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信国一朗

Overview
Works: 4 works in 18 publications in 2 languages and 1,313 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Science fiction television programs  Fiction 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by 信国一朗
Okuribito by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daigo Kobayashi, a cellist, dreamt of going around the world with his wife Mika. Unfortunately, the orchestra folds, so he sells his instrument, retreats to the small town he came from, lives in his late mother's house, and tries to start a new life. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is for a travel agency. Daigo's actual responsibilities entail preparing the local decedents for their "casketing," a process with an elaborate ritual of preparation, cleansing, and presentation, all done with great precision, grace, and utmost respect for both the deceased and watching family members. In dire financial straits, Daigo embarks on this new (and ancient) career path. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and their families
Space battleship Yamato by Qigui Shan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2194, an alien race called the Gamilons suddenly appear from outer space and drop radioactive meteor bombs on Earth. Five years later, Earth still suffers from radiation contamination, and survivors live underground. The only hope is a substance from the planet Iscandar, 148000 light years away from Earth, which has the ability to cleanse Earth's atmosphere. In order to get it, selected survivors take off for Iscandar in the Space Battleship Yamato with only one year left before the radiation drives humanity to complete extinction
Okuribito = Departures by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daigo Kobayashi, a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved, is left suddenly without a job. Daigo decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife, Mika to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled "Departures" thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency, only to discover that the job is actually for a "Nokanshi" or "encoffineer," a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art of "Nokanshi," acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed
Nana 2 by Kentarō Ōtani( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the adventures of two girls, both named Nana. Taking place shortly after the end of the first movie, number 2 focuses on the duo's love lives. Nana is trapped in a love triangle and the other Nana struggles to find success for band Black Stone
 
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