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Bandai Bijuaru Kabushiki Kaisha

Works: 629 works in 1,021 publications in 7 languages and 16,303 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Animated films  Silent films  Dystopian films  Documentary films  Animated television programs  Fantasy films  Expressionist 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 3 languages and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans une ville futuriste, une policière mi-humaine, mi-robot, poursuit un mystérieux individu qui se sert de l'inforoute à des fins criminelles
Cowboy bebop : the movie by Shinichirō Watanabe( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 971 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
Dare mo shiranai by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 722 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
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 661 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"--Container
Aruitemo aruitemo( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 446 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
Hana-bi = Fireworks by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Japanese and Turkish and held by 441 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"--Container
Kikujirō no natsu by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Japanese and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction. Comédie. "Masao s'ennuie. Il habite Tokyo avec sa grand-mère qui travaille toute la journée. Grâce à une amie de cette dernière, Masao rencontre Kikujiro, un yakusa vieillissant avec lequel il part à la recherche de sa mère, qu'il ne connaît pas et qui vit au bord de la mer."--[]. Avec Beat Takeshi, Yusuke Sekiguchi, Kayoko Kishimoto, Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Shijie = The world by Zhangke Jia( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the outskirts of Beijing is an amusement park called The World. The staff, most who have come to work from rural areas, may be happy around the guests, but it's a different story behind the scenes. The park is seen through the eyes of the staff, along with the romances, dreams, and loneliness
Memories by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 359 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
Outrage by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Japanese and French and held by 265 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 240 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 )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 222 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
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
Beyond outrage( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 201 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
Avalon by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Polish and English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that a more advanced level of the game exists somewhere, she gives up her loner ways and joins a gang of explorers. Even if she finds the gateway to the next level, will she ever be able to come back to reality?"--IMBd
Wolfs rain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rakuen is paradise, but only wolves can find it! It is the future, and mankind endures on the inhospital Earth. Wolves are said to have been extinct for over 100 years. But one man, Quent, believes differently
Tiger & bunny( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stern Bild City is a thriving metropolis where superheroes called "NEXT" protect the streets, sponsors pull the strings, and a hugely popular show called Hero TV captures all of it. Veteran hero Kotetsu Kaburagi and hotheaded new hero Barnaby Brooks, Jr. (nicknamed Bunny by his friends) are forced to team up not only to protect Stern Bild City, but to earn as many points on Hero TV as possible
Ghost in the shell 2 : innocence by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a re-imagined Hong Kong at a time when cyberspace is expanding into human reality, top cyberwarrior Major Motoko Kusanagi hovers on the border of total immersion in the digital world
Boiling Point by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two members of a Japanese junior baseball team get mixed up with the local yakuza. After their coach is severely injured by the gangsters, the two boys set off to Okinawa to purchase a gun in order to get revenge. While in Okinawa they get befriended by a psychotic yakuza outcast who is planning a revenge of his own
Jinrō = Jin-roh( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in an alternate history of Japan - Constable Fuse is part of an elite Special Forces team whose mission is to maintain peace during a time of civil unrest. Entangled within a web of intrigue and politics, his decisions will determine the ultimate fate of the Capital Police and those dearest to him ..."--Container
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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




MemoriesBoiling Point