Kenji Kawai

川井憲次
Date of Birth: April 23 1957 Birthplace: Shinagawa Tokyo Japan Websitehttp://www.kenjikawai.com/indexe.html Wiki ENhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KenjiKawai Wiki JPhttps://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/E5B79DE4BA95E686B2E6ACA1 Kenji Kawai is a Japanese music composer and a musician. After dropping out of a nuclear engineering program at Tokai University Kawai Kenji began studying music at Shobi Music Academy. However he dropped out after half a year. With a few friends he created the band Muse playing fusion rock and participating in music competitions. Through competing in such contests the band members became technically competent to enter the music industry and decided to part ways. After leaving Muse Kawai Kenji began composing music for commercials in his home studio. While recording music for Yuji Mitsuyahttps://anilist.co/staff/95874/ he met music director Naoko Asari who advised him to compose anime soundtracks. Some of his most famous anime soundtracks can be found in Patlaborhttps://anilist.co/anime/1288/ Ranma https://anilist.co/anime/210/ Ghost in the Shellhttps://anilist.co/anime/43/ Fate/Stay Nighthttps://anilist.co/anime/356/ When They Cryhttps://anilist.co/anime/934/ and more recently in Mob Psycho 100https://anilist.co/anime/21507/. He has worked on several projects with the director Mamoru Oshiihttps://anilist.co/staff/99097/ and has written scores for all of Hideo Nakatas films. Kenji Kawais music has received the Annie award and Hong Kong Film Award in 2005 for Ghost in The Shell 2: Innocencehttps://anilist.co/anime/468/ he was nominated for an Annie award. Following his success as an anime music composer he became involved in live action movies. He contributed music to horror films: Ring Ring 2 Dark Water JapanesePolish sciencefiction film Avalon and the Hong Kong film Seven Swords. For the music found in Seven Swords and A Battle of Wits he was nominated for Best Original Film Score Awards at both the 25th and 26th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2006 and 2007. Source: AniDB
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