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Bandai Bijuaru Kabushiki Kaisha

Works: 650 works in 1,108 publications in 6 languages and 17,364 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Animated films  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Animated television programs  Fantasy films  Science fiction television programs  Conspiracy films  Gangster films  Anthology films 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bandai Bijuaru Kabushiki Kaisha
Ghost in the shell by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

39 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A movie that questions our own human existence in the fast-paced world of the information age, this remarkable animated cyber-tech thriller has gone on to become one of the leading Japanese animation films released worldwide."--Videocassette container. Part of the story is set in Hong Kong
Dare mo shiranai by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keiko, a young, confused and irresponsible single mother tasked with four children sneaks them into a new apartment, instructing them that only the eldest,12-year-old Akira, can be seen, and that the others must remain hidden. Over time, Keiko leaves them increasingly alone, eventually abandoning the children completely, only leaving behind an envelope of cash. Akira, his two sisters, Kyoko and Yuki, and their irrepressible younger brother, Shigeru, are left to fend for themselves without even comprehending their situation
Cowboy bebop : the movie by Shinichiro Watanabe( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A team of bounty hunters pursues a biological terrorist
Ghost in the shell by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans un monde où domine l'informatique, le major Motoko Kusanagi, un officier d'élite, a été modifié en agent cybernétique. Elle est sur la piste d'un informaticien criminel de haut calibre qui transforme les gens en marionettes humaines contrôlées par ordinateur. Elle découvre la véritable identité du criminel et une vaste conspiration politique
Metropolis by Tarō Rin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the industrial, tri-level world of Metropolis, Duke Red is a powerful leader with plans to unveil a highly advanced robot named Tima. But Duke Red's violent son Rock distrusts robots, and intends to find and destroy Tima. Lost in the confusing labyrinth beneath Metropolis, Tima is beginning a friendship with the young nephew of a Japanese detective. But when Duke Red separates the two innocents, Tima's life--and the fate of the universe--is dangerously at stake"--Publisher description
Hana-bi = Fireworks by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in Japanese and Turkish and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hard-boiled ex-cop, haunted by a troubled past and pushed to the edge by the shooting of his partner, confronts his demons in a ruthless quest for justice and redemption. Combines cool violence and powerful emotions
Aruitemo aruitemo by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, the Yokoyama clan gets together to honor the life of eldest son Junpei, drowned 15 years earlier while saving a man from drowning. Retired physician father Shohei still mourns, while his wife Toshiko has become a passive-aggressive domestic goddess, the two bicker continually. Surviving son Ryota has married at last-his new wife Yukari is a widow with a young son. Daughter Chinami and her car-salesman husband have their two kids in tow. The sound of a family not getting along is an international language. Amidst the bustle of chatter and cooking, and under the pressure of forced conviviality after long separations, this family reveals its dysfunctions, its secrets, and the complications and trials of its love
Umi yori mo mada fukaku = After the storm by Hiroshi Abe( Visual )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son
Kikujirō no natsu by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Japanese and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es verano y el pequeño Masao no tiene con quien jugar ... Los partidos de fútbol se han suspendido y sus amigos se han ido a la playa. Para él, vivir solo con su abuela no es demasiado divertido así que, con una dirección y una foto, decide emprender la búsqueda de su madre, a la que nunca ha visto. Con poco dinero y menos sentido de la orientación, Masao no puede viajar solo. Un amigo de su abuela, Kikujiro, se ofrece a ayudarle en su búsqueda
Shijie = The world by Zhangke Jia( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the loves, friendships and desperate dreams of the twenty-somethings from China's remote provinces who come to live and work in World Park, a sprawling Disney-like entertainment park in a Beijing suburb featuring lavish shows and scaled-down replicas of world landmarks. The film centers on a young woman dancer, Tao (Zhao Tao), whose entire universe seems to begin and end at the complex. Along with her boyfriend, security guard Taisheng (Chen Taishen), Tao yearns for a better life but can barely articulate much less envision what a life beyond this peculiarly conceived simulacrum might look like
Memories by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnetic Rose: Two space travellers follow a distress signal and are drawn into a magnificent world created by one woman's memories. Stink bomb: A young chemist accidentally transforms himself into an unstoppable biological weapon set on a direct course for Tokyo. Cannon fodder: Depicts a day in the life of a city whose entire purpose is the firing of cannons at an unknown enemy
Cowboy bebop = Kaubōi bibappu by Shinichirō Watanabe( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motley lot of intergalactic loners teams up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. On their own, any one of them would be likely to get lost in the sprawl of space, but together, they're the most entertaining gang of bounty hunters in the year 2071
Outrage by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Japanese and French and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a ruthless battle for power, several yakuza clans vie for the favor of their head family in the Japanese underworld. The rival bosses seek to rise through the ranks by scheming and making allegiances sworn over sake. Longtime yakuza Otomo has seen his kind go from elaborate body tattoos and severed fingertips to becoming important players on the stock market
Kaubōi Bibappu = Cowboy bebop( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2071, the crew (Spike, Jet, Faye, Ed, and the Welsh Corgi named Ein) of the spaceship Bebop travel the solar system bringing bad guys to justice and trying to make some cash while doing it. In the slang of the era, "Cowboys" are bounty hunters. Most episodes revolve around a specific bounty, but the show often shares its focus with the pasts of one of each of the four main characters
Dolls by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dolls is the 10th film by acclaimed Japanese director Takeshi Kitano. Focusing on three couples and the overpowering love that both drives and dooms them, the film is inspired by the beauty of traditional Japanese Bunraku puppet theater
Beyond outrage( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takeshi Kitano returns to his yakuza saga, Outrage, but this time a manipulative police crackdown on organized crime has ignited a tricky power struggle in the yakuza underworld that the police hope starts a war between the crime families and that the families destroy each other
Jinrō = JIn-roh by Hiroyuki Okiura( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a very different Tokyo from the one we know today, the totalitarian government rules with an iron fist. But a group called The Sect is staging demonstrations and challenging the government's martial law
Patlabor 2 : the movie( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terrorist organization threatens to send shockwaves throughout Japan's military. With evidence of the impending takeover, the Patlabor units must defend the city against danger
Cowboy bebop( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Japanese and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2071 AD, humanity chose the stars as the final frontier. A mixed jumble of races from collapsed nations, they took with them confused concepts of freedom, violence, illegality and love. They became a new generation of outlaws called Cowboy Bebops
Witch hunter Robin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange old woman approaches Robin and tells her that she knows the truth about witches, the Craft, and Robin herself. Meanwhile, an Inquisitor arrives from headquarters to test a potential Hunter
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Dare mo shiranai
Alternative Names

controlled identityBandai Bijuaru Hanbai

Bandai bijuaru kabushiki gaisha

Bandai Visual.

Bandai Visual Co.

Bandai Visual Corporation

Bandai Visual (Firm)

バンダイ ビジュアル カブシキ ガイシャ






MemoriesJinrō = JIn-roh