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Shunsuke Kikuchi

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Native name  菊池 俊輔
Role  Composer
Name  Shunsuke Kikuchi
Years active  1961-
Occupation  Composer and arranger

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Born  November 1, 1931 (age 84) (1931-11-01) Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
Alma mater  Nihon University College of Art
Albums  Dragon Ball Z: BGM Collection
Awards  Japan Record Award for Achievement
Similar People  Hironobu Kageyama, Takao Koyama, Nobuyo Oyama, Daisuke Nishio, Michiaki Watanabe

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Shunsuke Kikuchi (菊池 俊輔, Kikuchi Shunsuke, born November 1, 1931) is a prolific Japanese composer. He specializes in incidental music for media such as television and film. Active since the early 1960s, he has been one of Japan's most highly demanded film and TV composers, working principally on tokusatsu and anime productions for children, as well as violent action films, jidaigeki and television dramas. His works are comparatively more common in Toei-related productions.


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Up-tempo works like those in Kamen Rider and Abarenbō Shōgun form the majority of his works, while his slow background music from long-running series have become some of his best-known works. As anime and tokusatsu like Doraemon Kamen Rider Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, jidaigeki such as Abarenbō Shōgun and Chōshichirō Edo Nikki, and TBS Saturday-night productions ranging from Key Hunter to G-Men '75 became long-running hit series, people began to say that "if Kikuchi Shunsuke is in charge of the music, the show will be a hit." He retired after Dragon Ball Z ended in 1996 and was replaced by Akihito Tokunaga as the new composer for Dragon Ball GT.

The song "Urami Bushi" (怨み節) which he composed for the Female Convict Scorpion series was included in the American film Kill Bill and on its soundtrack.

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Kikuchi was nominated for the Japan Academy Prize for Music in 1983 for his work on The Gate of Youth and To Trap a Kidnapper.

He received an Award of Merit at the 2013 Tokyo Anime Awards.

Kikuchi has won several annual awards from the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers based on the royalties he earned from his works in the previous year. He won the International Award, which is based on foreign income, in 1983 (UFO Robot Grendizer), 1989 (UFO Robot Grendizer), 2008 (Dragon Ball Z), 2010 (Doraemon), 2012 (Doraemon), 2015 (Dragon Ball Z), and 2016 (Kiteretsu Daihyakka). He came in second in overall royalties in 2004 (Dragon Ball Z).

In 2015, he received a lifetime achievement award at the 57th Japan Record Awards.

Selected works

  • Abare Hasshū Goyō Tabi
  • Abarenbō Shōgun
  • Arabian Nights: Sinbad's Adventures
  • Babel II
  • Casshan
  • Chōshichirō Edo Nikki
  • Daimos
  • Danguard Ace
  • Denjin Zaborger
  • Doraemon (1979 anime)
  • Dotakon
  • Dr. Slump and Arale-chan
  • Dragon Ball
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Dragon Ball Kai (2011, replacing Kenji Yamamoto; music taken from Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z)
  • Dragon Princess
  • Female Convict 701: Scorpion
  • Gaiking
  • Gamera series, including Gamera vs. Guiron, Gamera vs. Jiger, Gamera vs. Zigra and Gamera: Super Monster,
  • Getter Robo and Getter Robo G
  • Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell
  • High School! Kimengumi
  • Hurricane Polymer
  • Jumborg Ace
  • Kamen Rider (first series through -ZX)
  • Kiteretsu Daihyakka
  • Kure Kure Takora
  • La Seine no Hoshi
  • Message from Space (TV series)
  • Q-tarō (1985 series)
  • Robotto Keiji
  • Ronin of the Wilderness
  • Sakigake!! Otokojuku
  • Sister Street Fighter
  • Starzinger'
  • Tenchi in Tokyo (also known as New Tenchi Muyo)
  • Terror beneath the Sea
  • Tiger Mask
  • Tōyama no Kin-san (with Ryōtarō Sugi)
  • UFO Robo Grendizer
  • Yojimbo of the Wilderness
  • Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs
  • References

    Shunsuke Kikuchi Wikipedia