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Ichikawa Raizō VIII (born 29 August 1931 in Kyoto, Japan, died 17 July 1969 in Tokyo, Japan) was a Japanese film and kabuki actor. Died of rectal cancer.
He was born as Yoshiya Ōta in Kyoto on August 29, 1931.
Ichikawa Raizō appeared mostly in period dramas (jidaigeki). He is best known for the Sleepy Eyes of Death (Nemuri Kyoshiro) series, Ninja (Shinobi no Mono) series and Nakano Spy School (Rikugun Nakano Gakkō) series (based on the Nakano School). Raizō worked many times with director Kenji Misumi. Their collaborations include The Sword (Ken) (from a book by Yukio Mishima) and Destiny's Son (Kiru).
Other great works include An Actor's Revenge (Yukinojo henge).
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|Ninja 4: Mist Saizo, Last of The Ninjas||Saizo Kirigakure||1964|
|Sleepy Eyes of Death 5: Sword of Fire||Nemuri Kyoshiro||1965|
|Sleepy Eyes of Death 1: The Chinese Jade||Nemuri Kyoshiro||1963|
|Ninja 5: Return of Mist Saizo||Kirigakure "Mist' Saizo||1964|
|Sleepy Eyes of Death 2: Sword of Adventure||0000|
|Sleepy Eyes of Death 6: Sword of Satan||Nemuri Kyoshiro||1965|
|Sleepy Eyes of Death 4: Sword of Seduction||Nemuri Kyoshiro||1964|
|Ninja 1||Ishikawa Goemon||1962|
|Ninja 2||Goemon Ishikawa||1963|
|Ninja 3: Goemon Will Never Die!||Goemon Ishikawa||1963|
|The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka||1967|