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The Resource Hana yori mo nao : The tale of a reluctant samurai, Shochiku ; Engine Film ; TV Man Union ; Bandai Visual ; Eisei Gekijo ; J Storm present a FUNimation release ; written and directed by Kor-Eda Hirokazu, (videorecording)

Hana yori mo nao : The tale of a reluctant samurai, Shochiku ; Engine Film ; TV Man Union ; Bandai Visual ; Eisei Gekijo ; J Storm present a FUNimation release ; written and directed by Kor-Eda Hirokazu, (videorecording)

Label
Hana yori mo nao : The tale of a reluctant samurai
Title
Hana yori mo nao
Title remainder
The tale of a reluctant samurai
Statement of responsibility
Shochiku ; Engine Film ; TV Man Union ; Bandai Visual ; Eisei Gekijo ; J Storm present a FUNimation release ; written and directed by Kor-Eda Hirokazu
Title variation
  • Hana
  • Hana
  • Tale of a reluctant samurai
Title variation remainder
the tale of a reluctant samurai
Contributor
Author of introduction
Director
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
  • jpn
Summary
Director Hirokazu Koreeda turns the popularly held conventions of the typical samurai evenge tale on their head with this story of a man whose quest to avenge the death of his father gradually takes a back seat to his emerging role as a key figure in the community. The year is 1702, and young samurai Sozaemon Aoki (Junichi Okada) has arrived in Edo to seek revenge against Jubei Kanazawa (Tadanoby Asano). Kanazawa is the man responsible for the death of Aoki's father, and now it's up to the grieving swordsman to settle the score. When Aoki begins teaching the children of Edo to read and write, however, his bloodlust slowly begins to subside as he cones to realize the true value of his useful place in society. Upon falling in love with the beautiful Osae (Rie Miyazawa), Aoki comes to realize that although the sword may be a powerful symbol of strength, allowing oneself to fall victim to its savage allure may not always be the best way to realizing ones true heroism
Cataloging source
CO2
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Yamazaki Yutaka ; music, Tablatura ; edited by Kor-Eda Hirokazu ; produced by Sato Shiho, Enoki Nozomu
Dewey number
791.45/72
Intended audience
Rated TV PG
Language note
In English and Japanese; with optional subtitle in English; credits in Japanese; credits on container in English
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.H363 2005
PerformerNote
Okada Junichi, Miyazawa Rie, Asano Tadanobu, Furuta Arata, Kagawa Teruyuki, Terajima Susumu, Chihara Seiji, Ueshima Ryuhei
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Koreeda, Hirokazu
  • Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Engine Film, Inc
  • Terebiman Yunion
  • Bandai Bijuaru Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Eisei Gekijo Co., Ltd
  • FUNimation Productions, Ltd
  • Hana Film Partners
Runtime
120
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samurai
  • Revenge
  • Ethics
  • Japan
Technique
live action
Label
Hana yori mo nao : The tale of a reluctant samurai, Shochiku ; Engine Film ; TV Man Union ; Bandai Visual ; Eisei Gekijo ; J Storm present a FUNimation release ; written and directed by Kor-Eda Hirokazu, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: Opening day stage greeting; original trailers; Funimation trailers
Bar code
  • 31223128848919
  • 31223128848927
  • 31223128848851
  • 31223128848869
  • 31223128848877
  • 31223128848885
  • 31223128848901
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9781421012469
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
704400096105
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
FN-09610
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • .b22053190
  • (OCoLC)233702924
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16x9) presentation; dolby digital 5.1 surround; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Hana yori mo nao : The tale of a reluctant samurai, Shochiku ; Engine Film ; TV Man Union ; Bandai Visual ; Eisei Gekijo ; J Storm present a FUNimation release ; written and directed by Kor-Eda Hirokazu, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Special features: Opening day stage greeting; original trailers; Funimation trailers
Bar code
  • 31223128848919
  • 31223128848927
  • 31223128848851
  • 31223128848869
  • 31223128848877
  • 31223128848885
  • 31223128848901
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9781421012469
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
704400096105
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
FN-09610
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • .b22053190
  • (OCoLC)233702924
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16x9) presentation; dolby digital 5.1 surround; NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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