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Joe Hisaishi is well known as a japanese grand master who has composed and directed hundreds of epic scores for Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki animations ‘Totoro’, ‘Spirited Away’, ‘Laputa Castle In The Sky’, ‘The Wind Rises’, Takeshi Kitano’s movies ‘Kikujiro’, ‘Hanabi’, ‘Brother’, Yojiro Takita’s sentimental movie ‘Departure’, and still many more.

In circa 1980s to 90s, Hisaishi strengthened his reputation as one of the budding anime industry’s top musical contributors, his compositions would proceed to become some of the very hallmarks of early anime. Hisaishi also composed for such TV and movie hits .

He also did theme song arrangements and composed other anime opening, closing, and insert title theme songs such as Maho Shojo Lalabel (1980), Hello! Sandybell (1981), Meiken Jolie(1981), Voltron (1981), Ai Shite Knight (1983), Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel: Curtain Call (1986), and Kimagure Orange Road: The Movie (1988). As more exposure was given to Hisaishi and the anime industry, his career grew. He initiated a solo career, began to produce music, and created his own label (Wonder Land Inc.) in 1988.

Here’s few tracks from Joe Hisaishi’s 80s anime theme song. Let’s enjoy the mixing tape.

01. (00:00) Main Theme – “Venus Wars”
02. (03:00) Shakunetsu no Circuit (Red Hot Circuit)
03. (06:48) Techno Police – “Techno Police 21C”
04. (09:57) Love Theme
05. (13:34) Ouke no Monshou – Main Theme – “Ouke no Monshou” (Crest of the Royal Family)
06. (19:02) Carol
07. (22:57) Yume no Tsubasa (Wings of Dreams – Instrumental) – “Honoo no Alpen Rose: Judy & Randy” (Alpenrose of Fire Judy and Randy)
08. (24:20) Yume no Tsubasa (Wings of Dreams – Memory)
09. (26:18) Wakakusa no Negai (The Girl’s Wishes)
10. (30:06) Tsuioku no Bara (The Rose of Remembrance – Leonhardt Aschenbach)
11. (34:32) Theme of “Birth” – “Birth”
12. (39:07) Atsuki Kokoro ni (Heated Heart)
13. (42:11) Presence III – Robot Carnival “Presence”
14. (44:59) Heart & Hand – Robot Carnival “Starlight Angel”
15. (49:11) Arion – Main Theme – “Arion”
16. (51:21) Resphoina
17. (57:14) Tori no You ni (Like a Bird) – “Kimagure Orange Road: I Want to Return to That Day”

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