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Kenji Kawai was born on April 23, 1957 in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. He is a composer, known for Yip Man (2008), Ip Man 2 (2010) and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (2004). See full bio »

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Known For

Yip Man
Yip Man Composer
(2008)
Ip Man 2
Ip Man 2 Composer
(2010)
Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell Soundtrack
(2017)

Filmography

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 2013 Minuit (Short) (completed)
 2018 Dokonimonaikuni (TV Movie)
 2018 Level Up Norge (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2018 Dragon Ball FighterZ (Video Game)
 2017 Ultraman Jîdo (TV Series) (25 episodes)
- Repossession (2017)
 2017 Kamen Rider Build (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2017 Sand Whale and Me (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Showdown (2017)
- The Sandman (2017)
- Tin Whale (2017)
 2011-2017 Kasôken no onna (TV Series) (68 episodes)
- Episode #16.17 (2017)
- Episode #16.16 (2017)
- Episode #16.15 (2017)
- Episode #16.14 (2017)
- Episode #16.13 (2017)
 2016 Ishikawa Goemon (TV Mini-Series) (8 episodes)
- Episode #1.8 (2016)
- Episode #1.7 (2016)
- Episode #1.6 (2016)
- Episode #1.5 (2016)
- Episode #1.4 (2016)
 2016 Servamp (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Nazenara ore wa (2016)
- Tenshi ka Akuma (2016)
- Sakuya (2016)
 2016 Re: Born
 2016 Joker Game (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (2016)
- Episode #1.11 (2016)
- Episode #1.10 (2016)
- Episode #1.9 (2016)
- Episode #1.8 (2016)
 2014-2016 Nezumi, Edo wo hashiru (TV Mini-Series) (14 episodes)
- Episode #2.8 (2016)
- Episode #2.7 (2016)
- Episode #2.6 (2016)
- Episode #2.5 (2016)
- Episode #2.4 (2016)
 2014-2016 World Trigger (TV Series) (72 episodes)
- To the Future (2016)
- A New Threat (2016)
- Captain's Duty (2016)
- Battle Royal (2016)
 2015 Subete ga F ni naru (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Purple Dawn (2015)
- Gray Boundary (2015)
 2015 Yip Man 3
 2015 Hanamoyu (TV Series) (50 episodes)
- Futari no saikon (2015)
 2015 Apocalypse: Staline (TV Mini-Series documentary) (3 episodes)
- Le Maître du Monde (2015) ... (original score)
- L'Homme rouge (2015) ... (original score)
- Le Possédé (2015) ... (original score)
 2015 Gamera: 50th Anniversary (Short)
 2014 Subete ga F ni naru (TV Mini-Series) (9 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (2014)
- Episode #1.9 (2014)
- Episode #1.8 (2014)
- Episode #1.7 (2014)
- Episode #1.5 (2014)
 2014 Girl Friend (Kari) (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Blue Melon Buns (2014)
 2014 Shitamachi bobusurê (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2014)
- Episode #1.2 (2014)
- Episode #1.1 (2014)
 2014 The Next Generation: Patlabor (TV Series)
 2014 Monsterz
 2013 Sadako 3D 2
 2013 Kei yau yeh
 2013 Mai lei yeh
 2013 Kuroyuri danchi: Joshô (TV Series)
 2013 Zhi sha (music composer)
 2013 3.11 go wo ikiru (Documentary)
 2013 Kaen kita no eiyu aterui den (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2013)
 2012 Next A-Class (Video short)
 2012 009 Re:Cyborg
 2012 Umechan sensei (TV Series) (156 episodes)
- Episode #1.156 (2012)
- Episode #1.155 (2012)
- Episode #1.154 (2012)
- Episode #1.153 (2012)
- Episode #1.151 (2012)
 2012 Sadako 3D
 2011 Wairudo 7
 2011 Apocalypse: Hitler (TV Mini-Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Le Führer (2011)
- La menace (2011)
 2011 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Batsukoishi-hen (2011)
 2011 Another Gantz (TV Movie)
 2011 Xi AVANT (Short)
 2010 Gantz
 2010 009: The Reopening (Short)
 2010 Chatroom
 2010 Ip Man 2
 2009 Noma Dojo 'For the 21st Century Samurai' (Documentary short)
 2009 Assault Girls
 2009 Apocalypse: La 2ème guerre mondiale (TV Mini-Series documentary) (6 episodes)
- L'étau (2009)
- L'enfer (2009)
- Le choc (2009)
- L'embrasement (2009)
- L'écrasement (2009)
 2009 Samayou yaiba
 2009 Rain Fall
 2007-2009 Kidô Senshi Gundam 00 (TV Series) (50 episodes)
- Saisei (2009)
- Beyond (2009)
- Inochi no hana (2009)
- Mirai no tame ni (2009)
 2009 Hariuddo kantoku-gaku nyûmon (Documentary)
 2008 Yip Man
 2008 Nanase futatabi (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Episode #1.10 (2008)
- Episode #1.9 (2008)
- Episode #1.8 (2008)
- Episode #1.7 (2008)
- Episode #1.6 (2008)
 2008 Kiru
 2008 Orochi
 2008 Sukai kurora
 2007 Higurashi no naku koro ni: Kai (TV Series) (24 episodes)
- Oshimai (2007)
- Kessen (2007)
- Kôbô (2007)
- 48 jikan (2007)
- Torappu (2007)
 2007 Seirei no moribito (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- Departure (2007)
- Celebration (2007)
- Last Hope (2007)
 2007 Kaidan
 2006 Higurashi no naku koro ni (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- Riteiku (2006)
- 34 gô bunsho (2006)
- Kaeru tokoro (2006)
- Shiawase (2006)
 2006 Trapped Ashes
 2006 Lung fu moon
 2006 Death Note
 2006 Fate/stay night (TV Series) (24 episodes)
- Seihai (2006)
- Negai no hate (2006)
- Tooi yume ato (2006)
 2006 Ya-soo
 2005 When Chucky Became Mary (Short) (original music by)
 2005 Kidan
 2005 Reincarnation
 2005 Qi jian
 2004-2005 Ultraman Nexus (TV Series) (37 episodes)
- Nexus (2005)
- Farewell (2005)
- Revolt (2005)
- A.D. 2009 (2005)
- A.D. 2004 (2005)
 2005 Namgeuk-ilgi
 2005 Mezame no hakobune (Short)
 2005 Makoto
 2005 Starship Operators (TV Series)
 2004 Yogen
 2004 Fuujin Monogatari (TV Series)
 2002 UFO Princess Walkure (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2002 Bloody Mallory (as Kenji Kawaï)
 2002 Samouraïs
 2002 Dark Water
 2001 Unloved
 2001 Anata ga koko ni itehoshii (TV Series) (music)
 2000-2001 Muteki-Ô Tri-Zenon (TV Series) (22 episodes)
- Kidô! Erishuon! (2001)
 2001 Avalon
 2001 Geisters (TV Series)
 2000 Rune Soldier (TV Series) (2000)
 2000 Sadistic and Masochistic (Documentary)
 2000 Chaos
 1999 Garasu no nô
 1999 Dai-Guard (TV Series)
 1999 Ringu 2
 1998 Deep Fear (Video Game)
 1998 Princess Minerva (Video)
 1997-1998 Vampire Princess Miyu (TV Series) (26 episodes)
- The Last Shinma (1998)
- Confrontation (1998)
- Once Upon a Time (1998)
 1998 Ringu
 1997 Hyper Police (TV Series)
 1996 Sorcerer Hunters OAV (TV Series)
 1996 YAT Anshin! Uchu Ryokou (TV Series)
 1996 Aka-chan to boku (TV Series)
 1995 Bakuretsu hunters (TV Series) (1996)
 1995 Iczer gal: Iczelion (Video short)
 1994 Musekinin kanchô Tairâ (Video short)
 1993 Ranma 1/2 (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
 1992 Talking Head
 1992 Hime-chan no Ribbon (TV Series)
 1992 Zetsuai 1989 (Video short)
 1991 Majû senshi Luna Varuga (TV Series)
 1991 Mikadoroido
 1991 Exper Zenon (Video) (music by)
 1991 Burn Up! (Video)
 1991 Luna Varga (Video)
 1991 Go Nagai World (TV Mini-Series)
 1990 Project A-Ko Versus (TV Series)
 1990/II Maroko
 1990 Kyatto Ninden Teyandee (TV Series)
 1990 Dark Myth (Video)
 1989 Ranma ½: Nettô-hen (TV Series)
 1989 Kidô keisatsu patorebâ (TV Series)
 1989 Ranma ½ (TV Series) (18 episodes)
- Ore wa otokoda! Ranma chuugoku ni kaeru? (1989) ... (opening and closing music)
- Ranma daisuki! Sayonara wa iwanaide!! (1989) ... (opening and closing music)
- Shanpû no hangeki! Hissatsu shiatsuken wa mimo kokomo ubau (1989) ... (opening and closing music)
- Gekiretsu shoujo Shanpû toujou! Watashi inochi azukemasu (1989) ... (opening and closing music)
- Kotsuban uranai! Ranma wa nihonichi no oyomesan (1989) ... (opening and closing music)
 1989 Gosenzosama Banbanzai! (TV Series) (music by)
 1988 Vampire Princess Miyu (TV Mini-Series)
 1988 Kidô keisatsu patorebâ (TV Series short)
 1987 Devilman (TV Mini-Series)
 1987 Towairaito Q (Video)
 1985 Dream Hunter Rem (Video) (episode 3)
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Usually composes for works by Mamoru Oshii and Kenji Kamiyama.

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