Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Video Looks at the Melodies of Joe Hisaishi

Piano scores and emotional story-telling make for one of the better video game OSTs around.

Posted By | On 09th, Jan. 2013 Under Article, Video News


Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch isn’t a sequel to the original – rather, it’s a port of the original Nintendo DS title for the Playstation 3 – but that focus only makes it more endearing. The animations of Studio Ghibli can shine even brighter and on bigger screens with the PS3 version due out on January 22nd.

But a Ghibli project isn’t just defined by its visuals. It’s also defined by the soundtrack from Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi, who’s handled such esteemed projects for the studio as Castle in the Sky and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away.

In a new behind the scenes video, Hisaishi talks about the creative process behind the music for Ni no Kuni. Interestingly enough, he managed to compose the entire soundtrack in 7 days. Wait, did we say “interesting”? We actually meant to say, “what the hell, does not compute!”

Hopefully the soundtrack itself will see a separate release in the coming weeks.


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