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Kawai, Kenji 1957-

Works: 194 works in 390 publications in 7 languages and 5,610 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Personal narratives  Animated films  Film sequels  Fiction  Young adult works  Film and video adaptations  War television programs 
Roles: Composer, Instrumentalist, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Kenji Kawai
Ghost in the shell by Mamoru Oshii ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Animated adaptation of Shirow Masamune's sci-fi manga comic
Ringu ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when an inquisitive journalist finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger"--Container
Ghost in the shell 2 innocence by Mamoru Oshii ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2032. With the advancement of medical technology humanity has grown into a more techologically driven creature, creating a breed of cyborg citizen. Along with the development of cybernetics, the world has seen rapid development in the field of artificial intelligence, making androids a commercially viable venture. A recent string of murders perpetrated by a prototype female android had drawn the attention of Section 9, a unit specializing in counter cyber-terrorism. With none of the victims' families pressing charges, suspicions arise regarding the nature of the androids and their production
Ye wen Ip man by Weixin Ye ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in Fo Shan, China during the Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man vividly brings to life the brutality of the infamous Japanese occupation, where once proud men are forced to fight [to the] death for a precious bag of rice. Defined by courage and humility, Ip Man, whose fighting skills are revered all over China, rises to the fore front. Upon refusing to teach his martial arts to the invading Japanese soldiers, he is forced to fight for the honor of his country in a series of battles that will culminate in a kill-or-be-killed showdown with Japan's greatest fighter"--Container
Sukai kurora The sky crawlers ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sky crawlers are young fighter pilots that have been genetically designed to live forever. Dogfight warfare is their game and they live their lives to the fullest until they are shot down and reproduced. Fearless teenage pilot Yuichi's curiosity is at a peak as he struggles to find his missing past while his beautiful commander Suito is reluctant to discuss the fate of the pilot he is replacing
Ye wen 2 by Weixin Ye ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new arrival in British-occupied Hong Kong, wants to open a martial arts academy to teach his unique Wing Chun style. But a corrupt cabal of martial arts masters, led by Master Hung refuses to allow him to teach in peace until he proves himself in a series of fights against the local master, which Ip does, in style. But even after earning the respect of the local masters, Ip's troubles are far from over
Apocalypse World War II ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This captivating documentary series takes an in-depth look at the Second World War through the eyes of those who lived through it: the soldiers, the victims, and the political and military leaders. Using archival footage, most of it previously unseen and now colorized, this series provides an intimate and breath-taking examination of history's most devastating war
Desu nôto 2 Death note II : the last name by Shūsuke Kaneko ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Light Yagami has joined the investigation team in pursuit of the serial killer known as 'Kira.' While L strongly suspects Light is 'Kira, ' Light continues to seek out L's real name so he can kill him using the Death Note. Things get more unpredictable with the apperance of a second 'Kira' who possesses the 'Eyes of Death God, ' enabling the owner to see the true identity of lifespan of any person
Dark water by Hideo Nakata ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dahlia has started a new life. She is recently separated from her husband, has a new job and a new apartment, she's determined to put her estranged relationship behind her and devote herself to raising her daughter, Ceci. Then when her strained separation turns into a bitter custody battle, her situation takes a turn for the worse. Her new apartment seems to have a life of its own. Mysterious noises, persistent leaks of dark water, and strange happenings cause her imagination to run wild. This all leads Dahlia on a puzzling and mystifying pursuit to find out who is behind the endless mind games. She begins to frantically search for the links between the riddles and the dark water seems to close in around her
Battle of the warriors ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A large army takes on a small village in 370 B.C. China, and their life hangs in the balance of one mysterious warrior, who has come to save them and take on a nation bent on conquest
Avalon by Mamoru Oshii ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that a more advanced level of the game exists somewhere, she gives up her loner ways and joins a gang of explorers. Even if she finds the gateway to the next level, will she ever be able to come back to reality?"--IMBd
Higashi no Eden Eden of the east by Kenji Kamiyama ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of films and episodes from the anime following the adventures of a student and a man with no memory. 'Eden of the East: Original Series' (2009) sees Saki (voice of Saori Hayami) rescued by Akira (Ryohei Kimura), a mysterious man with amnesia who has no belongings other than a gun and a mobile phone. Can the pair of them find the key to unlocking his past? 'King of Eden' (2009) is the first instalment of the big-screen sequel to the anime series. Carrying on from where the series left off, graduate Saki Morimi returns
Kaosu Chaos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man gets involved in a kidnapping scheme with the wife of a wealthy businessman. She lets herself be tied up and confined in his house while he makes his ransom demand. When he returns home that night, however, he finds her laying dead on the floor. In a panic he buries her body deep in the woods and tries to return to his ordinary life. One day, he thinks he spots her walking down the street. Is his mind playing tricks on him, or has she somehow returned from the grave?
Rinne ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirty-five years after the slaughter, a film director returns to the scene of a mass murder to recreate the gruesome killings on film. As he and his crew step into the now abandoned hotel, the cast members begin to see creepy visions and nightmares. When shooting commences, the cast members begin to suffer very familiar fates-- the exact fate they are to act out in the film
Ringu 2 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Japanese and English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mystery of the cursed videotape continues in this bone-chilling sequel. Mai Takano learns about the tape haunted by Sadako. When her boyfriend's son starts to develop the same psychic abilities as Sadako, Mai must find a way to save them both
Patlabor the movie ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an alternate 1999 Tokyo, robots called Labors are heavily relied upon to reshape the city. The police have caught on to a plot aimed at taking over control of the Labors in order to destroy Tokyo. It is up to the Special Vehicles Section 2 team to catch the criminals and save Tokyo from devastation
The Princess Blade Shurayuki Hime ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japan being governed by a monarchy uses a band of assassins to suppress a band of rebels, one young fighter, Yuki, leaves the group to find those that killed her father
Apocalypse the second world war ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A powerful, six-part series, Apocalpyse almost exclusively uses colourised home movie footage and actual footage of the war from correspondents to show viewers a different history of the great war. Viewpoints from all sides--civilians, soldiers, decision-makers--are presented, allowing viewers to learn about little-shown aspects of the war. The series also includes portraits of the protagonists of the conflict
Chatroom by Hideo Nakata ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William, a dark manipulative teen, opens an online chat room where he meets Jim, Eva, Emily, and Mo. As they become friends in a fantastical cyber reality, William's charisma impresses the others, and he gains influence over their lives. He targets Jim, who already suffers from depression, setting him into a path of self-destruction. As the other teens discover the truth about William, they must escape cyberspace and find Jim in the real world
Apocalypse la 2ème Guerre mondiale by Isabelle Clarke ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apocalypse raconte la Seconde Guerre mondiale à travers le regard de ceux qui l'ont vécue : autant les soldats sur les champs de bataille ou les civils en fuite que les grands chefs. Stratégie militaire et témoignages du quotidien se mêlent dans cette série documentaire exceptionnelle, constituée exclusivement d'images d'archives et construite comme une grande fresque cinématographique. Un choc sans précédent, pour que les générations se souviennent de l'apocalypse
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Alternative Names
Kawai, Kenji.
Kenji Kawai.
Kenji Kawaii
Kenzi Kawai
カワイ, ケンジ
川井憲次, 1957-
Japanese (40)
English (24)
French (20)
Spanish (13)
Chinese (4)
German (3)
Polish (2)