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.
KINO 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: