Kohei Tanaka (composer)

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Kohei Tanaka
Native name 田中公平
Born (1954-02-14) February 14, 1954 (age 62)
Origin Ebisubashi, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Occupation(s) Composer

Kohei Tanaka (田中公平 Tanaka Kōhei?, born February 14, 1954 in Ebisubashi, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture) is a Japanese composer. He is affiliated with the music production company Imagine. He has created numerous musical scores for anime TV series, OVAs, films, video games and tokusatsu series including Gunbuster, Sakura Wars and One Piece.


Works[edit]

Anime[edit]

Year Title Crew role Notes Source[1]
1985–86 Button Nose Music
1986 Doteraman Music
1987 Esper Mami Music
1987 Maps Music OVA
1987 The Three Musketeers Music
1987–89 Lady!! series Music Also Hello! Lady Lynn
1988–89 Gunbuster Music [2][3]
1989 Wataru Majinzan Music OVA
1990–91 Brave Exkaiser Music
1990 Obatarian Music
1990 Madō King Granzort: The Final Magical Battle Music OVA
1991–93 Matchless Raijin-Oh Music Also OVA in 1992
1991 Honō no Tenkōsei Music OVA
1992 Spirit of Wonder: Miss China's Ring Music [2]
1993 Yaiba Music
1994 Mobile Fighter G Gundam Music
1995 Gulliver Boy Music
1996 Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team Music OVA [2]
1996 Violinist of Hameln Music, Composer [2]
1999 Pokémon The Movie 2000 Composer Insert song 1
1999–present One Piece Music with Shiro Hamaguchi [2][3]
1999–2000 Sakura Wars: The Radiant Gorgeous Blooming Cherry Blossoms Music OVA
2001 Angelic Layer Music
2001 Gundam Evolve Music with others
2002 Gate Keepers 21 Music OVA
2002–03 Overman King Gainer Music
2002 Monkey Typhoon Music
2003 Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris Music
2003 Gad Guard series Music
2004–07 Kaiketsu Zorori series Music [4]
2004 Desert Punk Music
2004 Sakura Taisen: Le Nouveau Paris Music OVA
2004 Diebuster Music OVA
2006 Buso Renkin Music
2007 Sakura Taisen: New York, New York Music OVA
2007–08 Let's Go! Tamagotchi Music
2007 Tamagotchi: The Movie Music
2008 Rosario + Vampire series Music 2 seasons, with Shiro Hamaguchi
2009 Hayate the Combat Butler Composer, Arranger
2010–11 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan series Music Demon Capital with Kazuhiko Sawaguchi and Keiji Iuchi
2012 Hyouka Music [5]
2013 Gaist Crusher Music with Takayuki Negishi
1986 Dragon Ball Music [2]
1988 Patlabor Music OAVs [2]
1991 Otaku no Video Music [2]
1992 Bastard!! Music [2]
2000 Gate Keepers Music [2]
2000 Sakura Taisen Music TV series [2]
2002 Tenchi Muyo! GXP Music [2]
1993 Dragon Half Music OVA [2]
2015 Assassination Classroom Theme song arrangement [6]


Films[edit]

Year Title Crew role Notes Source[1]
1988 Esper Mami: Hoshizora no Dancing Doll Music
1993 Hello! Dynosis Kids Music Doraemon short film
2001 One Piece: Clockwork Island Adventure Music
2001 Sakura Wars: The Movie Music Director
2002 One Piece: Chopper's Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals Music
2003 One Piece The Movie: Dead End no Bōken Music with Shiro Hamaguchi
2004 One Piece: The Cursed Holy Sword Music with Shiro Hamaguchi
2005 One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island Music
2006 Giant Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle Music with Fuminori Iwasaki
2007 One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta Music with Shiro Hamaguchi, Fuminori Iwasaki, Minoru Mauro, Kazuhiko Sawaguchi
2008 Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in the Winter, Miracle Cherry Blossom Music with Shiro Hamaguchi
2008 Tamagotchi: Happiest Story in the Universe! Music Film with Shiro Hamaguchi
2009 One Piece Film: Strong World Music with Shiro Hamaguchi
2012 One Piece Film: Z Music with Shiro Hamaguchi
2012 Kaiketsu Zorori Da-Da-Da-Daibouken! Music [4]
2013 Kaiketsu Zorori: Mamoru ze! Kyouryuu no Tamago Music
2015 Kaiketsu Zorori: Uchū no Yūsha-tachi Music

Video games[edit]

Year Title Crew role Notes Source
1996 Sakura Wars games Music [7]
1997 Alundra Music [8][9]
2012 Gravity Rush Music [10][11]
2017 Gravity Rush 2 Music [12][13]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "アニメ / メディア芸術データベース – 田中公平" [Anime / Media Arts Database (search results) – Kohei Tanaka]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "More Acen Guests". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "One Piece's Tanaka & Romancing SaGa's Itō Hold Joint Concert". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Megumi Hayashibara Stars in Kaiketsu Zorori Trailer". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Full Metal Panic's Gatoh Writes Kyoto Animation's Hyoka". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Assassination Classroom Anime Cast Sings Opening Theme". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Hardcore Gaming 101: Sakura Taisen". hardcoregaming101.net. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Blues Brothers 2000 - Retro Gamer". retrogamer.net. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  9. ^ "RPGamer > Staff Retroview > Alundra". rpgamer.com. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ Hamilton, Kirk. "The Dizzy, Delightfully Grand Music of Gravity Rush". kotaku.com. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  11. ^ Hamilton, Kirk. "The Best Video Game Music of 2012". kotaku.com. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Check Out Gravity Rush 2's Latest Footage And Mini-Concert By Composer Kohei Tanaka". siliconera.com. July 29, 2016. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 
  13. ^ "11 minutes of Gravity Rush 2 gameplay, details". gematsu.com. December 9, 2015. Retrieved September 29, 2016. 

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