Studio Ghibli's Musical Maestro Talks Ni No Kuni's Soundtrack

If you've ever seen one of Hayao Miyazaki's animated films, you've encountered the work of composer Joe Hisaishi. His haunting, gorgeous compositions have accompanied films from Castle in the Sky to My neighbour Totoro to Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away.

Hisaishi will also be creating the music for Studio Ghibli and Level-5's upcoming PS3 role-playing game Ni No Kuni, something that has me just as excited about the game as any talk of its animation, story or design. In the video above, he talks about the creative process, which sounds like it was awfully organic. He says he based the music in part on folk music of Ireland to create "something nostalgic, but still connected to the future."

For some reason, I'm still kind of sceptical about Ni No Kuni overall (maybe it was that weird demo), but however the game turns out, it's a safe bet the music will be something special. Hisaishi says he hopes one day they can do a concert based on the game's music. I'd go.


    Going off what I've played, read and seen on this game it's looking to be the best JRPG in years. Can't wait until the 25th!

      You mean since Xenoblade?

        Personally I think this will be a lot better than Xenoblade, not saying Xenoblade wasn't a brilliant game by the way. I just think I'm going to prefer Ni No Kuni by a long shot. I'm actually really sad that hardly anyone is excited about it. :(

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