The Kinema Club Database

This started out as a bibliography of English-language books and articles about Japanese cinema for a graduate school term paper, but with contributions from many Kinema Clubbers over the years it grew to a formidable list. In January 1998, we converted it to a searchable database with the help of Koyo Hasebe and Maureen Donovan of Denshi Bunko. The current database holds over 1,500 entries in all the major languages, including Japanese.

Contributions and collaborators are always welcome. Send new entries, annotations, or corrections to Markus at

We regret that the DataBase is no longer available.