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Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha

Works: 1,573 works in 3,613 publications in 8 languages and 62,500 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Animated films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Fantasy films  Samurai films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she encounters the mysterious wizard Howl and is cursed by a witch
Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,071 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 )

71 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic masterpiece is about a group of 16th century samurai who are hired to defend a small Japanese village that finds itself annually raided by an army of bandits who steal the meager crops harvested by the peasants. Tired of relinquishing their food supply but woefully inept in combat skills, the villagers decide to hire a band of samurai to protect them. In addition to the primary conflict between the villagers and the bandits, much of the tale revolves around young Katsushiro's coming-of-age, both sexually and emotionally. Kikuchiyo's search for acceptance forms the other major storyline. Indeed, everyone in Seven Samurai is searching: for adventure, for experience, for freedom from their oppressors
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

48 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Japanese businessman dying of cancer wants to give something back to society before his death, so he decides to build a playground for children
The wind rises by Tatsuo Hori( Visual )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,569 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
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

76 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a flea bitten, dusty Japanese town, a ronin (unemployed samurai) finds himself in the middle of a feud between two warring mafia's. On one side of town a local silk merchant is building a small army, while on the other, a sake merchant is hiring anybody who can carry a sword. The two merchants engage in a bidding war to employ the services of the itinerant samurai, but he has his own plans. Disgusted by both sides, the samurai, (Mifune) instigates a war between the two factions and with great pleasure sits in the town's bell tower watching them cut each other to pieces. After freeing the daughter of a local villager from bondage, he leaves the town in search of further exploits. Yojimbo was the inspiration for several Sergio Leone films including the Clint Eastwood vehicle, A Fistful of Dollars which was made a few years later. Kurosawa portrays 19th century Japan as a society where corruption and calamity are so commonplace that the distinction between bandits and samurai have become blurred. Kurosawa was one of the few Japanese directors who was allowed to work with relative creative freedom, his early films were consistently commercially successful, as was the case with Yojimbo. Kurosawa's films along with his contemporaries Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Ichikawa raised Japanese cinema onto the world stage in the period immediately after World War II
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

30 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess must escape across enemy lines with the royal treasure, guarded only by a loyal general and two greedy peasants
Seven samurai( Visual )

8 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 1,167 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
The cat returns by Hiroyuki Morita( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,132 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
From up on Poppy Hill by Sarah Bolger( Visual )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and Javanese and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yokohama, 1963. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the Olympics. Against this backdrop of hope and change, a friendship begins to blossom between high school students Umi ... and Shun ... but a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart"--Container
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)( Visual )

9 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 1,011 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
When Marnie was there by Hiromasa Yonebayashi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 981 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
Kagemusha( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry or 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skilled but slovenly ronin comes to the aid of a group of naive young warriors fighting their corrupt clan leaders and manages to keep them out of trouble and alive in spite of their high ideals
Kimi no na wa = Your name by Makoto Shinkai( Visual )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Japanese and English and held by 842 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
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

31 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akira Kurosawa, the acclaimed Japanese director, adopts the American gangster-film style to weave a fascinating tale of corporate greed. The story focuses on a grieving son, (Toshiro Mifune), who seeks revenge for his father's murder as he infiltrates the corrupt construction company that was responsible for his father's death
Throne of blood by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

49 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 814 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
Godzilla by Aaron Taylor-Johnson( Visual )

20 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From visionary new director Gareth Edwards comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

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

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

27 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
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Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.13 for Godzilla / ... to 0.96 for Tōhō jū ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ikiru = To live
Ikiru = To liveKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressKagemushaThrone of bloodAkahige = Red BeardNorainu = Stray dog
Alternative Names

controlled identityTōhō Eiga, Kabushiki Kaisha

controlled identityTōkyō Takarazuka Gekijō

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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

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