Michiru Ōshima

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Michiru Ōshima
Born (1961-03-16) March 16, 1961 (age 53)
Nagasaki, Japan
Genres Classical, orchestral, electronic, ambient
Occupation(s) Composer, producer
Years active 1992-present
Website michiru-oshima.net

Michiru Ōshima (大島ミチル Ōshima Michiru?, born March 16, 1961), is a Japanese composer who has worked on several video game, movie, and television titles. Her works include composition for the video games Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf for Super Nintendo,[1] Ico for PlayStation 2,[2] Legend of Legaia for the PlayStation (and its PlayStation 2 sequel, Legaia Duel Saga, for which she collaborated with eminent Japanese game composers Yasunori Mitsuda and Hitoshi Sakimoto), Arc the Lad III, and an orchestral arrangement of a Zelda medley for the Wii and Nintendo GameCube game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.[3] In addition to video game music, she has composed music for Godzilla vs. Megaguirus[4] and Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla[5] movies and scores for numerous anime television series, including Fullmetal Alchemist[6] (and the motion picture Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa),[7] Nabari no Ou,[8] Queen Emeraldas,[9] Xam'd: Lost Memories,[10] Arc the Lad,[11] and Weathering Continent.[12] She was also the composer for a Japanese stage musical adaptation of the classic Hollywood film Roman Holiday.[13] Her latest work includes the composition of several music tracks for the highly acclaimed Chinese espionage thriller film: The Message 《风声》in 2009.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
Nominations
  • 1998: Japanese Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for Paradise Lost[16]
  • 2001: Japanese Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for Nagasaki Burabura Bushi[17]
  • 2003: Japanese Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for The Sun Also Rises and Copycat Criminal[18]
  • 2004: Japanese Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for Like Asura[19]
  • 2006: Japanese Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for Year One in the North[20]
  • 2007: Japanese Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for Memories of Tomorrow[21]

Compositions[edit]

Film soundtracks (selective)[edit]

Anime soundtracks (selective)[edit]

Video games soundtracks (selective)[edit]

Drama soundtracks (selective)[edit]

Selected concerts and projects[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discography 1990-1992". Michiru Oshima Official Site (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-09-22. 
  2. ^ "Melody light comfort that invites the ultimate healing of hard Romantic. ... Released Soon!" (in Japanese). HMV. 2003-06-01. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 大島ミチルが手掛けたゲーム・サントラICO霧の中の旋律ではLiberaリベラのヴォーカリストSteven Geraghtyスティーブン・ガラティがヴォーカルで参加" – "Oshima Michiru who managed the game soundtrack for ICO with vocals by Steven Geraghty of Libera 
  3. ^ "Inside Zelda part 4: Natural Rhythms of Hyrule". Nintendo Power 195: 56–58. September 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  4. ^ "Godzilla × Megaguirus: The G Extermination Strategy Soundtrack" (in Japanese). Tower Records. Retrieved 2009-08-06. こちらのサウンドトラックは大島ミチルによるスコア。" – "This soundtrack score is by Oshima Michiru. 
  5. ^ "Godzilla × Mechagodzilla Original Soundtrack Record [Soundtrack]" (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 音楽を手がけたのは、CMやドラマのサントラなどでも大活躍中の大島ミチル。" – "Oshima Michiru was very active in producing the music, including in the commercials, the drama soundtrack, etc. 
  6. ^ "Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkin Jutsushi) Original Soundtrack". CDJapan. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  7. ^ "Theatrical Feature Fullmetal Alchemist The Conqueror of Shambala - Original Soundtrack". CDJapan. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 
  8. ^ "Nabari no Ou Staff Cast" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 音楽: 大島ミチル(「鋼の錬金術師」、映画「椿三十郎」)" – "Music: Oshima Michiru (Fullmetal Alchemist, the film Sanjuro) 
  9. ^ "Official Queen Emeraldas site - OVA「クイーンエメラルダス」". emeraldas.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  10. ^ "Official Xam'd: Lost Memories site - Staff". xamd.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  11. ^ スタッフ紹介 (in Japanese). Sony Music Japan. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  12. ^ 風の大陸 (in Japanese). NHK. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  13. ^ ローマの休日 (in Japanese). Amazon.com. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  14. ^ ゆうばり国際ファンタスティック映画祭 (in Japanese). Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  15. ^ "Tokyo Anime Fair: Award Winners". Anime News Network. 2006-03-27. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 
  16. ^ 第21回 日本アカデミー賞 (in Japanese). Nippon Academy-shō Association. Retrieved 2009-08-08. [dead link]
  17. ^ 第24回 日本アカデミー賞 (in Japanese). Nippon Academy-shō Association. Retrieved 2009-08-08. [dead link]
  18. ^ 第26回 日本アカデミー賞 (in Japanese). Nippon Academy-shō Association. Retrieved 2009-08-08. [dead link]
  19. ^ 第27回 日本アカデミー賞 (in Japanese). Nippon Academy-shō Association. Retrieved 2009-08-08. [dead link]
  20. ^ 第29回 日本アカデミー賞 (in Japanese). Nippon Academy-shō Association. Retrieved 2009-08-08. [dead link]
  21. ^ 第30回 日本アカデミー賞 (in Japanese). Nippon Academy-shō Association. Retrieved 2009-08-08. [dead link]
  22. ^ https://sites.google.com/site/festivalserenadedesurgeres/home/serenade-2011
  23. ^ http://ganbalonippon.jimdo.com/

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