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Works: 1,172 works in 2,952 publications in 8 languages and 56,741 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Samurai films  Animated films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Historical films  Steampunk films  Horror films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

282 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 8,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. The film's ending finds the samurai leaving the village, after helping to put an end to the bandits, knowing that the real victors in the fight were the farmers
Ikiru To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

250 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 6,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Akira Kurosawa's influential 1961 effort, an action-packed, sometimes humorous reconception of the individualistic loner from the American Western, stars Mifune, the director's leading man of choice, as a samurai-for-hire who becomes involved in a dispute between two warring factions in a small village
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophie finds her life thrown into turmoil when she encounters a handsome-but-mysterious wizard named Howl. She is turned into a 90-year-old woman by the Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible odyssey to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl's magical moving castle where she becomes acquainted with Howl's apprentice, and a hot-headed fire demon named Calcifer. Sophie's love and support comes to have a major impact on Howl, who flies in the face of orders from the palace to become a pawn of war and instead risks his life to help bring peace to the kingdom
The wind rises by Tatsuo Hori( Visual )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world's most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world"--Container
Gojira Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

49 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When American reporter Steve Martin investigaates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard
Le samouraï The samurai by Bernard Guerrini( Visual )

58 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a civil war, Musashi Miyamoto goes off in search of glory, only to suffer defeat on the wrong side. He returns as an outlaw, halfmad and uncontrollable, and is saved only by the intervention of a village girl who loves him and a Buddhist priest who tries to heal him
The cat returns by Hiroyuki Morita( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An act of kindness brings Haru, a schoolgirl, to the attention of the Cat King who lavishes her with presents, including a proposal of marriage to his son, and opens her eyes to a whole other world
Kwaidan by Hideo Nakata( Visual )

24 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of four stories of the supernatural based on Japanese folk material. In The black hair, a poor young samurai leaves his first wife to marry a rich woman. When he is unhappy in his second marriage, he returns to his first wife, who at first appears unchanged from when he last saw her. In The woman of the snow, a woodcutter is spared by a mysterious ghost-like woman in the snow, but must promise never to tell anyone what he has seen. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. In In a cup of tea, a writer wonders what would happen to a person who drinks another's soul and finds out
When Marnie was there by Hiromasa Yonebayashi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh house again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

34 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Tōhō sanjūnenshi by Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ikiru To live
Alternative Names

controlled identityTōhō Eiga, Kabushiki Kaisha

controlled identityTōkyō Takarazuka Gekijō

Studios Toho


Tōhō Aen Kabushiki Kaisha

Toho Co.

Toho Company

Toho Company Ltd.

Toho Eiga.

Tōhō Kabushiki-gaisha

Toho Studios

Tōkyō Takarazuka Gekijō Kabushiki gaisha



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