Studio Ghibli’s world-famous anime are beloved by both children and adults the world around and the songs featured in many of their works are iconic masterpieces. Anybody who’s heard the theme song from ‘My Neighbour Totoro’ will instantly recognise the famous tune. Azumi Inoue, singer of songs from ‘Laputa: Castle In The Sky’, ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ and the aforementioned ‘My Neighbour Totoro’, will be performing at this summer’s HYPER JAPAN Festival!
Making her debut in 1983 Azumi first gained notice as the singer of the end theme for Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli animation movie, ‘Laputa: Castle In The Sky’ with “Carrying You”. Performing as a singer on many early Studio Ghibli movies, she is known for such favourites as the opening and end themes for ‘My Neighbour Totoro’: “Stroll” and “My Neighbor Totoro” and incidental music for ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’: “Changing Seasons” and “Maho No Nukumori”. In addition to movie theme songs, Azumi has also performed theme songs for local authorities, classic songs from school textbooks as well as the official theme song for ‘Peter Rabbit’. Her voice and music is loved by people from all generations!
Check out a live clip of Azumi performing “Carrying You” below:
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