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Date of Birth 18 March 1964Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

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Yôko Kanno was born on March 18, 1964 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. She is a composer, known for Gochisôsan (2013), Cowboy Bebop (1998) and Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001). She is married to Hajime Mizoguchi.

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Hajime Mizoguchi (? - present)

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Does some of her own singing (under the name "Gabriella Robin") for the music she writes (such as lead vocal for Green Bird, and chorus for Blue, both from Cowboy Bebop (1998) .
Began composing music in early childhood, writing a song for a boy she liked. She says Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy were her primary influences.
Freguently works with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.
She created a band called Seatbelts for the Cowboy Bebop music recording. But because of the great success of the music and selling of the CDs worldwide, the band wasn't disbanded, but kept touring mostly in Japan. They also worked together in 2007 on Darker than Black.
Since she works in the animation industry she only receives instructions from the director or storyboards which can help her with the music composing, never knowing if all of her works will be included in the finished work. She once said that this is a way she likes to work, since she doesn't have to obey the rules during her work.

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