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Bandai Bijuaru Kabushiki Gaisha

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Most widely held works by Bandai Bijuaru Kabushiki Gaisha
Ghost in the shell by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

41 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world caught in the grip of information overload, Major Kusanagi is an elite officer and heavily modified cybernetic agent. She is on the trail of a computer-criminal who turns people into human marionettes, controlled by computer. She discovers that his true identity lies at the center of a vast and lethal political conspiracy
Cowboy bebop the movie by Shinichirō Watanabe( Visual )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,282 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 )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 718 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 Osamu Tezuka( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a futuristic city at the height of its civilisation. Tells the story of Tima, a beautiful and mysterious humanoid who does not realise that she is actually a highly advanced robot. It is Tima who must discover her true self and begin to bridge the gap between humans and humanoid, to save the entire city from the dark dictator Duke Red
Hana-bi Fireworks by Takeshi Kitano( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in Japanese and Turkish and held by 447 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
Shijie The world by Zhangke Jia( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 375 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
Kikujirō no natsu by Takeshi Kitano( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Japanese and held by 372 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
Memories by Koji Morimoto( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 362 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 Carlos Saura( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Japanese and French and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate
Wolf's rain by Bones( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thought be to extinct, wolves have, instead, learned to take human form. They search for a mysterious paradise called Rakuen, created for them
Jinrō JIn-roh by Hiroyuki Okiura( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years have passed since war changed the face of Japan; a Japan which now burns with the fire of civil unrest. Fueled by rampant crime and poverty, a well-armed anti-government group has risen amongst the people with the intent of stopping the government through its terrorist plots. To combat this group, an elite group of heavily-armored soldiers was formed. Trained like dogs, these men were to combat the growing unrest with extreme and severe prejudice - these men were the Capitol Police. However, when Constable Fuse, a member of the Capitol Police, hesitates to kill a young courier, he is forced to face his own humanity and ultimately decide - is it better to live as a chained dog? Or die a free man?
Dolls by Takeshi Kitano( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 221 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
Wolfs rain( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 194 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
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
Tiger & bunny( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 141 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
Witch hunter Robin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world where witches abuse their supernatural powers, a special team is put in charge of hunting this new threat to society. This organization is known as the STNJ and is comprised of several highly skilled craft users and experts in covert operations. But their most powerful craft user is a young woman named Robin
Patlabor the mobile police by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noa is the policewoman of the very near future. With the aid of her eccentric crewmates and beloved giant robot suit, Alphonse, she fights crime. Unfortunately, a heart of gold and unflagging sense of justice may not be enough to save her from the Griffin, the black robot who will stop at nothing to destroy Nora and the Patlabor team
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Dare mo shiranai
Alternative Names

controlled identityBandai Visual Sales Co.

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