KU Libraries have been collecting films pertining to the study of Japan for research and teaching purpose. The collection covers a variety of generes and subjects, from anime to zen mostly in DVD and VHS format. Most of DVDs are available at Watson Video Collection area (3F), but some films are located at branch libraries, such as Art & Architecture, Music, and Anschutz Library. All VHS tapes have been moved to Annex Storage, but they can be retrieved and checked out upon retrieval request. All films are searchable via KU Online Catalog:
This aggregated database provides access to all of KU’s Alexander Street Press collections. Video, audio, and text covering a wide variety of subject matters are included. In addition to contemporary sources, this database contains significant amounts of primary sources.
A streaming video on-demand service which provides access to educational films.
How to find Japanese Films through the EGARC Page
The EGARC catalog is also another great source to find Japanese feature films and documentaries in a number of formats (VHS; DVD; Laser Disk). Here's a starting point to help you with your search of all available Japanese titles in the EGARC Catalog:
Click 'Catalog' on the top toolbar of the EGARC page, and log in using your KU Username and Password
On the 'Catalog' page, you will see a range of clickable search fields (i.e. Subject Area). On each of the search fields, click all of the necessary search parameters.
Subject Area would be "Japanese", Item Type would be whatever media format you are looking for, and then finally the 'Sort By:' bar. Title Search A-Z is reccommended, but you are welcome to do whatever suits your needs.