WorldCat Identities

Asano, Tadanobu

Works: 169 works in 575 publications in 10 languages and 11,948 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  History  Science fiction films  Historical films  Superhero films  Samurai films  Epic films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Tadanobu Asano
Most widely held works by Tadanobu Asano
Thor by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the arrogant warrior Thor is banished to Earth from his homeworld of Asgard, he must fight to reclaim his lost powers. Pursued by an invasion force sent to destroy him, the fallen God of Thunder must rise to the battle and learn what it takes to become a true hero
Thor : The Dark World by Chris Hemsworth( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worlds collide when a powerful ancient enemy threatens to plunge the cosmos into eternal darkness. Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos, but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet. Now, reunited with Jane Foster, and forced to forge an alliance with his treacherous brother Loki, Thor embarks on a perilous personal quest to save both Earth and Asgard from destruction
47 ronin by Carl Rinsch( Visual )

28 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leaderless samurai vow to seek vengeance and reclaim their honor. This band of ronin must seek help from Kai ... an enslaved half-breed they once rejected--in their ultimate fight for redemption"--Container
Mongol by Sergeĭ Bodrov( Visual )

39 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To some he was a brutal leader to others he was a god. The Academy Award nominated Mongol depicts the incredible early life of Genghis Khan, from his birth in 1162, through his perilous childhood to the mammoth battle that sealed his destiny as future conqueror"--Container
Silence( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Catholic missionaries face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan looking for their missing mentor, at a time when Catholicism was outlawed
Maboroshi no hikari by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted by the loss of her grandmother many years before, a young mother struggles to come to terms with the sudden mystifying loss of her husband
Cha no aji by Katsuhito Ishii( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Les Haruno habitent un village de montagne près de Tokyo. A six ans, la cadette Sachiko, cherche à faire disparaître son double géant. Hajime, son frère adolescent, éprouve les tourments d'un premier amour. Yoshiko, la mère, décide de sortir de sa retraite pour faire un retour très remarqué dans le monde du film d'animation, sous le regard inquiet de son mari, Nobuo, qui pratique l'hypnotisme thérapeutique
Last life in the universe by Penʻēk Rattanarư̄ang( Visual )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenji is a mysterious, obsessive-compulsive, suicidal Japanese man living in Bangkok, Thailand who gets thrown together with Noi, a Thai woman, through a tragic chain of events. Noi is everything Kenji is not. He is a neat freak who keeps his dishes washed and his books neatly stacked and organized. She dresses like a slob, smokes pot and never picks up after herself. It's a match that somehow seems to work. Slowly, as Noi begins to seduce Kenji back to life, more is revealed about him and why he's suicidal and living in Bangkok
The Blind Swordsman : Zatoichi ; Sonatine( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zatoichi -- A classic samurai epic that tells of a blind assassin desperately struggling to adhere to the strict code of the samurai. Sonatine -- Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war
Kōhī jikō by Xiaoxian Hou( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoko, a freelance writer, becomes pregnant and chooses, against tradition and her parents' wishes, to raise the baby alone. In her loneliness and confusion, Yoko befriends the owner of a second-hand bookstore, who silently falls in love with her as she contemplates the choice she has made
Kābē( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband is arrested on suspicion of being a Communist, a woman is suddenly in charge of taking care of her household and her two daughters, with the help of her husband's sister, during the early days of World War II
Gohatto = Taboo by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Japanese and English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handsome new recruit, Kano, causes sexual tension in a traditional samurai militia group called Shinsengumi in Kyoto, at the end of the Shōgunate era in Japan
Ichi the killer = Koroshiya ichi by Takashi Miike( Visual )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A killer working for the Yakuza hunts down a sadistic killer who is murdering his co-workers. A bizarre combination of grisly action and comedy. WARNING: This film contains exteremely graphic scenes of violence, torture and sex
Vital( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in Japanese and German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hiroshi Takagi (played by the fantastic Tadanobu Asano - Zatoichi, Ichi the Killer), a young man in his 20s, awakens in a hospital bed to find an auto accident has completely wiped his memory away. Back home with his parents and attempting to rebuild his life, he comes across a medical textbook full of detailed drawings of dissection. Utterly fascinated by the subject, Hiroshi is drawn to the medical school to which he was once accepted, but refused to attend. There he catches the eye of Ikumi Yoshimoto (Kiki), a brilliant, taunting fellow student who desires his affections. But it's another who becomes his obsession, the dead woman on the cadaver table (Nami Tsukamoto). Could she be the key to unlocking his forgotten past?
Akarui mirai by George W McLellan( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yūji and Mamoru are good friends, who work at the same factory. One day, Mamoru murders the factory owner and his wife, and then commits suicide in the jail. Mamoru's father came to see Yūji, and they search for their future, keeping a jellyfish Mamoru left
Redline by Takeshi Koike( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. And that's tonight. The competitors are lined up at the starting block. In his vehicle, JP, the most daredevil driver on the circuit, is ready for the green light. Female driver Sonoshee, with whom he is secretly in love, is also on the starting line. She will stop at nothing to get on to that podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed
Zatoichi : the blind swordsman by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

70 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an empire rules [sic] by fear, the people's only hope is the ultimate weapon: Zatoichi (Kitano) - a blind, nomadic samurai whose sword has made him a hero and whose courage has made him a legend! Determined to help the desperate residents of a village, Zatoichi seeks justice through revenge!"--Container
Hana yori mo nao( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Hirokazu Koreeda turns the popularly held conventions of the typical samurai revenge tale on their head with this story of a man whose quest to avenge the death of his father gradually takes a back seat to his emerging role as a key figure in the community. The year is 1702, and young samurai Sozaemon Aoki (Junichi Okada) has arrived in Edo to seek revenge against Jubei Kanazawa (Tadanobu Asano). Kanazawa is the man responsible for the death of Aoki's father, and now it's up to the grieving swordsman to settle the score. When Aoki begins teaching the children of Edo to read and write, however, his bloodlust slowly begins to subside as he comes to realize the true value of his useful place in society. Upon falling in love with the beautiful Osae (Rie Miyazawa), Aoki comes to realize that although the sword may be a powerful symbol of strength, allowing oneself to fall victim to its savage allure may not always be the best way to realize one's true heroism
Samehadaotoko to momojirionna = Samehada-otoko & momojiri-onna( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This outrageous contemporary Japanese genre-mongrel combines sentimental Yakuza gangster machismo with the fatalistic romance of the road movie and the dead-pan irreverence of Asian action cinema
Tōkyō zonbi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jujitsu is the only weapon that can be used to stop an army of zombies that were created from a huge pile of chemical garbage
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Alternative Names
Asano, Tadanobu.

Asano, Tadanobu 1973-...

Satō, Tadanobu 1973-

Tadanobu, Asano

Tadanobu Asano 1973-

Tadanobu Asano acteur

Tadanobu Asano actor japonés

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Tadanobu Asano attore e musicista giapponese

Tadanobu Asano Japanese actor

Tadanobu Asano japanischer Filmschauspieler

Tadanobu Asano Japans acteur

Tadanobu Asano japansk skådespelare

Tadanobu Asano japoński aktor, reżyser i muzyk

Tadanobu, Satō 1973-

Асано Таданобу

Таданобу Асано

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טדאנובו אסאנו

טדאנובו אסאנו שחקן יפני

تادانابو آسانو بازیگر ژاپنی

تادانوبو أسانو

아사노 타다노부

アサノ, タダノブ

アサノ, タダノブ 1973-

忠信, 佐藤 1973-

浅野, 忠信 1973-...