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川井憲次 1957-

Works: 181 works in 493 publications in 10 languages and 6,396 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Horror films  Science fiction films  Animated films  Martial arts films  History  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films 
Roles: Composer, Musician, Author, Instrumentalist, Performer, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by 川井憲次
Ghost in the shell by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

41 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2029, the world has become interconnected by a vast electronic network that permeates every aspect of life. That same network also becomes a battlefield for Tokyo's Section Nine security force, which has been charged with apprehending the master hacker known only as the Puppet Master. Spearheading the investigation is Major Motoko Kusanagi, who - like many in her department - is a cyborg officer, far more powerful than her human appearance would suggest. And yet as the Puppet Master, who is even capable of hacking human minds, leaves a trail of victims robbed of their memories. Motoko begins to ponder the very nature of her existence: is she purely an artificial construct, or is there more? What, exactly, is the "ghost" - her essence - in her cybernetic "shell"?
The ring by Gore Verbinski( Visual )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A TV reporter investigates the death of a schoolgirl, who died after watching a video and then receiving a mysterious phone message ; when the reporter watches the video, she also gets a phone call ... [c.f. Halliwell's]
Ghost in the shell 2 innocence by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world caught in the grip of information overload, Major Kusanagi is an elite officer and heavily modified cybernetic agent on the trail of a computer-criminal who turns people into human marionettes. She discovers that his true identity lies at the center of a vast and lethal political conspiracy
Ye wen Ip man by Weixin Ye( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Chinese and Spanish and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, Wing Chun master Ip Man (Donnie Yen) is a prosperous man. However his prosperity does not last long when the Sino-Japanese war breaks out. The Japanese army seizes Ip Man's family house, forcing him together with his wife and son to seek refuge in a derelict house. To make ends meet, Ip Man chooses to work as a coolie. A wushu enthusiast, General Miura (Hiroyuki Ikeuchi) who leads the Japanese troop, cause the death of two of Ip Man's friends. After a chanced encounter with Ip Man, General Miura is impressed with Ip Man's wushu skills and challenges him to a fight. To win back the dignity of the Chinese, Ip Man agrees to this potentially fatal challenge
Sukai kurora The sky crawlers by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 355 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 )

11 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the Sino-Japanese War, Ip settles in Hong Kong with his family. With the help of his friend, he starts to teach Wing Chun on a rooftop to earn a living. His first apprentice. Wong Leung, has picked a quarrel with apprentices of Hung Quan. Wong is kidnapped after he wins the fight. Ip then rushes to the fish market alone to save Wong. He meets to live in peace but Hung always gives him troubles. However, they both admire each other for Wu Shu accomplishment. In a day, a western boxing competition turns into choas. The Champion, Twister, takes this chance to mop up all Chinese Wu Shu masters, insult them in public which makes Ip decides not to hold back anymore. He steps up on the stage to fight for Chinese dignity"--Container
Apocalypse World War II( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 324 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
Dark water by Hideo Nakata( Visual )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoshimi Matsubara fights to gain legal custody of her five year-old daughter Ikuko while the two live together in a dark, sullen and musty apartment building. Already insecure and uncertain about her future with her daughter, Yoshimi is haunted by murky water dripping through the ceiling and walls, and by the almost taunting appearances of a small red bag that once belonged to a girl who had mysteriously disappeared two years prior. Though she desperately struggles to find the strength within herself for Ikuko's sake, her horror intensifies as she comes closer to discovering the connection between these events, and is completely unprepared for the truth that lies ahead
Desu nôto 2 Death note II : the last name by Shūsuke Kaneko( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 248 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
Battle of the warriors( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 235 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. A small kingdom that lies in the path of a large encroaching army turns to a mysterious stranger for help. The stranger uses Sun Tzu-style strategy to combat the advancing troops
Higashi no Eden Eden of the east by Kenji Kamiyama( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akira Takizawa wakes up naked outside the White House with no memories. He's got a gun in one hand, a cell phone in the other, and doesn't know if he's a good guy or not. He doesn't remember that the phone gives him instant access to ten billion yen and a woman who can make his most outlandish requests a reality. He doens't recall his connection to the ongoing missile attacks terrorizing the Japanese people -- or the part he played in the sudden disappearance of 20,000 shut-ins. He doesn't even remember he's supposed to save Japan and will be murdered if he fails. Whatever it is he's tangled up in, Takizawa's definitely in deep--and that's not even scratching the surface
Avalon by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 178 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
Qi jian by Hark Tsui( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A principios del siglo XVII, los manchues se hicieron con el poder en China. El nuevo gobierno prohibió el estudio y la práctica de las artes marciales para controlar a los rebeldes. Un cruel, codicioso e inmoral oficial del ejército, ve en esta nueva coyuntura política una oportunidad para hacerse rico, por lo que no dudará en arrasar con sus tropas el noroeste de China
Kaosu Chaos by Hideo Nakata( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Japanese and Korean and held by 140 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 by Takashi Shimizu( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 107 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
The ring two by Hideo Nakata( Visual )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigations continue into a mysterious videotape that brings death to those who watch it. [c.f. Halliwell's]
Apocalypse the Second World War( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful, six-part series, Apocalypse almost exclusively uses colorized 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. Aggression: 1945-Berlin lies in ruins as the Red Army ravages its way across Eastern Europe, and the Allies close like pincers on the German capital. But this story begins in a very different Berlin; footage reveals Europe's most dynamic and liberal city in full swing even as the Great Depression sweeps the globe in the early 1930s. Newsreels, propaganda films, and rarely seen private films relate the story of Hitler's rise and his brilliantly aggressive bluffing game with French, British, and Soviet leaders, who were fatally reluctant to confront a newly radicalized Germany. Crushing defeat: Holland, Belgium, Norway, and once-mighty France. One by one, allied and neutral countries alike find themselves outmaneuvered and overrun by a ruthless, seemingly unstoppable Wehrmacht. Rare footage reveals British and French forces packed like sardines on the beaches of Dunkirk, panic and exodus from Paris, German soldiers gloating over their captives or stuck in military traffic in the Ardennes, the burning of Rotterdam, the terrifying sirens of Stuka dive-bombers as they slaughtered soldiers and civilians alike. The fear and anguish of ordinary Europeans are brought to vivid life as, one by one, their countries share the terrible fate of Poland. The shock: Paris is occupied along with nearly all of Europe's capitals, but London continues to defy German aggression. A private family's homemade film follows Rose Gowlland, a three-year-old British girl who has already lived through two years of war under the Blitz. Restored, unseen footage follows both sides of the war in the east, as sweeping summer victories turn to frozen winter nightmares outside Moscow. To the south, German forces inflict even more terrible nightmares on the Jews of Kiev in a ravine known as Babi Yar-and document their own atrocities. And in the winter of 1941, a shocking, devastating attack in the Pacific brings a reluctant United States into the war. The tables begin to turn, finally, against the German war machine. The World Ablaze: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The tragic images of the US Navy fleet burning and sinking at anchor have been engraved in memory as Roosevelt's "date which will live in infamy." Now, for the first time, see Japanese pilots and crewmen waking up in the predawn hours of December 7, 1941, as they prepare to attack their powerful neighbor across the ocean. In 1941 it is anything but obvious, but the tide has already begun to turn against the Axis powers. The Noose: Stalingrad. In a war with many turning points, none was more horrific than the battle for this key Soviet city. With an estimated two million combined casualties, Stalingrad was a crucible of war in which soldiers, civilians, and the city itself were pulverized. Aerial and civilian footage shows the cruelty and horror of two implacable enemies tearing at each other without mercy. It's the Soviets who prevail. We also see the North African campaign end in Rommel's defeat, an event that Churchill called "not the beginning of the end, but perhaps the end of the beginning." Not all Hitler's enemies prevail, however, as the fearless Jews making a stand in what became known as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising are finally crushed without mercy-a fate shared by thousands of partisans throughout occupied Europe. Nonetheless, with options running out and its enemies closing in, the noose is beginning to tighten around Nazi Germany. Inferno: Unconditional Surrender. Two fateful words full of terrible implications for the Axis countries-but also for the Allies. There would be no negotiations, no Treaty of Versailles, no bargaining for territories, no concessions. The policy meant that the Axis armies had to be beaten in every city and street and field in Germany and Japan. It meant governments had to fall, war-making powers crushed, and civilians brought to taste the agony of war their leaders had unleashed on the world. This final episode follows unique and powerful footage from D-Day to Japan's final surrender on the deck of the USS Missouri. As survivors emerge from the ruins, we catch one last glimpse of little Rose and her family. She has lived to grow up in a world permanently altered by war
Patlabor the movie( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 76 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
Shurayukihime Lady Snowblood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the near future, Japan is ruled once more by a monarchy. But, rebels opposed to this rule seek to overthrow the government. The House of Takemikazuchi, a band of assassins is hired by the government to suppress the rebels. As a conspiracy from within signals the shadowy organization's impending demise, Yuki, the last of the Takemikazuchi bloodline befriends one of the rebels and seeks revenge against the group's leader
Chatroom by Hideo Nakata( Visual )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 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
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Alternative Names
Kavai Kendzsi

Kawai, Kenji.

Kendži Kawai

Kenji Kawai.

Kenji, Kawai 1957-

Kenji Kawai composer from Japan

Kenji Kawai compositeur de musique de film

Kenji Kawai compositor de Japón

Kenji Kawai compositore giapponese

Kenji Kawai Japanese composer

Kenji Kawai japanischer Komponist

Kenji Kawai Japans componist

Kenji Kawai japansk kompositör

Kenji Kawai kompozytor japoński, twórca muzyki filmowej

Kenji Kawaii

Kenzi Kawai

Каваи, Кэндзи

Каваї Кендзі

Կենձի Կավաի

كينجي كاواي

کنجی کاوای آهنگساز ژاپنی

カワイ, ケンジ

川井憲次 1957-

Japanese (90)

English (48)

Spanish (39)

French (38)

Chinese (22)

German (8)

Polish (4)

Italian (2)

Korean (1)

Catalan (1)

Ghost in the shell 2 innocenceSukai kurora The sky crawlersDark water