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Kenji Kawai
KENJI KAWAI (川井 憲次, Kawai Kenji, born April 23, 1957) is a Japanese music composer , for motion pictures, anime movies , video games and televised programs. He has contributed to the musical scores for numerous films from Japan and other countries in Asia, working in film genres as diverse as anime , horror , sci-fi and historical epic
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Princess Minerva
PRINCESS MINERVA (プリンセス・ミネルバ, Purinsesu Mineruba) is a role-playing video game developed and published by Riverhillsoft for the NEC PC-9801 in 1994 in Japan only. An original video animation by Group TAC was originally released by Toho in May 1995 in Japan; it was later released also in the United States. The extended franchise also includes a manga series, an illustrated serial novel, and other media. CONTENTS * 1 Video game * 2 Anime * 2.1 Cast * 3 Other media * 4 References * 5 External links VIDEO GAME THIS SECTION NEEDS EXPANSION. You can help by adding to it . (November 2014)The video game developed by Riverhillsoft and published by Riverhillsoft and Vic Tokai Corporation for the NEC PC-9801 , PC Engine and Super Famicom
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Hime-chan's Ribbon
HIME-CHAN\'S RIBBON (姫ちゃんのリボン, Hime-chan no Ribon) is a magical girl manga series created by Megumi Mizusawa that was serialized in Ribon Magazine from August 1990 to January 1994. It was later developed into a 61 episode anime series, produced by Studio Gallop , that aired from October 2, 1992 to December 3, 1993. Hajime Watanabe 's first project as a character designer was with Hime-chan no Ribbon. The manga series was collected into ten volumes in Japan, where it received a full anime DVD release. A stage musical of the show was produced in December 1993 starring the idol group SMAP . The musical was presented in three episodes, each a week apart. SMAP performed the opening theme and the three ending themes for the anime and each member appears in animated form in episode 13. Both manga and anime are currently unlicensed in the United States
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Baby And Me
BABY & ME (Japanese : 赤ちゃんと僕, Hepburn : Aka-chan to Boku) is a shōjo manga by Marimo Ragawa . It was originally published in Japan
Japan
by Hakusensha , and was published in English by Viz Media
Viz Media
, serialized in the magazine Shojo Beat . It received the 40th Shogakukan Manga
Manga
Award for shōjo in 1995. The series was adapted as an anime television series in 1996. All episodes were also dubbed in Arabic. Baby & Me describes the detailed lifestyle of an elementary school child. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Characters * 2.1 Enoki family * 2.2 Friends * 2.3 Fujii family * 2.4 Neighbors * 2.5 Others * 3 Volumes * 4 Reception * 5 References * 6 External links PLOTTakuya Enoki loses his mother, Yukako, when she dies in a car accident. Takuya now lives with his father, Harumi, and his baby brother, Minoru
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Original Video Animation
ORIGINAL VIDEO ANIMATION (オリジナル・ビデオ・アニメーション, Orijinaru bideo animēshon), abbreviated as OVA (オーブイエー / オーヴィーエー / オヴァ, ōbuiē, ōvīē or ova) media (and sometimes as OAV, original animated video), are animated films and series made specially for release in home video formats without prior showings on television or in theatres, though the first part of an OVA series may be broadcast for promotional purposes. OVA titles were originally made available on VHS
VHS
, later becoming more popular on LaserDisc
LaserDisc
and eventually DVD
DVD
. Starting in 2008, the term OAD (ORIGINAL ANIMATION DVD) began to refer to DVD
DVD
releases published bundled with their source-material manga. CONTENTS * 1 Format * 2 History * 3 See also * 4 References FORMATLike anime made for television broadcast, OVAs sub-divide into episodes
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Wilson Yip
WILSON YIP or YIP WAI-SHUN (Chinese : 葉偉信; born 1963) is a Hong Kong actor , filmmaker and screenwriter . His films include Bio Zombie , The White Dragon , SPL: Sha Po Lang , Dragon Tiger Gate , Flash Point and the Ip Man trilogy . CONTENTS * 1 Early career * 2 Turning point * 3 Films with Donnie Yen * 4 Filmography * 4.1 Director * 4.2 Screenwriter * 4.3 Artistic director * 4.4 Actor * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY CAREERA film buff at an early age, Yip went to the cinema whenever he could and often wrote reviews on the backs of ticket stubs. He entered the movie business in the 1980s, starting out as a "gofer " and working his way up to assistant director . His directorial debut was 01.00 AM, a three-segment horror compendium. He directed two of three parts, one with Veronica Yip as a nurse who sees dead pop stars, and Anita Yuen interviewing a demon
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Rumiko Takahashi
RUMIKO TAKAHASHI (高橋 留美子, Takahashi Rumiko, born October 10, 1957) is a Japanese manga artist . With a career of several commercially successful works, beginning with Urusei Yatsura
Urusei Yatsura
in 1978, Takahashi is one of Japan's most affluent manga artists. Her works are popular worldwide, where they have been translated into a variety of languages, with over 200 million copies in circulation. She has twice won the Shogakukan Manga Award : once in 1980 for Urusei Yatsura, and again in 2001 for Inuyasha
Inuyasha
. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Animation * 3 Popularity and impact on the Western world * 4 Major works * 5 References * 6 External links CAREER Rumiko Takahashi was born in Niigata , Japan. Although she showed little interest in manga during her childhood, she was said to occasionally doodle in the margins of her papers while attending Niigata Chūō High School
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Maison Ikkoku
MAISON IKKOKU (Japanese : めぞん一刻, Hepburn : Mezon Ikkoku) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi . It was serialized in Big Comic Spirits from November 1980 to April 1987, with the chapters collected into 15 tankōbon volumes by Shogakukan
Shogakukan
. Maison Ikkoku
Maison Ikkoku
is a bitter-sweet comedic romance involving a group of madcap people who live in a boarding house in 1980s Tokyo. The story focuses primarily on the gradual developing relationships between Yusaku Godai, a poor student down on his luck, and Kyoko Otonashi, a young, recently widowed boarding house manager. The manga was adapted into a ninety-six-episode anime television series created by Studio Deen that ran on Fuji TV
Fuji TV
from March 26, 1986 to March 2, 1988
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Project A-ko
PROJECT A-KO (プロジェクトA子, Purojekuto Ēko) is a 1986 Japanese science fantasy slapstick magical girl anime film that had several sequels and a spin-off. This film focuses on a happy-go-lucky 16-year-old red-haired, sailor-suited teenage schoolgirl, A-ko Magami, who goes on her magical adventure from high school to outer space as she struggles to finish her homework, rescue her best friend C-ko and save the Earth from the evil alien invasion. This series references a number of other works of anime from the 1970s and 1980s, such as Macross
Macross
, Fist of the North Star
Fist of the North Star
and Gundam
Gundam
. The title itself is a reference to the 1983 Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan
movie Project A
Project A
, although the film bears no resemblance to Project A; the working title ended up sticking
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Shinagawa, Tokyo
SHINAGAWA (品川区, Shinagawa-ku) is a special ward in Tokyo
Tokyo
, Japan. While somewhat misleadingly referred to as SHINAGAWA CITY in bureaucratic English translations, it can be referred to as SHINAGAWA, as SHINAGAWA WARD, or (particularly in street addresses) as SHINAGAWA-KU. The ward is home to ten embassies. As of 1 April 2016 , the ward has an estimated population of 380,293 and a population density of 16,510 persons per km². The total area is 22.84 km²
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Hideo Nakata
HIDEO NAKATA (中田 秀夫, Nakata Hideo, born July 19, 1961) is a Japanese filmmaker . CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Filmography * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links LIFE AND CAREERNakata was born in Okayama , Japan
Japan
. He is most familiar to Western audiences for his work on Japanese horror films such as Ring (1998), Ring 2
Ring 2
(1999) and Dark Water (2002). Several of these were remade in America as The Ring (2002), Dark Water (2005), and The Ring Two
The Ring Two
. Nakata was scheduled to make his English-language debut with True Believers, but later pulled out. He was later offered by DreamWorks
DreamWorks
to direct the movie The Ring Two
The Ring Two
(2005), which he accepted, making his English-language debut with a sequel to a remake of his own film
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Gantz (film)
t GANTZ DIRECTED BY Shinsuke Sato PRODUCED BY Takahiro Sato SCREENPLAY BY Yūsuke Watanabe BASED ON Gantz by Hiroya Oku STARRING Kazunari Ninomiya Ken\'ichi Matsuyama Yuriko Yoshitaka RELEASE DATE Gantz: * January 29, 2011 (2011-01-29) (Japan) * * * * Gantz: Perfect Answer: * April 23, 2011 (2011-04-23) (Japan) * * * * RUNNING TIME 141 minutes COUNTRY Japan LANGUAGE Japanese BUDGET 2.1 billion yen (total) BOX OFFICE 7.4 billion yen (total) GANTZ is a series of two Japanese live-action films released in 2011, based on the manga series of the same name by Hiroya Oku . The first was simply titled GANTZ, and the second was titled GANTZ: PERFECT ANSWER. The first film, starring Kazunari Ninomiya and Kenichi Matsuyama , follows two highschool students who are transported to an alternate world upon their deaths
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Young Detective Dee
A DETECTIVE is an investigator, usually a member of a law enforcement agency . Some are private persons, and may be known as private investigators , as "The Eye That Never Sleeps", the motto of the Pinkerton Detective
Detective
Agency or shortened to simply "private eyes". Informally, and primarily in fiction , a detective is a licensed or unlicensed person who solves crimes , including historical crimes, by examining and evaluating clues and personal records in order to uncover the identity and/or whereabouts of the criminal. In some police departments , a detective position is achieved by passing a written test after a person completes the requirements for being a police officer . In many other police systems, detectives are college graduates who join directly from civilian life without first serving as uniformed officers
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Hyper Police
HYPER POLICE (Japanese : はいぱーぽりす, Hepburn : Haipā Porisu) is the name of a manga and anime series created by Minoru Tachikawa under the pseudonym MEE. It is a comic science fiction , set in a period in the far future, in which humanity is almost extinct and most of the population are monsters. It is mostly set in the offices of a private police company and focuses on the life of Natsuki Sasahara, a young catgirl , and her co-workers: Foxgirl Sakura Bokuseiinmonzeninari, werewolf Batanen Fujioka and his cousin Tomy Fujioka (spelled Tommy in the anime). For many years, the only western language to have official translations of the Hyper Police manga was Spanish . English translations have been completed by US company Tokyopop . CONTENTS * 1 Setting * 2 Characters * 3 References * 4 External links SETTINGThe anime takes place in the year 22 HC (Holy Century), in the Tokyo ward of Shinjuku
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Film Score
A FILM SCORE (also sometimes called BACKGROUND SCORE, BACKGROUND MUSIC, MOVIE SOUNDTRACK, FILM MUSIC or INCIDENTAL MUSIC) is original music written specifically to accompany a film. The score forms part of the film's soundtrack , which also usually includes dialogue and sound effects , and comprises a number of orchestral, instrumental, or choral pieces called cues , which are timed to begin and end at specific points during the film in order to enhance the dramatic narrative and the emotional impact of the scene in question. Scores are written by one or more composers , under the guidance of, or in collaboration with, the film's director or producer and are then usually performed by an ensemble of musicians – most often comprising an orchestra or band, instrumental soloists, and choir or vocalists – and recorded by a sound engineer . Film
Film
scores encompass an enormous variety of styles of music, depending on the nature of the films they accompany
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Anime
ANIME (/ˈænəˌmeɪ/ (Japanese : アニメ, ( listen ), plural: anime)), also called JAPANIMATION, is hand-drawn or computer animation associated with Japan
Japan
. The word anime is the Japanese term for animation, which means all forms of animated media. Outside Japan, anime refers specifically to animation from Japan
Japan
or as a Japanese-disseminated animation style often characterized by colorful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes. Arguably, the culturally abstract approach to the word's meaning may open up the possibility of anime produced in countries other than Japan. For simplicity, many Westerners strictly view anime as a Japanese animation product. Some scholars suggest defining anime as specifically or quintessentially Japanese may be related to a new form of orientalism
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