Music from the beloved Studio Ghibli.
Reblogged from theghiblistudio  250 notes

oh-totoro:

This has always been one of my favourite Hisaishi compositions, and one of the many reasons I dislike the Disney dub of Laputa: Castle in the Sky, as they felt the need to redo the score and ruin it.

  • Track: Robot Soldier
  • Artist: Joe Hisaishi
  • Album: Laputa : Castle in the Sky
  • Plays: 2097
Reblogged from calcifer-s  2,045 notes

oh-totoro:

This is the beautiful original theme song that Disney decided wasn’t good enough for their dub, so they replaced it, with this abomination -

http://youtu.be/xxQFJlxpYsY

Warning: The link above may cause trauma to your ears… and soul.

Thankfully the UK decided to make their own English language dub, in which they keep the Japanese score/music.

  • Track: Arrietty's Song
  • Artist: Cecile Corbel
  • Plays: 18493

zameri:

"In case you didn’t know, “Hikoukigumo” was not written for Kaze Tachinu, as most Ghibli movie theme songs are. Yuming wrote it when she was 16. When Miyazaki heard it he chose it, saying that it was perfect for the movie. 

Yuming wrote “Hikoukigumo” because of a very close friend she had since Elementary school. Her friend had a weak constitution and was constantly ill. At the early age of 14, Yuming started her singing career and traveled around, taking voice lessons and performing. When she returned to her home town and visited her friend’s house, she was greeted by a shrine and the news of her friend’s death. 

In her sadness, Yuming wrote “Hikoukigumo” and recorded it, however it was never a success compared to her other songs. So when Miyazaki contacted her and told her he wanted to use it in his film, she was overjoyed.” — saotome-michi.tumblr.com

  • Track: Hikoukigumo
  • Artist: Yuming
  • Album: Hikouki Gumo
  • Plays: 21147