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Summary: 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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Tokyo Broadcast System 2009

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DEP
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF DEP

Summary: After moving to the country to be near their ailing mother, two young sisters are befriended by a variety of mysterious creatures.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: DVD ANIME MY

Summary: After moving to the country to be near their ailing mother, two young sisters are befriended by a variety of mysterious creatures.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: "Follows Haseo who is obsessed to take revenge for the loss of his beloved, Shino, after she has succumbed to the ferocious attack of Tri-Edge, a mysterious player killer. The World R:2, a virtual universe where everybody assumes the role of a game character, is being threatened by a dangerous virus called 'A.I.D.A., ' causing human players to fall comatose in the real world. Haseo meets Atoli,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Bandai Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME .HAC

Summary: Takada is an aging Japanese fisherman who has been estranged from his son for many years. When the son is diagnosed with terminal cancer his daughter-in-law, Rie, summons him to the hospital. When his son refuses to see him, Rie gives him a videotape about the work his son was doing on a documentary film in a remote region of China's Yunnan province. Still troubled by the relationship, Takada...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN RID

Summary: Sixty-one years ago, the United States and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, hundreds of letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them. Leading the defense is Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA LET

Summary: A year after a botched hostage negotiation with a serial killer turned deadly, ex-detective Koichi and his wife move into a new house with a deeply strange new neighbor. His old cop colleagues come calling for his help on a mysterious case, which may be related to the strange goings-on next door, in this insidiously constructed narrative that braids plot twists on top of plot twists and shock...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CRE

Summary: Sixty-one years ago, the United States and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, hundreds of letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them. Leading the defense is Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Letters 2007

Summary: A salaryman in postwar Tokyo has an illicit affair with an officemate in this moving portrait of a fragile marriage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN EAR

Summary: Ozu regular Setsuke Hara, once the marrying child in 'Late Spring', becomes the parent in this poignant tale of the bonds between a mother and daughter.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN LAT

Summary: Detective Maiku Hama navigates the Yokohama underworld with super cool threads and two-fisted street smarts. But when he comes to the aid of a Taiwanese waiter at a local parlor, the unflappable Hama has no idea what he's in for. Though seemingly a luckless immigrant on the threshold of Yokohama's gutter, Hama's client holds the secret to a ferocious gangland revenge triangle that soon has...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 2004

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MOS

Summary: Thirteen brave samurai must face overwhelming odds in an epic battle against a sadistic lord and his army of 200 to prevent him from plunging Japan into war.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD 13A

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN THI

Summary: The dramatic story of the end of WWII and the destruction faced by the Japanese people. This is the story of August 15, 1945, Japan's longest day, where in a single 24-hour period, the fate of 100 million people would be decided.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: AnimEigo 2006

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN JAP

Summary: A heartwarming comedy about coal miners' daughters who took a once-in-a-lifetime chance to escape their monotonous lives, only to become unwitting heroes to their depressed mining town. Based on a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Pictures 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN HUL

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Yorker Video 2002

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TAB

Summary: "On the campus of a university in Tokyo, students are about to start shooting their movie...but the lead actor drops out suddenly and the team is forced to search for a replacement. The layered narrative explores the students' personal problems with life and love and the film unfolds as an Altman-esque ensemble piece, using the production of the student film as a tool to examine the modern...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Film Movement 2006

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN WHO