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Ryûichi Sakamoto

Ryûichi Sakamoto was born on January 17, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan. He was previously married to Akiko Yano. See full bio »
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 2013 The City of Love and Hope (performer: "A Thousand Knives") / (writer: "A Thousand Knives")
 2013 Ryûichi Sakamoto: Playing the Orchestra 2013 (TV Movie) (performer: "Kizuna", "Still Life", "Solitude", "Bibo no Aozora", "Amore", "Castalia", "0322_C#_minor", "Trace", "After All", "Bolerish", "Ichimei", "Happy End", "Theme for Yae", "Yae no Sakura", "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence", "Rain", "The Sheltering Sky", "Aqua")
  Nonfiction W (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2013) (writer - 2 episodes, 2013)
- Naofumi Higuchi (2013) ... (performer: "Litany") / (writer: "Litany")
- Ryôsuke Kinoshita (2013) ... (performer: "Litany") / (writer: "Litany")
 2013 Yae no sakura (TV Series) (performer: "Theme song") / (writer: "Theme song")
 2011 Taeko Ohnuki & Ryuichi Sakamoto UTAU Tour 2010 (Video) (performer: "Tango", "Bobo no aozora", "3 Bears", "Aka tonbo", "Natsuiro no fuku", "energy flow", "high heels", "Railroad Man", "a life", "Shiki", "merry christmas mr.lawrence", "Shikisai toshi")
 2011 Yellow Magic Orchestra Live at NHK (TV Movie) (lyrics: "SEOUL MUSIC") / (writer: "BEHIND THE MASK", "SEOUL MUSIC", "TONG POO")
 2011 Y.M.O. NHK (TV Movie) (performer: "Improvisation", "Firecracker", "Behind The Mask", "The City of Light", "Seoul Music", "Gradated Gray", "Taiso", "1000 Knives", "Cosmic Surfin ~ Absolute Ego Dance", "Rydeen", "Cue", "Tong Poo")
 2011 Ryûichi Sakamoto: Live in Europe (TV Movie) (performer: "hibari", "composition 0919", "bibo no aozora", "The Sheltering Sky", "Happyend")
 2011 Space News (TV Series) (performer: "Theme song") / (writer: "Theme song")
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Episode #10.6 (2010) ... (performer: "Forbidden Colours" - uncredited) / (writer: "Forbidden Colours" - uncredited)
 2010 Schola: Sakamoto Ryûichi ongaku no gakkô (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Drums and Basses (2010) ... (performer: "Thousand Knives")
 2010 Caterpillar (producer: "Dead Girl")
 2009 Post YMO (Video) (performer: "You've Got to Help yourself", "Sportsmen", "Fly Me to the River", "Mars", "Flakes", "Riot in Lagos", "Ongaku", "Rescue", "Turn Turn", "Tokyo Town Pages", "The Cit of Lights", "Supreme Secret", "Wonderful To Me", "Tibetan Dance", "War and Peace", "Rydeen 79/07", "Chronograph", "Cue") / (writer: "You've Got to Help yourself", "Sportsmen", "Fly Me to the River", "Mars", "Flakes", "Riot in Lagos", "Ongaku", "Rescue", "Turn Turn", "Tokyo Town Pages", "The Cit of Lights", "Supreme Secret", "Wonderful To Me", "Tibetan Dance", "War and Peace", "Rydeen 79/07", "Chronograph", "Cue")
 2009 Basura (Documentary) (performer: "hwit") / (writer: "hwit")
 2009 Ryuichi Sakamoto: Japan Tour 2009 (TV Movie) (performer: "glacier", "to stanford", "hibari", "composition 0919", "tamago", "asience", "silk - end roll", "high heels", "tango", "bibo no aozora", "the sheltering sky", "self portrait", "perspective", "happyend", "tibetan dance", "thousand knives", "+33", "aqua") / (writer: "glacier", "to stanford", "hibari", "composition 0919", "tamago", "asience", "silk - end roll", "high heels", "tango", "bibo no aozora", "the sheltering sky", "self portrait", "perspective", "happyend", "tibetan dance", "thousand knives", "+33", "aqua")
 2009 Songs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ryuichi Sakamoto (2009) ... (performer: "Tibetan Dance", "to stanford", "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence", "Untitled")
 2008 O Meu Alien (Short) (performer: "La Femme Chinoise")
 2008 Tokyo! (performer: "Tokyo Town Pages") / (writer: "Tokyo Town Pages")
 2008 Pathology (writer: "Bibo No Aozora")
 2008 Skins (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Chris (2008) ... (performer: "Forbidden Colours" - uncredited)
 2007 Appleseed Saga: Ex Machina (performer: "Rescue")
 2007 Premium 10 (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Yellow Magic Orchestra (2007) ... (performer: "You've Got to Help Yourself", "riot in lagos", "rescue", "ongaku", "rydeen 79/07", "cue")
 2006 Dawn of Mana (Video Game) ("Opening Theme", "Ending Theme")
 2006/I Babel (performer: "(Only) Love Can Conquer Hate", "Bibo No Aozora") / (writer: "(Only) Love Can Conquer Hate", "Bibo No Aozora")
 2004 Peace One Day (Documentary) (performer: "Nuages") / (writer: "Nuages")
 2004 Appleseed (music: "coro") / (performer: "coro") / (producer: "coro")
 2001 To the Backstreet: The Films Kenji Nakagami Left Out (Documentary) (writer: "Flower is not Flower", "Parolibre")
 2001 Hosono Haruomi: Yellow Magic Show (TV Movie) (performer: "Rydeen")
 1998 New Rose Hotel (performer: "Sweet Revenge") / (writer: "Sweet Revenge")
 1997 Tokyo biyori ("Himawari")
 1996 Art City 1: Making It in Manhattan (Documentary) (performer: "Triste", "LuLu") / (writer: "Triste", "LuLu")
 1996 Joe's Apartment (writer: "De La F.U.N.K.Y. Towel")
 1994 Jimmy Hollywood (performer: "Spanish Theme", "The Far, Lonely Cry of Trains")
 1990 The Cream of Eric Clapton (Video documentary) (writer: "Behind the Mask")
 1989 News 23 (TV Series) (performer: "The City of Lights", "Put Your Hands Up") / (writer: "The City of Lights", "Put Your Hands Up")
 1989 Black Rain (performer: "LASER MAN") / (producer: "LASER MAN") / (writer: "LASER MAN")
 1989 Homebound (performer: "Shogunade", "Free Trading") / (writer: "Shogunade")
 1987 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 February 1987 (1987) ... (writer: "Behind the Mask")
 1986 The Adventures of Milo and Otis ("Watasuge No Hara")
 1986 Japão - Uma Viagem no Tempo (TV Series documentary) (performer: "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence")
 1983 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (performer: "Forbidden Colours" - uncredited) / (writer: "Forbidden Colours" - uncredited)
 1982 Music Fair (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 15 April 1982 (1982) ... (performer: "Taiso", "Lover, Come Back to Me", "cue")
 1982 You (TV Series) (performer: "YOU: Opening", "YOU: Ending") / (writer: "YOU: Opening", "YOU: Ending")
 1980 Yoru no hitto sutajio (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 June 1980 (1980) ... (performer: "Technopolis", "Rydeen")
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Graduated from Tokyo National University's Fine Arts & Music program with a B.A. in music composition as well as an M.A. with special emphasis on electronic & ethnic music. See more »



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