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Published on February 27th, 2020 | by Faith

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Joe Hisaishi is bringing a Studio Ghibli live concert to Wembley Arena

Films from Studio Ghibli are being screened alongside a live orchestra.

The show which comes to Wembley Arena on September 19 will be conducted by acclaimed composer Joe Hisaishi. The music will be performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Crouch End Festival Chorus.

Hisaishi has worked with filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki on all but one of his projects. He’s composed soundtracks from 1986’s Castle In The Sky to 2013’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

The beloved animated features have captivated audiences across the globe and more recently have been secured by Netflix who will release the films onto its streaming platform.

Six Studio Ghibli films are among the highest grossing anime films made in Japan, with Spirited Away being the highest having grossed $360 million worldwide.

The film is also one of five to receive an Academy Award nomination as well as the only winner for Best Animated Feature Film.

Some of the studio’s most critically acclaimed films include Only Yesterday and When Marnie Was There, which both have 100% ratings on review website Rotten Tomatoes.

Other notable works include My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke.

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