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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), Kaze tachinu (2013) and Ponyo (2008). See full bio »

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Spirited Away
Spirited Away Composer
Kaze tachinu
Kaze tachinu Composer
Ponyo Composer
Howl's Moving Castle


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 2018 Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Video Game)
 2016 THE GIFT (Short)
 2014 Chiisai ouchi
 2013 Kaze tachinu
 2013 Onna Nobunaga (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2013)
- Episode #1.1 (2013)
 2010 Pan-dane to Tamago-hime (Short)
 2010 Akunin
 2010 Ocean Heaven
 2009 Saka no ue no kumo (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)
 2006 Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo (original music score)
 2004 Art Museums of the World (TV Series documentary)
 2002 Mei to Koneko basu (Short)
 2002 Dolls
 2001 Quartet
 2001 Spirited Away
 2000/I Brother
 2000 Chiisana eki de oriru (TV Movie)
 2000 Hatsukoi
 1999 Kikujiro
 1997 Parasite Eve
 1997 Fireworks
 1996 Kizzu ritân
 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 Onna-zakari
 1994 Toki o kakeru shôjo (TV Series)
 1993 Sonatine
 1992 Porco Rosso
 1990 Kanbakku
 1989 Venus Wars
 1988 My Neighbor Totoro (as Jô Hisaishi)
 1987 Robot Carnival (Video)
 1986 Arion
 1986 Maison Ikkoku
 1986 Ozu no mahôtsukai (TV Series)
 1985 Haru no kane
 1985 Hono no Arupen Rôzu (TV Series)
 1984 Bâsu
 1984 W no higeki
 1984 Futari Taka (TV Series)
 1983 Kikô sôseiki Mospeada (TV Series)
 1983 Ginga Shippû Sasuraiger (TV Series)
 1982 Sasuga no sarutobi (TV Series)
 1976 Robokko Beaton (TV Series)
 1974 Hajime ningen Gyatoruz (TV Series)
 1926 The General (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (13 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Worked on the ceremonies and cultural events of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano (Japan).

Alternate Names:

Mamoru Fujisawa | Jô Hisaishi

Did You Know?


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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