Hiroyuki Sawano

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Hiroyuki Sawano
Born (1980-09-12) September 12, 1980 (age 34)
Tokyo, Japan
Genres Electronic, orchestral, classical, rock, jazz
Occupation(s) Composer, musician, producer
Instruments Keyboard, piano
Years active 2006–present
Labels Legendoor
Website sawanohiroyuki.com

Hiroyuki Sawano (澤野 弘之 Sawano Hiroyuki?, born 12 September 1980) is a Japanese composer and musician best known for his work on many anime, TV series, and movies. He is currently represented by Legendoor.

Biography[edit]

Sawano was born in Tokyo, Japan. He began playing piano in elementary school. From the age of 17 he studied composition, arrangement, orchestration, and piano under Nobuchika Tsuboi.[1]

In 2014 he launched a new vocal song project under the name "SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]", producing the first album UnChild with Aimer as the vocalist under the name SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Aimer. Since then his songs under this vocal song project have also been used as the opening and ending themes for various anime, including Aldnoah.Zero and Seraph of the End.

Discography[edit]

Original albums[edit]

Title Date Notes
musica July 15, 2009 First original album. All songs composed and arranged by Hiroyuki Sawano.

Vocal song project[edit]

Album Title Release Date Performer(s) Notes
RE:I AM March 20, 2013 Aimer RE: I AM was used as the 6th ending theme song in the anime Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
StarRingChild May 21, 2014 Aimer StarRingChild was used as the 7th ending theme song in the anime Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
UnChild June 25, 2014 SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Aimer Songs are English covers and rearrangements of various theme songs used in the anime Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
A/Z ǀ aLIEz September 10, 2014 SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki A/Z was used as the 1st ending theme song, and aLIEz was used as the 2nd ending theme song in the anime Aldnoah.Zero
YAMANAIAME November 28, 2014 Mica Caldito, mpi, Mika Kobayashi YAMANAIAME was used as the ending theme song in the first Attack on Titan compilation film, Attack on Titan Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow
&Z February 4, 2015 SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki &Z was used as the 2nd opening theme song in the anime Aldnoah.Zero
BEST OF VOCAL WORKS [nZk] February 4, 2015 Mika Kobayashi, mpi, David Whitaker, Aimee Blackschleger, Cyua, CASG, Benjamin Anderson, Aimer, SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki Compilation of his most famous songs featuring various guest vocalists
X.U. ǀ scaPEGoat May 20, 2015 SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Gemie, SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Yosh, SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mica X.U. was used as the 1st opening theme song, and scaPEGoat was used as the 1st ending theme song in the anime Seraph of the End

Game works[edit]

Game Title Year Role(s)
3594ε 2014 Composer
Xenoblade Chronicles X 2015 Composer

Anime works[edit]

Anime Title Year Role(s)
Soul Link 2006 Composer
Yoake Mae yori Ruriiro na: Crescent Love 2006 Composer, Opening theme song composer and arranger
Project Blue Earth SOS 2006 Promotional video music creator
Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula 2007 Composer
Zombie-Loan 2007 Composer
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings 2009 Composer
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn 2010 Composer, 6th theme song composer, arranger and lyricist
Sengoku Basara II 2010 Composer
Blue Exorcist 2011 Composer
Sengoku Basara: The Last Party 2011 Composer
Guilty Crown 2011 Composer
Blue Exorcist Movie 2012 Composer
Attack on Titan 2013 Composer
Kill la Kill 2013 Composer
Aldnoah.Zero 2014 Composer, Ending theme song composer and arranger
The Seven Deadly Sins 2014 Composer
Attack on Titan Movie Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow 2014 Composer, Ending theme song composer and arranger
Aldnoah.Zero Part 2 2015 Composer, Opening theme song composer and arranger
Seraph of the End 2015 Composer, Music Producer, Opening and Ending theme song composer and arranger
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada, Asami Tachibana & Megumi Shiraishi)
Attack on Titan Movie Part 2: Wings of Freedom 2015 Composer

TV works[edit]

TV Show Year Role(s)
Ns' Aoi 2006 Composer
(other tracks by Yuko Fukushima)
Team Medical Dragon 2006 Composer
(other tracks by Shin Kono)
Taiyō no Uta (A Song to the Sun) 2006 Composer
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad 2007 Composer
(other tracks by Shin Kono)
Kodoku no Kake ~Itoshiki Hito yo~ 2007 Composer
Team Medical Dragon 2 2007 Composer
(other tracks by Toshiaki Matsumoto & Steve Vai)
Binbō Danshi (Bomb Bee Men) 2008 Composer
NHK Special: Miracle Body 2008 Composer
81diver 2008 Composer
Maō 2008 Composer
The Sunday NEXT 2008 Composer and arranger for main theme
Prisoner 2008 Composer
Triangle 2009 Composer
(other tracks by Yuki Hayashi, Hiromi Uehara & Kazumasa Oda)
Sunday Sports 2009 Composer for opening and ending theme songs
BOSS 2009 Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada & Yuki Hayashi)
My Girl 2009 Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada)
Massugu na Otoko 2010 Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada)
Team Medical Dragon 3 2010 Composer
(other tracks by Shin Kono & Ai)
Marks no Yama 2010 Composer
BOSS 2nd Season 2011 Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada & Yuki Hayashi)
Marumo no Okite 2011 Composer
(other tracks by Yutaka Yamada)
Suitei Yūzai 2012 Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada & Kengo Tokusashi)
Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de 2013 Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada & Kengo Tokusashi)
Lady Joker 2013 Composer
(other tracks by Shuichiro Fukuhiro)
LINK 2013 Composer
(other tracks by Asami Tachibana)
Mare 2015 Composer

Movie works[edit]

Movie Title Year Role(s)
Catch a Wave 2006 Arranger, Composer for one track in collaboration with DEPAPEPE
(arranged in collaboration with DEPAPEPE and Taichi Nakamura)
Happily Ever After 2007 Composer
Kage-Hinata ni Saku 2008 Composer
Higanjima: Escape from Vampire Island 2010 Composer
Box! 2010 Composer
Platina Data 2013 Composer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legendoor website | 澤野弘之 | PROFILE". Legendoor.com. 2006. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 

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