Kunie Tanaka

Kunie Tanaka

Kunie Tanaka (田中 邦衛 Tanaka Kunie, November 23, 1932 - March 24, 2021) was a Japanese actor. He had his first notable role in 1960 as a thug in Akira Kurosawa's The Bad Sleep Well, and worked with the director again on Sanjuro. Tanaka is well known for his roles in Kinji Fukasaku's yakuza films, namely the Battles Without Honor and Humanity series. He also appeared in Masaki Kobayashi's Kwaidan. He has been nominated for five Japanese Academy Awards, winning the Best Supporting Actor statuette for Gakko in 1993. He appeared as the lecherous Shinjiro Ishiyama, nicknamed Aodaishō, the antagonist of the hero, played by Yūzō Kayama, in all of the Wakadaishō series of films. The character Kizaru, from Eiichiro Oda's manga series One Piece, is modeled after Tanaka.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
    Birthday
    11/23/1932
Kwaidan
Kwaidan
7.7
Sanjuro
Sanjuro
8
Dodes'ka-den
Dodes'ka-den
7.1
The Hidden Blade
The Hidden Blade
7.4
Battles Without Honor and Humanity
Battles Without Honor and Humanity
7.4
The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
8.2
Resurrection
Resurrection
5.6
The Wolves
The Wolves
7.3
The Face of Another
The Face of Another
7.8
Sword of the Beast
Sword of the Beast
7.5
Goyokin
Goyokin
7.5
The Sword of Doom
The Sword of Doom
7.7
Pitfall
Pitfall
7.3
Zatoichi's Pilgrimage
Zatoichi's Pilgrimage
7
Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy
Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy
6.5
All About Our House
All About Our House
5.9
Station
Station
6
Demon
Demon
7.7
At This Late Date, the Charleston
At This Late Date, the Charleston
6.3
Battle Cry
Battle Cry
6
Luminous Moss
Luminous Moss
5.5
A Class to Remember
A Class to Remember
7.5
The Kingpin of Fair Ladies
The Kingpin of Fair Ladies
0
Duel at Fort Ezo
Duel at Fort Ezo
5.4
The House of Wedlock
The House of Wedlock
0
The Machine Gun Dragon
The Machine Gun Dragon
6.3
Graveyard of Honor
Graveyard of Honor
6.7
New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 1
New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 1
5.3
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final Episode
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final Episode
7.3
Evil of Dracula
Evil of Dracula
6.6
The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi
The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi
5.7
The Last Ronin
The Last Ronin
6.3
Kewaishi
Kewaishi
7
Mourning Work
0
The Rainbow Seeker
The Rainbow Seeker
0
Big Shots Die at Dawn
Big Shots Die at Dawn
6.2
Hoshi wo tsugu mono
Hoshi wo tsugu mono
0
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: The Complete Saga
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: The Complete Saga
6.7
Yojo no jidai
Yojo no jidai
0
Tasmania Story
Tasmania Story
9
Winter's Flower
Winter's Flower
6
The Bad Sleep Well
The Bad Sleep Well
7.7
Blood Type: Blue
Blood Type: Blue
6.2
The Inheritance
The Inheritance
7.2
Choji Snack Bar
Choji Snack Bar
7.5
The Merciless Trap
The Merciless Trap
7
Outlaw: Gangster VIP 2
Outlaw: Gangster VIP 2
6.8
The Boat to Heaven
The Boat to Heaven
0
Red Diamond
Red Diamond
0
Stray Dog
Stray Dog
7
Maison Ikkoku - Apartment Fantasy
Maison Ikkoku - Apartment Fantasy
5
Murder in the Doll House
Murder in the Doll House
6.5
The Revolt
The Revolt
6
White Love
White Love
0
The Day the Sun Rose
7
Dynamite Don-Don
Dynamite Don-Don
7
Love on a Daily Basis
Love on a Daily Basis
1
Early Spring Story
Early Spring Story
5.2
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Police Tactics
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Police Tactics
6.9
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Proxy War
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Proxy War
7.2
Prison Walls of Abashiri 3
Prison Walls of Abashiri 3
0
Outlaw Killers: Three Mad Dog Brothers
Outlaw Killers: Three Mad Dog Brothers
6.4
Hangyaku no Tabi
Hangyaku no Tabi
0
The Fixer
The Fixer
6
The International Gang of Kobe
The International Gang of Kobe
5.7
Nichiren
Nichiren
0
Truck Rascals VIII: Ichibanboshi Returns North
Truck Rascals VIII: Ichibanboshi Returns North
0
Abashiri Prison
Abashiri Prison
6.5
The Bullet Train
The Bullet Train
6.7
Light of Africa
Light of Africa
6
Prison Walls of Abashiri 4
Prison Walls of Abashiri 4
0
The Woman Champion
The Woman Champion
0
The Woman Gambler's Revenge
The Woman Gambler's Revenge
0
Golden Ninja
Golden Ninja
0
Cops vs. Thugs
Cops vs. Thugs
6.2
New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Snowbound Deserter
New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Snowbound Deserter
0
Oishinbo
Oishinbo
0
Deeper Than Blue
Deeper Than Blue
0
Sasuke and His Comedians
Sasuke and His Comedians
5.8
Yakuza of the Present
Yakuza of the Present
0
Third Generation Boss
Third Generation Boss
0
Prison Walls of Abashiri, Part 2
Prison Walls of Abashiri, Part 2
6
The Rainbow Seeker 2
The Rainbow Seeker 2
0
The Threat
The Threat
6.8
Outlaw: Black Dagger
Outlaw: Black Dagger
6.4
Village of Eight Gravestones
Village of Eight Gravestones
6.3
Yakuza G-Men
Yakuza G-Men
0
Down with The Big Boss
Down with The Big Boss
0
Koto—The Lake of Tears
Koto—The Lake of Tears
6.5
The Extravagant Cops
The Extravagant Cops
0
Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: 'Sanjuro'
Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: 'Sanjuro'
0
Pride of the Campus
Pride of the Campus
0
Sir Galahad in Campus
Sir Galahad in Campus
0
Shimane Prison Riot
Shimane Prison Riot
5
Salaryman Senka
Salaryman Senka
0
Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: The Bad Sleep Well
Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: The Bad Sleep Well
0
Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron
Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron
6.2
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival
6.7
Truck Rascals II: Ichibanboshi Runs Wild
Truck Rascals II: Ichibanboshi Runs Wild
7
The Sun's Burial
The Sun's Burial
6.5
The Love and Adventures of Kuroki Taro
The Love and Adventures of Kuroki Taro
7.3
Manhunt
Manhunt
6.4
Nogare no machi
Nogare no machi
0
Campus A Go-Go
Campus A Go-Go
8.5
The Bullet and the Horse
The Bullet and the Horse
0
Highschool Scramble
Highschool Scramble
0
Kamigata Kugaizoshi
Kamigata Kugaizoshi
1
Great Jailbreak
Great Jailbreak
7
Cash Calls Hell
Cash Calls Hell
7.6
Game of Chance 2
Game of Chance 2
6
The Return of the Newshound and the Lady Cop
The Return of the Newshound and the Lady Cop
5.5
Shingo's Final Duel
Shingo's Final Duel
0
Summer Soldiers
Summer Soldiers
6
Kogarashi Monjiro 2: Secret of Monjiro's Birth
Kogarashi Monjiro 2: Secret of Monjiro's Birth
7
300 Million Thief Immune to Charges Begins
300 Million Thief Immune to Charges Begins
0
Japan's Top Gangster
Japan's Top Gangster
0
Silence Has No Wings
Silence Has No Wings
6.9
A Desirable Marriage
A Desirable Marriage
0
Kawachi Rascal Is Spurred On
Kawachi Rascal Is Spurred On
0
Abashiri Prison: Duel in the Snow Country
Abashiri Prison: Duel in the Snow Country
0
Abashiri Prison: Duel in Hokkaido
Abashiri Prison: Duel in Hokkaido
0
Abashiri Prison: Duel in the South
Abashiri Prison: Duel in the South
0
Zoku Isoginchaku
0
May Love Be Restored
May Love Be Restored
0
Let's Go! Young Guy
Let's Go! Young Guy
0
The Miracle of Joe, the Petrel
The Miracle of Joe, the Petrel
6
College Champ
College Champ
0
Tale of Ninja Duty
Tale of Ninja Duty
1
The Shootout
The Shootout
5
Blood on the Sea
Blood on the Sea
0
The Story of Pure Love
The Story of Pure Love
6.8
Sukanpin Walk
Sukanpin Walk
5
Company Buggers
Company Buggers
7
Oracion
Oracion
6
The Front Line Showdown
The Front Line Showdown
0
New Abashiri Prison Story: Honor and Humanity, Ammunition That Attracts the Storm
New Abashiri Prison Story: Honor and Humanity, Ammunition That Attracts the Storm
0
The Battle of Okinawa
The Battle of Okinawa
7.4
The Instant Services Bureau
9
Angel's Lover
Angel's Lover
0
The Demon
The Demon
6.3
My Voiceless Friends
My Voiceless Friends
0
Kita no kuni kara '83 Fuyu
Kita no kuni kara '83 Fuyu
0
Kita no kuni kara '84 Natsu
Kita no kuni kara '84 Natsu
6
Kita no kuni kara '87 Hatsukoi
Kita no kuni kara '87 Hatsukoi
6
Kita no kuni kara '89 Kikyo
Kita no kuni kara '89 Kikyo
8
Sugata Sanshiro
0
Operation Sewer Rats
Operation Sewer Rats
0
Tomorrow
Tomorrow
7.7
Ronin-gai
Ronin-gai
5.8
Tora-san, the Good Samaritan
Tora-san, the Good Samaritan
8
Take Me Out to the Snowland
Take Me Out to the Snowland
6
Abashiri Prison: Challenge to the Evil
Abashiri Prison: Challenge to the Evil
0
Detective Story: A Brother's Rule
Detective Story: A Brother's Rule
0
Machi no Hi
Machi no Hi
0
Tenchu!
Tenchu!
7
Baian the Assassin: Showdown
Baian the Assassin: Showdown
0
Baian the Assassin
Baian the Assassin
0
Three Yakuza
Three Yakuza
7.8
Hobo General
Hobo General
0
The Last Judgment
The Last Judgment
0
Yoake no hata matsumoto jiichirō Den
Yoake no hata matsumoto jiichirō Den
0
The Young Ace in Hawaii
The Young Ace in Hawaii
0
Path of Japanese Chivalry: Story of All-Out Attack
Path of Japanese Chivalry: Story of All-Out Attack
0
The love song of farewell later
The love song of farewell later
0
A Class to Remember III: The New Voyage
A Class to Remember III: The New Voyage
6.2
The Last Game
The Last Game
0
Debt of Honor
Debt of Honor
0
Pink Lady's Motion Picture
Pink Lady's Motion Picture
5.5
Hymn to a Tired Man
Hymn to a Tired Man
7.8
Lone Wolf and Cub: The Final Conflict
Lone Wolf and Cub: The Final Conflict
6.6
Deadly Swords in Search of Hidden Gold
Deadly Swords in Search of Hidden Gold
0
Vermillion Sword: Scabbard Code Sword Amidst the Swirling Cherry Blossoms
Vermillion Sword: Scabbard Code Sword Amidst the Swirling Cherry Blossoms
0
A Fishmonger's Tour
A Fishmonger's Tour
0
Zorome no San Kyoudai
Zorome no San Kyoudai
0
Kita no kuni kara '92 Sudachi Part 1
Kita no kuni kara '92 Sudachi Part 1
6
Women and Miso Soup
Women and Miso Soup
0
The School Deviate Waru
The School Deviate Waru
0
Tonga Adventure Family
Tonga Adventure Family
0
Japan's Don
Japan's Don
7.5
How to Be the Worst of Office Workers
How to Be the Worst of Office Workers
0
Young People
Young People
0
Forward, Young People!
Forward, Young People!
0
Banner of the Young
Banner of the Young
0
The Great Japanese Pick-Pocket Club
The Great Japanese Pick-Pocket Club
0
The Desperate
The Desperate
7
Troubleman Laughs and Kills
Troubleman Laughs and Kills
0
Young Guy at Sea
Young Guy at Sea
0
Bravo, Young Guy
Bravo, Young Guy
0
Karate Cop
Karate Cop
0
Free and Easy Special
Free and Easy Special
7.5
As the River Flows
As the River Flows
0
Tokimeki Coast Story
Tokimeki Coast Story
0
Doterai Man
Doterai Man
0
Seasonal Wind
Seasonal Wind
0
Tora-san to the Rescue
Tora-san to the Rescue
6
Shy Security
Shy Security
0
In Broad Daylight
In Broad Daylight
0
Fukumimi
Fukumimi
0
The Crimson Sky
The Crimson Sky
0
The Human Bullet
The Human Bullet
6
Magnitude: Bridge to Tomorrow
Magnitude: Bridge to Tomorrow
0
Okashina yatsu
Okashina yatsu
0
Rebel Against Glory
Rebel Against Glory
0
The Undercover Ninja Organization
The Undercover Ninja Organization
0
The Great Department Store Robbery
The Great Department Store Robbery
0
Three Rogues
Three Rogues
0
The Young Ace in the South Pacific
The Young Ace in the South Pacific
0
Kigeki: Onna ikitemasu
Kigeki: Onna ikitemasu
0
River of Forever
River of Forever
0
Japan Beauty Story: A Woman Among Women
Japan Beauty Story: A Woman Among Women
0
幽霊列車
幽霊列車
0
Punishment of a Lawless Villian
Punishment of a Lawless Villian
0
北の国から 記憶 前編
北の国から 記憶 前編
0
Hidden Fangs
Hidden Fangs
0
Castle of Sand
Castle of Sand
0
Kita no kuni kara '95 Himitsu
Kita no kuni kara '95 Himitsu
6
Private Detective DOBU 1
Private Detective DOBU 1
0
Kita no kuni kara 2002 Yuigon Part 2
Kita no kuni kara 2002 Yuigon Part 2
0
Charming Men
Charming Men
0
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