I'm a longtime lurker on this forum--finally had something to post about. Anyway, for the past year or so, I've been listening to a lot of the great Japanese film composer Joe Hisaishi. He's mostly known for his collaborations with filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki and Takeshi Kitano. Hisaishi has the unique ability to capture innocence, nostalgia, and exoticness of the films he's worked on. For those who listen to Hisaishi's stuff, I'm just wondering what your favorite scores are. Personally, I like Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery Service, and Spirited Away. I only have a little of his Kitano stuff, so I'm less able to comment on that. For those who haven't heard Joe Hisaishi's works, I suggest going out and picking up the Sprited Away and Princess Mononoke soundtracks on Milan records--those are the easiest to find domestic two albums. Believe me, you'll thank yourself.