Shirō Sagisu

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Shirō Sagisu
Born (1957-08-29) August 29, 1957 (age 57)
Origin Japan
Occupation(s) Producer, Arranger, Composer

Shirō Sagisu (鷺巣 詩郎 Sagisu Shirō?, born August 29, 1957) is a well-known Japanese music producer and composer. With a career spanning over 25 years (beginning in the late 1970s), he is best known for his work as a record producer for acts including Misia, Satoshi Tomiie, and Ken Hirai. Sagisu has also worked as a film composer for several anime and films and is well known for his collaborations with Gainax, especially the soundtrack to Hideaki Anno's series Neon Genesis Evangelion. He won the Tokyo Anime Award for Best Music in 2010 for Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance.[1]


  • Fight! Super Robot Life Forms Transformers (image album, 1985)
  • Final Fantasy VI Grand Finale (orchestral arrangement, 1994)
  • Shiro's Songbook (1999)
  • Shiro's Songbook "remixes and more" (2000)
  • Shiro's Songbook 2 (2000)
  • Shiro's Songbook 2.5 Tribute to Cool! (2001)
  • 5.1 Gospel Songbook (2001)
  • Shiro's Songbook Selection London Freedom Choir (2003)
  • Shiro's Songbook Ver 7.0 (2005)
  • Shiro's Songbook Xpressions (2013)

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Shiro Sagisu's music has been highly credited for its high quality production and great sound. The music he has composed for popular anime shows such as Neon Genesis Evangelion and Bleach has received high praise amongst many anime fans in Japan and in other nations alike. Although he has created music for many other anime shows and movies, Sagisu is most credited for his music from Neon Genesis Evangelion receiving not only awards, but also releasing a CD album which became a best seller compared to other anime soundtracks that were released as albums, earning millions of sales across Japan and overseas in many other nations, especially in the United States and various parts of Europe. He has also released albums for Bleach as well. In 2009 he released a special Evangelion wind symphony on a 2-CD album at a cost of 3,500 yen or roughly $35 US dollars.

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