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Hisaishi, Joe

Overview
Works: 437 works in 933 publications in 8 languages and 19,117 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Animated films  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Musical films  Fantasy films  Film and video adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Conductor, Instrumentalist, Performer, Conceptor, Arranger, Director, Scenarist, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Joe Hisaishi
Publications by Joe Hisaishi
Most widely held works by Joe Hisaishi
Spirited away by Hayao Miyazaki( visu )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,691 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
Howl's moving castle by Christian Bale( visu )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,998 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 the 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( visu )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 1,965 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
Castle in the sky ( visu )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 1,956 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
Princess Mononoke by Hayao Miyazaki( visu )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,914 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
Kiki's delivery service by Hayao Miyazaki( visu )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 1,866 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
Porco Rosso by Hayao Miyazaki( visu )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 976 libraries worldwide
World War I has ended, and peace reigns again. Aviators from around the world circle above the Adriatic Sea, keen to recapture the romanticism of flight lost during the war. Many have turned to air piracy, in amongst which a hero emerges: a man with a pig's head, known as Porco Rosso (once an Italian air force pilot called Marco Paggot). As mercenary law-enforcer of the skies and oceans, Porco Rosso protects cruise ships from the air pirates above them. When his actions are challenged by Curtis, an American who flies with the pirates, Porco Rosso is forced to defend his honour against this newcomer, which leads him to Fio, a feisty young engineer who rebuilds Porco's plane for the big dogfight -- Container
Kaze no tani no Naushika Nausicaä of the valley of the wind ( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 926 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
Tonari no Totoro My neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 882 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
My neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Children discover a new world in a tree trunk inhabited by magical creatures called Totoros, which can't be seen by adults
Rang zi dan fei by Wen Jiang( visu )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Chinese and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Pocky Zhang descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from counselor Tang, himself a small-time imposter. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Master Huang as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues
Hana-bi Fireworks by Bīto Takeshi( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in Japanese and held by 326 libraries worldwide
A tough cop, who leaves the force to look after his dying wife and the family of a dead colleague, turns to crime to get the money he needs [c.f. Halliwell's]
Dolls by Bīto Takeshi( visu )
25 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 279 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
Hai yang tian tang by Xiaolu Xue( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 178 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
Miyazaki's Spirited away by Joe Hisaishi( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Brother by Bīto Takeshi( visu )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 90 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
Nausicaä of the valley of the wind by Hayao Miyazaki( visu )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Nausicca 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 crashed nearby. When warriors from a far country come to retrieve the artifact, their invasion draws Nausiaa and her people into a sprawling political conflict
A scene at the sea by Bīto Takeshi( visu )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 70 libraries worldwide
A deaf-mute teenager enters surfing competitions and falls in love with a deaf-mute young woman
Departures by Yōjirō Takita( visu )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Japanese and Italian and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Daigo Kobayashi is a devoted cellist in an orchestra that has just been dissolved and finds himself without a job. He decides to move back to his old hometown with his wife to look for work and start over. He answers a classified ad entitled 'Departures' thinking it is an advertisement for a travel agency. He discovers that the job is actually for a 'Nokanshi' or 'encoffineer,' a funeral professional who prepares deceased bodies for burial and entry into the next life. While his wife and others despise the job, Daigo takes a certain pride in his work and begins to perfect the art, acting as a gentle gatekeeper between life and death, between the departed and the family of the departed
Princess Mononoke music from the Miramax motion picture by Joe Hisaishi( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in Japanese and English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Fujisawa, Mamoru.
Fujisawa Mamoru 1950-....
Hisaishi, Jō
Hisaishi, Jō 1950-
Hisaishi, Joe
Hisaishi Joe 1950-....
Jō Hisaishi
Joe Hisaish
Joe Hisaishi
Joe Hisashi
Joe Isaishi
Jou Hisaishi
Mamoru Fujisawa.
ヒサイシ, ジョウ, 1950-
久石 譲 1950-....
久石讓
久石譲 1950-
藤澤 守 1950-....
Languages
Japanese (85)
English (69)
Chinese (12)
French (8)
Spanish (8)
German (5)
Italian (4)
Multiple languages (3)
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