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Ifukube, Akira 1914-2006

Overview
Works: 437 works in 660 publications in 4 languages and 5,589 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Monster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Samurai films  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Historical films  History 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Akira Ifukube
Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

30 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,268 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
Biruma no tategoto by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 635 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
Sinfonia tapkaara ; Ritmica ostinata ; Symphonic fantasia no. 1 by Akira Ifukube( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese contemporary music by Mieko Takizawa( )

4 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mosura tai Gojira = Mothra vs. Godzilla( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 212 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!
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster = San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 174 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
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 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (ca. 103 min.): A time travel device carrying representatives from the 23rd century lands in present-day Tokyo with the message that Godzilla is about to destroy the nation. The time travellers return to the past to stop the birth of Godzilla and are confronted by King Ghidorah, a three-headed reptile with breath of fire
47 ronin by Carl Rinsch( Visual )

8 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in Japanese and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th century Japan, society is ruled by the ettiquette set by the Imperial Shogun. When a young lord refuses to become involved with a corrupt chancellor, his lands are forfeited and his samurai disbanded. The samurai are torn between orders from the Shogun and loyalty to their lord. 47 Ronin is a true classic of Japanese cinema
Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla ; Godzilla vs. Destoroyah( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah: With a super-charged blast from his nuclear past, a new Godzilla emerges from his own ashes, radioactive and ready to take on Tokyo. The great lizard's nuclear energy is increasing by the minute, and a monster meltdown threatens to vaporize the planet. But when mutant micro-organisms unleash a plague of destruction, Godzilla is Japan's only hope to destroy them. This victory creates Godzilla's deadliest challenge yet: the Oxygen Destroyer. And with Godzilla Junior pulled into the ring, only the Super X III can put the deep freeze on this three-way monster melee
The saga of Anatahan by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by actual events, this film explores the conflicting personalities of a dozen Japanese sailors stranded on a remote island in the Pacific during the waning days of World War II. For a time, they maintain their military discipline, but when they discover a young woman living on the island, the paradisal island becomes a nest of jealousy, violence, and desire
Zatōichi monogatari = Blind swordsman-- the tale of Zatoichi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in Japanese and held by 114 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
Kaijū daisensō( Visual )

3 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 107 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
Terror of Mechagodzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens rebuild Mechagodzilla and use a deranged scientist to activate it. They then team the robot with Titanosauraus and launch an attack against the world and Godzilla
Shizukanaru kettō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 85 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
Chikyū Kogeki Meirei Gojira tai Gaigan = Godzilla vs. Gigan by Jun Fukuda( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When alien invaders, plans for a children's theme park, and four giant monsters with six heads between them all collide, the result is the inevitable battle for the fate of the Earth. At least, that's how it is for Godzilla, who teams up with his former spiky foe Anguirus for a tag team match against two of his greatest adversaries: the legendary three headed King Ghidorah and Gigan, the cyborg hench-monster for insidious insect aliens who plots to wipe out all human life ..."--Container
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and Japanese and held by 77 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
Invasion of Astro-monster( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens from Planet X use mind-control technology to make Godzilla, Rodan, and King Ghidorah attack Japan and conquer Earth
Zatoichi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 64 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 63 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
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 )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 58 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 compositeur

Akira Ifukube compositor japonés

Akira Ifukube compositor xaponés

Akira Ifukube compositore giapponese

Akira Ifukube Japanese composer

Akira Ifukube Japans componist (1914-2006)

Akira Ifukube japansk komponist

Akira Ifukube japoński kompozytor muzyki filmowej

Ifukube, Akira.

Ifukube, Akira 1914-2006

Ifukube Akira japanischer Komponist und Professor

Ihukube, Akira

Акира Ификубэ

آکیرا ایفوکوبه آهنگساز ژاپنی

이복부소 1914-2006

イフクベ, アキラ

イフクベ, アキラ 1914-2006

伊福部, 昭

伊福部昭 1914-2006

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Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla ; Godzilla vs. DestoroyahGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II