Naoki Satō

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Naoki Satō
Native name 佐藤 直紀
Born (1970-05-02) May 2, 1970 (age 46)
Origin Chiba, Japan
Occupation(s) Composer

Naoki Satō (佐藤 直紀 Satō Naoki?, born May 2, 1970 in Chiba, Japan)[1] is a Japanese composer who has provided the music for several popular anime series including the first five Pretty Cure series, X, Eureka Seven, Sword of the Stranger, and Blood-C. He graduated from the Tokyo College of Music in 1993.[1] At the 29th Japan Academy Prize in 2006, he won the Best Music prize for his work on the film Always Sanchōme no Yūhi (Always Sunset on Third Street).[2] He also composed music for anime films such as Pretty Cure All Stars DX trilogy, Stand By Me Doraemon. In live-action dramas, he provided music and soundtracks for TV dramas Good Luck!! Water Boys, H2: Kimi to Ita Hibi and Ryōmaden. He provided the music for the Space Battleship Yamato film, as well as the Rurouni Kenshin[3][4] and Parasyte live-action film series.[5] For the 38th Japan Academy Prize in 2015, he was nominated in the Best Score category for his work in The Eternal Zero.[6] While he did not win the award, The Eternal Zero won several awards including Best Picture, and Stand By Me Doraemon won for Best Animated Film.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Anime[edit]

Year Title Crew role Notes Source[8][1]
2001–02 X Music OVA and TV [2][9][10]
2003 Machine Robo Rescue Music
2004–09 Pretty Cure series Music Also Max Heart, Splash Star, Yes PreCure5, GoGo, specials [11]
2005 Sukisho Music
2005–06 Eureka Seven Music [12][2]
2007 Heroic Age Music
2007 Sword of the Stranger Music [2]
2007 Moyashimon Music
2009–11 Pretty Cure All Stars DX films Music 3 films
2009–11 Eureka Seven: good night, sleep tight, young lovers Music
2011 Blood-C Music [13][14]
2011 Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki Music feature film
2012 Blood-C: The Last Dark Music feature film
2012 Chōsoku Henkei Gyrozetter Music [11]
2014 Stand By Me Doraemon Music
2015 Assassination Classroom Music Also Episode 0 preview in 2014

Live-action[edit]

Year Title Crew role Notes Source[8][1]
2003 Good Luck!! Music TV drama
2003 Water Boys Music TV drama
Also 2 and 2005 Natsu
2004 Orange Days Music
2005 Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean Music
2005 H2: Kimi to Ita Hibi Music TV drama
2005 Always Sanchōme no Yūhi Music film
28th Japan Academy Prize for Best Score
[2][15][16]
2006 Limit of Love: Umizaru Music [17]
2007 Barefoot Gen Music TV drama
2007 Black Belt (Kuro Obi) Music Film directed by Shunichi Nagasaki
2008 Kakushi Toride no San-Akunin: The Last Princess Music 2008 remake [18]
2009 Ballad: Namonaki Koi no Uta Music live-action film
2010 Ryōmaden Music NHK Taiga TV drama
2010 Space Battleship Yamato Music
2012 Rurouni Kenshin Music [3][4][5]
2013 The Eternal Zero Music Nominated – 38th Japan Academy Prize for Best Score [6]
2014 Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Music [19]
2014 Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Music [20]
2014 Parasyte: Part 1 Music [5]
2015 Parasyte: Part 2 Music [5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "佐藤直紀 / Naoki Sato". Face Music (in Japanese). Japan. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Sword of the Stranger to Begin LA/NYC Run on July 18". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "CDJapan : "Ruroni Kenshin" Original Soundtrack Original Soundtrack (Music by Naoki Sato) CD Album". CDJapan. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Young, Deborah (October 6, 2012). "Rurouni Kenshin: Busan Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Bump of Chicken to Perform Last Live-Action Parasyte Film's Ending Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "日本アカデミー賞公式サイト". japan-academy-prize.jp. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  7. ^ "'The Eternal Zero' scoops Japanese Academy Awards, 'Frozen' recognized". Yahoo News. February 27, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "アニメ / メディア芸術データベース – 佐藤直紀" [Anime / Media Arts Database (search results) – Naoki Sato]. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Japan: Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Live - Sound Decision - Anime News Network". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  10. ^ "X #2 - Sound Decision - Anime News Network". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Square Enix's Gyrozetter Card Game Gets 2012 TV Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  12. ^ Shida, Hidekuni et al. "Eureka Seven". (January 2007) Newtype USA. pp. 36-39.
  13. ^ "CLAMP's Blood-C to Be Made as Both TV Series & Film". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Blood-C's Promo Streamed, Premiere Date Announced". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Always: Sunset on Third Street Gets 3rd Film in 3D". Anime News Network. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  16. ^ Galbraith 2008, p. 439
  17. ^ Galbraith 2008, p. 442
  18. ^ "HIDDEN FORTRESS: THE LAST PRINCESS". SciFi Japan. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  19. ^ "O.S.T.(NAOKI SATO) - RUROUNI KENSHIN KYOTO TAIKA HEN ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - Amazon.com Music". amazon.com. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  20. ^ "CDJapan : Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Densetsu no Saigo Hen) Original Soundtrack Original Soundtrack CD Album". CDJapan. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
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