The Champion (1957)

05/01/1957 (JP) ActionRomanceDramaMusic 1h 37m
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Eikichi Yamashiro, who is a former contender for the boxing title, works as a manager at a Club Champion owned by his fiancé Natsuko’s father. He lost a title match five years ago as he was besotted by Natsuko, but Eikichi actually cannot give up the dream of the championship. One day, he meets Shuntaro Fuma, who is a punk kid but a promising boxer, and realizes the dream that he himself could never fulfill. Then, they together start to train with the aim of the title. Mari Shiraki is an up-and-coming ballerina under the patronage of Eikichi as well. Eikichi forbids Shuntaro and Mari to be romantically involved with someone during their training, however, they start to go on a date. (source: Nikkatsu International)

  1. Umetsugu Inoue

    Director, Screenplay, Writer

  2. Toshio Masuda


  3. Isamu Onoda


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  1. Tatsuya Mihashi

    Tatsuya Mihashi

    Eikichi Yamashiro

  2. Yûjirô Ishihara

    Yûjirô Ishihara

    Shuntaro Fuma

  3. Yôko Minamida

    Yôko Minamida

    Natsuko Miyagawa

  4. Mie Kitahara

    Mie Kitahara

    Mari Shiraki

  5. Taiji Tonoyama

    Taiji Tonoyama


  6. Masao Shimizu

    Masao Shimizu

    Keisuke Miyagawa

  7. Tōru Abe

    Tōru Abe

    Shinzo Takaoka

  8. Mamoru Yokoyama

    Champion Teshima

  9. Jō Shishido

    Jō Shishido

    Boxer Ishiyama

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The Champion
The Champion

Original Title 勝利者

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

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