The New Japan Philharmonic is a symphony orchestra based in Japan. It was established in 1972 with Seiji Ozawa as honorary conductor laureate.
Their video game performances include songs for the Super Smash Bros. Melee orchestral arrangement soundtrack Smashing...Live!, Resident Evil's music in Resident Evil Orchestra, orchestral arrangements by Kaoru Wada for the Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack, the music of Go Shiina from Tales of Legendia, and the first stop, Yokohama, on Final Fantasy Tour de Japan.
The orchestra is also known for their film soundtrack productions, notably Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, both soundtracks composed, arranged, conducted and performed by Joe Hisaishi, and a number of works for Neon Genesis Evangelion, composed, arranged and conducted by Shiro Sagisu. The orchestra also performed the film score for an English-language animated film, The Brave Little Toaster, composed by David Newman.