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Kitamura, Ryuhei

Overview
Works: 47 works in 110 publications in 5 languages and 876 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist, Performer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Ryuhei Kitamura
Publications by Ryuhei Kitamura
Most widely held works by Ryuhei Kitamura
Gojira final wars = Godzilla : final wars ( visu )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Godzilla travels around the globe to battle his old enemies, along with a mysterious new enemy
The midnight meat train by Ryuhei Kitamura( visu )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 188 libraries worldwide
A barrel chested man stalks the late-night passengers on a subway train. He assaults and kills several people with a meat hammer and a butcher's hook. Leon is a photographer who heads into the city's subway system at night to take photographs. One night he saves a woman from a gang that is abusing her. The next day she is missing. He begins to investigate disappearances. His investigation leads him to a butcher named Mahogany, who he suspects has been killing subway passengers. Leon's involvement quickly turns into a dark obsession. He takes matters into his own hands and enters the subway at midnight. He witnesses a shocking bloodbath, as the butcher kills several passengers, then hangs them on meat hooks. Passing out on the subway floor, he awakes the next morning in a slaughterhouse with strange markings carved into his chest. Later, Leon attacks the murderer and a climactic battle between the photographer and the superhuman butcher begins. Finally, Mahogany is thrown out of the train and Leon finishes the job by impaling the butcher's skull on a blade. The true purpose of the underground station is revealed, as horrible reptilian creatures enter the car, consuming the meat to which they have been delivered. Having killed the butcher, Leon must take his place
Azumi by Ryuhei Kitamura( visu )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 113 libraries worldwide
A young orphan is raised to be a deadly assassin. With Japan at war the only hope is for the murder of the deadly warlords who wreak havoc on the country, leading to some fearsome battle scenes as the young, female assassin goes to work
Versus ( visu )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Prisoner KSC2-303 is being hunted by a mysterious man who seemingly cannot be killed. Good vs. Evil, in the pursuit of a woman who holds the key to eternal life. Gruesome zombie horror and hyper Yakuza action
No one lives ( visu )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 93 libraries worldwide
A ruthless criminal gang takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. When the captive girl is killed, the tables are unexpectedly turned. The gang finds itself outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives
Hellgate ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Following a car accident that left him in a coma and his wife and son dead, Jeff awakens to discover he is able to see the specters of people who have died horribly. Seeking peace of mind, Jeff is led to a spiritual adviser who explains that these souls are trapped in a shadow world, forced to relive their own deaths for eternity-and that Jeff's family is facing the same fate. In order to save them, he must pass into the shadow world and set their souls free, without losing his own
Aragami the raging god of battle ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Fleeing from unseen enemies, two wounded samurai stumble upon a mysterious temple in a remote region of the mountains. Unable to go any further, they collapse from exhaustion. One awakens to find himself miraculously healed and in the care of a most eccentric host. The strange man tells him the legend of a Japanese demon that resides deep in the mountains and feasts on the flesh of men. He reveals that he is this demon - Aragami. Alive, yet unable to die, he seeks an end to his own limitless and empty existence, an existence without sleep, dreams, or hope. He wishes only to die in battle against a worthy opponent. The young Samurai is challenged to a duel. The only way he can ever leave the temple is to first destroy Aragami ... but will he truly be free?--Container
Alive by Ryuhei Kitamura( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Japanese and French and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Tenshu is sentenced to die for the murder of his girlfriend's rapists, but when he survives the electric chair he is given a choice to burn again or become part of a vicious experiment
Ultimate Versus ( visu )
in Japanese and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"Deep within the mysterious Forest of Resurrection, the spectacular battle between good and evil has gone on since the dawn of time. When Prisoner KSC2-303 escapes from a maximum security jail, he enters the forest believing it will lead him to a safe haven. Instead, he finds himself a pawn in an endless struggle played out against an ever-changing background across multiple temporal planes of existence. His opponent: a mysterious man who seemingly cannot be killed. The battle to be waged between these warriors: Good versus Evil in the pursuit of a beautiful woman who holds the power to grant eternal life. But what Prisoner KSC2-303 cannot remember is whether he is the personification of good or the very essence of darkness"--Container
Alive ( visu )
in Japanese and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Tenshu is imprisoned and sentenced to death for murdering the men who raped his girlfriend. However, he manages to survive his execution and is presented with an option: face another execution attempt or subject himself to their bizarre and dangerous experiments. He chooses the latter and is put in a cell with a rapist and a woman who's infected with a taint that transports from person to person during extreme anger. The taint is transferred to Tenshu and he must now deal with the military who has interrupted the experiment to obtain it
Sky high ( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 10 libraries worldwide
When Detective Kanzaki investigates the serial murders of young women, his bride Mina falls victim to a murderer with the same MO. Now, he searches for his wife's killer with a vengence. Meanwhile, Mina finds herself at the Gate of Hatred and has 12 days to decide if she will ascend, languish or seek revenge and descend to Hell
Sukaihai Skyhigh ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Detective Kanzaki vengeful search for his wife's killer. Blinded by rage and grief, he searches for closure
Jam films ( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Seven short films. "'The messenger' is a mysterious woman who appears to a mobster hiding underground to tell him about his ultimate fate. A bag with a 'Kendama' ball and string toy gets mixed up with a bag of onions, and leads a couple to ponder their relationship. Fujio awakes from 'Cold sleep' to find he has crashed on an unfamiliar planet with some crazy people and an attractive 'new Eve.' Mayuko, has an itch she keeps secret before she is introduced to a mysterious yet strangely satisfying cure (Pandora - Hong Kong Leg). A man finds himself surrounded by the police and holds some women hostage as they eat 'Hijiki' (edible seaweed) and advise him about what to do. In a class studying the Potsdam Declaration, some high school students find their minds elsewhere. Tojo is keeping a tally of the 'snapping' of the tight shorts worn by the girls jumping hurdles outside the window according to color. Will he find ultimate 'Justice.' Ever since she can remember, 'Arita' has appeared somewhere on every drawing or other piece of paper she touches, starting with the first crude drawings of her childhood. But what is it, and is it alive?"--Brian Greenhalgh, www.imdb.com
Versus l'ultime guerrier by Ryuhei Kitamura( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in French and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Love death édition spéciale ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in Multiple languages and held by 3 libraries worldwide
FIRESTORM : kitamura ryūhei ando napāmu firumuzu hisutorī ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Versus = Basasu by Ryuhei Kitamura( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Tokyo Shock double feature ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Versus: Deep within the mysterious Forest of Resurrection, a spectacular battle between good and evil has gone on since the dawn of time. When Prisoner KSC2-303 escapes from a maximum security facility, he enters the forest, believing it will lead him to safe haven. Instead, he finds himself a pawn in an endless struggle played out across multiple temporal planes of existence. His opponent: a mysterious man who seemingly cannot be killed. The battle to be waged: Good versus Evil in the pursuit of a beautiful woman who holds the key to eternal life. What Prisoner KSC2-303 cannot remember is whether or not he is the personification of good or the very essence of darkness
Aragami : le dieu du combat by Ryuhei Kitamura( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ultimate Versus ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Deep within the mysterious Forest of Resurrection, the spectacular battle between good and evil has gone on since the dawn of time. When Prisoner KSC2-303 escapes from a maximum security jail, he enters the forest believing it will lead him to a safe haven. Instead, he finds himself a pawn in an endless struggle played out against an ever-changing background across multiple temporal planes of existence. His opponent: a mysterious man who seemingly cannot be killed. The battle to be waged between these warriors: Good versus Evil in the pursuit of a beautiful woman who holds the power to grant eternal life. But what Prisoner KSC2-303 cannot remember is whether he is the personification of good or the very essence of darkness"--Container
 
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Kitamura, Ryuhei, 1969-
キタムラ, リュウヘイ, 1969-
北村, 龍平
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