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Works: 1,440 works in 3,562 publications in 9 languages and 61,912 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Animated films  Action and adventure films  Samurai films  Children's films  History  Fantasy films  Science fiction films  Historical films 
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Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

103 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of a group of Japanese farmers who hire seven professional swordsmen, or samurai, to protect them from the yearly raids by bandits
Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

74 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,196 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
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,143 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
Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La curiosidad de Soske, un pequeño de cinco años vive en una linda casa cerca de un acantilado en la costa, lo llevará a encontrarse con algo sorprendente: un extraño pez rojo al que dará el nombre de Ponyo. Soske descubrirá que, ese pez que ha rescatado, es mucho más que algo extraño; hay magia dentro de él y toda una historia maravillosa detrás de su extravío. ¿Podrán Ponyo y Soske permanecer juntos por siempre?
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

69 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,964 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
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

63 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 1,887 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
The wind rises by Tatsuo Hori( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,555 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 )

77 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,522 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 )

46 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,435 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

59 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Samurai rescues three kidnap victims: the town chamberlain, his wife, and their daughter
Kagemusha by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,303 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
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

40 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy Japanese shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma
The cat returns by Hiroyuki Morita( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,125 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 )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Javanese and held by 1,034 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
When Marnie was there by Hiromasa Yonebayashi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 951 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
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

31 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 950 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
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

33 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 843 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
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 782 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 )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 781 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
Miyamoto Musashi = Samurai I by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

34 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sweeping saga of the legendary seventeenth-century samurai, Musashi Miyamoto, set against the turmoil of a devastating civil war. Follows Musashi's odyssey from his unruly youth to his enlightened years as a warrior
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Ikiru = To live
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GodzillaKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Ikiru = To liveKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressKagemushaKwaidanAkahige = Red BeardNorainu = Stray dogMiyamoto Musashi = Samurai I