Joe Hisaishi is a Japanese composer and director who is widely known for his work in the anime industry. He has composed music for numerous anime films directed by Hayao Miyazaki, including Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky, and Princess Mononoke, among others. Hisaishi is known for his unique blend of classical and contemporary music, often infusing orchestral soundscapes with electronic elements. He has also composed music for live-action films, including Departures, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009. Hisaishi’s contributions to the world of music are significant, and his collaborations with Miyazaki have made a lasting impact on the global filmmaking industry.