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Summary: Tokyo teenager Gorgeous is upset with her long-widowed father--he wants to marry his new girlfriend Ryoko. Seriously miffed, Gorgeous hits the road to visit her aunt in the country, bringing along her best girlfriends Sweet, Melody, Fantasy, Prof, Mac, and Kung Fu. The titular house belongs to the wheelchair bound aunt, whose large white cat has been immortalized in artwork throughout. Things...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2010

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Summary: Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the worlds most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WIN RATED PG-13

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Summary: "Yokohama, 1963. Japan is picking itself up from the devastation of World War II and preparing to host the Olympics. Against this backdrop of hope and change, a friendship begins to blossom between high school students Umi ... and Shun ... but a buried secret from their past emerges to cast a shadow on the future and pull them apart"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: distributed in the U.S. by Cinedigm Entertainment 2013

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Summary: Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2014

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Summary: A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship before Ponyo's father forces her to return to the sea. Ponyo's desire to be human upsets the balance of nature and only Ponyo's mother, a beautiful sea goddess, can restore nature's balance and make Ponyo's dreams come true.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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Summary: An amateur entomologist is left in Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle found in sandy locations. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night with a young widow in her hut at the bottom of a sand dune. What results is one of cinema's most unnerving and palpably erotic battles of the sexes, as well as a nightmarish depiction of the Sisyphean...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

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Summary: In war-torn medieval Japan, a military hero is sent to a small village to dispatch a malevolent spirit that has been ripping out the throats of itinerant samurai. and discovers that he must face his own personal demons as well.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2011

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Summary: Earth's last city, Olympus rose from the ashes of a global war on the backs of bioroids, artificial clones who make up half the city's population. Human terrorists seek a return to power and clash with a legendary soldiers, Deunan Knute and her boyfriend who is 75% machine. To save humanity and end the conflicts, retrieving the Appleseed is a must. Deunan alone holds it's secret.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Geneon 2005

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

Summary: The convoluted path that has reunited Tatsumi and Esdeath takes another twist as they find themselves transported to a remote island where their strength will be tested as never before. Dr. Stylish may be dead, but Danger Beasts still remain, and that's only the first challenge the two enemies now face.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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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

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Summary: The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE GOD

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Summary: A simultaneous mass suicide rocks the globe and sends society into a state of shock. A small group stands up to take credit for the event, claiming they've hijacked the consciousness of every person on the planet. Everything about the terrorists' message sounds too familiar to Tuan. She suspects her old friend Miach might be involved, but how could that be when she'd supposedly killed herself...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: In the year 1860, a wandering samurai-for-hire turns the war between two clans fighting for control of a small town to his own advantage. A satire on greed, violence, paranoia and human weakness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2006

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

Summary: After the world is taken over by a heartless corporation, a dark and mysterious figure arises from Kabuki Town, who may be the only one who can fight against the evil oppression.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: U.S. Manga Corps 1999

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

Summary: Gojira: A prehistoric monster, Godzilla, ravages metropolitan Tokyo. Scientists suspect that H-bomb tests awakened it from a two-million year sleep and they try to develop techniques to stop the monster.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Classic Media 2006

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Summary: The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry's former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wisecracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment 2019

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3 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY POK

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE POK

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD POK

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Summary: Everything seems secure on Monster Island until aliens use remote-control devices to command the monsters, including Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah, to destroy New York, Moscow, London and Peking.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Tokyo Shock 2011

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

Summary: Ogami Itto, previously the official Shogunate executioner, is now a wandering assassin stripped of everything but his son, two swords, and his desire for revenge. Ogami is hired to kill Oyuki, the tattooed mistress of the martial arts, but on the way to fulfill his mission he has to fight Yagyu Gunbei and other assassins from the Yagyu clan.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: AnimEigo 2004

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

Summary: A young detective goes undercover in Tokyo's sweltering streets to find the pickpocket who stole his gun.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2004

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

Summary: After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded periodpieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn's collections of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: A sweeping saga of the legendary seventeenth-century samurai, Musashi Miyamoto, set against the turmoil of a devastating civil war. Follows Musashi's odyssey from his unruly youth to his enlightened years as a warrior.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2012

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

Summary: In an imaginative and lighthearted tale, a young schoolgirl saves the life of a noble cat and is rewarded with a shocking proposal of marriage - to the Cat King's son - and a fateful journey to the extraordinary Kingdom of Cats.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2005

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

Summary: A botched kidnapping of a Japanese executive's son turns into a race-against-time.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2008

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

Summary: Sword of vengeance: He was Ogami Itto, a man who held himself to the harsh code of Bushido. Their first commission: to save the life of Daimyo and kill the traitors that plot his death. Baby Cart at the River Styx: The Yagyu clan has murdered Ogami Itto's wife, and had him stripped of his position of Official Shogunate Second. Now Ogami and his son Diagoro wander the countryside.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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