Castle In The Sky (Joe Hisaishi)

Castle In the Sky
(Joe Hisaishi)

Castle in the Sky
by Joe Hisaishi

Joe Hisaishi - Carrying You - Castle In The Sky - Laputa
The “Castle in the Sky” (Japanese: 天空の城ラピュタ Hepburn: Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta), known as Laputa: Castle in the Sky in Europe and Australia, is a 1986 Japanese animated steampunk fantasy-adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was the very first film animated by Studio Ghibli and was animated for Tokuma Shoten. It follows the adventures of a young boy and girl attempting to keep a magic crystal from a group of military agents, while searching for a legendary floating castle. The film was distributed by Toei Kabushiki Kaisha.

Laputa: Castle in the Sky won the Animage Anime Grand Prix in 1986. The film has received positive reviews and grossed $15 million at the box office, and went on to gross a total of approximately $156 million in box office, home video and soundtrack sales. In Japanese polls of greatest animations, Castle in the Sky was voted the second best animated film at the 2006 Japan Media Arts Festival and was voted first place in a 2008 Oricon audience poll. Considered a milestone in the steampunk genre, Castle in the Sky has had a strong influence on Japanese popular culture, and has inspired numerous films, media and games, in Japan and internationally.


“Carrying You” by Joe Hisaishi @ Studio Ghibli Concert 2008 (Laputa: Castle in the Sky)

Lyrics

Ano chiheisen / Kagayaku no wa
Doko ka ni kimi wo / Kakushite iru kara
Takusan no hi ga / Natsukashii no wa
Ano doreka hitotsu ni
Kimi ga iru kara

Within those glittering lights on the horizon,
you must be hiding somewhere.
When I see those twinkling stars
I feel nostalgic because
I know you are in one of them.

Saa, dekakeyou!
Hitokire no PAN
NAIFU, RANPU kaban ni
Tsumekonde

Let’s set out,
pack a bag with
a piece of bread,
a knife, a lamp,

Tousan ga nokoshita / Atsui omoi
Kaasan ga kureta / Ano manazashi

The passion that my father left me,
That look that my mother gave me.

Chikyuu wa mawaru / Kimi o kakushite
Kagayaku hitomi / Kirameku tomoshibi
Chikyuu wa mawaru / Kimi o nosete
Itsuka kitto deau / Bokura o nosete

The earth is spinning, concealing you
Your eyes are shining in the glittering light
The earth is spinning, carrying you
carrying us who shall meet someday.

Toosan ga nokoshita / Atsui omoi
Kaasan ga kureta / Ano manazashi

This passion is that my father gave me,
That look my mother gave me.

Chikyuu wa mawaru / Kimi o kakushite
Kagayaku hitomi / Kirameku tomoshibi
Chikyuu wa mawaru / Kimi o nosete
Itsuka kitto deau / Bokura o nosete

The earth is spinning, concealing you
Your eyes are shining in the glittering light
The earth is spinning, carrying you,
carrying us who shall meet someday.