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1.

Chikamatsu Monogatari

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"One of a string of late-career masterworks made by Kenji Mizoguchi in the first half of the 1950s, A Story from Chikamatsu (a.k.a. The Crucified Lovers) is an exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love struggling to survive in the face of persecution. Based on a classic of eighteenth-century Japanese drama, the film traces the injustices that befall a Kyoto scroll maker's wife and his apprentice after each is unfairly accused of wrongdoing. Bound by fate in an illicit, star-crossed romance, they go on the run in search of refuge from the punishment prescribed them: death. Shot in gorgeous, painterly style by master cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, this delicately delivered indictment of societal oppression was heralded by Akira Kurosawa as a 'great masterpiece that could only be made [...]
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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Momotaro, Sacred Sailors

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"The hero of many Japanese folktales, Momotaro and his animal friends demonstrate patriotism and the importance of communal efforts to young audiences. Standing at the forefront of the country's war endeavors, he oversees work at a base and bravely commands an air raid on enemy forces." -- Container.
DVDBlu-Ray
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Across the Pacific

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Rick trades romantic barbs with Alberta, matches wits with sly Lorenz and swaps bullets with saboteurs of the Panama Canal.
DVD
2018; 1942
Clemons (Stacks)
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Only Yesterday =: Omoide Poro Poro

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After living her whole life in the city, 27-year-old Taeko decides to visit her relatives in the countryside. As she travels, memories of her youth resurface. And after meeting young farmer Toshio, she wonders if she's been true to the dreams of her childhood self.
DVD
2016; 1991
Clemons (Stacks)
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In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Malaysia: In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Thailand

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In these two films, Imamura travels first to Malaysia and then to Thailand, to investigate the lives and experiences of those Japanese soldiers who, during World War II, chose to desert from the Japanese Army and return to Southeast Asia.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Shohei Imamura's Outlaw-Matsu Comes Home: The Pirates of Bubuan

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The Pirates of Bubuan (1972, 46 min.), Remote and impoverished islands in the Philippines are revealed to be the home of rival factions of pirates in this absorbing investigation into a little-known way of life.; Outlaw-Matus Comes Home (1973, 48 min.), Shohei Imamura rejoins Fujita, one of the subjects of In Search of the Unreturned Soldiers in Thailand, for the former soldier's first trip home to Japan following his post-war exile.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Hana Yori Dango: Season One

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"An ordinary girl is admitted to the most prestigious school in the country where she encounters F4, an exclusive group comprised of the four wealthiest and handsomest boys in the school." -- IMDb website.
DVD
2014; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

Isle of Dogs

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In a near-future dystopian Japan where all dogs have been banished to a trash island after a flu outbreak, twelve-year-old Atari sets out for the island to find his lost dog Spots.
DVDBlu-Ray
2018
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Tiŏ P'yŏngyang =: Dear Pyongyang

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In the 1970s, Yang's father, an ardent communist and leader of the pro-North movement in Japan, sent his three sons from Japan to North Korea under a repatriation campaign sponsored by ethnic activist organisation and de-facto North Korean embassy Hongryeon; as the only daughter, Yang herself remained in Japan. However, as the economic situation in the North deteriorated, the brothers became increasingly dependent for survival on the care packages sent by their parents.
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Byôsoku 5 Senchimêtoru =: 5 Centimeters Per Second

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At what speed must I live in order to see you again? In this anime film, Takaki is a young man on a journey from Tokyo to reunite with his childhood best friend, Akari. This film travels through three interconnected tales of love and lost innocence that span the minutes and months of their lives. 5 Centimeters Per Second, the speed at which cherry blossoms fall from the trees, is reminiscent of the pace of life as our lives intermingle.
DVD
2015; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
13.
BookDVD
2011
Alderman (CHECKED OUT)
14.

Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball

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Follows two out of 4,000 Japanese high schools attempting to make it to Koshien Stadium for the annual national baseball championship.
DVD
2006; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Silence

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Two Catholic missionaries face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan looking for their missing mentor, at a time when Catholicism was outlawed.
DVD
2017; 2016
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Kimi No Na Wa =: Your Name

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Mitsuha and Taki are two total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he's never been to. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together?
DVD
2017; 2016
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
17.

Akira

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Clandestine army activities threaten the war-torn city of Neo-Tokyo when a mysterious being with powerful psychic abilities escapes his prison and inadvertently draws a violent motorcycle gang into a heinous web of experimentation. As a result, a biker with a twisted mind embarks on a path of war, seeking revenge against a society that once called him weak.
DVD
2013; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Tora-San Collector's Set

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Series of early comedy films featuring the character Tora-san.
DVD
2009
Clemons (By Request)
19.

Sarusuberi =: Miss Hokusai

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As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently, creating the paintings sold under her father's name. Shy in public, in the studio O-Ei is brash and uninhibited. Seeking to come into her own as an artist, O-Ei sets out into the bustling city of Edo (present-day Tokyo), where she encounters spirits, dragons, con-men and traders.
DVD
2017; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Like Someone in Love

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Over a period of two days, a young prostitute and a widower develop an unexpected connection.
DVD
2014; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)