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東宝株式会社

Overview
Works: 1,362 works in 3,135 publications in 9 languages and 59,146 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Animated films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Samurai films  Children's films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Science fiction films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

98 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of a group of Japanese farmers who hire seven professional swordsmen, or samurai, to protect them from the yearly raids by bandits
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophie, who helps out at her late father's hat shop, is transformed one day by a witch into an old woman. Sophie seeks out the help of the wizard Howl, who has an amazing moving castle which is fueled by a fire demon named Calcifer. Limited quantities will include bonus DVD version of the film
Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,099 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?
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

62 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reimagines Macbeth in feudal Japan. Starring Kurosawa's longtime collaborator Toshiro Mifune and the legendary Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife, the film tells of a valiant warrior's savage rise to power and his ignominious fall
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

55 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle aged man discovers that he has only six months to live, and begins to question the meaning of his life. One of Kurosawa's most important films, Ikiru provides an image of Japan in the period immediately following World War II. We follow the central character Watanabe, as he progresses through the stages of anger and confusion to acceptance. At first he devotes himself to seeking pleasure in the bars of Tokyo, in the end a simple inspiration leads him to a final act of public generosity. Director Kurosawa was one of the few Japanese directors who was allowed to work with relative creative freedom, his early films were consistently commercially successful, as was the case with Ikiru. Kurosawa's films along with his contemporaries Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Ichikawa raised Japanese cinema onto the world stage in the period immediately after World War II
Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

60 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years after his mother's death at a nuclear power plant in Japan, Ford Brody discovers a conspiracy to hide the fact that giant monsters exist. But it doesn't take long for the world to also find out, as a "Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism" attacks Hawaii, and Godzilla turns up
The wind rises by Tatsuo Hori( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world's most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world"--Container
The bodyguard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

76 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a flea bitten, dusty Japanese town, a ronin (unemployed samurai) finds himself in the middle of a feud between two warring mafia's. On one side of town a local silk merchant is building a small army, while on the other, a sake merchant is hiring anybody who can carry a sword. The two merchants engage in a bidding war to employ the services of the itinerant samurai, but he has his own plans. Disgusted by both sides, the samurai, (Mifune) instigates a war between the two factions and with great pleasure sits in the town's bell tower watching them cut each other to pieces. After freeing the daughter of a local villager from bondage, he leaves the town in search of further exploits. Yojimbo was the inspiration for several Sergio Leone films including the Clint Eastwood vehicle, A Fistful of Dollars which was made a few years later. Kurosawa portrays 19th century Japan as a society where corruption and calamity are so commonplace that the distinction between bandits and samurai have become blurred. Kurosawa was one of the few Japanese directors who was allowed to work with relative creative freedom, his early films were consistently commercially successful, as was the case with Yojimbo. Kurosawa's films along with his contemporaries Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Ichikawa raised Japanese cinema onto the world stage in the period immediately after World War II
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

43 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,439 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

54 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Samurai rescues three kidnap victims: the town chamberlain, his wife, and their daughter
Kagemusha by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a soaring historical epic
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

36 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 1,243 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
The cat returns by Hiroyuki Morita( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An act of kindness brings Haru, a schoolgirl, to the attention of the Cat King who lavishes her with presents, including a proposal of marriage to his son, and opens her eyes to a whole other world
From up on Poppy Hill by Sarah Bolger( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and Javanese and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yokohama, 1963. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the Olympics. Against this backdrop of hope and change, a friendship begins to blossom between high school students Umi and Shun but a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart"--Container
When Marnie was there by Sara Takatsuki( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh house again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 837 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
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder mystery set in Tokyo in the late 1940's. A rookie detective loses his gun and is afraid it has fallen into the hands of a killer
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 758 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
Miyamoto Musashi = Samurai I by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

26 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a civil war, Musashi Miyamoto goes off in search of glory, only to suffer defeat on the wrong side. He returns as an outlaw, halfmad and uncontrollable, and is saved only by the intervention of a village girl who loves him and a Buddhist priest who tries to heal him
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ikiru = To live
Alternative Names

controlled identityTōhō Eiga, Kabushiki Kaisha

controlled identityTōkyō Takarazuka Gekijō

Studios Toho

Tōhō

Tōhō Aen Kabushiki Kaisha

Toho Co.

Toho Company

Toho Company Ltd.

Toho Eiga.

Tōhō Kabushiki-gaisha

Toho Studios

Tōkyō Takarazuka Gekijō Kabushiki gaisha

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Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Ikiru = To liveKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressKagemushaAkahige = Red BeardNorainu = Stray dogKwaidanMiyamoto Musashi = Samurai I