Film List of Films Scored By Joe Hisaishi

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List of movies with music composed by Joe Hisaishi, listed alphabetically with trailers of the movies when available. This list includes any film scores composed by Joe Hisaishi, ranging from smaller indie movies to larger blockbuster pictures. Film composers are responsible for writing and composing the music that plays during the movie, which is particularly important for dramas and adventure movies- imagine what Lord of the Rings would have sounded like without an amazing score. Useful bits of trivia are can be found below, such as who directed each film scored by Joe Hisaishi and when the movie was first released. Joe Hisaishi is a world renowned film composer, so if you're a music buff use this list to find the names of Joe Hisaishi soundtracks that you haven't heard before.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different movies, including Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle.

This Joe Hisaishi films list can help answer the question, "Which movies were scored by Joe Hisaishi?"

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Birth Jōji Yanami, Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai Birth, also known in the West as Planet Busters or The World of the Talisman, is a 1984 anime original video animation, which was released on VHS and DVD in North America by, variously, ...more

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Brother Tatyana Ali, Beat Kitano, Omar Epps Brother is a 2000 film starring, written, directed, and edited by Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. It is also his fifth collaboration with Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi. This was also ...more

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Castle in the Sky Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Tanaka, Ichirō Nagai Castle in the Sky is a 1986 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and is also the first film produced and released by Studio Ghibli. The film was distributed by ...more

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Deer Friend Kazuya Kosaka, Tomokazu Miura, Guts Ishimatsu Deer Friend is a 1991 family film written by Takahisa Katsume and Yukihiro Sawada and directed by Yukihiro Sawada.

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Dolls Kyoko Fukada, Ren Osugi, Miho Kanno Dolls is a 2002 Japanese film written, edited and directed by Japanese director Takeshi Kitano. A highly stylized art film, Dolls is part of Kitano's non-crime film oeuvre, like 1991's A Scene ...more

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Fireworks Beat Kitano, Susumu Terajima, Ren Osugi Hana-bi, released in the US as Fireworks, is a 1997 Japanese film written, directed and edited by, and starring Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. The film's score was composed by renowned ...more

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Genesis Climber Mospeada Hirotaka Suzuoki, Bin Shimada, Tomomichi Nishimura Genesis Climber Mospeada is a 1985 animation film written by Sukehiro Tomita and directed by Katsuhisa Yamada.

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Haruka, nosutarujii Eiko Nagashima, Ittoku Kishibe, Shirô Sano Haruka, nosutarujii is a 1993 film written and directed by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi.

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Howl's Moving Castle Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura Howl's Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film scripted and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film is based on the novel of the same name by British writer Diana Wynne Jones. The ...more

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Kids Return Susumu Terajima, Ren Osugi, Ryo Ishibashi Kids Return is a 1996 Japanese film written, edited and directed by Takeshi Kitano. The film was made directly after Kitano recovered from a motorcycle wreck that left one side of his body ...more

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Kiki's Delivery Service Kikuko Inoue, Kappei Yamaguchi, Akio Ōtsuka Kiki's Delivery Service is a 1989 Japanese animated fantasy film produced by Studio Ghibli. It was written, produced and directed by Hayao Miyazaki as an adaptation of the 1985 novel of the same ...more

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Kikujirō no Natsu Beat Kitano, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Akaji Maro Kikujiro is a 1999 Japanese film starring, written, and directed by Takeshi Kitano. Its score was composed by Joe Hisaishi. The film was entered into the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. Kikujiro ...more

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