WorldCat Identities

Asano, Tadanobu

Works: 135 works in 518 publications in 10 languages and 10,637 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Fantasy films  Superhero films  Film adaptations  History  Samurai films  Historical 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 2014 in English and held by 3,531 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
47 ronin by Carl Rinsch( Visual )

24 editions published in 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,435 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
Mongol by Sergeĭ Bodrov( Visual )

38 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,343 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
The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi ; Sonatine by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

75 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beat is a blind wanderer whose humble facade disguises his prodigious skills as a master swordsman, gifted with a lightning fast draw and strokes of breathtaking precision. Arriving in a remote mountain town, he finds its people terrorised by the ruthless Ginzo gang and their might samurai ronin Hattari, who mercilessly dispose of all who get in their way. With his legendary cane sword at his side, Zatoichi's path is destined for many violent confrontations"--Container
Cha no aji by Katsuhito Ishii( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 500 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
Maboroshi no hikari by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 462 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 Rattanarưang( Visual )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 379 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 )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 352 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 312 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 )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 250 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 )

37 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 229 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 )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yūji and Mamoru are good friends who work at the same factory. Mamoru murders the factory owner and his wife, and then commits suicide in the jail. Mamoru's father visits 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 149 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
Hana yori mo nao( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 145 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
Vitāru Vital( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in Japanese and German and held by 123 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 )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the comic series by Mochizuki Minetaro
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
Thor by Alan Taylor( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 64 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
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
Chichi to kuraseba( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 31 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
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Alternative Names
Asano, Tadanobu.

Asano, Tadanobu 1973-

Satō, Tadanobu 1973-

Tadanobu, Asano

Tadanobu Asano 1973-

Tadanobu Asano acteur

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

טדאנובו אסאנו

تادانابو آسانو بازیگر ژاپنی

아사노 타다노부

アサノ, タダノブ 1973-

忠信, 佐藤 1973-

浅野, 忠信 1973-...


Naisu no mori the first contact