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|Native name||溝口 肇|
April 23, 1960 |
|Occupation(s)||Cellist, composer, arranger, producer|
Mizoguchi started playing piano in 1963, at the age of 3, and the cello in 1971. From 1978–1985 he attended the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music where he majored in violoncello.
In 1986, he released his first album, Half Inch Dessert, being listed as composer, arranger, and performer. From that time on, he has released more than 20 albums including motion picture soundtracks.
His compositions include the soundtrack to the animated feature film Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade. In 2006, he composed the music to Tokimeki Memorial Only Love (along with Teruyuki Nobuchika) and the Fuji TV noitamina series Jyu Oh Sei. He composed and plays the opening and ending theme for TV Asahi's series See the World by Train, which has run since June 1987. His song "Bruce", from 1986's Oasis Behind the Clear Water, appears in various scenes of the 1987 animation To-y.
- "Production Credits: Jin-Roh". AMG. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
- 石丸謙二郎、『世界の車窓から』マンネリがいい まもなく放送1万回 [Kenjirō Ishimaru likes routine nature of "See the World by Train" - approaching 10,000th show]. Oricon Style (in Japanese). Japan: Oricon ME Inc. 6 April 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
- Eng, Lawrence. "To-Y:Soundtrack". Lawmune's Netspace. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
- Official website (Japanese)
- Hajime Mizoguchi at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
- Hajime Mizoguchi anime at Media Arts Database (Japanese)