Whether you are an anime fan yourself, or just looking for a good resource for accessible arrangements from this genre, I've got you covered!
Read on to see some of my favorite anime arrangements for beginning to intermediate students!
If you are familiar with anime music (or have students who are) you've probably heard of Studio Ghibli. This Japanese film studio has released some of the most enduring anime films out there, including "My Neighbor Totoro," "Howl's Moving Castle," and the Academy Award-winning film "Spirited Away."
The composer behind the music for most of the Studio Ghibli films is Joe Hisaishi. With lovely melodies and lush harmonies, Hisaishi's music works well for the piano and can be rewarding for students to play. Here are a few of my favorites from Hisaishi's catalog (click on the level to see the sheet music):
See all of my arrangements of Joe Hisaishi's pieces HERE.
2. Classic anime series
Next we have a few classic anime series that still remain popular. If your students are anime fans, they'll probably recognize and enjoy any of these anime themes:
3. Current anime series
Below are a few titles from recent animes that my students have requested:
Want to see even more anime options? Check out all of my anime arrangements HERE.
What do you think? Do you teach anime music? What anime favorites have your students been requesting? I'd love to hear from you in the comments!