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Anime Film Score

Lush, romantic, packed with visual energy and excitement, this is one of the most unique and compelling film score collections to be arranged for band. The highly allegorical nature of this genre of feature-length animation contains many traditional musical elements which will please and tantalize all types of audiences. Each title is independently entertaining and attractive, making excellent program material requiring no prior knowledge of the subject matter. All selections are scored for full concert band and generous percussion.
  • Howl's Moving Castle Symphonic Fantasy for Band
    Howl's Moving Castle
    Symphonic Fantasy for Band
    Based on Hayao Miyazaki’s animation “Howl’s Moving Castle” (2004), this Symphonic Fantasy for Band was arranged for Neagari Jr. High School Band (Kazuhiro Tanaka- director) in Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan as concert contest non-test repertoire. This work consists of 5 scenes which are freely adapted from Image Symphonic Suite (music released before the film’s premier) and... Based on Hayao Miyazaki’s animation “Howl’s Moving Castle&...  
  • LAPUTA - Castle in the Sky
    LAPUTA - Castle in the Sky
    Treat your audience to an incredible, dramatic, and powerful adventures of 1986 animation film by Studio Ghibli. A well-crafted 6 movement arrangement, spirit of the film can easily be imagined. 1. The Girl Who Fell from the Sky 2. Morning in the Mining Village 3. Pazu's Fanfare 4. Robot Soldiers 5. The Dragon's Nest 6. The Eternal Tree of Life Instrumentation Picc. Fl.1&2 Ob.1&2... Treat your audience to an incredible, dramatic, and powerful adventures of 1...  
  • My Neighbor Totoro Selections for Concert Band
    My Neighbor Totoro
    Selections for Concert Band
    This arrangement was specifically written for publication and recording in 2008. There have been countless interpretations, both positive and negative, of “My Neighbor Totoro”. However, I was simply moved by this film’s portrait of family love, respect for the environment, exciting adventure of childhood, and people’s loving kindness. It touched my heart with its abundant... This arrangement was specifically written for publication and recording in 2...  
  • NausicaƤ Requiem
    NausicaƤ Requiem
    From Anime master Hayao Miyazaki’s career take-off point, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) captures the last scene of Nausicaä coming back alive after being flown away by swarms of Ohmu. It’s directly arranged from the film sound track but has been adapted for band as needed. The medium grade level allows many groups to enjoy this arrangement. (Yo Goto)... From Anime master Hayao Miyazaki’s career take-off point, Nausicaä...  
  • Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea - Fantasy for Band
    Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea
    - Fantasy for Band
    The sound track of Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea includes a number of famous and familiar melodies as parody. I arranged it to exaggerate the fun-ness. “Deep Sea Ranch” from the film’s beginning is reminiscent of Ravel’s Lever du jour ( Daphnis et Chloé ); “Flight of Ponyo” with Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries , and “Mother of the Sea”... The sound track of Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea includes a number of famous a...  
  • Porco Rosso
    Porco Rosso
    From the 1992 Japanese animated film about an Italian World War I flying ace who, for a wartime misdeed, was transformed into an anthropomorphic pig. The flamboyant post-war story of Porco Rosso (Crimson Pig) battling air pirates is full of intrigue and romance, and the film’s diverse and lush soundtrack is one of the more rare Studio Ghibli scorings. Mr. Tomoki Ubata, (band director at Ina... From the 1992 Japanese animated film about an Italian World War I flying ace...  
  • Princess MONONOKE Fantasy Scenes
    Princess MONONOKE Fantasy Scenes
    Princess Mononoke (1997) is recognized for its outstanding soundtrack. The CD “Princess Mononoke” recorded by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra after the film’s release is also widely known. The CD arrangement follows the soundtrack and adds detailed scenes from the film with some development. Consider this arrangement a sequel to my previous “Selections from Princess... Princess Mononoke (1997) is recognized for its outstanding soundtrack. The C...  
  • Selections from "Kiki's Delivery Service"
    Selections from "Kiki's Delivery Service"
    Famous musicologist Yuji Numano identified an interesting relationship between classical and film music. Film music is like a second child of 19th century classical music (the first child being 20th century modern music). Although they have a parent-child relationship, there are still major differences. “The basic ‘form’ is different. In the history of classical music art forms,... Famous musicologist Yuji Numano identified an interesting relationship betwe...