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Ifukube, Akira 1914-2006

Works: 336 works in 564 publications in 5 languages and 5,244 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Monster films  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Horror films  War films  Samurai films  Martial arts films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Akira Ifukube
Gojira Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

24 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla: A prehistoric monster ravages metropolitan Tokyo. Scientists suspect that H-bomb tests awakened it from a two-million year sleep. They try to develop techniques to stop the monster
Biruma no tategoto by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

23 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 659 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 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mosura tai Gojira Mothra vs. Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in Japanese and French and held by 223 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!
Chūshingura by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in Japanese and held by 202 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
Japanese contemporary music by Mieko Takizawa( )

4 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zatōichi monogatari Blind swordsman-- the tale of Zatoichi by Kenji Misumi( Visual )

14 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 192 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
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 180 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
Kaijū daisensō by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

7 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 177 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
Godzilla vs. Mothra( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 168 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
IFUKUBE, Akira: Toka / Toccata / Kugoka / Fantasia (Yoh Nishimura, D. Minkin)( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla Godzilla vs. Destoroyah( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 109 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!
Terror of Mechagodzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 107 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
Gojira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 90 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
The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi ; Sonatine by John Nathan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La saga de películas de Zatoichi componen la serie de acción de más larga duración en la historia de Japón y ha creado uno de los grandes héroes de la pantalla: un masajista ciego itinerante que también pasa a ser un espadachín con la velocidad del rayo. En este paquete se presentan veinticinco películas de este personaje realizadas entre 1962 y 1973, y protagonizadas por Shintaro Katsu
Ritmica ostinata : per pianoforte ed orchestra = Ritomika osutināta : piano to ōkesutora no tame no by Akira Ifukube( )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ifukube Akira kataru : Ifukube Akira eiga ongaku kaikoroku by Akira Ifukube( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Akira, Ifukube

Akira, Ifukube 1914-2006

Akira Ifukube compositeur

Akira Ifukube compositore giapponese

Akira Ifukube Japanese composer

Akira Ifukube Japans componist (1914-2006)

Akira Ifukube japansk komponist

Ifukube, Akira.

Ifukube, Akira 1914-2006

Ifukube Akira japanischer Komponist und Professor

Ihukube, Akira

Акира Ификубэ

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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