Japanese Films (all years)
Last updated: 2000-10-01
WAKAI HITO. 1937. D: Shiro Toyoda. A young handsome teacher talks with a female colleague in a school library.
Based on the novel by Yojiro Ishizaka.
NORAKURA KAIHIN SODO. 1948. A couple of men try to find some books on the swimming at a town's library.
KIKE WADATSUMI NO KOE. 1950. D: Hideo Sekikawa. An antiwar film based on the essays of dead student soldiers.
A student soldier uses the library at Tokyo Empire University on the memoir of his school days.
KISETSUFU NO KANATA-NI. 1958. D: Based on the novel by Tessho Sato.
A woman assistant teacher trys to build a library at a school in the mountain.
AA TOKUBETSU KOGEKITAI. 1960. D: Yoshio Inoue. A navy general goes to his alma mater's library dualing the vacation.
GASU NINGEN DAI-ICHIGO. 1960. D: Inoshiro Honda. A young male librarian (Yoshio Tsuchiya), who has a super-natural power to change
his body to gas, does some crimes for a beautiful dancer (Kaoru Yachigusa).
AKAI SATSUI. 1964. D: Shohei Imamura. A meek woman whose hasband is an academic librarian (Akira Nishimura), gets to have a strong
mind by some reason.
ZETTAI TASU. 1965. D: Noboru Nakamura. A young woman works at the library on an island. Based on the novel by Ayako Sono.
HIYAMESHI TO OSAN TO CHAN. 1965. D: Tomotaka Tasaka. An omnibus film which has three stories based on the novel by Shugoro Yamamoto.
MOETSUKITA CHIZU. 1968. D: Hiroshi Teshigawara. An actress performs a student in the library. Based on the novel by Kobo Abe.
OKUSAMA WA JUHASSAI : SHINKON KYOSHITSU. 1971. D: Kunihiko Yamamoto. An actress performs a school librarian. Based on a comic by Miyoko Kimura.
OTOKO WA TSURAIYO : TORAJIRO KOIYATSURE. 1974. D: Yoji Yamada. A young widow (Sayuri Yoshinaga) who works at a local town's library, retires her works and goes to Tokyo pursuing Torajiro (Kiyoshi Atsumi).
OKASU! 1976. D: Yasuharu Hasebe. A young woman librarian (Natsuko Yagi) wakes up a sexual enjoyment from a man's violence to her.
FUMO CHITAI. 1976. D: Satsuo Yamamoto. Based on the novel by Toyoko Yamazaki. A newspaper reporter investigates into a politician at the library of a newspaper's office.
KOKO DAI-PANIKKU. 1978. D: Yukihiro Sawada.
THIRD. 1978. D: Yoichi Higashi. A boy and a girl do a sexual intercourse between the stacks in a school library.
MOMOSHIRIMUSUME : PINK HIP GIRL. 1978. D: Koyu Obara. Some girls talk about in a school library.
TOOI ASHITA. 1979. D: Tatsumi Jindai. A young man (Tomokazu Miura) finds an article on the murder before 19 years in a public library.
HIPPOCRATES TACHI. 1980. D: Kazuki Omori. A medical student's love is a librarian.
NERAWARETA GAKUEN. 1981. D: Nobuhiko Obayashi.
RENGO KANTAI. 1981. D: Sokei Matsubayashi.
ONNA JIMUIN SHIKIJO SEIKATSU. 1982. D:
SEKKA TOMURAIZASHI. 1982. D: Yoichi Takabayashi.
NINGYOGIRAI 1982. D: Takeharu Hidaka. A high school library's scene.
OJOSAN NO MATAGURA. 1983.
DOUBLE BED. 1983. D: Toshiya Fujita.
MITSUGETSU. 1984. D: Masato Hashiura.
PENGUIN'S MEMORY : KOFUKU MONOGATARI. 1985. D: Shunji Kimura. Animation film. A young male penguin works at a pubilic library to cure his injured heart by the war.
SEIFUKU YURIZOKU : WARUI ASOBI. 1985.
KOISURU ON'NA TACHI. 1986. D: Kazuki Omori.
EIEN NO NIBUN'NO ICHI. 1987. D: Yoshitaro Negishi.
MORI NO MUKOGAWA. 1988. D: Keiichi Nomura.
NEKO NO YONI. 1988. D: Shun Nakahara.
RIBON = RE-BORN. 1988. D: Akiyoshi Imazeki.
REVOLVER. 1988. D: Toshiya Fujita. High school boy who picked up a revolver investigates into its structure at the library.
TONKO. 1988. D: Jun'ya Sato.
KAZOKU RONDO. 1989. D: Sakurako Shiina.
KIMI WA BOKU O SUKININARU. 1989. D: Takayoshi Watanabe. Public librarian (Yuki Saito) is a heroine.
YUWAKUSHA. 1989. D: Shun'ichi Nagasaki.
SAYONARA KON'NICHIWA. 1990. D: Yoichiro Fukuda.
MADON'NA NO GOTOKU. 1990. D: Katsuo Mon'na.
YOI OPPAI, WARUI OPPAI. 1990. D: Masahiro Honda.
200X-NEN SHO. 1992. D: Yutaka Akiyama.
ARIFURETA AI NI KANSURU CHOSA. 1992. D: Koji Enokido. Based on the novel by Natsuo Sekikawa.
KOYA : CHOKENBO OBOEGAKI. 1993. D: Tetsutaro Murano. Based on the novel by Yasushi Inoue.
MIZU NO TABIBITO : SAMURAI KIDS. 1993. D: Nobuhiko Obayashi.
HEISEI TANUKI GASSEN PONPOKO. 1994. D:Isao Takahata.
SEVENTH FLOOR. 1994.
LOVE LETTER. 1995. D: Shunji Iwai. A young woman (Miho Nakayama) who is a public librarian and was a library worker on her school days gets to know a young woman who is just like her through a dead man, their common acquaintence. Miho plays a double role. An execellent scenario.
MIMI O SUMASEBA. 1995. D: Yoshifumi Kondo. Animation film based on the comic story by Aoi Hiiragi. A girl who likes reading meets a boy from lending slips on the back cover of library's books.
SHIN-YURIZOKU 3. 1995. Heroin, a women's heigh school student works at the library.
BOREI GAKKYU. 1996.
GAKKO NO KAIDAN 2. 1996. D: Hideyuki Hirayama. Kinjiro Ninomiya, a bronze statue at the school grounds goes to the library to return books.
HA-RU. 1996. D: Yoshimitsu Morita. Personal computer communication connects two young persons. Heroine (Eri Fukatsu) changes her occupation one after another from some reason and one of which is a librarian.
HIMITSU NO HANAZONO. 1996. D: Fumiyasu Yaguchi. A young woman bank clerk finds some articles on a bank robbery at a public library. A glassed woman librarian shows.
SOREYUKE ANPAN-MAN : SORATOBU EHON TO GARASU NO KUTSU. 1996.
THAT'S CUNNING! : SHIJO SAIDAI NO SAKUSEN. 1996. D: Hiroshi Sugawara. Two students have a talk between stacks at the college library.
MO DEBUNANTE IWASENAI. 1997. D: Hidetaka Nagahama. A young woman trys to go on a diet from the order of the sporting goods company at which she works. She meets a man who is matrimonial swindler at a public library.
AITAKUTE : AI NO SATSUJINSHA. 1997. D: Shinsuke Inoue. A psycho-horror film. Heroine (Kaori Takahashi), a librarian is shadowed by some one.
ISANA NO UMI. 1997. D: Kazuhiro Higaki. High school student reads a book on whale fishing at a public library.
PIETA. 1997. A female librarian (Chieko Matsubara) shows.
TETTO MUSASHINOSEN. 1997. D: Naoki Nagao. Two boy's adventure on summer days based on the story by Minoru Ginbayashi. A boy goes to a school library to return books on the day before a move.
TIME LEAPE : ASHITA WA KINO. 1997. D: Akiyoshi Imazeki. A girl talks to a boy who is reading in the library. A fantasy film.
WATASHITACHI GA SUKIDATTAKOTO. 1997. D: Joji Matsuoka. Assisistant professor and a woman student find some books in the library. Based on the love story by Teru Miyamoto.
DORAEMON NOBITA NO NANKAI DAIBOKEN. 1998.
NAZO NO TENKOSEI. 1998.
RAKKASURU YUGATA. 1998. D: A young woman meets her old boyfriend again between the stacks of a public library.
RASEN. 1998. D: Joji Iida. Postmortem examiner and his colleague have a talk on the cause a series of death between library stacks. A continuation of RING.
RING. 1998. D: Hideo Nakata. Horror film based on the story by Koji Suzuki. A young woman TV director investigates into a newspaper article before forty years at a public library.
WONDERFUL LIFE. 1998. D: