In the Studio Ghibli 25th anniversary concert, Hayao Miyazaki appears in the audience with a bouquet of flowers for Joe Hisaishi. A symbolic act showing that the animation and music are equally important.
Joe Hisaishi - This man. What a beautiful imagination, full of creativity and life. This man is one of the only men I have that is always there to comfort me and offer assurance. Thank you so, so much.