Ghibli concert will visit Taiwan to perform Hayao Miyazaki’s anime theme songs over the years | Symphony Concert | Inoue Apricot | NHK Symphony

[Epoch Times April 08, 2021](Reported by Epoch Times reporter Ma Weifen) Hayao Miyazaki has reproduced the original soundtrack of the theme songs of animation films over the years in Taipei. This time, the organizer invited Hayao Miyazaki, the theme song of the anime movie “Queen Singer”, and his daughter Yuyu, to join hands with Sumi Shimamoto and Yuki Kimura to join the famous Japanese chamber symphony orchestra “NHK Symphony Danyu Orchestra” Perform together.

After the streaming video platform and Japan Studio Ghibli launched 21 classic animation films from Studio Ghibli, a Taiwanese film maker made Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film “My Neighbor Totoro” debut in theaters, which had never been released in Taiwan before. Ghibli classics such as “Castle in the Sky” and “Nausicaa” will also be re-released on the big screen this year.

Entrained in the movie craze, fans who love Miyazaki’s works can relive childhood classics. Last year, Ghibli Japan’s NHK original symphony concert in Taiwan was postponed for one year due to the impact of the new crown pneumonia (Chinese Communist virus) epidemic. It has recently been confirmed that it will debut on July 18 and will be performed at the Taipei International Convention Center.

Original Ghibli symphony concert poster. (Provided by Yidie Cultural and Creative)

Studio Ghibli was established in 1985 by two directors, Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, and has produced many well-known works, including “Hall’s Moving Castle”, “Nausicaa”, “Kiki’s Delivery Service”, Ghibli movies such as “My Neighbor Totoro”, “City in the Sky” and “The Hidden Girl” are childhood memories of many parents, which touched 25 million people around the world.

The queen singer Anmei Inoue, who was invited to perform this time, shared with pleasure: “I can’t wait to come to Taiwan, and I am longing for the charm of Taiwanese snacks. Although it was not possible to perform in Taiwan last year, I believe that July 18th will be the best for Taiwanese fans. The performance will lead you to the memories of Hayao Miyazaki’s world through music.”

Editor in charge: Su Yang


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