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Chikara To Onna No Yo No Naka
is a 1933 anime short film by Kenzō Masaoka and the first Japanese anime of any type to feature voiceovers. The film was released in black and white. There are no known prints of this film available, and it is considered a lost film. ''Chikara'' was listed as one of the "Best of Best" by the 12th Japan Media Arts Festival. Plot The protagonist is a father of four children. His wife is tall, and weighs due to her incredibly large physique. Because he is constantly being henpecked at home, he becomes involved in an affair with a typist at his company and accidentally tells his wife about it while talking in his sleep. After obtaining additional evidence of the affair, she goes to confront both her husband and the typist at her husband's office. Production In 1927, ''The Jazz Singer'' was released in the United States as the first talkie film, and Japanese film companies began working on creating them as well. Shochiku released in 1931, the first Japanese talkie. Due to the s ...
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Kenzō Masaoka
was an early anime creator. Masaoka was born in Osaka, Japan and died in Tokyo, Japan. Masaoka was the first to use cel animation and recorded sound in anime.Kōdansha (1993). ''Japan: an illustrated encyclopedia.'' Kōdansha, He worked at a number of companies as an animator and actor. His work as a special effects artist earned him the title "Japanese Méliès."The World History of Animation, Stephen Cavalier p. 144 He also did work under the pseudonym . Famous animators who worked under him include Mitsuyo Seo and Yasuji Mori. Filmography References External links * Category:1898 births Category:1988 deaths Category:People from Osaka Prefecture Category:Japanese animators Category:Japanese film directors {{Animator-stub ...
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The Jazz Singer
''The Jazz Singer'' is a 1927 American musical drama film directed by Alan Crosland. It is the first feature-length motion picture with not only a synchronized recorded music score but also lip-synchronous singing and speech in several isolated sequences. Its release heralded the commercial ascendance of sound films and ended the silent film era, although there were still a few silent films after its release. It was produced by Warner Bros. with its Vitaphone sound-on-disc system. The film features six songs performed by Al Jolson. It is based on the 1925 play of the same name by Samson Raphaelson, which itself was adapted from one of his short stories titled "The Day of Atonement". The film depicts the fictional story of Jakie Rabinowitz, a young man who defies the traditions of his devout Jewish family. After singing popular tunes in a beer garden, he is punished by his father, a hazzan (cantor), prompting Jakie to run away from home. Some years later, now calling himself Jack ...
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Akio Isono
Akio (written: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , or in hiragana) is a masculine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include: *, Japanese manga artist *, Japanese politician *, Japanese mathematician *, Japanese shogi player *, Japanese television and film director *, Japanese rower *, Japanese judoka *, Japanese optometrist *Akio Kanemoto (born 1945), Japanese golfer *, Japanese businessman and murder victim *, Japanese historian *, Japanese politician *, Japanese cyclist *, Japanese naval aviator *, Japanese businessman *Akio Minakami (born 1948), Japanese karateka *, Japanese baseball player *, Japanese physiologist and writer *, Japanese businessman *, Japanese writer *, Japanese table tennis player *, Japanese voice actor, actor and narrator *, Japanese actor and voice actor *, Japanese baseball player *, Japanese jazz guitarist *, Japanese figure skater *Akio Sato (other), multiple people *, Japanese boxer *, Japanese field hockey player *, Japanese char ...
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Yōko Murashima
Yoko may refer to: People * Yoko (name), a Japanese feminine given name; variants include Yōko and Yohko * Yoko Gushiken (具志堅 用高, born 1955), Japanese professional boxer * Yoko Taro (横尾 太郎, born 1970), Japanese video game director * Madam Yoko (1849–1906), leader of the Mende people in Sierra Leone * Yoko Ono (小野 洋子, born 1933), Japanese multimedia artist and wife of John Lennon * Yoko Yamada (山田 よう子 or 山田 洋子, born 1979), Japanese female professional wrestler Places * Yoko, Benin, an arrondissement in the Plateau department of Benin * Yoko Commune, a commune in the Mbam-et-Kim department of the Centre Region in Cameroon Other uses * "Yoko" (''Flight of the Conchords''), fourth episode of the HBO television series ''Flight of the Conchords'' (2007) * "Yoko", a version of the song "Paradise" by Berner that appears on the 2014 reissue of ''The White Album'' * ''Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!'' (2003), British animated series for children * '' ...
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Japanese Movie Database
The , better known as JMDB, is an online database of information about Japanese movies, actors, and production crew personnel. It is similar to the Internet Movie Database but lists only those films initially released in Japan. Y. Nomura started the site in 1997, and it contains movies from 1899 (Second Year of Movies in Japan recorded) to the present day. See also * IMDb References External links * Category:Internet properties established in 1997 Japan Category:Online film databases {{film-org-stub ...
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Hiromasa Nomura
Hiromasa (written: 博正, 宏昌, 弘昌, 弘将, 浩正, 大将 or 太将) is a masculine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include: *, Japanese footballer *, Japanese swimmer *, Japanese composer and music producer *, Japanese footballer *, Japanese noble and musician *, Japanese footballer *, Japanese decathlete *, Japanese footballer *, Japanese footballer *, Japanese animator and director *, Japanese businessman {{given name Category:Japanese masculine given names ...
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Mitsuyo Seo
was a Japanese animator, screenwriter, and director of animated films who played a central role in the development of Japanese anime. He was born in Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture. Career Initially working as a sign painter, Seo began dabbling in drawing animation by working at a toy film company that made short movies for home entertainment. Although his most famous films were propaganda for Japan during World War II, Seo's political sympathies were leftist, and early on, he was actually a member of the Proletarian Film League of Japan, where he helped out on such animated films as ''Sankichi no Kūchū Ryokō''. In 1931, he was arrested for his activities, tortured, and spent 21 days in jail.Official booklet, ''The Roots of Japanese Anime'', DVD, Zakka Films, 2009. Seo met Kenzō Masaoka and joined his company, working on Japan's first sound animation film, ''Chikara to Onna no Yo no Naka'', before starting his own production company in 1935, where he made cartoons featuring the charac ...
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Takarazuka Revue
The is a Japanese all-female musical theater troupe based in Takarazuka, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Women play all roles in lavish, Broadway-style productions of Western-style musicals and stories adapted from films, novels, (girls') manga, and Japanese folktales. The Takarazuka Revue Company is a division of the Hankyu Railway company; all members of the troupe are employed by Hankyu. History The Takarazuka Revue was founded by Ichizō Kobayashi, an industrialist-turned-politician and president of Hankyu Railways, in Takarazuka, Japan in 1913. The city was the terminus of a Hankyu line from Osaka and already a popular tourist destination because of its hot springs. Kobayashi believed that it was the ideal spot to open an attraction of some kind that would boost train ticket sales and draw more business to Takarazuka. Since Western song and dance shows were becoming more popular and Kobayashi considered the kabuki theater to be old and elitist, he decided that an all-female thea ...
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Ranko Sawa
Ranko is a Slavic and Japanese given name. People People with the name Ranko include: Slavic name "Ranko" (Cyrillic script: Ранко) *Ranko Borozan, footballer *Ranko Despotović, Serbian footballer *Ranko Đorđić, Serbian football player and manager *Ranko Golijanin, footballer *Ranko Krivokapić, Speaker of the Parliament of Montenegro and the President of the Social Democratic Party of Montenegro *Ranko Marinković, Croatian novelist and dramatist *Ranko Markovic, film and television producer *Ranko Matasović, Croatian linguist *Ranko Moravac, footballer *Ranko Ostojić, Croatian politician *Ranko Popović, Serbian football player/coach *Ranko Radović, architect *Ranko Stojić, footballer *Ranko Žeravica, Serbian basketball coach *Ranko Zirojević, footballer Japanese name "Ranko" Written 乱子,蘭子,らんこ,ランコ *Ranko Hanai (1918-1961), actress *, Japanese fashion model, television personality and singer Fictional Characters *Ranko Yagyuu, a character from ...
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