Shigeaki Saegusa

三枝成彰, 三枝成章
Birth:Jul 8, 1942
Saegusa is best known for his opera version Chuushingura of the wellknown kabuki epic of the Fortyseven Ronin/Chuushingura with a libretto by the novelist Shimada Masahiko. Written over a period of 10 years the opera was most recently performed at the New National Theatre Tokyo in 2002. His newest opera Jr. Butterfly is a sequel of Giacomo Puccinis Madama Butterfly. He has also written the background music for anime the foremost of which being Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. Other anime he has written for are Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ Mobile Suit Gundam: Chars Counterattack Catnapped The Movie and Mother: Saigo no Shoujo Eve.