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東宝株式会社

Overview
Works: 1,428 works in 2,979 publications in 9 languages and 57,703 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Animated films  Action and adventure films  Samurai films  History  Children's films  Fantasy films  Science fiction films  Historical films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

83 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,356 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
Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,075 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
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,011 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

58 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, directed by Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai), sets Shakespeare's definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. The film fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh Theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

54 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle aged man discovers that he has only six months to live, and begins to question the meaning of his life. One of Kurosawa's most important films, Ikiru provides an image of Japan in the period immediately following World War II. We follow the central character Watanabe, as he progresses through the stages of anger and confusion to acceptance. At first he devotes himself to seeking pleasure in the bars of Tokyo, in the end a simple inspiration leads him to a final act of public generosity. Director 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 Ikiru. 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
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

70 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,485 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
The wind rises( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

40 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one, The Hidden Fortress stars the inimitable Toshiro Mifune as a general charged with guarding his defeated clan's princess (a fierce Misa Uehara) as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. This rip-roaring ride is among the director's most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas's Star Wars. The Hidden Fortress delivers Kurosawa's trademark deft blend of wry humor, breathtaking action, and compassionate humanity
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sly companion piece to Yojimbo, the jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a 'proper' samurai on its ear"--Container
Kagemusha by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

36 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,300 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 )

32 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy 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 )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,084 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
When Marnie was there by Keiko Niwa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 855 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
Gojira = Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

30 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla: A prehistoric monster ravages metropolitan Tokyo. Scientists suspect that H-bomb tests awakened it from a two-million year sleep. They try to develop techniques to stop the monster
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

26 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 837 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
From up on Poppy Hill( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and Javanese and held by 809 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
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

28 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 768 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
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

31 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 764 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
James Clavell's shōgun by James Clavell( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Blackthorne is a ship-wrecked English navigator who becomes both an observer and a participant in historic changes in Japan during the Tokugawa, or, Edo period. Toranaga is a feuding warlord vying to become the supreme military dictator, or shōgun. Blackthorne is drawn into the turmoil and becomes determined to be the first foreigner to become a samurai warrior
Godzilla by Gareth Edwards( Visual )

19 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 707 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ikiru = To live
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 Kabushiki-gaisha

Toho Studios

Tōkyō Takarazuka Gekijō Kabushiki gaisha

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Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Ikiru = To liveKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressKagemushaNorainu = Stray dogAkahige = Red BeardJames Clavell's shōgun