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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Japanese Language: Movies

Books and online resources for intermediate-advanced Japanese language learners.

Media Services on Campus

Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS)

Their Local Media Library is located on campus and is open to the public.


By appointment only.
Please phone (217) 333-9597 or
email aems[at]
to schedule a visit.

Library Asst: 217-265-0640
Toll-free: 888-828-AEMS (2367)

805 West Pennsylvania Avenue
Room 211 (second floor*)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois 61801

For more information, please see the About the Library page on the AEMS website.


AEMS: News & Events

Information on Asian movie screenings on campus.

Library Media Collection

Many Japanese films available at the Mainstacks easily findable from the main entrance

Or you can browse the catalogue

Try the subject headings "Foreign language films -- Japanese" or "Motion Pictures, Japanese"

Here's a rough list of Japanese films available in the Library

For circulation policies and other information on Media Collection, please see this web page by the Main Library.

Introductory Guide to Anime and Manga in the library

Books on Japanese Film