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蒼井優 1985-

Works: 65 works in 142 publications in 3 languages and 1,797 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Science fiction films  Fiction  History  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Motion pictures 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about 蒼井優
Most widely held works by 蒼井優
Hula girls by Sang-il Lee( Visual )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a coal-mining town in northeastern Japan falls on hard times, its citizens unite to create a "Hawaiian Center", in hopes of boosting tourism. A group of coal miners' daughters devote themselves to the cause, and train to become professional hula dancers
Tekkonkinkreet by Taiyō Matsumoto( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Treasure Town, life can be both gentle and brutal. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White, two street urchins who watch over the city, doing battle with an array of old-world Yakuza and alien assassins vying to rule the decaying metropolis. When foreign investors want to destroy the town and turn it to an amusement park, they face their greatest adversaries yet
Tokyo! by Michel Gondry( Visual )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De M.Gondry, un jeune couple s'installe à Tokyo... "Merde" de L.Carax, une ignoble créature apparaît dans les rues de Tokyo.... "Shaking Tokyo" de Bong Joon-ho : un hikikomori tombe amoureux
Riri Shushu no subete by Shunji Iwai( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yūichi is in the 8th grade and worships Lily Chou-Chou, a chanteuse whose music is lush and transcendent, the perfect tool to escape the pain and anxiety that fills his brutal life. At home, Yūichi rarely leaves his room, spending all his time in the chat room of Lily Chou-Chou's fan website. Little by litte, the reality of Yūichi's offline life becomes unbearable when he is ensnared in a nighmare of teenage prostitution, petty theft, and murder
Redline by Takeshi Koike( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most dangerous and exciting car race in the universe is held only once every five years. 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 and she will stop at nothing to get to the winners' podium. In this race, not only is anything possible, but also anything is allowed. Directed and animated by "the best animator alive in Japan today" (Animation Magazine), Takeshi Koike (THE ANIMATRIX, DEAD LEAVES) takes you on a high-speed, futuristic ride
Honey and clover by Masahiro Takata( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hama Art College students Takemoto, Mayama and Morita don't have much money, but are still having fun. Takemoto has a deft touch with his art, but not when it comes to relationships. Mayama is calm and gentle. Morita is an eccentric genius and a rootless wanderer. When Hagumi Hanamoto arrives at the college, Takemoto instantly falls in love with her. Morita, who has returned to college after a long break, also falls for Hagumi. Meanwhile, Mayama is obsessed with the architect Rika, whom he met on a part-time job, but Rika still cannot rid herself of memories of her lost father. Mayama's spirited classmate, Ayumi, has an unrequited crush of her own on Mayama. Five one-sided feelings are tangled, with no answer in sight
Mushi-shi the movie by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japan, turn-of-the-century. Ginko is afflicted with the gift of seeing strange natural spirits called Mushi. He travels the countryside ridding people of these ancient, troublesome forces. He is haunted by the childhood events that turned him into a Mushi-Shi, or Mushi Master, and struggles with the realization that the very same Mushi that changed him could now be controlling an old mentor and wrecking havoc on the natural world
Hana & Alice by Shunji Iwai( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DVD. When tomboyish Alice points out her latest crush to coy friend Hana, she even encourages her to pursue his friend Mark. Reluctantly gazing at Mark from afar everyday, Hana gradually develops feelings for him; when Mark hits his head and passes out momentarily, she convinces him that he has amnesia, and that she is his girlfriend. Mark plays along until Hana embroils Alice into the scheme as his ex-girlfriend, only to find him falling for Alice instead
Shokuzai = Penance = Pénitence ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een 10-jarig meisje wordt in de gymzaal van haar school vermoord. Vijftien jaar later wordt het leven van haar vier vriendinnen en van haar moeder nog door deze gebeurtenis beheerst
Hana to Arisu ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detailed summary in vernacular field only
Tetsujin 28 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cyber terrorist bent on revenge attacks Tokyo with a menacing giant robot called the Black Ox. Its power is so great, that the entire combined might of the Japanese police is no match for it
Rurouni Kenshin ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
January, 1868. The shoguns forces are defeated by a samurai uprising under a lone swordsman known as Battosai the Killer, signalling the birth of a new era. Once legendary for his killing prowess, Battosai becomes a wanderer under the name of Kenshin Himura and vows never to kill again. But things are not so simple: faced with those who wish to return Japan to times of darkness, Kenshin is forced to grapple with what renouncing violence could mean
Hula girl ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1965 the planned closing of a coal mine in Iwaki (northeastern Japan) will put 2,000 people out of work with devastating effects on the community. The mining company plans to build the Hawaiian Center to promote tourism, but the idea meets with resistance by the community's union families who boycott the effort. However, a few of the young women in Joban see the call for dancers to possibly provide a more promising future"--Internet Movie Database
Hoshi ni natta shōnen Shining boy & little Randy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Sakamoto Tetsumu whose family operated an animal production company. When Randy, a small elephant, is acquired, Tetsumu requests permission to travel to Thailand for 2 years to become a master elephant trainer. Returning to Japan, he trains Randy, dreams of one day opening a retirement home for elephants from the entertainment industry, and falls in love with a girl he met at an event. Tragically, his life is cut short by a fatal automobile accident
Shokuzai by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quatre fillettes sont témoins du meurtre sauvage d'Emili, leur camarade de classe. Sous le choc, elles sont incapables de se souvenir du visage du tueur. 15 ans plus tard, toujours hantées par ce drame, elles vont à nouveau être confrontées aux démons du passé". 15 ans aprés le meutre de leur amie, les quatres jeunes femmes sont toujours hantées par ce terrible événement. Contrairement à leur deux camarades qui ont voulu affronter le passé, Akiko et Yuka se sont jurées de ne plus jamais en parler. Mais le meurtrier n'a jamais été arrêté. Et lui n'a pas oublié...Davantage qu'un simple thriller, c'est une saisissante plongée au coeur du Japon d'aujourd'hui que nous convie la saga du plus grand cinéaste de l'archipel. Shokuzai a ébloui toute la, presse lors de sa sortie, récoltant le titre de "Chef d'oeuvre de l'année" [Source : jaquette]
All about Lily Chou-Chou by Shunji Iwai( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An eighth grade student is bullied by his classmate, but finds consolation in the online chat room that discusses Lily Chou-Chou, a chanteuse he worships. But, little by litte, his real life becomes unbearable when he is ensnared in a nighmare of teenage prostitution, petty theft, and murder
About her brother ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"'The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Ginko (Sayuri Yoshinaga) and her ne'er-do-well younger brother Tetsuro (Tsurube Shofukutei). However, it is Ginko's daughter, Koharu (played by the luminous Yu Aoi), who provides a narration that gets viewers up to speed on the family history. Koharu's father died when she was young. Tetsuro tried to take his place, but his drinking and subsequent antics often got in the way. Ginko never remarried. Now it is time for Koharu's own wedding, which Tetsuro attends, but then promptly makes a fool of himself and ruins the proceedings."--Container
Tōkyō kazoku = Tokyo family ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A homage to Ozu's Tokyo Monogatari (aka Tokyo Story) by Director Yamada. Mr. and Mrs. Hirayama go to see their three children in Tokyo all the way from a small island in the Seto Inland Sea. They enjoy their family reunion time at first. However, the old couple's way of life is so different from fast-paced city life of their children and they start feeling disconnected. The film warmly dipicts the story of an ordinary family whose affection and care for each other sometimes turn into frustration and distance among themselves
Ninagawa Yukio no keikoba kara ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flowers ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flowers is a portrait of six women from three different generations, each living their own journey in their respective periods, spanning decades of dramatic changes in Japan from the 1930's to the present. Spring 1936. Rin (Yu Aoi) is about to be wed to man she's never met, arranged by her stern father according to traditional custom. As a progressive thinker, Rin harbors doubts about the restrictive life of a woman in her time and runs away on her wedding day. Summer in the 1960s, Rin has three grown daughters. The eldest, Kaoru (Yuko Takeuchi), tries to recover from the trauma of losing her husband in a car accident while the second daughters, Midori (Rena Tanaka) is a feminist wavering between her professional career and the prospect of marriage. The youngest, Sato (Yukie Nakama), has a heart condition, and braces for her own death as she prepares to give birth to her second child. The journey of the three women are set against the backdrop of the rapid economic growth of postwar Japan. It's winter in the present day, Sato's elder daughter, Kana (Kyoka Suzuki), has moved to Tokyo to pursue her dream of becoming a pianist while being pregnant with a man who's just dumped her. The younger daughter, Kei (Ryoko Hirosue), is married with a child, and always wears a smile. There's a reason for her cheerful exuberance, though - she's determined to live with her mother she had never met
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Alternative Names
Aoi, Yū
Aoi, Yu 1985-
アオイ, ユウ 1985-
蒼井優 1985-
Japanese (69)
English (7)
Chinese (1)