The official flyer for Joe Hisashi’s upcoming’s performance at the Budokan ( in August ), aptly illustrated by none other than Miyazaki Hayao himself. I’ve already grabbed my hard copy from a nearby convenience stall. Can anyone find Chihiro-chan from Spirited Away in the illustration ? Miyazaki-san seemed to have missed her out completely.
Joe Hisashi is the composer for many of Ghibli’s most beloved animation soundtracks like My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Mononoke Hiime. (my personal favourite) To celebrate the release of Ghibli’s latest animation film Ponyo on the Cliff in July, Joe HIsashi will be performing titles from all the films that he and Miyazaki-san have collaborated on in the past 25 years. A sure sell out, so hurry if you want to catch the maestro in action.
Check out more details from the official Joe Hisashi webpages below: