WorldCat Identities

Hisaishi, Jō 1950-

Works: 503 works in 1,162 publications in 9 languages and 23,556 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Animated films  Children's films  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Comedy films  Steampunk films  Biographical films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Performer, Arranger, Conceptor, Scenarist, Director, Other, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jō Hisaishi
Spirited away by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

43 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirited Away follows the fanciful adventures of a 10-year-old girl named Chihiro, who discovers a secret world when she and her family get lost and venture through a hillside tunnel. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, Chihiro must fend for herself as she encounters strange spirits, assorted creatures and a grumpy sorceress who seeks to prevent her from returning to the human world
Princess Mononoke by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boar God turned Tatari-Gami (a Cursing God) curses a young prince to a slow but certain death. To find a possible cure for the curse, he travels to find a Shishi-Gami (a Deer-God). During his journey he becomes entangled in a battle between a clan of humans and the forest's animal gods led by Princess Mononoke, a young woman who was raised by a Wolf God. Set during the Muromachi era in Japan
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,133 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 )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her 13th birthday, a young witch named Kiki must fly away from home to a new city to find her niche in life. Accompanied by her chatty cat, Jiji, she starts a flying service and discovers lots of fun-filled escapades and meets plenty of new friends
Castle in the sky by Walt Disney( Visual )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,895 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 )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While their mother recovers from an illness, Satsuki and her little sister Mei... get away from it all in an idyllic rural retreat. Far from the bustle of the city, they discover a mysterious place of spirits and magic, and the friendship of the Totoro woodland creatures"--Container
The wind rises( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 1,393 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 )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the distant future, Princess Nausicaa leads the people of the Valley of the Wind in a struggle against the insect-like Ohmu
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 1,031 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 )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,028 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 438 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 )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 398 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 5 languages and held by 242 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 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals
O brother, where art thou? 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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Dzö Hisaisi

Fujisawa, Mamoru.

Fujisawa Mamoru 1950-....

Hisaishi, Jō

Hisaishi, Jō 1950-

Hisaishi, Joe

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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

히사이시 조

ヒサイシ, ジョウ

ヒサイシ, ジョウ, 1950-

久石 譲 1950-....


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藤澤 守 1950-....