Joe Hisaishi

Putting his musical talent to use, Joe Hisaishi's music was featured in Hollywood productions. Hisaishi began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "Tenku no shiro Laputa" (1987) with Tatsumi Yamashita, the Hikari Ishida fantastical drama "Futari" (1991) and the Michael McConnohie animated feature "Robot Carnival" (1991). His music also appeared in the Tomokazu Miura nature "Kojika Monogatari" (1991) and "Porco Rosso" (1992). In the nineties and the early 2000s, Hisaishi's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Kurodo Maki romance "Ano Natsu, Ichiban Shizukana Umi" (1999), the animated picture "Princess Mononoke" (1999) with John DiMaggio and the drama "Hatsukoi" (2000) with Rena Tanaka. His work was also in "Kikujiro" (2000) with Takeshi Kitano. Hisaishi's music was also featured in the dramatic adaptation "Welcome to Dongmakgol" (2005) with Steve Taschler, the dramatic adaptation "The Sun Also Rises" (2007) with Wen Jiang and the Tsutomu Yamazaki dramatic adaptation "Departures" (2009). Most recently, Hisaishi worked on the drama "Zakurozaka no adauchi" (2014) with Hiroshi Abe.