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Ifukube, Akira 1914-2006

Overview
Works: 560 works in 826 publications in 4 languages and 6,282 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Monster films  Historical films  Horror films  Film adaptations  War films  History  Motion pictures  Fantasy films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Akira Ifukube
Biruma no tategoto( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Imperial Japanese Army regiment surrenders to British forces in Burma at the close World War II and finds harmony through song. A private, thought to be dead, stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment disguising himself as a Buddhist monk and stumbles upon spiritual enlightenment. Magnificently shot in hushed black and white"--Container
Godzilla( Visual )

8 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire populations fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning more than twenty sequels and spinoffs. Here, we present the original, 1954 Japanese version, along with Godzilla: King of the Monsters!, the 1956 American reworking
Gojira = Godzilla( Visual )

9 editions published between 1954 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla: An American reporter investigating a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan comes face to face with Godzilla, an ancient powerful creature capable of reducing Tokyo to smoldering rubble
Sinfonia tapkaara ; Ritmica ostinata ; Symphonic fantasia no. 1 by Akira Ifukube( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese contemporary music by Mieko Takizawa( )

5 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gilyak songs by Akira Ifukube( )

3 editions published in 2018 in Miscellaneous languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah ; Godzilla and Mothra : the battle for Earth( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (ca. 103 min.): A time travel device carrying representatives from the 23rd century lands in present-day Tokyo with the message that Godzilla is about to destroy the nation. The time travellers return to the past to stop the birth of Godzilla and are confronted by King Ghidorah, a three-headed reptile with breath of fire
Mosura tai Gojira = Mothra vs. Godzilla( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giant egg washes ashore in Japan and becomes an instant tourist attraction. The only problem is, it belongs to a giant butterfly-like creature from Monster Island named Mothra - and she wants it back!
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster = San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat
The saga of Anatahan by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by actual events, this film explores the conflicting personalities of a dozen Japanese sailors stranded on a remote island in the Pacific during the waning days of World War II. For a time, they maintain their military discipline, but when they discover a young woman living on the island, the paradisal island becomes a nest of jealousy, violence, and desire
Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla ; Godzilla vs. Destoroyah( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla: Scientists implant a telepathic amplifier in the brain of Godzilla to bring him under control. When earth is threatened by a mutant Spacegodzilla, Godzilla may become its greatest ally!
Terror of Mechagodzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evil aliens led by an evil scientist create a robot Godzilla and a prehistoric Titanosauras to vanquish Godzilla and the Earth
Gojira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla: A prehistoric monster ravages metropolitan Tokyo. Scientists suspect that H-bomb tests awakened it from a two-million year sleep. They try to develop techniques to stop the monster
Zatōichi monogatari = Blind swordsman : the tale of Zatoichi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of a series of films set in medieval Japan about Ichi, a blind masseur who lives by the Yakuza code and uses his deadly cane sword against his enemies
Kaijū daisensō( Visual )

2 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aliens from Planet X borrow our monsters for a little extermination project, but they've got something else up their sleeves: world domination. Using mind-control technology, these vinyl-and-sunglasses wearing spacemen turn Godzilla, Rodan and Kiing Ghidorah loose in Japan, demanding Earth's surrender! It's up to American astronaut F. Glenn, his galaxy-trotting buddy Fuji, and nerdy inventor Tetsuo to break the aliens' hold on the monsters and save our planet from certain doom. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) represents the pinnacle of Toho's monster cinema, with an all-star cast featuring Nick Adams (The Rebel), Akira Takarada (the original Godzilla) and Kumi Mizuno as alien temptress Namikawa, plus a cavalcade of amazing retro-terrific special effects. Presented in its original, uncut Japanese-language edition, plus the English-dubbed version originally titled Monster Zero in the U.S."--Container
Godzilla on Monster Island!, [or], Godzilla vs. Gigan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When alien invaders, plans for a children's theme park, and four giant monsters with six heads between them all collide, the result is the inevitable battle for the fate of the Earth. At least, that's how it is for Godzilla, who teams up with his former spiky foe Anguirus for a tag team match against two of his greatest adversaries: the legendary three headed King Ghidorah and Gigan, the cyborg hench-monster for insidious insect aliens who plots to wipe out all human life ..."--Container
Godzilla, king of the monsters( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the ocean's surface begins to boil white hot and a Japanese freighter vanishes into the Pacific, the superstitious villagers of Odo Island fear an ancient legend has come true, the legend of Godzilla
Chūshingura : the loyal 47 samurai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th century Japan, the film tells the story of a young lord, Asano, who travels to the capital city of Edo to assume state duties. After refusing to bribe the Grand Master of Ceremonies for teaching him official etiquette, he is goaded into drawing his sword in the Shogun's palace, a capital offense for which he is sentenced to commit harakiri suicide. This leaves the warriors of Ako as rōnin, masterless samurai, with nowhere to go and no lord to serve
Gojira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani, his daughter Emiko and a young navy frogman Hideto Ogata soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164 foot tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in Japanese and English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aliens intend to take over the planet and just in case Godzilla tries to interfere, have built a mechanical version of him to put an end to his interference. The Earth humans summon the legendary King Seesar to assist Godzilla in the battle
 
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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah ; Godzilla and Mothra : the battle for Earth
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Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla ; Godzilla vs. DestoroyahGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
Alternative Names
Akira, Ifukube

Akira, Ifukube 1914-2006

Akira Ifukube compositeur

Akira Ifukube compositor japonés

Akira Ifukube compositor xaponés

Akira Ifukube compositore giapponese

Akira Ifukube Japanese composer

Akira Ifukube Japans componist (1914-2006)

Akira Ifukube japansk komponist

Akira Ifukube japoński kompozytor muzyki filmowej

Akira Ifukube kompozitor japonez

Ifukube

Ifukube, Akira.

Ifukube, Akira, 1914-

Ifukube, Akira 1914-2006

Ifukube Akira japanischer Komponist und Professor

Ifukube, Akira 伊福部, 昭

Ihukube, Akira

Акира Ификубэ

Іфукубе Акіра японський композитор

اكيرا ايفوكوب

آکیرا ایفوکوبه آهنگساز ژاپنی

আকিরা ইফুকুবে জাপানি সঙ্গীত রচয়িতা

이복부소 1914-2006

いふくべ あきら

イフクベ, アキラ

イフクベ, アキラ 1914-2006

伊福部, 昭

伊福部昭

伊福部昭 1914-2006

伊福部昭 日本の作曲家

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