2018 marked the 30th anniversary of My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies. Sadly, it was also the year Isao Takahata, one of the great masters of Japanese animation, passed away. Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki formed STUDIO GHIBLI so they could create their masterpieces.
This program will give you an up-close look at some of the studio's most famous films along with the music of STUDIO GHIBLI that continues to have multi-generational appeal. Songs are performed by popular J-pop stars and artists who have worked with STUDIO GHIBLI over the years. Treat yourself to fun and moving performances that pay homage to your favorite STUDIO GHIBLI films, hear rare stories about Hayao Miyazaki, and learn about the history of Isao Takahata and how he became one of Japan's greatest treasures. Filmed at Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum's Ghibli Expo -From Nausicaä to Marnie- exhibition, this 45-minute program is jam-packed with the magic of STUDIO GHIBLI, including famous scenes from your favorite STUDIO GHIBLI works.
[Featured Artists] Daisuke Yokoyama, Joe Hisaishi, Kazumi Nikaido, King & Prince, Little Glee Monster, Miu Arai, Ryu Goto (listed alphabetically)
[Navigator] Ryunosuke Kamiki
[Narrator] Miyu Irino