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EDITORS’ NOTES

Music has long played a central role at Japan's Ghibli, heightening the whimsy and drama of the studio's beloved animated films. Prolific composer Joe Hisaishi has created delicate and sweeping orchestral pieces for directors like Hayao Miyazaki, while pop-based theme songs for films such as My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo have been delighting listeners around the globe for decades.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Music has long played a central role at Japan's Ghibli, heightening the whimsy and drama of the studio's beloved animated films. Prolific composer Joe Hisaishi has created delicate and sweeping orchestral pieces for directors like Hayao Miyazaki, while pop-based theme songs for films such as My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo have been delighting listeners around the globe for decades.

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