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Kazuo Kumakura

Kazuo Kumakura
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Birth 30 january 1927
Death 12 october 2015 (at 88 years)

Kazuo Kumakura (熊倉 一雄, Kumakura Kazuo, January 30, 1927 - October 12, 2015) was a Japanese actor, voice actor, and theatre director. He was the head of the Theatre Echo agency at the time of his death.


Kazuo Kumakura was born in the Azabu district of Minato, Tokyo on January 30, 1927. In 1956, he joined the Theatre Echo theatre group. From 1957, he became the Japanese voice of Alfred Hitchcock in Nippon TV's TV broadcasts of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and from 1989, he played the voice of Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie's Poirot.

He died of rectal cancer on October 12, 2015, at a hospital in Tokyo, at the age of 88.

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Filmography of Kazuo Kumakura (9 films)

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Doraemon: Nobita and the Steel Troops, 1h37
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films set in the future, Films about cats, Films about extraterrestrial life, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Kaneta Kimotsuki, Kazuo Kumakura
Rating68% 3.4434653.4434653.4434653.4434653.443465
The movie's plot involves Nobita, who throws a temper tantrum because he wants a really large RC toy robot in order to upstage the rich kid, Suneo Honekawa, who has been showing off the new robot that his cousin made. His fit makes Doraemon angry and he uses his Anywhere Door to get away from the summer heat, to the North Pole. Sometime later, Nobita follows and discovers a strange bowling ball-like orb which starts blinking with a pulsating light, and summons what looks like a giant robot´s foot. After Nobita uses the foot to sled down, crashing into his room through the Anywhere Door, the bowling ball follows him home through the door and another robot piece falls into his backyard. A frozen Doraemon follows soon after, covered in ice before being thawed out and with a cold. Learning of the robot parts, Doraemon admits to Nobita that he has nothing to do with it, and the two use the Opposite World Entrance Oil and the Roll-Up Fishing Hole to enter the World Inside the Mirror, an alternate mirror world without people. There, they build the robot which Nobita christens "Zanda Claus" as he believed the sphere summoning the parts is from Santa Claus.
Space Firebird, 2h2
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Animation
Themes Films about religion, Films set in the future
Actors Kaneto Shiozawa, Keiko Takeshita, Shūichirō Moriyama, Hiroshi Ōtake, Shūichi Ikeda, Osamu Kobayashi
Roles Ban / Dr. Saruta
Rating69% 3.482593.482593.482593.482593.48259
Au XXVIII siècle, la Terre ainsi que la plupart des mondes qu'elle a colonisés sont en déclin. Dans ce monde futuriste, un enfant reçoit pour cadeau d'anniversaire un androïde-nounou qui le suivra constamment. Une fois devenu adulte, il intègre la Space Academy et part à l'aventure dans l'univers connu, rencontrant différentes race extraterrestres, certaines amies, d'autres ennemies. Son but est de retrouver le Phénix, une créature mythique aux propriétés énergétiques inouïes. Eu égard au courage et à la volonté dont il fait preuve lors de cette quête, le Phénix décide d'en savoir plus sur cet aventurier tenace et sur la race dont il fait partie. Ainsi, le Phénix décide d'habiter le corps de l'androïde qui l'accompagne toujours…
Taro the Dragon Boy, 1h15
Directed by Peter Fernandez, Kirio Urayama
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons
Actors Sayuri Yoshinaga, Kirin Kiki, Kazuo Kumakura, Miina Tominaga
Roles Red Oni (voice)
Rating74% 3.7337553.7337553.7337553.7337553.733755
In the distant past of Japan a lazy and selfish Taro loves to eat and sleep and wrestle with the animals. With no direction in his life, a Tengu appears that gives him a special potion. With this potion, he gains the strength of a hundred men - but he can only use it when he is helping others. After drinking the potion, Taro, day by day, begins to understand what it means to help other, first my fighting Akaoni (Red Oni) to save Aya, a young girl gifted with the flute, then by helping others in his village collect fire wood. One night his grandmother tells him of his mother's transformation into a dragon. Taro then begins his search for his mother. Before his search for his mother starts, Taro again confronts Akaoni after hearing from the animals that Aya was captured by Kurooni (Black Oni). After a brief fight, Akaoni agrees to help Taro save Aya from Kurooni. After besting Kunooni, Taro finds out he has also saved a village terrorized by Kurooni and Akaoni, the later bullied into the former's service. Taro then aids Akaoni by throwing him into the clouds to serve the thunder god. After the village celebrates Taro's deeds, he starts his search. He comes upon an old woman and is tricked into service in her rice patties. After a successful harvest year and learning the truth from a giant serpent living in the lake next to the old woman's rice farm, Taro takes the fruits of his labor and gives it to the old woman's former employees and others, leaving her with little. During his conversation with the serpent, Taro learns that nine mountain overs lives a yamanba that could point him in the right direction. Taro takes that information and finds the yamanba. The yamanba tells him what he seeks and lets slip she was responsible for the serpent. After narrowing escaping the yamanba, Taro is overpowered by yukionna. The following morning, Aya finds Taro near frozen and able to revive him. With her aid, Taro finds the lake where his mother, Tatsu, now lives. Tatsu tells Taro why she was transformed, as a mother heavy with child fulfilling her duties to her unborn child, she needed to eat, but neglecting her duties to the rest of her village, she left nothing of her catch for the other workers. Taro then proposes a means to make the lives of the villager back home better, by making for them a new home able to be large rice patties. Taro and Tatsu them attempt to break the dam that formed the lake Tatsu resides. Although they succeed, Tatsu's body is broken and all seeing it after the lake had emptied concluded she had died. Morning the lost of his mother, Taro is relieved to see her life was returned and she is yet again human. Their actions are successful and the new flooded low lands enable prosperity for all the villagers Taro has helped, not only along his way but from his home village.
Panda! Go Panda!: Rainy Day Circus
Directed by Isao Takahata
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Panda
Actors Kazuo Kumakura, Yasuo Yamada, Camille Donda, Philippe Catoire, Dorothée Pousséo, Gérard Surugue
Roles Papanda
Rating68% 3.435573.435573.435573.435573.43557
Un bébé tigre échappé d'un cirque de passage s'introduit dans la maison de Mimiko en son absence et s'installe chez eux. Mais les propriétaires du cirque sont à sa recherche, et sa mère y est par ailleurs toujours enfermée.
The Wonderful World of Puss 'n Boots
Directed by Kimio Yabuki
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about cats, Musical films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kenji Utsumi, Toshiko Fujita, Asao Koike, Kazuo Kumakura, Kinya Aikawa, Shun Yashiro
Rating72% 3.6370953.6370953.6370953.6370953.637095
Rejeté par les siens pour avoir sauvé la vie d'une souris, le chat Pero doit fuir son pays poursuivi par trois ninjas. Il trouve refuge chez Pierre, un jeune paysan cadet d'une famille de trois enfants. Victime d'un complot qui vise à le déshériter, Pierre quitte la maison avec Pero. En chemin, ils apprennent que le roi offrira la main de sa fille à l'homme qui se montrera le plus valeureux. Avec l'aide de Pero, Pierre se fera passer pour le marquis de Carrabas. Mais le sorcier Lucifer, prétendant le plus tenace, ne reculera devant rien pour ravir la main de la belle princesse...
Young Jack and the Witch, 1h20
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Kazuo Kumakura, Hiroshi Ōtake, Jōji Yanami, Masako Nozawa, Keiko Yamamoto
Roles Little Bear (voice)
Rating71% 3.589393.589393.589393.589393.58939
The film opens with a retelling of Beowulf, narrated over pans of paintings imitative of stained glass, then cuts to Jack, a boy who lives with his animal friends Barnaby Bear, Dinah Dog, Squeeker Mouse and Phineas Fox and drives a car resembling a Ford Model T, even inside the house. One day while out driving Jack sees a girl named Allegra in a flying machine and challenges her to race. After he loses Allegra offers him a ride and he accepts, along with Squeeker Mouse who sneaks aboard. Allegra is actually a witch, and takes Jack to the castle of the evil queen Auriana, who changes children into harpies to be her slaves. Squeeker is sucked into a machine that changes him into a harpy but Jack escapes. When Allegra and another harpy named Harvey Harpy pursue Jack he leads them away from the castle. Harvey Harpy ends up lassoing Jack's animal friends and they get tangled together in the rope. Barnaby Bear starts laughing at the predicament, and soon all are laughing. They take Harvey Harpy back to the house, where they sing and dance together. Spying on them through a window Allegra seems to soften a little as she watches the fun. However, when Jack returns to the house she tries to capture him with a magic rope that has a claw on the end, but the animals drive her away by pelting her with dishes. In some fan copies of the English version about 8 minutes is cut out here, including scenes where Allegra returns to the castle and a battle between Allegra and Jack where she pulls his house off the ground and drops it into a lake. Allegra is injured when she crash lands her flying machine, and Jack takes her back to his house to let her recover. When she comes to she sees Jack, and smiles for a moment, but then flees back to the castle, knocking Jack over as she goes. Jack and friends go back to the castle to rescue Squeeker Mouse, and they encounter Allegra again. She promises to help them since they were so kind to her when she was injured, but instead she leads them into a trap that drops them into a land where the plants try to eat everybody. At the end giant mushrooms drop Jack and friends into a pit with the machine that changes children into harpies. The wind starts to suck Jack into the machine, while the Harpies chant 'Into the Machine!'. Barnaby Bear remembers that a giant windmill powers the machine, so he runs off and stops it. With the windmill immobilized other harpies jump into the pit to take Jack prisoner, but Barnaby Bear finally lets go of the windmill and the harpies are sucked into the machine, which overloads and explodes, with Jack and friends escaping. Queen Auriana punishes Allegra for her failure to capture Jack by exiling her to the ice caves beneath the castle. Harvey Harpy is sad to see Allegra punished, even opposing the queen for her harshness, so when he runs into Jack he explains what happened to Allegra, and leads him to the ice caves to rescue her. Meanwhile, Barnaby Bear, Phineas Fox and Dinah Dog are captured by the queen, who imprisons them in magic bottles and leaves them to watch what happens to Jack in a crystal ball. When Jack rescues Allegra from the ice caves, the queen transports them back to the pit, where she battles them with a golden chain she uses as a whip. When Squeeker Mouse tries to cover up the crystal ball with his cape so no one can see what is happening to Jack he knocks the crystal ball to the ground and it cracks. This breaks the spell imprisoning the animals, and they realize that the crystal is the source of the queen's power. Barnaby Bear throws the crystal ball out the window, and when it shatters the queen loses her powers and is transformed into a large goblin-like creature. Jack and friends pursue the queen, who has a large air-ship ready for her escape. She sets a time bomb to explode after she leaves, but Harvey Harpy ties the bomb to her air-ship as it takes off. As the queen tries to remove the bomb she crashes into the castle and explodes. This destroys the castle and breaks the spell cast by the evil queen, and one by one all the harpies turn back into children, including Allegra and Harvey, who celebrate with Jack.
A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era, 1h50
Directed by Yūzō Kawashima
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Nobuo Kaneko, Sachiko Hidari, Tomio Aoki, Yōko Minamida, Akira Kobayashi, Yujiro Ishihara
Roles Kinbou
Rating75% 3.7747053.7747053.7747053.7747053.774705
Un bordel confortable à la fin de l'ère Edo. Saheiji, un acteur complètement fauché, est incapable de payer sa note. Il est retenu en otage et doit travailler pour l'établissement de prostitution. Son adresse et son imagination le sauveront…
A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era, 1h50
Directed by Yūzō Kawashima
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Frankie Sakai, Yōko Minamida, Sachiko Hidari, Yujiro Ishihara, Nobuo Kaneko, Masumi Okada
Roles Kinbou
Rating75% 3.7747053.7747053.7747053.7747053.774705
It is set during the last days of the Shogunate. Saheiji (played by comedian Frankie Sakai) seeks to outwit the inhabitants of a brothel in order to survive in straitened times. A group of samurai meanwhile seek to destroy any foreigners that cross their path.