Takahata, Ghibli's Kaguya-Hime Now Lists Composer Hisaishi
posted on by Joanne Mertz
Music management company Tokyo Concerts originally reported on a web page in November that Ikebe (Future Boy Conan, Akira Kurosawa's Kagemusha) would be composing the soundtrack, and TOHO formally announced the film in December with Ikebe in the credits.
The change in the film's composer was made public on Monday, the same day that TOHO announced that Kaguya-hime no Monogatari will be delayed until this fall. Kaguya-hime no Monogatari was scheduled to open in Japan on the same day in the summer as Hayao Miyazaki's Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Is Rising) film.
Hisaishi is also composing Kaze Tachinu, which remains scheduled for summer. He composed most of the films in Miyazaki's long career.