Admiral Yamamoto (2011)

Admiral Yamamoto is a 2010 Japanese movie directed by Izuru Narushima.

This big-budget war epic was made, in part, as a more truthful account of the events surrounding the bombing of Pearl Harbor than previous efforts which bordered on nationalistic propaganda—most notably, the 1968 film of the same name starring Toshiro Mifune.

Movie info

Original title
聯合艦隊司令長官 山本五十六 -太平洋戦争70年目の真実-
Transliterated title
Rengō Kantai Shireichōkan: Yamamoto Isoroku - Taiheiyōsensō 70-nenme no Shinjitsu
Release date
December 23, 2011
Directed by
Izuru Narushima
Written by
Yasuo Hasegawa (screenplay)
Kenzaburo Iida (screenplay)
Distributed by
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Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is the man who eventually ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor. However, he was initially one of the few strong military voices in opposition to getting into a war with the US in the first place, knowing full well their military might was insurmountable.

Yamamoto, along with the Secretary of the Navy and the Adjutant General, keep the war option shelved for several months. But after the Nazis invade Poland, his two partners abandon the side of peace. When war becomes inevitable, Yamamoto devises the plan to bomb Pearl Harbor—believing a swift, decisive strike is Japan’s only chance to avoid a prolonged campaign they have no hope of winning.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Koji Yakusho Koji Yakusho Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
Hiroshi Abe Hiroshi Abe Yamaguchi Tamon
No photo available Shuichi Azumaya Yoshimasa Yamamoto
No photo available Mitsugoro Bando Hori
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto Yoneuchi
Yoshihiko Hakamada Yoshihiko Hakamada
Mieko Harada Mieko Harada Yamamoto's wife
Masato Ibu Masato Ibu Nagano
Shunji Igarashi Shunji Igarashi
Teruyuki Kagawa Teruyuki Kagawa
Toru Masuoka Toru Masuoka
Nobuko Miyamoto Nobuko Miyamoto Yamamoto's mother
Takeo Nakahara Takeo Nakahara Nagumo
Ikuji Nakamura Ikuji Nakamura Ugaki
Asaka Seto Asaka Seto
Kippei Shiina Kippei Shiina Kuroshima
Hiroshi Tamaki Hiroshi Tamaki
Lena Tanaka Lena Tanaka Dancer
Tetsuo Yamashita Tetsuo Yamashita
Toshiro Yanagiba Toshiro Yanagiba Inoue
Eisaku Yoshida Eisaku Yoshida Yoshida


  • Trailer (Japanese)

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Last Updated 07 Jul 2014 at 17:13