Actor Bunta Sugawara has died. Sugawara is probably best known for his work in Kinji Fukasaku’s The Yakuza Papers/Battles Without Honor And Humanity film series. Sugawara also appeared in Norifumi Suzuki’s Trucker Yaro series, Spirited Away (2001), Tales From Earthsea (2006), Wolf Children (2012) and Kon Ichikawa’s Actress (1987) . The Asahi Shimbun, The Japan Times and Variety have obituaries. Patrick Macias pays tribute to Sugawara. The Gutter’s own Keith has collected a “Bunta Sugawara Fashion Explosion” for Teleport City. And here Bunta Sugawara sings.
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