WorldCat Identities

Hisaishi, Jō 1950-

Works: 514 works in 1,184 publications in 8 languages and 23,674 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Animated films  Children's films  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Steampunk films  Biographical films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Performer, Arranger, Other, Conceptor, Scenarist, Director, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jō Hisaishi
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophie, an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she was literally swept off her feet by handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. After this chance meeting she is turned into a 90-year old woman by the vain and conniving Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an incredible adventure to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl's magical moving castle where she becomes acquainted with Markl, Howl's apprentice, and a hot-headed fire demon named Calcifer. As the true power of Howl's wizardy is revealed, and his relationship with Sophie deepens, our young grey heroine finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of society that threatens their world
Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship before Ponyo's father forces her to return to the sea. Ponyo's desire to be human upsets the balance of nature and only Ponyo's mother, a beautiful sea goddess, can restore nature's balance and make Ponyo's dreams come true
Kiki's delivery service by Minami Takayama( Visual )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young witch Kiki and her black cat Jiji, travel to a far-off city and set up an aerial delivery service
Castle in the sky by Walt Disney( Visual )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About a mythical floating island called Laputa. Pazu's dreams are realised when Sheeta, a young princess and government escapee, floats down from the skies and is saved by a mysterious glowing pendant. Pursued by pirates and Secret Service agents Sheeta and Pazu seek the fabled island
My neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young sisters spend a summer in the Japanese countryside with their father. The children's strange new home turns out to be a wonderland filled with creatures and a trio of furry woodland sprites who can only be seen by children
The wind rises( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events
Kaze no tani no Naushika = Nausicaä of the valley of the wind by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nausicaä is the princess of a rural valley that lives at peace on the edge of a deadly fungal wasteland, until a ship carrying a weapon from a bygone industrial age crashes nearby. When warriors from a far country come to retrieve the artifact, their invasion draws Nausicaä and her people into a sprawling political conflict. Set 1,000 years after a global war that nearly destroyed all life on Earth
The tale of the Princess Kaguya = Kaguyahime no monogatari by Isao Takahata( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een kinderloze bamboesnijder ontdekt in een magische bamboespruit een prinsesje dat hij in huis neemt en opvoedt. Als ze opgroeit krijgt ze een vijftal huwelijksaanzoeken vanuit rijke families
Porco Rosso by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slouching towards middle age, Porco Rosso makes his living by flying about in his red bi-plane and fighting sky bandits who prey on cruise ships sailing the Adriatic. When he's not engaging in dog fights, this pilot lives on a deserted island retreat. Porco was once a strappling young man, but after his entire squardron was wiped out, he is mysteriously transformed into a pig. Then he is defeated in a dogfight against a dashing American rival, who has been hired by the dastardly bandits. With his plane damaged, he finds a repair hanger near Milan where a local woman fixes his plane
Rang zi dan fei by Wen Jiang( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Chinese and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang, who was a small-time imposter. Bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues
Hana-bi = Fireworks by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nishi, ex detective della polizia di Tokyo, ha due rimorsi (la paralisi di un collega suo coetaneo e la morte di un collega giovane di cui si sente responsabile) e uno strazio (la moglie, malata terminale di leucemia). Per pagare i debiti e fare una vacanza con lei, fa una rapina (sequenza geniale). Epilogo tragico su una spiaggia. (Mymovies)
Dolls by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dolls is the 10th film by acclaimed Japanese director Takeshi Kitano. Focusing on three couples and the overpowering love that both drives and dooms them, the film is inspired by the beauty of traditional Japanese Bunraku puppet theater
Castle in the sky by Qijun Gong( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pazu is an engineer's apprentice who finds Sheeta, a young girl, floating down from the sky, wearing a glowing pendant. Together, they discover both are searching for Laputa, a legendary floating castle, and vow to unravel they mystery of the luminous crystal around Sheeta's neck. Their quest won't be easy. There are greedy air pirates, secret government agents and astounding obstacles to keep them from learing the truth
Hai yang tian tang by Xiaolu Xue( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in Chinese and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Jet Li's first ever dramatic role, this is a story of a father's tireless love for his autistic son. A terminally ill father's attempt to teach his autistic son the necessary life skills to survive on his own before he passes away. It is also a poignant tribute to the infinite love that parents have for their children and their unending desire to take care and look after them to their best abilities, no matter the struggle, no matter the effort
A scene at the sea by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Japanese and French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deaf-mute teenager enters surfing competitions and falls in love with a deaf-mute young woman
Miyazaki's Spirited away by Jō Hisaishi( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okuribito by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals
Brother by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers, one a yakuza from Tokyo, the other the leader of a drug ring in Los Angeles, get together and declare war on other drug traffickers in Los Angeles
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Alternative Names
Dzö Hisaisi

Fujisawa, Mamoru.

Fujisawa, Mamoru 1950-

Hisaishi, Jō

Hisaishi, Jō 1950-

Hisaishi, Joe

Hisaishi Joe 1950-....

Hisaishi Joe japansk pianist och kompositör

Hisaiŝi Ĝo

Hisaisi Jô

Hisaisi, Zyo

Hiszaisi Dzsó

Jō Hisaishi

Joe Hisaish

Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi compositore, pianista e regista giapponese

Joe Hisaishi Japanese composer and musician

Joe Hisaishi japanischer Komponist

Joe Hisaishi Japans componist

Joe Hisaishi japansk pianist og komponist

Joe Hisaishi japoński kompozytor, producent, aranżer i muzyk

Joe Hisaishi Músico e compositor xaponés

Joe Hisaiši

Joe Hisashi

Joe Isaishi

Jou Hisaishi

Mamoru Fujisawa.

Джо Хисаиши

Дзё Хисаиси

Хісайсі Дзьо

Џо Хисаиши

ג'ו היסאישי

جو هيسايشي

جو هیسایشی آهنگساز و پیانیست ژاپنی

โจ ฮิไซชิ

구석양 1950-

히사이시 조

ヒサイシ, ジョウ

ヒサイシ, ジョウ 1950-

久石 譲 1950-....


久石譲 1950-

藤澤 守 1950-....