
(高野松雄)
Japan New Boss of Japan [3]
2004 Survive Style 5+ Movie Pharmaceutical company president Kazama
(薬品会社社長 風間)
Japan
2004 Zenidō 4
(銭道4 男と女の金融講座)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Kōjirō Shinkai
(神開浩次郎)
Japan Zenidō series [4]
2004 Explosive City
(爆裂都市)
Movie Otosan Hong Kong
2004 Zenidō 5
(銭道5 無限連鎖講)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Kōjirō Shinkai
(神開浩次郎)
Japan Zenidō series [5]
2005 Zenidō 6
(銭道6)
Movie Kōjirō Shinkai
(神開浩次郎)
Japan Zenidō series [6]
2005 New Shadow Warriors V
(新・影の軍団V 服部半蔵VS陰陽師)
Movie Hanzō Hattori I
(初代服部半蔵)
Japan New Shadow Warriors series [5]
2005 Legendary Sword fights of Yagyu Jubei
(柳生十兵衛七番勝負)
TV series - Episode 5 Musashi Miyamoto
(宮本武蔵)
Japan Friday Jidai-Geki [2005]
2005 New Shadow Warriors VI
(新・影の軍団 最終章)
Movie Hanzō Hattori I
(初代服部半蔵)
Japan New Shadow Warriors series [6]
2005 Team Astro
(アストロ球団)
TV Series J. Shuro
(J. シュウロ)
Japan
2005 Sarutobi Sasuke and the Army of Darkness 3: Wind Chapter
(猿飛佐助 闇の軍団3 風の巻)
Movie Jūbei Mitsuyoshi Yagyū
(柳生十兵衛三厳)
Japan Sarutobi Sasuke and the Army of Darkness series [3]
2005 Sarutobi Sasuke and the Army of Darkness 4: Fire Chapter
(猿飛佐助 闇の軍団4 火の巻 完結篇)
Movie Jūbei Mitsuyoshi Yagyū
(柳生十兵衛三厳)
Japan Sarutobi Sasuke and the Army of Darkness series [4]
2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Movie Boss Kamata U.S.
2006 Master of Thunder
(マスター・オブ・サンダー 決戦!! 封魔龍虎伝)
Movie Buddhist priest Genryū
(源流和尚)
Japan
2006 The Winds of God -Kamikaze- Movie Air captain Nobutada Ōta
(太田信忠 飛行隊長)
Japan
2006 True Kyūshū Yakuza 2
(実録九州やくざ抗争 誠への道)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Yūjinkai First President Isoji Ōga (special appearance)
(雄仁会初代会長 大賀磯治 (特別出演))
Japan True Kyūshū Yakuza series [2]
2007 Fūrin Kazan
(風林火山)
TV series Nobukata Itagaki
(板垣信方)
Japan Taiga Drama [46]
2007 True Kyūshū Yakuza 3
(実録九州やくざ抗争 誠への道 完結編)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Yūjinkai First President Isoji Ōga (special appearance)
(雄仁会初代会長 大賀磯治 (特別出演))
Japan True Kyūshū Yakuza series [3]
2007 Oyaji
(親父)
Movie Ryūmichi Numata and Director
(沼田竜道 兼 監督)
Japan
2009 Sennen no Matsu
(千年の松)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Japan Sennen no Matsu series [1]
2009 Sennen no Matsu 2
(千年の松 完結篇)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Japan Sennen no Matsu series [2]
2011 Secret Agent Erika
(秘密諜報員 エリカ)
TV series - Episode 13 Pastor of St. Francisco Church (friendship appearance)
(聖フランシスコ教会の牧師 (友情出演))
Japan
2012 Shura no Hanamichi
(修羅の花道)
Movie Yoshio Sutama (special appearance)
(須玉誉士夫 (特別出演))
Japan Shura no Hanamichi series [1]
2012 Shura no Hanamichi 2
(修羅の花道 2)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Yoshio Sutama (special appearance)
(須玉誉士夫 (特別出演))
Japan Shura no Hanamichi series [2]
2012 Gokudō no Monshō Part 18
(極道の紋章 第十八章)
Movie (Direct-to-video) special appearance
(特別出演)
Japan
2012 Sushi Girl Movie Sushi chef U.S.
2013 Nihon Tōitsu
(日本統一)
Movie First Kyōwa-kai boss Seizō Gonda
(初代侠和会会長 権田誠蔵)
Japan Nihon Tōitsu series [1]
2013 Ninja Theory
(ニンジャセオリー)
Short Ninja master (special appearance)
(忍者マスター(特別出演))
Japan
2013 Nihon Tōitsu 2
(日本統一 2)
Movie (Direct-to-video) First Kyōwa-kai boss Seizō Gonda
(初代侠和会会長 権田誠蔵)
Japan Nihon Tōitsu series [2]
2014 Shura no Denshō Araburu Kyō Inu
(修羅の伝承 荒ぶる凶犬)
Movie Shūhei Akiyama
(秋山秀平)
Japan
2014 Kabukichō High School
(歌舞伎町はいすくーる)
Movie Hakkaisan board chairman
(八海山理事長(特別出演))
Japan
2014 Owakon TV
(おわこんTV)
TV mini-series - 8 Episodes Genjirō Aramaki
(荒巻源次郎)
Japan
2014 Kanto Gokudo Association Part 1
(関東極道連合会 第一章)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Japan Kanto Gokudo Association [1]
2015 Kanto Gokudo Association Part 2
(関東極道連合会 第二章)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Japan Kanto Gokudo Association [2]
2015 April Fools
(エイプリルフールズ)
Movie Fierce-looking Bōryokudan leader
(強面暴力団幹部)
Japan
2015 So-On: The Five Oyaji (aka Buzz)
(騒音)
Movie Japan
2015 Take a Chance Movie Musashi Miyamoto U.S.
2017 Gokudō Tenka Fubu Part 1
(極道天下布武 第一幕)
Movie Aki Mōriya family president Motonari Mōriya
(安芸毛利屋一家総長 毛利屋元就)
Japan Gokudō Tenka Fubu series [1]
2017 Teppen
(頂点(てっぺん))
Movie (Direct-to-video)
Japan Teppen series [1]
2017 Gokudō Tenka Fubu Part 2
(極道天下布武 第二幕)
Movie Aki Mōriya family president Motonari Mōriya
(安芸毛利屋一家総長 毛利屋元就)
Japan Gokudō Tenka Fubu series [2]
2017 Teppen 2
(頂点(てっぺん) 2)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Japan Teppen series [2]
2017 Teppen 3
(頂点(てっぺん) 3)
Movie (Direct-to-video) Japan Teppen series [3]
2017 Shashin Koshien Summer in 0.5 Seconds
(写真甲子園 0.5秒の夏)
Movie Chair workshop craftsman
(椅子工房の職人)
Japan
2017 Gokudō Tenka Fubu Part 4
(極道天下布武 第四幕)
Movie Aki Mōriya family president Motonari Mōriya
(安芸毛利屋一家総長 毛利屋元就)
Japan Gokudō Tenka Fubu series [3]
2018 Shakespeare in Tokyo Short Calligrapher Australia / Japan
2019 Bond of Justice: Kizuna Movie U.S.

Books[edit]

  • Chiba Shin'ichi aratame Wachinaga Rindō (in Japanese). Yama to Keikokush. 2008. ISBN 4-635-34022-8.
  • Chibaryū samurai eno michi (in Japanese). Bunkasha. 2010. ISBN 4-8211-4269-4.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "SPORTS CITY". Kamakura Shobo. 1 (2): 32. 1981.
  2. ^ a b "Honke Bruce Lee wo shinogu Chiba Shinichi" [Shinichi Chiba surpasses Bruce Lee as the movie star of martial arts]. Sports Hochi (in Japanese). Tokyo. 27 December 1974.
  3. ^ Chibaryū samurai eno michi, pp.81 - 82.
  4. ^ Chiba Shin'ichi aratame Wachinaga Rindō, pp.38 - 39.
  5. ^ a b c Chibaryū samurai eno michi, pp.89.
  6. ^ a b Chibaryū samurai eno michi, pp.95 - 96.
  7. ^ a b Chiba Shin'ichi aratame Wachinaga Rindō, pp.53.
  8. ^ a b "International Karate Organization KYOKUSHINKAIKAN Domestic Black Belt List As of Oct.2000". Kyokushin karate sōkan : shin seishin shugi eno sōseiki e. Aikēōshuppanjigyōkyoku: 62–64. 2001. ISBN 4-8164-1250-6.
  9. ^ The dates are uncertain, because it is possible that he had television appearances to his credit as early as 1959.
  10. ^ Ragone, August. "SHINICHI "SONNY" CHIBA: A Real Mean Bastard!". Henshin!Online. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  11. ^ "千葉真一「JJサニー」に改名!映画監督としては「和千永倫道」 Archived 2007-11-23 at the Wayback Machine.." Sankei Shimbun.
  12. ^ a b Thomas, Brian. VideoHound's Dragon: Asian Action & Cult Flicks. Canton, Michigan: Visible Ink Press, 2003, pp. 61-62.
  13. ^ "Chiba Takayuki"; commentary from Yabako Sandrovich. End of Chapter 102.

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