Hiroyuki Sawano

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Hiroyuki Sawano
澤野 弘之
Also known as SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]
Born (1980-09-12) September 12, 1980 (age 36)
Tokyo, Japan
Origin Japan
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active 2004–present
Labels
  • Legendoor (2006-2017)
  • VV-ALKLINE (2017-present)
  • SACRA MUSIC (SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]; 2017-present)
Associated acts Aimer
Website

Hiroyuki Sawano: Official Website

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 was represented by Legendoor between 2006 and 2017, and is currently represented by VV-ALKLINE. In 2014, he started a new vocal project under the name ''SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]''.

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] He has been active as a composer since 2004.[2]

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.[3] 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, Seraph of the End, and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096. Sawano's vocal song project was moved to the Sacra Music record label under Sony Music Entertainment Japan in April 2017.[4]

On July 2, 2017, Sawano's contract with Legendoor was terminated after approximately 12 years.[5] He is now represented by VV-ALKLINE.[6]

Discography[edit]

As Hiroyuki Sawano[edit]

Original albums[edit]

Title Album Details
musica
  • Released: July 7, 2009 (JPN)
  • Label: UNIVERSAL SIGMA
  • Formats: CD, Digital Media.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Release Date
BEST OF VOCAL WORKS [nZk]
BEST OF SOUNDTRACK [emU]
  • Released: September 9, 2015. (JPN)[8]
  • Label: SME Records
  • Formats: CD.

Singles[edit]

Title Release Date Album Notes
YAMANAIAME
  • Released: November 28, 2014
  • Label: Pony Canyon
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
Attack on Titan Season 2 Original Soundtrack 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
theDOGS
  • Released: July 1, 2015
  • Label: Pony Canyon
  • Formats: CD, Digital download
theDOGS was used as the ending theme song in the second Attack on Titan compilation film, Attack on Titan Part 2: Wings of Freedom
βiοç <MK+nZk Version> / Ω
  • Released: April 27, 2015[9]
  • Label: Aniplex
  • Formats: 7" Vinyl
Guilty Crown Complete Soundtrack
KABANERIOFTHEIRONFORTRESS / Warcry
  • Released: October 8, 2016[10]
  • Label: Aniplex
  • Formats: 7" Vinyl
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Original Soundtrack

Other / Production[edit]

Title Artist Work Album
Prelude -we are not alone-[11] Fumi Oto
  • composer
  • arranger
  • piano
non-album single
Ima wo Dakishimete (今を抱きしめて)[12] Hitomi Nabatame
  • composer
  • arranger
Umikara Hajimaru Monogatari (海から始まる物語)[13] Minami Kuribayashi arranger dream link
RE:I AM[14] Aimer
  • composer
  • lyricist
  • arranger
  • producer
  • programming
  • piano
Midnight Sun
StarRingChild[14] Aimer
  • composer
  • lyricist
  • arranger
  • producer
  • piano
  • keyboards & all other instruments
NEO FANTASIA[15] Minori Chihara
  • composer
  • arranger
NEO FANTASIA
ninelie[16] Aimer with chelly (EGOIST)
  • composer
  • lyricist
  • arranger
  • producer
  • piano
  • keyboards & all other instruments
daydream
Ah Yeah!! (produced by Hiroyuki Sawano)[17] SukimaSwitch
  • arranger
  • producer
re:Action

Game works[edit]

Game Title Role(s) Year
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Composer 2012
3594ε Composer 2014
Xenoblade Chronicles X Composer 2015

Anime works[edit]

Anime Title Role(s) Year
Soul Link Composer 2006
Yoake Mae yori Ruriiro na: Crescent Love Composer, Opening theme song composer and arranger
Project Blue Earth SOS Promotional video music creator
Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula Composer 2007
Zombie-Loan Composer
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings Composer 2009
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Composer, 6th theme song composer, arranger and lyricist 2010
Sengoku Basara II Composer
Blue Exorcist Composer 2011
Sengoku Basara: The Last Party Composer
Guilty Crown Composer[18]
Blue Exorcist Movie Composer 2012
Attack on Titan Composer[19][20] 2013
Kill la Kill Composer[21]
Aldnoah.Zero Composer, Ending theme song composer, arranger and lyricist[22] 2014
The Seven Deadly Sins Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada) [23]
Attack on Titan Movie Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow Composer, Ending theme song composer and arranger[24]
Aldnoah.Zero Part 2 Composer, Opening theme song composer, arranger and lyricist[citation needed] 2015
Seraph of the End Composer, Music Producer, Opening and Ending theme song composer and arranger
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada, Asami Tachibana & Megumi Shiraishi)
[25][26]
Attack on Titan Movie Part 2: Wings of Freedom Composer, Ending theme song composer and arranger[27]
Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya Composer, Music Producer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada, Asami Tachibana & Megumi Shiraishi)
[28]
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Composer, Ending theme song composer and arranger[29] 2016
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 Composer, Opening and Ending theme song composer, arranger and lyricist
The Seven Deadly Sins: Signs of Holy War Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada)
Attack on Titan S2 Composer 2017
Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga Composer
(other tracks by Kohta Yamamoto)
Re:Creators Composer, Opening theme song composer
The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada & Kohta Yamamoto)
2018

TV works[edit]

TV Show Role(s) Year
Ns' Aoi Composer
(other tracks by Yuko Fukushima)
2006
Team Medical Dragon Composer
(other tracks by Shin Kono)
Taiyō no Uta (A Song to the Sun) Composer
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad Composer
(other tracks by Shin Kono)
2007
Kodoku no Kake ~Itoshiki Hito yo~ Composer
Team Medical Dragon 2 Composer
(other tracks by Toshiaki Matsumoto & Steve Vai)
Binbō Danshi (Bomb Bee Men) Composer 2008
NHK Special: Miracle Body Composer
81diver Composer
Maō Composer
The Sunday NEXT Composer and arranger for main theme
Prisoner Composer
Triangle Composer
(other tracks by Yuki Hayashi, Hiromi Uehara & Kazumasa Oda)
2009
Sunday Sports Composer for opening and ending theme songs
BOSS Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada & Yuki Hayashi)
My Girl Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada)
Massugu na Otoko Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada)
2010
Team Medical Dragon 3 Composer
(other tracks by Shin Kono & Ai)
Marks no Yama Composer
BOSS 2nd Season Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada & Yuki Hayashi)
2011
Marumo no Okite Composer
(other tracks by Yutaka Yamada)
Suitei Yūzai Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada & Kengo Tokusashi)
2012
Itsuka Hi no Ataru Basho de Composer
(other tracks by Takafumi Wada & Kengo Tokusashi)
2013
Lady Joker Composer
(other tracks by Shuichiro Fukuhiro)
LINK Composer
(other tracks by Asami Tachibana)
Mare Composer 2015
Thunderbolt Fantasy Composer[30] 2016
CRISIS Composer
(other tracks by Kohta Yamamoto)
[31]
2017

Movie works[edit]

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

As SawanoHiroyuki[nZk][edit]

Albums[edit]

Album Title Album Details Performer(s)
o1
  • Released: September 9, 2015 (JPN)
  • Label: SME Records
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, Digital download .
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:
  • mizuki
  • mica
  • Gemie
  • Yosh
  • Aimer
2V-ALK
  • Released: September 20, 2017 (JPN)
  • Label: SACRA MUSIC
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, Digital download .
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:
  • mizuki
  • Tielle
  • Gemie
  • Yosh
  • Aimer
  • naNami

Collaboration albums[edit]

Album Title Album Details Performer(s)
UnChild
  • Released: June 25, 2014 (JPN)
  • Label: DefSTAR Records
  • Formats: CD, Digital Media.
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Aimer

Singles[edit]

Title Details Performer(s) Notes Album
A/Z ǀ aLIEz
  • Released: September 10, 2014 (JPN)
  • Label: DefSTAR Records
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, Digital Media
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki A/Z was used as the first ending theme song, and aLIEz was used as the second ending theme song in the anime Aldnoah.Zero.[32] o1
&Z
  • Released: February 4, 2015 (JPN)
  • Label: DefSTAR Records
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, Digital Media
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:mizuki &Z was used as the second opening theme song in the anime Aldnoah.Zero.[33]
X.U. ǀ scaPEGoat
  • Released: May 20, 2015 (JPN)
  • Label: DefSTAR Records
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, Digital Media
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:
  • Gemie
  • Yosh
  • mica
X.U. was used as the first opening theme song, and scaPEGoat was used as the first ending theme song in the anime Seraph of the End.[34]
Into the Sky EP
  • Released: June 29, 2016 (JPN)
  • Label: SME Records
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, Digital Media
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:
  • Tielle
  • naNami
  • Aimer
  • mica
Into the Sky was used as the first opening song, Next 2 U -eUC- was used as the first ending song and bL∞dy f8 -eUC- was used as the second ending song in the television rebroadcast of the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn original video anime adaptation, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 [35] TBA
CRYst-Alise
  • Released: July 8, 2016 (JPN)[36]
  • Label: SME Records
  • Formats: Digital download
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:
  • Tielle
  • Yosh
CRYst-Alise was used as the main theme song and Rise Above as the battle theme in the mobile game VALHAITRISING.[37]
e of s EP
  • Released: December 30, 2016 (JPN)[38]
  • Label: SME Records
  • Formats: Digital download
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:
  • mizuki
  • Aimer
e of s was used as the opening theme song in the mobile game Soul Reverse Zero.[39] ninelie <cry-v> was used as the ending theme in the first Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress compilation film.[40]
gravityWall / shØut 
  • Released: June 28, 2017 (JPN)[41]
  • Label: SACRA MUSIC
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, Digital Media
SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:
  • Tielle
  • Gemie
  • mizuki
gravityWall will be used as the first opening theme song in the anime Re:Creators.[42]

Music videos[edit]

Track Director(s) Production
A/Z[43] TAKCOM OKNACK
&Z[43] Ryohei Shingu 19-juke-
X.U. (short ver.)[43] maxilla maxilla
scaPEGoat[43] maxilla maxilla
s-AVE[43] Tatsunori Sato 19-juke-

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