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Hisaishi, Jō 1950-

Works: 517 works in 1,380 publications in 9 languages and 26,088 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Animated films  Children's films  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Steampunk films  Science fiction films  Biographical films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Performer, Arranger, Conceptor, Other, Director, Scenarist, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jō Hisaishi
Spirited away by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

64 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl, Chihiro, finds herself trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call on the courage she never knew she had to free herself and return her family to the outside world. An unforgettable story, brimming with creativity, this will take viewers on a journey beyond imagination
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,251 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
Kiki's delivery service by Minami Takayama( Visual )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,235 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
Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,229 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
Princess Mononoke by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a frightening creature attacks his remote village, young warrior Ashitaka is able to put the great beast out of its misery. It is a boar god corrupted by sinister magic, transformed into a monster by a wound from a mysterious iron ball. Ashitaka has received a wound as well, which bubbles with supernatural putrescence, so he must travel far to the east seeking a cure. In Iron Town, Lady Eboshi employs freed prostitutes, former serfs, and even outcast lepers to build a human empire that will civilize the wilderness with iron and guns. In the forest, the wild gods gather their strength to fight back, led by San, the Princess Mononoke. She is a beautiful but savage girl who has chosen to give up her humanity and side with the animals. Ashitaka finds himself embroiled in a battle between the two forces, both of whom see him as supporting the enemy
Castle in the sky by Walt Disney( Visual )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphaned, Pazu is caught up in a thrilling adventure after Sheeta, a young girl wearing a glowing pendant, floats out of the night sky and into his life. Now, the pair must soar above the clouds in order to find the legendary floating city of Laputa and its treasures
My neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep inside a tree trunk, two children discover a fascinating new world inhabited by Totoros, amazing, charming creatures who become their friends and can only be seen by the children who love them
Kaze no tani no Naushika = Nausicaä of the valley of the wind by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in Japanese and English and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nausicaa 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 Nausicaa and her people into a sprawling political conflict. Set 1,000 years after a global war that nearly destroyed all life on Earth
The wind rises by Tatsuo Hori( Visual )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 1,527 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
The tale of the Princess Kaguya = Kaguyahime no monogatari by Isao Takahata( Visual )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her, but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime
Porco Rosso by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,109 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 )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Chinese and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 417 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)
Kikujirō no natsu by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Japanese and French and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C'est l'été et Masao s'ennuie. Il rencontre Kikujiro, un yakuza vieillissant, joueur et un peu voleur, avec lequel il part à la recherche de sa mère. Pendant ce voyage délirant, l'enfant et le voyou vont s'attacher l'un à l'autre
Dolls by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 299 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 )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 270 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 the 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 learning the truth
Okuribito by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and finds himself without a job. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency. He discovers that the job is actually for a 'Nokanshi' or 'encoffineer, ' a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed
Hai yang tian tang by Xiaolu Xue( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in Chinese and held by 202 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
Miyazaki's Spirited away by Jō Hisaishi( Recording )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scene at the sea by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Japanese and French and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deaf-mute teenager enters surfing competitions and falls in love with a deaf-mute young woman
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Dzö Hisaisi

Fujisawa, Mamoru.

Fujisawa, Mamoru 1950-

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Jō Hisaishi

Joe Hisaish

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Joe Hisaishi japoński kompozytor, producent, aranżer i muzyk

Joe Hisaishi Músico e compositor xaponés

Joe Hisaishi penyanyi Jepang

Joe Hisaishi ureueng meujangeun Jeupun

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Jou Hisaishi

Mamoru Fujisawa.

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Хісайсі Дзьо

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