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Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha

Works: 1,611 works in 3,765 publications in 5 languages and 63,162 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Animated films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Children's films  Fantasy films  Samurai films  History  Science fiction films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman who is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother's hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household. Sophie befriends Calcifer, the fire demon who powers the castle and who is bound to Howl by a contract, the terms of which Calcifer cannot reveal. They promise to help each other with their problems. Like Calcifer, Howl can also see through the Witch's spell, and he and Sophie fall in love. Sophie helps Howl confront his former teacher, and the Witch of the Waste
Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship before Ponyo's father forces her to return to the sea. Ponyo's desire to be human upsets the balance of nature and only Ponyo's mother, a beautiful sea goddess, can restore nature's balance and make Ponyo's dreams come true
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

69 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. When the samurai arrive, a spectacular series of battle begins
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

55 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering that he is dying of cancer, Watanabe, a government clerk, spends his last months in search of a meaning to life. After failing in the pursuit of pleasure, he finds self fulfillment by ensuring that his former department builds a children's playground in the slums, and dies quietly
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

82 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 1,616 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
The wind rises by Tatsuo Hori( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,571 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

31 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of the many classic collaborations between director Akira Kurosawa and his leading man Toshirô Mifune, this 1958 film tells the story of a warrior and a princess trying against all odds to return to their homeland with their fortune. Along the way, they are simultaneously assisted and thwarted by two itinerant and not too bright farmers with their own designs on the treasure, giving the story a subtle comic bent. The Hidden Fortress combines an epic tale of struggle and honor with modern comic sensibilities, creating a masterful addition to world cinema
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

8 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits"--Container
The cat returns by Hiroyuki Morita( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an imaginative and lighthearted tale, a young schoolgirl saves the life of a noble cat and is rewarded with a shocking proposal of marriage - to the Cat King's son - and a fateful journey to the extraordinary Kingdom of Cats
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
From up on Poppy Hill by Sarah Bolger( Visual )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and Javanese and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 1963 in Yokohama, an innocent romance blossoms between two high school students, Umi and Shun. As Japan recovers from World War II and prepares to host the 1964 Olympics, the mood contains both optimism and conflict as the younger generation struggles to escape the shackles of the past. While trying to save a dilapidated Meiji-era club house from demolition, the relationship flourishes. But a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart
Kimi no na wa = Your name by Makoto Shinkai( Visual )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Japanese and English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a rural town deep in the mountains, has a dream that she is a boy living an unfamiliar life in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy living in Tokyo, dreams that he is a girl living in the mountains. As they realize they are changing places, their encounter sets the cogs of fate into motion
When Marnie was there by Hiromasa Yonebayashi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 980 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
Throne of blood by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

52 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Kagemusha( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a soaring historical epic about a peasant impersonating a nobleman in battle. Kagemusha is presented in its original 180 min. uncut Japanese version, not the shortened "international version" presented by 20th Century Fox
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young men set out to clean up the corruption in their town. They are joined by a scruffy, cynical samurai who doesn't fit their concept of how a warrior should look and act
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

34 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A testament to the goodness of humankind, Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (Akahige) chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director. Toshiro Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa, gives a powerhouse performance as the dignified yet empathic director who guides his pupil to maturity, teaching the embittered intern to appreciate the lives of his destitute patients. Perfectly capturing the look and feel of 19th-century Japan, Kurosawa weaves a fascinating tapestry of time, place, and emotion
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

25 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder mystery set in Tokyo in the late 1940's. A rookie detective loses his gun and is afraid it has fallen into the hands of a killer
Shin Gojira = Shin Godzilla by Hiroki Hasegawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a massive gilled monster emerges from the deep and tears through Tokyo, the Japanese government scrambles to save its citizens. A ragtag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster's weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side, because the greatest catastrophe to ever befall the world is about to evolve right before their very eyes
Godzilla by Aaron Taylor-Johnson( Visual )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years after his mother's death at a nuclear power plant in Japan, Ford Brody discovers a conspiracy to hide the fact that giant monsters exist. But it doesn't take long for the world to also find out, as a "Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism" attacks Hawaii, and Godzilla turns up
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ikiru = To live
Ikiru = To liveKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Throne of bloodKagemushaAkahige = Red BeardNorainu = Stray dog
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 Filmproduktionsgesellschaft

Tōhō filmstudie i Japan

Toho filmstudio

Toho Japanese film production company

Tōhō Kabushiki-gaisha

Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha.

Tōhō Société de production cinématographique japonaise

Toho Studios

Toho Японська кінокомпанія


Tōkyō Takarazuka Gekijō Kabushiki gaisha








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