Akira Kobayashi

Birthdate: November 3, 1938
Birthplace: Tokyo

The Maitogai (マイトガイ / dynamite guy ) joined Nikkatsu Studios in 1956 at age 19.
During the 60’s, he appeared in a succession of minor roles. Later the “wataridori” series gave his carrer a boost. The young elvis, known for his relationships with the pop diva Hibari Misora & the actress Ruriko Asaoka was now a hot talent.
After leaving Nikkatsu in the 70’s (he didn’t want to appear in pink eigas), Kobayashi concentrated on establishing himself as a popular Enka singer.

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Violent street (1974)

violent street

Battles Without Honor and Humanity pt. 5: Final Episode (1974)

Battles Without Honor and Humanity 5 Final Episode

Battles Without Honor and Humanity pt.4 : Police Tactics (1974)

Battles Without Honor and Humanity

Battles Without Honor and Humanity pt.3 : Proxy War (1973)

Battles Without Honor and Humanity 3 Proxy War