jb Jul 28, 2006
So I didn't quite know what to think when they said Tamiya Terashima was doing the music for Gedo Senki, the new Ghibli movie animated by Hayao Miyazaki's son (I don't remember his name). I bought it anyway and it's rather good. It's true to the standard Ghibli quality in terms of music; a little bit darker and heavier and has quite a few tones of Celtic instrumentation in some parts (bagpipes and whatnot). The vocalist for this movie is really good. From what I read on IMDB she's only 19 and was supposed to star in the 2008 Ghibli movie, but Miyazaki liked her so much she bumped her up. She has a really good voice (you can hear the movie title song if you go to the website, it's really good http://www.ghibli.jp/ged/). The "Poetry" album as it's called, is all her on vocals singing songs . Really calming voice. No Hisaishi is always a bad thing in my book but this is still definitely Ghibli worthy.