Takeo Watanabe

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Takeo Watanabe
Born (1933-04-16)April 16, 1933
Origin  Japan
Died June 2, 1989(1989-06-02) (aged 56)
Genres Anime music
Occupations Film composer

Takeo Watanabe (渡辺岳夫 Watanabe Takeo?, April 16, 1933 - June 2, 1989)[1][2] was a Japanese musician and composer. In addition to composing the well known theme song for Cutie Honey[3] he has also composed music for multiple anime television series and films including Lone Wolf and Cub, Candy Candy, and Mobile Suit Gundam.[4][better source needed]

Tomei Tengu BGM written and performed by Takeo Watanabe was used in the soundtrack of the 2003 movie Lost in Translation fourteen years after his death.[5][better source needed] In 2008 Takeo Watanabe posthumously received an Award of Merit from the Tokyo International Anime Fair.[6] He died at the age of 56.

Biography[edit]

Works[edit]

Television[edit]

Animation[edit]

TV dramas[edit]

Historical dramas[edit]

Quiz shows[edit]

Theatrical releases[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • (ja) Hakuja komachi (1958) Actor
  • Invisible Demon (透明天狗 Tomei Tengu?, 1960)
  • The Ninja: A New Beginning (1966)
  • (ja) Nemuri Kyoshiro 9: Burai-Hikae masho no hada (1967)
  • (ja) Waka oyabun o kese (1967)
  • (ja) Waka oyabun senryū-hada (1967)
  • When the Cookie Crumbles (1967)
  • (ja) Bakuto retsuden (1968)
  • The Daring Nun (1968)
  • Lone Wolf Isazo (1968)
  • Nemuri Kyoshiro 10: Onna jigoku (1968)
  • Nemuri Kyoshiro 12: Akujo-gari (1969)
  • Priest and the Gold Mint (1968)
  • Broken Swords (1969)
  • Nemuri Kyoshiro manji giri (1969)
  • Red Peony Gambler: Flower Cards Match (1969)
  • Watch Out, Crimson Bat! (1969)
  • Crimson Bat - Oichi: Wanted, Dead or Alive (1970)
  • The Invisible Swordsman (1970)
  • The Return of the Desperado (1970)
  • (ja) Asobi (1971)
  • Chivalrous Woman (1971)
  • Duel of Swirling Flowers (1971)
  • (ja) Kaihei yon-gō seito (1971)
  • Fearless Avenger (1972)
  • Trail of Blood (1972)
  • The Cockroach (1973)
  • Cockroach Cop (1973)
  • Slaughter in the Snow (1973)
  • (ja) Hiroshima jingi: Hitojichi dakkai sakusen (1976)
  • The Shadowstar (1976) soundtrack
  • Shogun's Sadism (1976)
  • (ja) Piranha-gundan: Daboshatsu no ten (1977)
  • あばれはっちゃく (1979)
  • (ja) Miira no hanayome: Kindaichi Kōsuke sirīzu: Arashi no yoru ni ubugoe ga kikoeru (1983)
  • Serendipity Stories: Friends on Pure Island (1983)
  • Fugitive Samurai (1984)
  • (ja) Gokumon-iwa no kubi: Kindaichi Kōsuke shirîzu (1984)
  • (ja) Mori no tonto tachi (1984)
  • (ja) Kōsui shinjū: Yokomizo Seishi supesharu (1987)
  • (ja) Fushichō: Kindaichi Kōsuke no kessaku suiri (1988)
  • Lost in Translation (2003) soundtrack

Animated Movies[edit]

  • 30000 Miles Under the Sea (1971)
  • Candy Candy - The Call of Spring (キャンディ・キャンディ 春の呼び声 Kyandei Kyandei - Haru no Yobigoe?, 1978)
  • Candy Candy - Candy's Summer Vacation (キャンディ・キャンディ キャンディの夏休み Kyandei Kyandei - Kyandei no Natsu Yasumi?, 1978)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam I (1981)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1981)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space (1982)
  • Candy Candy Movie (キャンディ・キャンディ Kyandei Kyandei?, 1992) soundtrack

Other works[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biographie / discographie de Takeo WATANABE (French). Animeillusion.com. Retrieved November 11, 2009.Archived 18 February 2011 at WebCite
  2. ^ Takeo Watanabe (French). Animeland. Retrieved November 11, 2009. Archived 18 February 2011 at WebCite
  3. ^ "The Best of Anime" RHINO ISBN 1-56826-803-3 CD booklet page 10.
  4. ^ "AnimeVillage to release calendar, CD soundtracks". Anime News Network. November 25, 1998. Archived from the original on February 18, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Lost in Translation: Production Credits". New York Times. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Tokyo Anime Award 2008". Tokyo International Anime Fair. Archived from the original on June 7, 2009. Retrieved February 18, 2011. 

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