Anime Music Review: Spirited Away Soundtrack

Okay, so let’s all talk about how I’ve been listening to the Spirited Away soundtrack for the last two days straight. It’s no wonder (to me) that the movie won a Japanese Academy award for best song (“Always with Me”) in 2002. In addition, the “Day of the River” piece received the 56th Mainichi Film Competition Award for Best Music, the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2001 Best Music Award in the Theater Movie category, and the 16th Japan Gold Disk Award for Animation Album of the Year. The music was composed by Joe Hiyashi and performed by the Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra with Hiyashi conducting.

Here is the best song. Sound quality isn’t bowling anyone over…. Props to you if you understand what is being said/can read the subtitles.

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