Posts Tagged ‘Joe Hisaishi’

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Best Anime OP ED: 1990s

June 19, 2011

This is a third installment of Kitsune’s Thoughts special look back at the decades of anime music (70s, 80s). This time, Kitsune teamed up with Ayu to select anime themes of the 90s. The post is organized chronologically again, but spans many pages, so take your time.

Bring on the 90’s!

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Best Anime OP ED: 1980s

June 7, 2011

After covering best anime themes of the 70s, let us look at the golden age of anime :) The time it took me to put together this post is measured in days rather than hours, but pleasant memories and wonderful voices certainly compensated the effort. This post contains more than 50 clips and 15 pages, so take your time – I hope you’ll enjoy at least some of these songs as much as I did :)

Studio Ghibli was founded in 1984 and released its first film, Laputa: Castle in the Sky (天空の城ラピュタ), in 1986. The illustration above depicts a scene from that movie :)

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Mononoke Hime Theme Song by Yoshikazu Mera (Japanese Countertenor)

January 18, 2011

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Joe Hisaishi: Greatest Hits

March 29, 2009

Joe Hisaishi’s music was often featured in Ghibli films, but he also composed music for many live-action movies. This is a selection of some of his best soundtracks.

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Kōhaku Uta Gassen 2008

January 2, 2009

Kōhaku Uta Gassen (紅白歌合戦, Kōhaku Uta Gassen), more commonly known as simply Kōhaku, is an annual music show on the New Year’s Eve. Literally “Red and White Song Battle,” the program divides the most popular music artists of the year into competing teams of red and white. The “red” team or akagumi (赤組, 紅組, akagumi?) is composed of all female artists (or groups with female vocals), while the “white” team or shirogumi (白組, shirogumi?) is all male (or groups with male vocals). Read the rest of this entry ?

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Joe Hisaishi and Studio Ghibli

December 16, 2008

Joe Hisaishi composed many wonderful music scores for Ghibli films. This is an excerpt from his concert featuring music for some of my favorite anime: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, and Kiki’s Delivery Service :) Read the rest of this entry ?

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