WorldCat Identities

朝間義隆 1940-

Overview
Works: 224 works in 504 publications in 6 languages and 1,639 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Samurai films  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Interviews  Comedy films  Romance films  Road films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author, Adapter, fmd
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by 朝間義隆
Tasogare Seibei( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the Bakumatsu period (mid 19th century) a low-ranking samurai is forced to choose service over love
Kakushiken oni no tsume( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan
The twilight samurai by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the feudal Shogun period is unravelling in late 19th-century Japan, widowed, low-ranking samurai Seibei devotes his life not to the art of war but to his two children and ailing mother. Hopeful that true happiness may at last find him when his childhood love divorces her husband, Seibei instead succumbs to fate when he is forced to face a renowned enemy warrior in a life-or-death battle
The Hidden Blade by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Munezo is in love with his family's maid but knows that he cannot marry someone of her inferior social standing. In a changing society that is seeing the replacement of the sword with the gun, Munezo's ambivalence about his way of life comes to a head when he is ordered to a kill a traitor: his old friend Yaichiro
Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an ex-murderer on parole trying to make his way home to Hokkaido to meet his wife
Gakkō( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the evening session of a junior high school in Tokyo, the film portrays the relationships between teachers and students
Gakkō by Yōji Yamada( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musuko( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his wife, old man Mikuni live alone in his old home in Iwate Perfecture. He set out to Tokyo to find his two sons and try to cinvice them to take over his work at the tabaco farm. However, he finds that his eldest son is working hand-to-mouth for his own family, and his second son has fallen in love with a deaf-mute factory girl, and they are about to get married
Gakkō( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following on the success of a 1993 film by the same name, the setting moves to a high school for developmentally challenged students in Hokkaidō and follows an entering class of 9 pupils through their 3 year course
Harukanaru yama no yobigoe by Yōji Yamada( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widowed woman and her young boy living on a dairy farm in Hokkaido are visited by a strong, handsome man who adds a new perspective to their lives
Gakkō( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gakko tells a simple heartwarming story of a group of students and their teacher, in one of the public night schools in Japan providing them education at the Junior High level
Otoko wa tsurai yo( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed summary in vernacular field only
Torajirō haibisukasu no hana( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A special version of the 1980 film, in which Tora-san is reunited with former girlfriend Lily in Okinawa, where she is hospitalized, and begins nursing her back to health
Otoko wa tsurai yo( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this critically acclaimed 15th installment, Tora-san meets an old love
Otoko wa tsurai yo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed summary in vernacular field only
Kenkushi ken oni no tsume = The hidden blade( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Munezo is in love with his family's maid but knows that he cannot marry someone of her inferior social standing. In a changing society that is seeing the replacement of the sword with the gun, Munezo's ambivalence about his way of life comes to a head when he is ordered to a kill a traitor: his old friend Yaichiro
Otoko wa tsurai yo( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torajiro finds the widowed Utako in Tsuwano and helps her to begin a new life in Tokyo. Sequel to Shibamata bōjō
Otoko wa tsurai yo( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tora-san falls for a young woman he has nursed back to health in Okinawa
Harakara( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kawano Shuko, staff of Tokyo's Union Theatre, comes to Matsuo Village in Iwate Province hoping to join hands with the local youth association to put on a musical, Hometown. Instead of making profits, the Theatre aims only at sharing a joyful night with the younsters in the village
Otoko wa tsurai yo( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 19th installment of the series, Tora-san helps a lord to find his beautiful daughter-in-law
 
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Asama, Yoshitaka

Asama, Yoshitaka 1940-

Asama, Yositaka

Yoshitaka Asama

Yoshitaka Asama Japanese film director and screenwriter

Yoshitaka Asama Japans scenarioschrijver

Асама, Ёситака

アサマ, ヨシタカ

アサマ, ヨシタカ 1940-

朝間義隆 1940-

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