Masanobu Ando

Masanobu Ando Trailers

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​ Masanobu Andō  (born May 19, 1975 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese actor and director. For his second film, in 1996, he won the Film Academy of Japan's Best New Actor Award, starring in Takeshi Kitano's Kids Return. Andō has extensive experience in both Japanese television drama and film and has played a large variety of different roles: mentally challenged (Innocent World), bank robber (Space Travelers, Drive), doctor (Transparent), ninja and samurai (Red Shadow), even a corpse (Monday). Out of all of Andō's characters, he is best known for his role as Kazuo Kiriyama, the heartless, psychopathic killer in the controversial film, Battle Royale (2000). He also played an art forger in the low-budget Battle Royale parody Tokyo 10+01 (2003). As well as acting, Andō has been in Japanese ad campaigns for the popular Japanese snack food, Pocky, Toyota, and for DoCoMo mobile phones. In 2003, he directed his first film, Adagietto. Sehr langsam, starring Japanese actress, Kumiko Aso. The short is included in Hiroyuki Nakano's Peacedelic compilation called Short Films. In it, he also stars in the short, 県道スター (loosely translated to "Prefectural road star"). In his spare time, he enjoys photography and shopping

Most Popular Masanobu Ando Trailers

Total trailers found: 35

Battle Royale Trailer (2000)

16 December 2000

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Nightmare Detective Trailer (2006)

01 January 2006

Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide.

Sukiyaki Western Django Trailer (2007)

15 September 2007

Several hundred years after the Battle of Dannoura, the Genji and Heike clans face off again in a poor mountain town with a buried treasure legend.

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag Trailer (2011)

09 April 2011

Mouna Rudo was born and raised among the Seediq people, an indigenous tribe in Taiwan, and as he grew to be a man he became a member of the Seediq Bale, a courageous band of native warriors.

The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman Trailer (2010)

16 September 2010

A tale of revenge, honor and greed follows a group of misfits that gets involved with a kitchen cleaver made from the top five swords of the martial arts world in this wild and brash action comedy.

Sadako vs. Kayako Trailer (2016)

18 June 2016

A girl, Yūri Kurahashi, after watching a cursed videotape together with her friend in a haunted houi

Kids Return Trailer (1996)

27 July 1996

Shinji and Masaru spend most of their school days harassing fellow classmates and playing pranks. They drop out and Shinji becomes a small-time boxer, while Masaru joins up with a local Yakuza gang.

Smuggler Trailer (2011)

22 October 2011

In this wacky and shocking comedy, a failed actor is forced to work smuggling dead bodies and contraband in a world full of underground bankers and crazed fashionista yakuza killers.

Sakuran Trailer (2007)

24 February 2007

A young girl is sold into the red-light district Yoshiwara and is put under the care of the oiran (lead prostitute) of the Tamakiku house.

Aegis Trailer (2005)

30 July 2005

The Isokaze, an Aegis-class escort vessel, sets sail on a routine training exercise, playing host to a platoon from the Fleet Training Group.

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 2: The Rainbow Bridge Trailer (2011)

09 September 2011

Mouna Rudo was born and raised among the Seediq people, an indigenous tribe in Taiwan, and as he grew to be a man he became a member of the Seediq Bale, a courageous band of native warriors.

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation Trailer (2016)

05 March 2016

Izumi Hoshi (Kanna Hashimoto) is senior in high school, but she led a small yakuza group in her past.

Red Shadow Trailer (2001)

11 August 2001

The secret warriors of feudal Japan were the Ninja. Sent on impossible missions, the Ninja were trained to work in shadows, gather information and defeat the enemy to build a world of peace.

Space Travelers Trailer (2000)

08 April 2000

Three bank robbers, who declare themselves to be Space Travelers, take six persons as hostages when they are surrounded by the police.

Railroad Man Trailer (1999)

05 June 1999

A railway stationmaster at a dying end-of-the-line village in Hokkaido is haunted by memories of his dead wife and daughter.

Monday Trailer (2000)

01 January 2000

A simple funeral turns a man's world upside down.

Petal Dance Trailer (2013)

19 April 2013

Four women, who have their own different sorrows, embark on a road trip. They look back at their past and restart their lives.

DRIVE Trailer (2002)

01 January 2002

A salaryman is hijacked by bank robbers.

69 Trailer (2004)

10 July 2004

Hoping to catch a girl's attention, high school students Ken (Tsumabuki Satoshi) and Adama (Ando Masanobu) cook up an ambitious plan.

Gonin Saga Trailer (2015)

26 September 2015

Seiji (Masanobu Ando) is a third generation "Gosei kai" gang member. He works to build up the group's strength.

Big Bang Love, Juvenile A Trailer (2006)

01 January 2006

Big Bang Love tells the story of two young prisoners from different backgrounds whose bond transcends their pasts.

Crickets Trailer (2006)

08 September 2006

Kaoru, a wealthy woman whose youth is fading, abandons the hustle and bustle of the city to live a peaceful life in a house on the coast.

Kokoro Trailer (2016)

30 March 2016

After her brother's death, Alice leave France for Japan and takes refuge in a small village just above the cliffs.

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag Trailer (2011)

09 September 2011

Mouna Rudo was born and raised among the Seediq people, an indigenous tribe in Taiwan, and as he grew to be a man he became a member of the Seediq Bale, a courageous band of native warriors.

No No Sleep Trailer (2015)

21 April 2015

A new entry in the Walker series. 'No No Sleep' is set in Tokyo, where Tsai Ming-liang met with Ando Masanobu.

Green Mind, Metal Bats Trailer (2006)

26 August 2006

The film follows Nanba, a shunned outcast who doesn’t have a girlfriend, any money or prospects, a turnaround from his glory days in high school when he played on the baseball team; his former teammate Ishioka, who is now a policeman because of an elbow injury; and baseball fanatic Eiko, a hopeless alcoholic who spends more of her time drunk than sober.

Synesthesia Trailer (2005)

01 March 2005

Shin is a professional voyeur who provides live camera feeds of everything from the street corner to the public toilet.

Tokyo 10+01 Trailer (2002)

03 August 2002

A group of 11 criminals are trapped in a warehouse with bracelets. The 11 learn that they are part of a game where the prize is 3 million yen and a clean record.

Innocent World Trailer (1998)

03 October 1998

Japanese film directed by Ten Shimoyama.

Karaoke Terror Trailer (2003)

08 November 2003

One of a gang of karaoke loving middle aged women is murdered by a young man. Her friends track him down and kill him.

Forever Enthralled Trailer (2008)

05 December 2008

A biographical account of Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star.

Strawberry Shortcakes Trailer (2006)

23 September 2006

Based on the eponymous josei manga by cartoonist Kiriko Nananan, the pic follows the ups and downs of four female friends in Tokyo looking for love and trying to cope with the responsibilities in their lives.

Adrenaline Drive Trailer (1999)

12 June 1999

A gas leak explosion at a yakuza hideout provides a shy nurse and a rental car clerk with the opportunity to take a briefcase full of money.

Black Kiss Trailer (2004)

01 October 2004

Asuka is an aspiring model who moves to Tokyo to pursue her career. She moves into a small apartment with a friend of a friend, Kasumi.

Transparent: Tribute to a Sad Genius Trailer (2001)

17 March 2001

Satorare is about the lives of "Transparents" - people who telepathically broadcast their every thought to anybody in a 10m radius.