Princess Mononoke (1997)
“Ashitaka Sekki (アシタカせっき; The Legend of Ashitaka)” by Joe Hisaishi
Live Version of “The Legend of Ashitaka” Symphonic Suite
Ayu: One word is enough to describe this performance “EPIC”
Kitsune: Another one of my favorite Hisaishi pieces! 🙂 You can notice some Chinese motifs in the beginning. My favorite part is the last one with piano and strings.
“Mononoke Hime (もののけ姫)” vocal version sung by Yoshikazu Mera
Ayu: Such a moving song that’s beautifully sung. Made me recall why I love the film so much and loved Joe Hisaishi’s masterful compositions.
Kitsune: Yes, an excellent song, and it was written specifically for Yoshikazu Mera.
Ayu: I just want to add that Yoshikazu Mera is a ‘he’ because I’m aware that some people thought the vocalist is female. 😀
Live performance of “Mononoke Hime” by Joe Hisaishi