The Japanese Filmography

A Complete Reference to 209 Filmmakers and the Over 1250 Films Released in the United States, 1900 through 1994


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About the Book

This encyclopedic reference work treats a near-century’s worth of Japanese films released in the United States in theaters or on video and the important actors, directors, producers and technical personnel involved in them. For people, each entry provides birth date, education, death when appropriate, a brief biography, and a filmography. The movies are arranged by original U.S. release titles, and include cast and production credits, studio, Japanese and U.S. distributor, sound format, running time in both the U.S. and Japanese versions, release dates in both countries, alternate titles, and rating, when appropriate, of U.S. release.

About the Author(s)

Stuart Galbraith IV lives in Kyoto, Japan.

Bibliographic Details

Stuart Galbraith
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 519
Bibliographic Info: 78 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010 [1996]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4679-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1234-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Introduction      1

How to Use This Book      5

Personnel      7

Studios      87

Feature Films      91


Appendix I. A Chronology      463

Appendix 11. Japanese Home Market Statistics      467

Appendix 111. Awards      473

Appendix IV. Animated Features      487

Selected Bibliography      489

Index of Titles and Alternate Titles      491

Book Reviews & Awards

“this reference book should fill a gap…detailed entries…a good basic source. Highly recommended”—Library Journal; “thoroughly researched…a gold mine of information about films and film personnel in Japan…an essential addition to any cinema reference collection extending beyond Hollywood…exhaustive film credits…an excellent resource for all levels of readers”—Choice; “handy reference tool…recommended for large academic and public libraries”—ARBA; “highly recommended for all film and Japanese culture collections”—Reference Quarterly; “full credits are given for over 1,250 films and 209 filmmakers…richly informed…there is nothing else comparable in English”—The Japan Times; “excellent reference…exhaustively researched…. Highly recommended”—Little Shoppe of Horrors; “awesome encyclopedic reference…handsomely illustrated throughout…a monumental feat of scholarship”—Video Watchdog.