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Hisaishi, Jō 1950-

Works: 532 works in 1,478 publications in 9 languages and 26,608 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Animated films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Steampunk films  Science fiction films  Biographical films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Performer, Arranger, Other, Conceptor, Director, Scenarist, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jō Hisaishi
Spirited away by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

67 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chihiro and her parents accidentally wander into another world ruled by witches and monsters. When her parents are captured by the ruler of the world, she tricks the witch into hiring her so she can figure out how to free them
Kiki's delivery service by Minami Takayama( Visual )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,311 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
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( Visual )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman who is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother's hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household. Sophie befriends Calcifer, the fire demon who powers the castle and who is bound to Howl by a contract, the terms of which Calcifer cannot reveal. They promise to help each other with their problems. Like Calcifer, Howl can also see through the Witch's spell, and he and Sophie fall in love. Sophie helps Howl confront his former teacher, and the Witch of the Waste
Ponyo by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

36 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,228 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 )

44 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,202 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
Castle in the sky by Walt Disney( Visual )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy and a mysterious girl search for a fantastic floating castle while trying to outrun pirates, the army, and government agents
My neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in Japanese and English and held by 1,699 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 )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted and unable to be a pilot, he becomes one of the world's most accomplished airplane designers, experiencing key historical events in an epic tale of love, perseverance and the challenges of living and making choices in a turbulent world"--Container
Porco Rosso by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The World War I flying ace Porco Rosso battles sky pirates and his rivals for the beautiful Gina, all while living under a spell that transformed his face into that of a pig
The tale of the Princess Kaguya = Kaguyahime no monogatari by Isao Takahata( Visual )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 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
Rang zi dan fei by Wen Jiang( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Chinese and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1920s China, a bandit arrives in a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, where he faces off against a tyrannical local nobleman
Hana-bi = Fireworks by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hard-boiled ex-cop, haunted by a troubled past and pushed to the edge by the shooting of his partner, confronts his demons in a ruthless quest for justice and redemption
Kikujirō no natsu by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Japanese and French and held by 405 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 294 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 )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 272 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
Castle in the sky by Hayao Miyazaki( Visual )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 209 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
Hai yang tian tang by Xiaolu Xue( Visual )

6 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
Okuribito by Yōjirō Takita( Visual )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When his orchestra disbands, Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki) decides to start over and moves back to his small hometown. Desperate for work, he secretly takes a job as a "Nokanshi," a funeral professional who prepares the deceased for burial and entrance into the next life. But while working with the families of the departed, Daigo embarks on a spiritual journey of his own as he finally experiences the joy and wonder of living."--Container
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

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Alternative Names
Dzö Hisaisi

Fujisawa, Mamoru.

Fujisawa, Mamoru 1950-

Hisaishi, Jō

Hisaishi, Jō 1950-

Hisaishi, Joe

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Hisaiŝi Ĝo

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Hiszaisi Dzsó

Jō Hisaishi

Joe Hisaichi

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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 Hisaishi penyanyi Jepang

Joe Hisaishi ureueng meujangeun Jeupun

Joe Hisaiši

Joe Hisashi

Joe Isaishi

Jou Hisaishi

Mamoru Fujisawa.

Джо Хисаиши

Дзё Хисаиси

Хісайсі Дзьо

Џо Хисаиши

Ձյո Հիսաիսի

ג'ו היסאישי

جو هيسايشي

جو هیسایشی آهنگساز و پیانیست ژاپنی

โจ ฮิไซชิ

구석양 1950-

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ひさいし じょう


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ヒサイシ, ジョウ

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久石 譲

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藤澤 守

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