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Akira Ifukube (1914–2006)

Akira Ifukube was born on May 31, 1914 in Hokkaido, Japan. He was the third son of a chief constable (his grandfather was a priest of Shin-to) and spent a majority of his childhood in areas with a mixed Japanese and Ainu population. Therefore, Ifukube was strongly influenced by their musical traditions and styles. As a result, he studied the ... See full bio »

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(age 91) in Tokyo, Japan

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Godzilla Composer
(1954)
Ready Player One Soundtrack
(2018)
(2019)
Darkness at Noon Composer
(1956)

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 1991 Dozoku no ranjo (Documentary)
 1977 Godzilla
 1976 Oinaru nire (Documentary short)
 1974 Sandakan 8
 1972 Godzilla vs. Gigan (credit only)
 1970 Space Amoeba
 1969 Latitude Zero
 1969 Sky Scraper!
 1968 Miyajima (Documentary)
 1967 Ikiru (Documentary)
 1966 Kuniza 21 seishô o mezashite (Documentary)
 1966 The Betrayal
 1966 Daimajin
 1965 Kodomo no kuni (Documentary)
 1964 Kojiki taisho
 1964 Da ji
 1964 Dogora
 1963 Atragon
 1963 13 Assassins
 1963 Yôsô
 1963 Teuchi
 1962 Kurobe damu dainibu (Documentary)
 1962 Ôsho
 1962 Chushingura
 1962 Killer Whale
 1962 Chiisakobe
 1962 Onnakeizu
 1961 Buddha
 1961 Akumyô
 1961 Yuki ni idomu (Documentary)
 1961 Ryûhyô no machi (Documentary)
 1961 Yuki no hataraki (Documentary)
 1960 Zoku Saitô Kenichirô (Documentary)
 1960 Shiroi shin (Documentary)
 1960 Zoku shinran
 1960 Shinran
 1960 Baruuchan Project (Documentary)
 1960 Dokku No. 3 (Documentary)
 1959 Nippon tanjô
 1959 Samurai Saga
 1959 The Big Boss
 1958 Kensetsufu
 1958 Nagai fuyu
 1958 The Precipice
 1957 Dajji
 1957 On This Earth
 1957 Downtown
 1957 Jigoku bana
 1957 Nikui mono
 1956 Arinamin
 1956 Matu kemusi
 1956 Oni daiko
 1956 Rodan
 1956 Joyu
 1956 Gin shinju
 1955 Hi no bakuso
 1955 Hokkaido
 1955 Kokuyu rin
 1955 Tifu no me
 1955 Yukaima
 1955 Dankongai
 1955 Buruuba
 1955 Osho ichidai
 1955 Mittsu no kao
 1955 Ôkami
 1955 Ginza no onna
 1954 Akanko no marimo (Documentary short)
 1954 Sakuma damu daiichibu (Documentary)
 1954 Godzilla
 1954 The Ditch
 1953 Muhomono
 1953 Onna no issho
 1953 Before Dawn
 1953 Hiroshima
 1953 Kanikôsen
 1953 Shirauo
 1953 Anatahan (as Ifukube)
 1953 Yokubo
 1953 Epitome
 1953 Mura hatibu
 1953 Senba zuru
 1952 Konketuji
 1952 Tenryu gawa
 1952 Swift Current
 1952 Violence
 1952 Nadare
 1951/I Jiyû gakkô
 1951 Ashura hangan
 1950 Kumo no machi
 1950 Kumo no mati
 1950 Simei hannin
 1950 Tenya wanya
 1950 White Beast
 1950 Senritu
 1950 Ma no ogon
 1949 Koiokamibi
 1949 Nijiotoko
 1947 Meitantei Hiroshi kun (Short)
 1947 Snow Trail
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Other Works:

Composer of many classical and symphonic works.

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Alternate Names:

Ifukube
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Trivia:

He grew up on Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. He was greatly influenced by the indigenous Ainu people, and adapted their improvisational musical style along with those of his favorite Western composers, such as Igor Stravinsky. See more »

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