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Akihiko Hirata is a Actor Japonais born on 26 december 1927 at Seoul (Coree du sud)

Akihiko Hirata

Akihiko Hirata
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Birth name Akihiko Onoda
Nationality Japon
Birth 26 december 1927 at Seoul (Coree du sud)
Death 25 july 1984 (at 56 years) at Tokyo (Japon)

Akihiko Hirata (平田昭彦, Hirata Akihiko) (December 16, 1927 – July 25, 1984) was a Korean film actor. While Hirata starred in many movies (including Hiroshi Inagaki's Samurai trilogy), he is most well known for his work in the kaiju genre, including such films as King Kong vs. Godzilla, The Mysterians, and his most famous role of Dr. Daisuke Serizawa, the brilliant but disturbed young scientist in the original Godzilla, released in 1954. Hirata died after a long battle with lung cancer in 1984, at age 56.

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Tomoyuki Tanaka
Tomoyuki Tanaka
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Ishirō Honda
Ishirō Honda
(17 films)
Haruo Nakajima
Haruo Nakajima
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Hiroshi Inagaki
Hiroshi Inagaki
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Takashi Shimura
Takashi Shimura
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Filmography of Akihiko Hirata (49 films)

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Revive! Ultraman, 23minutes
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Superhero films
Actors Masanari Nihei, Akiji Kobayashi, Hiroko Sakurai, Akihiko Hirata
Roles Iwamoto

The film is composed of footage from the original Ultraman television series with additional newly filmed content, and it served as an "epilogue" as Ultraman returns to Earth for one final battle.
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, 1h43
Directed by Takao Okawara
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Political films, Dystopian films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Megumi Odaka, Momoko Kōchi, Yōko Ishino, Akira Nakao, Akihiko Hirata, Masahiro Takashima
Roles Dr. Daisuke Serizawa
Rating70% 3.504973.504973.504973.504973.50497
In 1996, after the death of SpaceGodzilla, Miki Saegusa travels to Birth Island to check on Godzilla and its adopted child, but finds the entire island destroyed. Godzilla appears in Hong Kong, covered in glowing lava-like rashes. It goes on a rampage, causing major collateral damage and killing thousands of civilians. A group of representatives from the Japan Self Defense Forces (JSDF) hires college student Kenichi Yamane, the grandson of Dr. Kyohei Yamane, to work at the center in an attempt to unravel the mystery of Godzilla's condition. Yamane suspects that Godzilla's heart, which acts as a nuclear reactor, is going through a nuclear meltdown. He theorizes that, when Godzilla's temperature reaches 1,200 degrees Celsius, it will explode with a force approximately "1,000 times greater than all nuclear weapons put together, a burst of power unseen since time began.
Sayonara Jupiter, 2h10
Directed by Sakyo Komatsu, Kōji Hashimoto
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Space opera
Actors Akihiko Hirata, Tomokazu Miura, Masumi Okada, Andrew Hughes, Hisaya Morishige, Miyuki Ono
Roles Dr. Inoue Ryutarou
Rating44% 2.2487552.2487552.2487552.2487552.248755
It's the 22nd Century (2125 AD), and mankind's population has exponentially expanded beyond Earth's handling. Therefore, humans now live throughout the Solar System and the total population has gone well over 18 billion. As a result, there's a severe energy crisis for planets further out from the sun and plans to turn Jupiter into a second sun have been set into motion. However, markings are found on Mars that indicates that alien life lives in Jupiter and the J.S. Project (Jupiter Solarization Project) is put on hold.
Station
Station (1981)
, 2h12
Directed by Yasuo Furuhata
Genres Drama
Actors Ken Takakura, Chieko Baishō, Ayumi Ishida, Akihiko Hirata, Yu Fujiki, Ryō Ikebe
Rating67% 3.3752053.3752053.3752053.3752053.375205
L'inspecteur Mikami a souvent été décoré pour ses exploits. Mais cet homme au-dessus de la vulgarité du monde ne peut s'empêcher de ressentir la même solitude que ceux qu'il a inculpés.
Nomugi Pass, 2h34
Directed by Satsuo Yamamoto
Genres Drama
Actors Shinobu Ōtake, Mieko Harada, Rentarō Mikuni, Takeo Chii, Mari Okamoto, Tanie Kitabayashi
Rating68% 3.404743.404743.404743.404743.40474
An indictment of the treatment of Meiji period silkworkers by their employers.
The War in Space, 1h31
Directed by Jun Fukuda
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Space opera, Venus in film, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films
Actors Akihiko Hirata, Yūko Asano, Masaya Oki, Hideji Ōtaki, Kensaku Morita, Ryō Ikebe
Roles Defense Countermeasure Supreme Commander Oshi
Rating50% 2.5200452.5200452.5200452.5200452.520045
The movie starts out in 1988 with pilot Koji Miyoshi's return to Japan in response to electromagnetic interference that is plaguing the world following a comet scare. Miyoshi is quickly reunited with old friends and acquaintances upon his arrival, although the reunion is cut short as UFOs began to appear all across America as the UN's Space Station Terra is also destroyed in orbit. This series of events prompts Miyoshi to meet with Masato Takigawa and request that the United Nations Space Forces' Gohten Project - construction of the UNSF Gohten, is completed. The request falls on deaf ears until the aliens from the distant planet of Yomi in Messier 13 who have been behind the recent disturbances bungle a plan to kidnap Takigawa, at which point work on the Gohten commences amongst global chaos from attacking Hell Fighter UFO's. Following a fierce battle at the Gohten’s base, the craft is finally launched as it makes its way to Venus, the suspected location of the invaders’ base of operations, to put an end to the alien threat.
Tora-san Meets His Lordship, 1h39
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Genres Comedy
Actors Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishō, Kanjūrō Arashi, Masami Shimojō, Chishū Ryū, Akira Terao
Rating69% 3.4502553.4502553.4502553.4502553.450255
Tora-san returns to his family home in Shibamata, Tokyo, but soon leaves again due to squabbles involving a dog they have named Tora-san. During his travels in Shikoku, Tora-san makes the acquaintance of a descendant of a local daimyō. The old man asks Tora-san to find his son's widow in Tokyo, whom he had previously alienated.
Terror of Mechagodzilla, 1h23
Directed by Ishirō Honda
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Films set in the future, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about extraterrestrial life, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Katsuhiko Sasaki, Akihiko Hirata, Kenji Sahara
Roles Dr. Shinzô Mafune
Rating62% 3.11273.11273.11273.11273.1127
Continuing after the end of the previous film, Interpol agents, led by Inspector Kusaka, search for the wreck of Mechagodzilla at the bottom of the Okinawan Sea. Using the submarine, Akatsuki, they hope to gather information on the robot's builders, the alien simians. The Akatsuki is suddenly attacked by a giant aquatic dinosaur called Titanosaurus, and the crew vanishes.
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla, 1h24
Directed by Jun Fukuda
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Films set in the future, Animaux préhistoriques, Natural horror films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Akihiko Hirata, Kenji Sahara, Hiroshi Koizumi
Roles Professor Hideto Miyajima
Rating64% 3.207073.207073.207073.207073.20707
Strange events are taking place in Okinawa. An Azumi priestess has a terrifying vision of a city being destroyed by a giant monster. A type of metal not found on earth is discovered in a cave by a spelunker, Masahiko Shimizu, who takes it to Professor Miyajima for examination. An excavation led by Masahiko's brother Keisuke accidentally uncovers a chamber filled with ancient artifacts and a mural bearing an ominous prophecy: "When a black mountain appears above the clouds, a huge monster will arise and try to destroy the world; but then, when the red moon sets and the sun rises in the west, two more shall appear to save humanity." Keisuke is joined by archaeologist Saeko Kaneshiro, who translates the prophecy and takes one of the artefacts, bearing the likeness of the legendary monster King Caesar, to study. Two men stalk them, one who speaks to them and claims to be a reporter interested in the story, the other of whom attempts to steal the statue from them but fails and flees.
Prophecies of Nostradamus, 1h54
Directed by Toshio Masuda
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Political films, Disaster films
Actors Tetsurō Tanba, Kaoru Yumi, Yōko Tsukasa, Akihiko Hirata, Katsuhiko Sasaki, Hiroshi Koizumi
Roles Environmental scientist #1
Rating63% 3.195533.195533.195533.195533.19553
In 1835, Gentetsu Nishiyama begins preaching the prophecies of Michel de Nostradame using a copy of his book, "Centuries." When Nishiyama gets persecuted by the Tokugawa Shogunate for supposed heresy, his wife and son flees with the book in hand, passing down the knowledge to future generations. At the onset of World War II, his descendant, Gengaku, is interrogated by an Imperial Japanese Army officer about the family's continued preaching of the prophecies, which predicted the rise of Nazism and the Axis defeat.
Samurai Banners, 2h45
Directed by Hiroshi Inagaki
Origin Japon
Genres War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Toshiro Mifune, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Akihiko Hirata, Yujiro Ishihara, Katsuo Nakamura, Masakazu Tamura
Rating70% 3.5410053.5410053.5410053.5410053.541005
Yamamoto Kansuke (Toshiro Mifune) is a general of warlord Takeda Shingen (Yorozuya Kinnosuke), whose titular red banners are his trademark. Yamamoto has a ruthless but effective approach to battle and politics, and advises Takeda Shingen on almost everything he does, including the assassination of Suwa Yorishige (Akihiko Hirata). Of Lord Suwa's household, Princess Yu (Yoshiko Sakuma) refuses to commit suicide, and the film comes to center on a love triangle between the lord, his general, and the princess.
Latitude Zero, 1h29
Directed by Ishirō Honda
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films
Actors Joseph Cotten, Cesar Romero, Akira Takarada, Masumi Okada, Richard Jaeckel, Patricia Medina
Roles Dr. Sugata
Rating59% 2.9990552.9990552.9990552.9990552.999055
Three men (Dr. Ken Tashiro, Dr. Jules Masson, and Perry Lawton) are trapped in a bathysphere due to seismic activity. They are rescued by the crew of the supersubmarine Alpha, captained by Craig Mackenzie (Cotten), who they learn is over 200 years old (and that the Alpha was launched in the early 19th century). Mackenzie takes them to Latitude Zero to deal with the serious injuries of Dr Masson. While returning to Latitude Zero, they are attacked by a rival supersubmarine, the Black Shark, captained by Kuroi, who works for a rival of Mackenzie, Malic, who is also over 200 years old and has a base at Blood Rock.
Son of Godzilla, 1h26
Directed by Jun Fukuda
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Films about spiders, Films about insects, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Akihiko Hirata, Tadao Takashima, Akira Kubo, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Kenji Sahara, Haruo Nakajima
Roles Fujisaki
Rating53% 2.6641752.6641752.6641752.6641752.664175
A team of scientists are trying to perfect a weather-controlling system. Their efforts are hampered by the arrival of a nosy reporter and by the sudden presence of 2-meter tall giant praying mantises. The first test of the weather control system goes awry when the remote control for a radioactive balloon is jammed by an unexplained signal coming from the center of the island. The balloon detonates prematurely, creating a radioactive storm that causes the giant mantises to grow to enormous sizes. Investigating the mantises, which are named Kamacuras (Gimantis in the English-dubbed version), the scientists find the monstrous insects digging an egg out from under a pile of earth. The egg hatches, revealing a baby Godzilla. The scientists realize that the baby's telepathic cries for help were the cause of the interference that ruined their experiment. Shortly afterwards, Godzilla arrives on the island in response to the infant's cries, demolishing the scientist's base while rushing to defend the baby. Godzilla kills two of the Kamacuras during the battle while one manages to fly away to safety, Godzilla then adopts the baby.