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Works: 1,210 works in 2,478 publications in 4 languages and 49,418 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Fiction  Adventure stories  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  Motion pictures  Godzilla films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor, Publisher, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La curiosidad de Soske, un pequeño de cinco años vive en una linda casa cerca de un acantilado en la costa, lo llevará a encontrarse con algo sorprendente: un extraño pez rojo al que dará el nombre de Ponyo. Soske descubrirá que, ese pez que ha rescatado, es mucho más que algo extraño; hay magia dentro de él y toda una historia maravillosa detrás de su extravío. ¿Podrán Ponyo y Soske permanecer juntos por siempre?
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
37 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 1,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. When the samurai arrive, a spectacular series of battle begins
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
46 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young Japanese businessman dying of cancer wants to give something back to society before his death, so he decides to build a playground for children
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
34 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Yōjinbō ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Director Akira Kurosawa's influential 1961 effort, an action-packed, sometimes humorous reconception of the individualistic loner from the American Western, stars Mifune, the director's leading man of choice, as a samurai-for-hire who becomes involved in a dispute between two warring factions in a small village
Kagemusha by Tsutomu Yamazaki( Visual )
32 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a soaring historical epic about a peasant impersonating a nobleman in battle. Kagemusha is presented in its original 180 min. uncut Japanese version, not the shortened "international version" presented by 20th Century Fox
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This epic masterpiece is about a group of 16th century samurai who are hired to defend a small Japanese village that finds itself annually raided by an army of bandits who steal the meager crops harvested by the peasants. Tired of relinquishing their food supply but woefully inept in combat skills, the villagers decide to hire a band of samurai to protect them. In addition to the primary conflict between the villagers and the bandits, much of the tale revolves around young Katsushiro's coming-of-age, both sexually and emotionally. Kikuchiyo's search for acceptance forms the other major storyline. Indeed, everyone in Seven Samurai is searching: for adventure, for experience, for freedom from their oppressors
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
20 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
20 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A princess must escape across enemy lines with the royal treasure, guarded only by a loyal general and two greedy peasants
The cat returns by Hiroyuki Morita( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Haru, a schoolgirl, saves a cat's life. To her surprise it is the prince of cats, and she is allowed to enter his kingdom and be his bride
From up on Poppy Hill by Sarah Bolger( Visual )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year 1963 in Yokohama, an innocent romance blossoms between two high school students, Umi and Shun. As Japan recovers from World War II and prepares to host the 1964 Olympics, the mood contains both optimism and conflict as the younger generation struggles to escape the shackles of the past. While trying to save a dilapidated Meiji-era club house from demolition, the relationship flourishes. But a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
19 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Akira Kurosawa, the acclaimed Japanese director, adopts the American gangster-film style to weave a fascinating tale of corporate greed. The story focuses on a grieving son, (Toshiro Mifune), who seeks revenge for his father's murder as he infiltrates the corrupt construction company that was responsible for his father's death
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )
19 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consists of four stories of the supernatural based on Japanese folk material. In The black hair, a poor young samurai leaves his first wife to marry a rich woman. When he is unhappy in his second marriage, he returns to his first wife, who at first appears unchanged from when he last saw her. In The woman of the snow, a woodcutter is spared by a mysterious ghost-like woman in the snow, but must promise never to tell anyone what he has seen. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. In In a cup of tea, a writer wonders what would happen to a person who drinks another's soul and finds out
The wind rises ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events
James Clavell's shōgun by Jerry London( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Blackthorne is a ship-wrecked English navigator who becomes both an observer and a participant in historic changes in Japan during the Tokugawa, or, Edo period. Toranaga is a feuding warlord vying to become the supreme military dictator, or shōgun. Blackthorne is drawn into the turmoil and becomes determined to be the first foreigner to become a samurai warrior
Gojira Godzilla ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani, his daughter Emiko and a young navy frogman Hideto Ogata soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164 foot tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well
Tsubaki Sanjūrō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
14 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of young men set out to clean up the corruption in their town. They are joined by a scruffy, cynical samurai who doesn't fit their concept of how a warrior should look and act
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
16 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Sanada is an alcoholic, in part due to the despair that constantly assails him as he tries to keep the inhabitants of a post-World War II Tokyo slum as healthy as possible. Food and medical supplies are scarce, the neighborhood is around an open sewer, and the only place to buy medicines is the black market-- controlled by the Yakuza. Matsunaga, a young yakuza with a violent temper, seeks Sanada's help to remove a bullet from his hand, but Matsunaga's cough catches the doctor's attention. What follows is a wrestling match for Matsunaga's life. Will he follow Sanada's instructions and make the smart, healthy decision, or will he let the fabled yakuza code of honor destroy him?
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
27 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Samurai rescues three kidnap victims: the town chamberlain, his wife, and their daughter
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
8 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 19th century Japanese doctor learns the true challenge of fighting for good in an evil world
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controlled identity Tōhō Eiga, Kabushiki Kaisha

Studios Toho
Tōhō Aen Kabushiki Kaisha
Toho Co.
Toho Company
Toho Company Ltd.
Tōhō Kabushiki-gaisha
Toho Studios
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