WorldCat Identities

Ifukube, Akira 1914-2006

Overview
Works: 350 works in 504 publications in 3 languages and 4,780 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Science fiction films  Monster films  Film adaptations  Samurai films  Historical films  Swashbuckler films  Martial arts films  War films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Akira Ifukube
Biruma no tategoto by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close of World War II and finds harmony through song. A private, thought to be dead, stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment disguising himself as a Buddhist monk and stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment. Magnificently shot in hushed black and white"--Container
Gojira Godzilla( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 605 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
Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire populations fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning more than twenty sequels and spinoffs. Here, we present the original, 1954 Japanese version, along with Godzilla: King of the Monsters!, the 1956 American reworking
Sinfonia tapkaara Ritmica ostinata ; Symphonic fantasia no. 1 by Akira Ifukube( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghidorah, the three-headed monster San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planet Earth is attacked by a creature from outer space and the combined forces of Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan are needed to combat it
Japanese contemporary music by Mieko Takizawa( )

4 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mosura tai Gojira Mothra vs. Godzilla( Visual )

4 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in Japanese and French and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giant egg washes ashore in Japan and becomes an instant tourist attraction. The only problem is, it belongs to a giant butterfly-like creature from Monster Island named Mothra - and she wants it back!
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Godzilla and Mothra : the battle for Earth( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla and Mothra : the battle for Earth (ca. 102 min.): Island explorers discover the egg of Mothra and attempt to take it to the mainland. Godzilla awakens and attacks the party, causing the egg to hatch and forcing its newborn larvae to fend off the gigantic reptile
Chūshingura the loyal 47 samurai( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in Japanese and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th century Japan, the film tells the story of a young lord, Asano, who travels to the capital city of Edo to assume state duties. After refusing to bribe the Grand Master of Ceremonies for teaching him official etiquette, he is goaded into drawing his sword in the Shogun's palace, a capital offense for which he is sentenced to commit harakiri suicide. This leaves the warriors of Ako as rōnin, masterless samurai, with nowhere to go and no lord to serve
Zatōichi monogatari Blind swordsman-- the tale of Zatoichi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of a series of films set in medieval Japan about Ichi, a blind masseur who lives by the Yakuza code and uses his deadly cane sword against his enemies
Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla Godzilla vs. Destoroyah( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla: Scientists implant a telepathic amplifier in the brain of Godzilla to bring him under control. When earth is threatened by a mutant Spacegodzilla, Godzilla may become its greatest ally!
Kaijū daisensō( Visual )

3 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla, Rodan, and King Ghidorah are wreaking havoc once again, thanks to some aliens that put them on Earth. Now it's up to an American astronaut to save the planet
Mekagojira no gyakushu Terror of Mechagodzilla( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invaders from the Third Planet of the Black Hole plan to take over the Earth with their powerful 400-foot tall robot Mechagodzilla! Godzilla surfaces to defend his homeland, and earth-shattering destruction begins
Shizukanaru kettō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in Japanese and French and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During a life-saving operation, army surgeon Fujisaki (Mifune) contaminates himself with syphilis, a disease virtually incurable in 1940s Japan. After the war, he returns to work at the hospital maintained by his obstetrician father (Shimura), but agonizes over the disease that threatens to destroy his impending marriage, while simultaneously trying to save other patients' lives -- including the man from whom he contracted the disease"--Container
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens intend to take over the planet and just in case Godzilla tries to interfere, have built a mechanical version of him to put an end to his interference. The Earth humans summon the legendary King Seesar to assist Godzilla in the battle
Godzilla, king of the monsters! by Terry Morse( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the ocean's surface begins to boil white hot and a Japanese freighter vanishes into the Pacific, the superstitious villagers of Odo Island fear an ancient legend has come true, the legend of Godzilla
The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi ; Sonatine by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen's great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. Features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973, starring Shintaro Katsu, collected in one package for the first time
Zatoichi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of a series of films set in medieval Japan about Ichi, a blind masseur who lives by the Yakuza code and uses his deadly cane sword against his enemies. In this episode, Masseur Ichi returns to his home village to discover that his former teacher has been hiring out his swordsmanship skills to a ruthless gang of kidnappers
Invasion of Astro-monster( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens from Planet X use mind-control technology to make Godzilla, Rodan, and King Ghidorah attack Japan and conquer Earth
Zatōichi to yōjinbō Zatoichi meets Yojimbo / The Toho Company and Katsu Productions present ; produced by Katsu Shintaro and Nishioka Hiroyoshi ; screenplay, Okamoto Kihachi and Yoshida Tetsuro ; directed by Okamoto Kihachi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twentieth of a series of films set in medieval Japan about Ichi, a blind masseur who lives by the Yakuza code and uses his deadly cane sword against his enemies. In this episode, Zatoichi finds that one of his favorite villages has fallen prey to Boss Masagoro, the son of a merchant rumored to have stolen gold from the shogunate
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Godzilla and Mothra : the battle for Earth
Alternative Names
Akira, Ifukube

Akira, Ifukube 1914-2006

Akira Ifukube compositore giapponese

Akira Ifukube Japanese composer

Ifukube, Akira.

Ifukube, Akira 1914-2006

Ifukube Akira japanischer Komponist und Professor

Акира Ификубэ

イフクベ, アキラ 1914-2006

伊福部昭 1914-2006

Languages
Japanese (52)

English (11)

French (4)

Covers
Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla Godzilla vs. DestoroyahGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II