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Asano, Tadanobu

Overview
Works: 147 works in 430 publications in 9 languages and 9,306 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Martial arts films  Horror films  Epic films  Historical films  Fiction  Superhero films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Tadanobu Asano
 
Most widely held works by Tadanobu Asano
Thor by Kenneth Branagh ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,794 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 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all
Mongol by Sergeĭ Bodrov ( Visual )
27 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,293 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
47 ronin ( Visual )
12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kai is an outcast who joins Oishi, the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. They embark upon a quest that challenges them with a series of trials that would destroy ordinary warriors
The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi ; Sonatine by Bīto Takeshi ( Visual )
52 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 470 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
Cha no aji ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Meet the Harunos, a rather unconventional but happy and loving family. They live in a small town in the mountains just outside Tokyo where life is good and quiet - but that doesn't mean they don't have their own little problems"--Container
Maboroshi no hikari by Hirokazu Koreeda ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 456 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
Last life in the universe by Penʻēk Rattanarư̄ang ( Visual )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Refugee elements of Japanese yakuza films, an unpredictable succession of lush and intoxicating images, and a host of eccentric narrative tics from the cutting edge of Thai cinema converge to tell the story of the mysterious Kenji, a lonely, obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian's assistant and occasional suicide hobbyist quietly living - and hoping to die - in Bangkok"-- Container
Kōhī jikō by Xiaoxian Hou ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 308 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 )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 297 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
Ichi the killer Koroshiya ichi ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 198 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. Unrated version
Akarui mirai ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yūji and Mamoru are good friends, who work at the same factory. Mamoru's odd hobby is trying to turn a dangerous saltwater jellyfish into a freshwater one. Mamoru inexplicably murders his boss and wife. Unable to spend a lifetime in jail, Mamoru commits suicide, but not before giving over his jellyfish and the experiment to Yūji. Mamoru's father seeks out Yūji to try and make some sense of what happened. Angry at his friend's incarceration and rejection before his death, Yūji unknowingly releases the mutated and very poisonous (now freshwater) jellyfish into the canals of Tokyo. What no one realizes is that a strange bond has formed between the jellyfish and its caretaker
Hana yori mo nao ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Director Hirokazu Koreeda turns the popularly held conventions of the typical samurai evenge 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 (Tadanoby 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 cones 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 realizing ones true heroism
Vital ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Japanese and German and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After losing his memory due to a car accident, Hiroshi Takagi tries to pick his life back up and enrolls in medical school. There, his memory becomes jarred by a female cadaver; he begins to have visions of a life with this woman, and unlocks the dark memories of his forgotten past
Samehadaotoko to momojirionna Samehada-otoko & momojiri-onna ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 71 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 68 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
Naisu no mori the first contact ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three unpopular brothers, Katsuichi, Masaru and Masao, are struggling to be popular among the girls. Luckily enough, they finally get a chance to have a co-ed picnic with some pretty young ladies! With 21 free-association episodes ranging from a nonsense "sci-fi" comedy to a dance-battle daydream, Funky Forest will challenge your mind and melt logic, as its unique characters find themselves in warped dimensions way past our imaginations
Kabei - our mother by Yoji [DVD] Yamada ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 26 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
Chichi to kuraseba ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young female librarian in Hiroshima, Japan, an atomic bomb surviver, falls in love with a young man three years after the end of World War II. Still feeling anguish about the wartime loss of many loved ones killed in her place, she tries to suppress her feelings toward the young man. Then, her late father appears as a ghost to convince her to start her new life
Invisible waves ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After killing his girlfriend, Kyoji flees Macau for Thailand in an attempt to cope with his guilt, and avoid possible arrest. But the relocation doesn't prevent his problems from following him, as his new friends could be potential enemies. The film explores why people kill and how they live with and resolve their guilt
 
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Alternative Names
Asano, Tadanobu.
Asano, Tadanobu 1973-
Satō, Tadanobu 1973-
Tadanobu, Asano
Tadanobu Asano 1973-
アサノ, タダノブ 1973-
浅野, 忠信 1973-...
淺野忠信
Languages
Japanese (128)
English (34)
Mongolian (17)
Thai (16)
French (12)
Spanish (5)
German (4)
Chinese (3)
Russian (3)
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