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Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi was born on December 6, 1950 in Nagano, Japan as Mamoru Fujisawa. He is known for his work on Spirited Away (2001), Princess Mononoke (1997) and Howl's Moving Castle (2004). See full bio »

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Known For

Spirited Away
Spirited Away Composer
Princess Mononoke
Howl's Moving Castle
The Wind Rises
The Wind Rises Composer


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 2013 Onna Nobunaga (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2013)
- Episode #1.1 (2013)
 2013 Tokyo Family
 2010 Villain
 2010 Ocean Heaven
 2009 Clouds Over the Hill (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Ryugakusei (2009)
- Nisshin Kaisen (2009)
- Kokka Meido (2009)
- Sei-un (2009)
- Shônen no kuni (2009)
 2008 Departures
 2008 Ponyo (as Jô Hisaishi)
 2006 Mirai sôzôdô (TV Series)
 2005 Yamato
 2004 Art Museums of the World (TV Series documentary)
 2002 Mei and the Kitten Bus (Short)
 2002 Dolls
 2002 Imaginary Flying Machines (Short)
 2001 Quartet
 2001 Spirited Away
 2000/I Brother
 2000 Chiisana eki de oriru (TV Movie)
 2000 First Love
 1999 Kikujiro
 1997 Parasite Eve
 1997 Fireworks
 1996 Kids Return
 1994 Piano (TV Series) (156 episodes)
- Episode #1.156 (1994)
- Episode #1.155 (1994)
- Episode #1.154 (1994)
- Episode #1.153 (1994)
- Episode #1.152 (1994)
 1994 Turning Point
 1994 Toki o kakeru shôjo (TV Series)
 1993 Sonatine
 1992 Porco Rosso
 1991 Deer Friend
 1990 Kanbakku
 1989 Venus Wars
 1988 My Neighbor Totoro (as Jô Hisaishi)
 1987 Robot Carnival (Video)
 1986 Arion
 1986 Ozu no mahôtsukai (TV Series)
 1985 Haru no kane
 1985 Hono no Arupen Rôzu (TV Series)
 1984 Birth
 1984 W's Tragedy
 1984 Futari Taka (TV Series)
 1983 Genesis Climber Mospeada (TV Series)
 1983 Ginga Shippû Sasuraiger (TV Series)
 1982 Sasuga no sarutobi (TV Series)
 1974 Hajime ningen Gyatoruz (TV Series)
 1926 The General (uncredited)
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Worked on the ceremonies and cultural events of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano (Japan).

Alternate Names:

Jô Hisaishi

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His name came from Quincy Jones. The kanji for "Hisaishi" could be read as "Kuishi," which is close to the Japanese pronunciation of "Quincy," which, however, would be pronounced "Kuinshî," and "Joe," of course, came from "Jones." Hisaishi chose this name himself when he needed a stage name. See more »

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