Joe Hisaishi

  • Joe Hisaishi was born in Nagano under his real name Fujisawa Mamoru.

    Joe Hisaishi was born in Nagano under his real name Fujisawa Mamoru.
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    Joe Hisaishi

  • Started playing violin.

  • Became student at the Kunitachi College of Music.

  • He enjoyed his first success of the business when he composed music for a small animation called Gyatoruzu.

  • His first album, MKWAJU, was released in 1981, with Information,another album, being released a year later.

  • In 1983, with his new name, Hisaishi was recommended by a record company to create an album for Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.

  • In 1986, Hisaishi worked on Laputa: Castle in the Sky.

  • My Neighbor Totoro

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

  • 48th Newcomer Award in 1997 from the Ministry of Education (Public Entertainment Section) among numerous other awards, being recognized as an influential figure in the Japanese film industry.