Joe Hisaishi Studio Ghibli Anime Budokan Concert

Category : Japanese Anime

I’ve always loved Studio Ghibli animation films and I happened to chance upon this concert video where many signature musical pieces are conducted by the legendary Joe Hisaishi himself.

Impressive and touching!

I especially love the musical pieces from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Laputa: Castle in the Sky & Spirited Away.

They’re very moving.

Familiar tunes from Hayao Miyazaki’s films like Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle & Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea really brings back memories & emotions.

I myself have bought a few Studio Ghibli animation films DVD (yes, the days when DVD was the best) individually before I bought their compilation. Can’t say I love all their films but definitely most of them 🙂

What I can say, Grave of the Fireflies is just too sad for me…

My favourite Studio Ghibli animation films are Spirited Away & Howl’s Moving Castle 🙂 I first watched Howl’s Moving Castle in the cinema before grabbing a copy of the DVD when it’s released. That was how I got first acquainted with Studio Ghibli 😛

If you’ll also like to own a piece of Studio Ghibli + Joe Hisaishi music magic on Blu-ray, you can grab a copy here:

PS: You must check out the moment at the 1hr 41min mark of the youtube video!