Kōtarō Nakagawa

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Kōtarō Nakagawa
Native name 中川 幸太郎
Born (1969-02-07) February 7, 1969 (age 47)
Origin Japan
Genres Anison
Occupation(s) Composer, arranger

Kōtarō Nakagawa (中川 幸太郎 Nakagawa Kōtarō?, born February 7, 1969)[1] is a Japanese composer and arranger.[2] He is noted for composing the soundtracks for several anime series, including the Gorō Taniguchi-directed productions s-CRY-ed, Planetes, Gun Sword, and Code Geass. He provided the music for many of the Kamen Rider and Super Sentai tokusatsu shows and films.


Works[edit]

Anime[edit]

Year Title Crew role Notes Source[3][1]
2000 Geobreeders Music 2000 special
2001 s-CRY-ed Music
2003–04 Planetes Music
2005–07 Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Music Also Gyu!
2005–06 Zoids Genesis Music
2005 Gun x Sword Music, Opening theme song
2006–08 Code Geass series Music 2 seasons and OVAs [4][5]
2007–09 Hayate the Combat Butler series Music 2 seasons
2008–10 Major Music seasons 4, 5, 6
2008–09 Zettai Karen Children: Psychic Squad Music Also OVA in 2010 [6]
2008 Major: Yūjō no Winning Shot Music feature film
2009–11 Gokujō!! Mecha Mote Iinchō series Music, with Junichi "IGAO" Igarashi 2 seasons
2009 Cross Game Music
2009 07 Ghost Music [7]
2010–11 Stitch: Best Friends Forever Music
2011 Gosick Music
2011–14 Chibi Devi! Music
2012–13 Inu x Boku SS Music Also OVAs
2012 Scryed Music OVA
2013 Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited Music [6]
2013 Devil Survivor 2: The Animation Music [8]
2013 Stella Women’s Academy, High School Division Class C³ Music [9]
2014 Argevollen Music [10]
2014 Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Music [11]
2015 Prison School Music [12]
2015 Chivalry of a Failed Knight Music [13]
2016 Active Raid Music [14]
Kiko-chan's Smile Music


Tokusatsu[edit]

Year Title Crew role Notes Source[1]
2001 Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger Music TV series
2006 GoGo Sentai Boukenger Music TV series
2009 Kamen Rider Decade Music TV series
2009 Kamen Rider Decade: All Riders vs. Dai-Shocker Music
2009–10 Kamen Rider W Music TV series
2009 Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider W & Decade: Movie War 2010 Music
2010 Kamen Rider OOO Music TV series
2010 Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W Featuring Skull: Movie War Core Music
2011 OOO, Den-O, All Riders: Let's Go Kamen Riders Music
2011 Kamen Rider OOO Wonderful: The Shogun and the 21 Core Medals Music
2011 Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max Music
2012 Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen Music
2012–13 Kamen Rider Wizard Music TV series
2012 Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum Music
2013 Kamen Rider × Super Sentai × Space Sheriff: Super Hero Taisen Z Music
2013 Kamen Rider Wizard in Magic Land Music
2013 Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Gaim & Wizard: The Fateful Sengoku Movie Battle Music
2014 Heisei Rider vs. Shōwa Rider: Kamen Rider Taisen feat. Super Sentai Music
2014 Kamen Rider Drive Music
2014 Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Drive & Gaim: Movie War Full Throttle Music


Drama[edit]

Year Title Crew role Notes Source[1]
2004 Botan to Bara (牡丹と薔薇?) Music
2005 Fuyu no Rinbu (冬の輪舞?, Winter Rondo) Music
2003 Egao no Housoku (笑顔の法則?, Smile of the Law) Music
kimi ga jinsei no toki (君が人生の時?, When you are in life) Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "中川幸太郎|作曲家事務所・音楽事務所のアッシュバニー". ashbunny.com. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ Kimlinger, Carl (August 31, 2008). "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion DVD 1-2 - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved April 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ "アニメ / メディア芸術データベース – 中川幸太郎" [Anime / Media Arts Database (search results) – Kotaro Nakagawa]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland Video Anime Revealed". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  5. ^ Kimlinger, Carl (2008-04-08). "The Spring 2008 Anime Preview Guide". Anime News Network. Taniguchi's long collaboration with composer Kotaro Nakagawa pays off with a score that, in his hands, matches the overdramatized bluster of the script to perfection. 
  6. ^ a b "Zettai Karen Children's New Anime Is Hyōbu Spinoff". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ "07-Ghost Fantasy Anime Confirmed via Website Launch". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Devil Survivor 2 The Animation's 1st Full Promo Streamed". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Madman Acquisitions from SMASH 2013". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Takahiro Sakurai, Harumi Sakurai Join Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen Anime's Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  11. ^ "テレビ東京・あにてれ 遊☆戯☆王ARC-V". 遊☆戯☆王ARC-V. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  12. ^ "制作・出演 スタッフ&キャスト|TVアニメ『監獄学園 プリズンスクール』公式サイト". prison-anime.com. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  13. ^ "TVアニメ「落第騎士の英雄譚」|STAFF & CAST". ittoshura.com. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Code Geass Director Taniguchi's Active Raid Anime Reveals Theme Song Artists, More of Cast". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 15, 2016. 

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