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Bandai Bijuaru Kabushiki Kaisha

Works: 723 works in 1,197 publications in 6 languages and 17,370 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Animated films  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Animated television programs  Fantasy films  Science fiction television programs  Conspiracy films  Anthology films  Gangster 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 )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 918 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
Dare mo shiranai by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in Japanese and held by 674 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 Tarō Rin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 641 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 at stake. An anime film based upon the 1927 film: Metropolis
Ghost in the shell by Mamoru Oshii( Visual )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 605 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terrorist bomb destroyed a tanker truck on Highway One on Mars releasing a deadly virus killing hundreds. The rewards for the bomber's capture is massive and the bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop would love to get their hands on it
Hana-bi = Fireworks by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in Japanese and Turkish and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former police officer Nishi feels responsible for the shattered lives of his loved ones. His partner Horbie has been crippled in a disastrous stakeout, a colleague is shot dead by the same villain, and his own wife has a terminal illness. In debt to a yakuza loan shark, Nishi conceives a bank robbery to provide for his partner, help the dead cop's widow, and take one last holiday throughout Japan with his wife and share a final taste of happiness
Umi yori mo mada fukaku = After the storm by Hiroshi Abe( Visual )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of people living in an appartment complex, including an unsuccessful writer and his mother
Aruitemo aruitemo( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 432 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
Kikujirō no natsu by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

5 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 363 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 )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film centers on a young dancer, her security guard boyfriend and others who work at World Park, a bizarre cross-pollination of Las Vegas and Epcot Center, where visitors can interact with famous international monuments without ever leaving the Beijing suburbs
Memories by Katsuhiro Ōtomo( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 353 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 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2071 A.D., after the world falls into chaos, Spike and Jet, a pair of suave bounty hunters cruise the galaxy in the spaceship Bebop, so named because of their love for jazz. Soon, the pair have hooked up with Faye Valentine, a sexy bounty hunter who has something of a rivalry with Spike, as well as Ed and Ein, a young tomboy and her dog
Cowboy bebop( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in Japanese and held by 287 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
Outrage by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Japanese and French and held by 232 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
Dolls by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 225 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
Jinrō = JIn-roh by Hiroyuki Okiura( Visual )

8 editions published in 2001 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
Beyond outrage( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 202 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
Patlabor 2 : the movie( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 198 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
Kaubōi Bibappu = Cowboy bebop( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 176 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
Witch hunter Robin( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Sena arrives in Japan to begin her work as a Witch Hunter. As part of the STNJ she will work with others in bringing Witches to justice. But the lines between good and bad, friend and foe, and human and Witch are all called into question
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Dare mo shiranai
MemoriesJinrō = JIn-roh
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