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Takarada, Akira 1934-

Overview
Works: 129 works in 272 publications in 4 languages and 3,972 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Monster films  Science fiction films  Horror films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Gangster films  History  Samurai films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Akira Takarada
 
Most widely held works by Akira Takarada
Godzilla, king of the monsters! by Terry Morse( Visual )

21 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When American reporter Steve Martin investigates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with Godzilla, an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard
Godzilla( Visual )

8 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire populations fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning more than twenty sequels and spinoffs. Here, we present the original, 1954 Japanese version, along with Godzilla: King of the Monsters!, the 1956 American reworking
Gojira = Godzilla( Visual )

12 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla rises from the sea, his slumber disturbed by atomic tests. With its haunting scenes of a devastated Tokyo eerily echoing the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this film gave the world the perfect monster, and metaphor, for the Atomic Age
Godzilla vs. Mothra( Visual )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giant egg washes ashore in Japan and becomes an instant tourist attraction. The only problem is, it belongs to a giant butterfly-like creature from Monster Island named Mothra - and she wants it back!
Kohayagawake no aki = End of summer by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

3 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story examining the lives of three sisters who are dismayed to see their aging father let his business falter while he enjoys a second childhood with his former mistress
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man steals a boat to find his brother, but he and his shipmates become shipwrecked on a mysterious island inhabited by a giant sea monster and a slumbering Godzilla
Gojira : final wars = Godzilla : final wars( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla travels around the globe to battle his old enemies, along with a mysterious new one
Mosura tai Gojira = Mothra vs. Godzilla( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giant egg washes ashore in Japan and becomes an instant tourist attraction. The only problem is, it belongs to a giant butterfly-like creature from Monster Island named Mothra - and she wants it back!
Minbo no onna = Anti-extortion woman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feisty and resourceful woman lawyer is hired by a big hotel to deal with extortionists, and transforms timid hotel staff into an effective anti-yakuza task force
Chūshingura( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th century Japan, the film tells the story of a young lord, Asano, who travels to the capital city of Edo to assume state duties. After refusing to bribe the Grand Master of Ceremonies for teaching him official etiquette, he is goaded into drawing his sword in the Shogun's palace, a capital offense for which he is sentenced to commit harakiri suicide. This leaves the warriors of Ako as rōnin, masterless samurai, with nowhere to go and no lord to serve
King Kong escapes( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conniving Dr. Who builds a robot Kong in order to retrieve a highly radioactive element for his mysterious benefactor, Madame X. When the robot proves less than reliable, the devious duo scheme to kidnap the real Kong from his remote Island home of Mondo. But interfering with their plans are the heroic trio of U.S. Cmdr. Carl Nelson, Lt. Jiro Nomura, and Kong's current crush, Lt. Susan Watson
Gojira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 110 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
Kaijū daisensō( Visual )

5 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aliens from Planet X borrow our monsters for a little extermination project, but they've got something else up their sleeves: world domination. Using mind-control technology, these vinyl-and-sunglasses wearing spacemen turn Godzilla, Rodan and Kiing Ghidorah loose in Japan, demanding Earth's surrender! It's up to American astronaut F. Glenn, his galaxy-trotting buddy Fuji, and nerdy inventor Tetsuo to break the aliens' hold on the monsters and save our planet from certain doom. Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) represents the pinnacle of Toho's monster cinema, with an all-star cast featuring Nick Adams (The Rebel), Akira Takarada (the original Godzilla) and Kumi Mizuno as alien temptress Namikawa, plus a cavalcade of amazing retro-terrific special effects. Presented in its original, uncut Japanese-language edition, plus the English-dubbed version originally titled Monster Zero in the U.S."--Container
Gojira = Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

27 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original Japanese film about the radioactive monster terrorizing Tokyo after being awakened by nuclear testing
Gojira( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 90 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
Invasion of Astro-monster( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla, Rodan, and King Ghidorah are wreaking havoc once again, thanks to some aliens that put them on Earth. Now it's up to an American astronaut to save the planet
Mothra vs. Godzilla( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A typhoon disturbs Mothra's egg, and the giant moth monster must battle Godzilla who is heading for the egg
Godzilla vs. Monster Zero( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sinister Controller of Planet X, Ghidrah, Godzilla, and Rodan threaten Earth
Godzilla( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gojira: A prehistoric monster, Godzilla, ravages metropolitan Tokyo. Scientists suspect that H-bomb tests awakened it from a two-million year sleep and they try to develop techniques to stop the monster
Gojira = Godzilla : the original Japanese masterpiece( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear testing wakes a giant reptile which then goes on a rampage to destroy Tokyo. Contains original Japanese version and U.S. version with added scenes
 
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Akira Takarada acteur japonais

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Akira Takarada ator

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Akira Takarada Japanese actor

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Takarada, Akira 1934-

Акира Такарада

Акіра Такарада японський актор

آکیرا تاکارادا بازیگر ژاپنی

아키라 타카라다

タカラダ, アキラ 1934-

宝田明 1934-

宝田明, Akira, 1934-

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