Kenji Kawai( Anime composer)
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Biography Kenji Kawai
Kenji Kawai (p. 23/04/1957, Tokyo) - one of the most famous anime composers.
Father Kavaja loved to listen to classical music and house music from the movies. Therefore, the boy also became interested in music.
While studying at Tokyo University (specializing in nuclear engineer ") Kawai unexpectedly won student music competition company" Mazda ". Dropped out just six months before release, he devoted himself entirely professional playing guitar and composing music.
The first work on the field Kavaja anime music became the soundtrack TV-series "Bores aliens" [Urusei Yatsura] (1981-1986), created after the manga by Takahashi Rumiko director Mamoru Oshii and the studio "Studio Pierrot"
. Among other anime soundtracks Kavaja should specify:
. OAV-series: "Man-daemon" [Devilman] (1987-1990), . "Vampire Miyu" [Kyuuketsuki Miyu] (1988-1989), . "Mobile police Patleybor" [Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor] (1988-1989), . "Demon Warrior Luna Varga" [Majusenshi Luna Varga] (1991), . "Sacred legend / Rig-Veda" [Seiden / RgVeda] (1991-1992), . On, . goddess! "[Aa! Megami-sama!] (1993-1994),
OAV: "Forest mermaids" [Ningyo no Mori] (1991), "Acceleration! [Burn Up!] (1991), "Ikzelion" [Iczelion] (1994), "Princess Minerva" [Princess Minerva] (1995)
. TV series: "Finance house Ikkoku" [Maison Ikkoku] (1986-1988), . "Ramm 1 / 2" [Ranma 1 / 2] (1989, . 1989-1992), . "Ribbon Hime" [Hime-chan no Ribbon] (1992-1993), . "Irresponsible Captain Tylor" [Musekinin Kanchou Tylor] (1993), . "Metal Warrior Miku" [Metal Fighter Miku] (1994), . "Blue Seed" [Blue Seed] (1994-1995), . "Passionate hunters" [Bakuretsu Hunter] (1995-1996), . "Baby Aka and I" [Aka-chan to Boku] (1996-1997), . "Giperpolitsiya" [Hyper Police] (1997), . Iron communication "[Kurogane Communication] (1998-1999), . "Corrector Yui" [Corrector Yui] (1999, . 2000),
In addition to the OAV-and TV-serials, Kawai also wrote music for "attached" to them full-length films.
However, the main masterpiece Kavaja soundtrack is a full-length film "Ghost in the" Armor "[Ghost in the Shell] (1995), created by Hosea, a favorite director Kavaja. The brilliant combination of aesthetics of cyberpunk with the melodies of ancient Japanese hymns hardly left untouched even though someone from the audience.
In addition to writing, anime, music, Kawai wrote songs and music for JPOP-performers, console games and feature films. Among the latter best known outside of Japan won the "Ring" [Ring] (1998).
Of all the musical instruments Kawai has the best guitar and synthesizer.
Kawai - master of all musical styles. Tending towards the "light" music, he was happy to perform any orders of directors. His pop, rock, experimental compositions and songs for many years enjoyed an ongoing love like a geek, and ordinary listeners.