BTS’ RM continues to amaze fans with his ever-expanding repertoire of talents. His charismatic leadership within the group has been a source of inspiration for many, and recently, he unveiled yet another charming facet of his artistry, leaving fans in awe.
On September 25, 2023, Kim Namjoon treated fans to a delightful piano performance, sharing renditions of the Hayao Miyazaki theme from the beloved film “Howl’s Moving Castle.” This enchanting work by Hayao Miyazaki, originally released in 2004 as a Studio Ghibli film, holds a special place in the hearts of fans to this day.
The Magic of “Howl’s Moving Castle”
joon playing howl’s moving castle theme song on the piano!!!! pic.twitter.com/WSsIyNNgmE
— namjoon pics (@rmarchives) September 25, 2023
“Howl’s Moving Castle” is a Japanese animated fantasy film directed by the renowned Hayao Miyazaki. Loosely based on the 1986 novel by British author Diana Wynne Jones, the film weaves a captivating narrative around Sophie, a young milliner cursed to transform into an elderly woman. Her life takes a thrilling turn when she encounters the enigmatic wizard Howl and becomes embroiled in his resistance against the king. The film garnered widespread critical acclaim for its stunning visuals and Miyazaki’s skillful exploration of various themes, even earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature.
The Intersection of BTS and Studio Ghibli
The film and its enchanting soundtrack have always held a special place in the hearts of Studio Ghibli fans. Studio Ghibli, known for its timeless work, continues to captivate audiences across generations. For fans witnessing BTS’s RM perform a song from this beloved film, it was a heartwarming moment, highlighting the connection between two cherished interests. RM also shared a personal touch, revealing that he used to play the piano in high school, making this surprise even more special.
Fans were treated to RM’s effortless rendition of the “Howl’s Moving Castle” OST, “Merry Go Round of Life.” He initially played the theme in its original format, showcasing his exceptional piano skills. To the fans’ delight, he later performed a speeded-up version, playfully referencing the TikTok trend of sped-up song renditions.
RM’s Ongoing Activities
On September 20, 2023, the BTS leader personally shared the significant announcement that all seven members of BTS had renewed their contracts, solidifying their continued journey together. This announcement carried particular weight as it coincided with members’ ongoing military enlistments and their individual solo projects. RM revealed that he’s currently preparing for an upcoming project, generating buzz and anticipation among fans.
While specific details were scarce, he assured fans that more information would be unveiled in October. He clarified that this project is unrelated to a new album release and expressed his eagerness to share more, teasing fans with the promise of exciting developments in BTS’s future.