Hiroyuki Sanada in Ringu (1998)

Hiroyuki Sanada (1960 - )

Film DeathsEdit

  • G.I. Samurai (Sengoku jieitai; Time Slip) (1979) [Takeda Katsuyori] Sliced with a sword by Sonny Chiba. The scene changes right as Sonny brings his sword down.
  • The Shogun Assassins (Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku) (1979) [Miyoshi Isa Nyudo]: Stabbed multiple times by numerous samurai on the open field.
  • Samurai Reincarnation (Makai tenshô) (1981) [Kirimaru Iga]: Killed for defying his master with a magical powered lasso.
  • Sure Death Revenge (Hissatsu 4: Urami harashimasu) (1987) [Ukyo] Stabbed in the chest by Makoto Fujita.
  • Crest of Betryal (Chûshingura gaiden: Yotsuya kaidan) (1994) [Takuminokami Asano] Decapitated with a sword after starting the process of hara kiri (seppuku). 
  • Ringu (Ring) (1998) [Ryuji Takayama]: Killed by Rie Inou's ghost after she emerges from his television set. (Thanks to William)
  • Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master (Onmyoji) (2001) [Douson]: Killed in a magical battle with Mansai Nomura.
  • The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei) (2002) [Sebei Iguchi]: It is mentioned in the ending narration that he died during the Meiji rebellion.
  • The Promise (Wu Ji) (2005) [General Guangming] Stabbed with a blade by Nicholas Tse.
  • Rush Hour 3 (2007) [Kenji]: Falls to his death (landing on a tourist guide hut) from a safety net on the Eiffel Tower, after he makes Jackie Chan lose his grip while Jackie is trying to pull him to safety (Thanks to ND).
  • Sunshine (2007) [Captain Kaneda]: Burned to death by the solar radiation after he is trapped outside the spaceship. (Thanks to ND)
  • The Railway Man (2013) [Nagase]: Dies (off-screen) some years after the movie ends; his death is told in a title card.

TV DeathsEdit

  • The Last Ship: Legacy (2016) [Takahaya]: Presumably dies of the Red Flu virus or from a gunshot wound sustained in a fight with Fernando Chien. He is last seen opting to stay on Japanese soil, where he his left while still alive.



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