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東宝株式会社

Overview
Works: 1,408 works in 3,262 publications in 9 languages and 60,144 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Animated films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Children's films  Samurai films  History  Fantasy films  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

100 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a group of Japanese farmers who hire seven professional swordsmen, or samurai, to protect them from the yearly raids of bandits
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,152 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 2,135 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 )

67 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,971 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 )

58 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 1,876 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
The wind rises by Tatsuo Hori( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,545 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 worlds 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
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

75 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,520 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 )

43 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 )

55 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

44 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A condemned thief is rescued from the gallows because of his uncanny resemblance to the powerful warlord Shingen Takeda. When Takeda dies in battle he is replaced by his Kagemusha (or double), who eventually becomes a great leader. Set in 16th century Japan
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

38 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 shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma -- should he pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his position?
The cat returns by Hiroyuki Morita( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,123 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 )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and Javanese and held by 1,013 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
When Marnie was there by Hiromasa Yonebayashi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 930 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 )

32 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani, his daughter Emiko and a young navy frogman Hideto Ogata soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164 foot tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

30 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 840 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
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

31 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 784 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 )

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
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

23 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 760 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
Godzilla by Gareth Edwards( Visual )

20 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages 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
Alternative Names

controlled identityTōhō Eiga, Kabushiki Kaisha

controlled identityTōkyō Takarazuka Gekijō

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Tōhō Aen Kabushiki Kaisha

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