Actor Ryutaro Otomo (1912-1985)

The Swordsman and the Actress Castle of Owls The Secret of the Urn

Five Men of Edo – Daisuke Ito (1951)
The Swordsman and the ActressThe Black Hooded Man – Kiyoshi Saeki (1955)
The Black Hooded Man 2 – Kokichi Uchide (1955)
Yasushi Sasaki (1955)
Warrior's FluteYasushi Sasaki (1955)
Lord MitoYasushi Sasaki (1957)
The Lord Takes a BrideSadatsugu Matsuda (1957)
Port of HonorSadatsugu Matsuda (1957)
A Chivalrous SpiritSadatsugu Matsuda (1958)
The Bride in Uguisu Castle – Masaharu Matsumura (1958)
Fighting DispositionMasahiro Makino (1958)
Seven From EdoSadatsugu Matsuda (1958)
Tange Sazen: Secret of the Golden SpellSadatsugu Matsuda (1958)
Bride of Peacock Castle – Shoji Matsumura (1959)
A Spectacular ShowdownYasushi Sasaki (1959)
Evil Man of EdoMasahiro Makino (1959)
The 47 Masterless SamuraiSadatsugu Matsuda (1959)
Tange Sazen and the Mystery of the Twin DragonsSadatsugu Matsuda (1959)
Mighty ShosukeSadatsugu Matsuda (1960)
Road of ChivalrySadatsugu Matsuda (1960)
Shinsengumi: Last Days of the ShogunateYasushi Sasaki (1960)
Tange Sazen: The Mysterious SwordSadatsugu Matsuda (1960)
Ako RoshiSadatsugu Matsuda (1961)
Festival of Swordsmen – Shigehiro Ozawa (1961)
Shingo's Challenge: Part 1Sadatsugu Matsuda (1961)
The Christian Revolt – Nagisa Oshima (1962)
The Red Shadow – Shigehiro Ozawa (1962)
Tengu PriestYasushi Sasaki (1962)
Duel of Blood and SandSadatsugu Matsuda (1963)
Castle of OwlsEiichi Kudo (1963)
Seventeen Ninja – Yasuto Hasegawa (1963)
The Great KillingEiichi Kudo (1964)
The Thief in Black – Umetsugu Inoue (1964)
Vanquished FoesSadatsugu Matsuda (1964)
Yagyu Chronicles 9: Assassin's Sword – Junji Kurata (1964)
The Secret of the UrnHideo Gosha (1966)
Eleven SamuraiEiichi Kudo (1966)
Watari the Ninja Boy – Sadao Nakajima (1966)

Flames of Blood – Tai Kato (1981)
Tampopo – Juzo Itami (1985)

(Key films outside the jidai-geki genre are listed in gray)

This popular square-jawed actor was a frequent collaborator with director Sadatsugu Matsuda, for whom he portrayed the one-armed swordsman Tange Sazen in a long-running series.

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