Joe Hisaishi

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Mamoru Fujisawa (藤澤 守, Fujisawa Mamoru, born December 6, 1950), known professionally as Joe Hisaishi (久石 譲, Hisaishi Jō), is a Japanese composer and musical director known for over 100 film scores and solo albums dating back to 1981. Hisaishi is also known for his piano scores.While possessing a stylistically distinct sound, Hisaishi's music has been known to explore and incorporate different genres, including minimalist, experimental electronic, European classical, and Japanese classical. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Hisaishi has received more than 1,230,062 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Joe Hisaishi is the 146th most popular musician (up from 173rd in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from Japan (up from 148th in 2019) and the most popular Japanese Musician.

Joe Hisaishi is a Japanese composer. He is most famous for his soundtracks for Studio Ghibli films.

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  • 3.26

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Among musicians, Joe Hisaishi ranks 146 out of 2,675Before him are Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Mariss Jansons, Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, and Don Cherry. After him are Bono, Ludovico Einaudi, Jacqueline du Pré, Claudio Arrau, Cyndi Lauper, and Keith Jarrett.

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Among people born in 1950, Joe Hisaishi ranks 21Before him are Gilles Villeneuve, Peter Gabriel, Richard Branson, Robbie Coltrane, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, and Gabriel Byrne. After him are Zhang Yimou, Sergey Lavrov, Ron Perlman, Richard Dean Anderson, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and Jussi Adler-Olsen.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Joe Hisaishi ranks 103 out of 5,560Before him are Sanada Yukimura (1567), Emperor Nakamikado (1702), Kūkai (774), Prince Shōtoku (574), Sakamoto Ryōma (1836), and Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (1886). After him are Tomoyuki Yamashita (1885), Akio Morita (1921), Emperor Kōshō (-505), Yasuo Fukuda (1936), Emperor Kōan (-427), and Mori Ōgai (1862).

Among MUSICIANS In Japan

Among musicians born in Japan, Joe Hisaishi ranks 1After him are Kitarō (1953), Isao Tomita (1932), Shinichi Suzuki (1898), Ryo Kawasaki (1947), Mitsuko Uchida (1948), Hide (1964), Shigeru Umebayashi (1951), Yuki Kajiura (1965), Yoshiki (1965), Susumu Hirasawa (1954), and Gackt (1973).