In Memoriam: Origa (1970-2015)

For me, it was the soaring sustained note. The one that emphasizes the word “calling” at the start of the

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Composer of the Month – Jun Maeda

Overview: When you think of Jun Maeda, sob stories that stir one’s heart (critics will label them melodramatic tripe) set

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Composer of the Month – Taku Iwasaki

Overview: As we move beyond the first three composers in our monthly series, the composers’ names become gradually more obscure,

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Composer of the Month – Joe Hisaishi

Overview: When Joe Hisaishi’s name is mentioned, the first thing that may come to mind is his work with Studio

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Composer of the Month – Yoko Kanno

Overview: Among the most prolific of anime composers, Yoko Kanno stands as one of the most loved and sought-after songwriters

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