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Totoro and Laputa Singer at London's Hyper Japan

posted on 2016-04-06 14:27 EDT
Azumi Inoue, singer of the classic Totoro theme tune, will perform at July event

The Hyper Japan festival has announced that Azumi Inoue, who sung the songs in Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro and Laputa Castle in the Sky, will be performing at the forthcoming event at Olympia, London, from July 15 to 17.

From the announcement:

Making her debut in 1983, Azumi Inoue 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 favoyrites as the opening and end themes for My Neighbor Totoro: “Stroll” and “My Neighbor Totoro” ; and incidental music for Kiki's Delivery Service: “Changing Seasons” and “Maho No Nukumori” [from the Kiki's Delivery Service album.]. In addition to movie theme songs, she 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.

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