Yoshihiro Ike

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Yoshihiro Ike
池 頼広
Born (1963-08-25) August 25, 1963 (age 56)
Kanagawa, Japan
GenresAnime, Drama, Incidental music
Occupation(s)Composer, arranger, bassist
Years active1985–present
Websitewww.ike-yoshihiro.com

Yoshihiro Ike (池 頼広, Ike Yoshihiro, born August 25, 1963) is a Japanese composer, music arranger, and bassist. He is best known for scoring and composing music for movies, TV dramas, Anime films and video games. He has worked on more than 100 titles in the last 20 years. His most recognized composing works are AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo series (2002 - present), Kamichu! (2005), Kaseifu no Mita (2011), Tiger & Bunny (2011), Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary (2014), Shadowverse (2016), B: The Beginning (2018), and Dororo (2019).

His debut anime title, Blood: The Last Vampire, was nominated for the 2000 UK Music Awards under the soundtrack category, and subsequently awarded the top prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival in 2001 by the Agency for Cultural affairs.[1] In 2018, Shadowverse original soundtracks became the highest-ranking album on iTunes, surpassing Shallow by Lady Gaga.[2]

On May 17, 2019, Anime Expo announced Yoshihiro Ike will be holding an orchestral concert at Anime Expo 2019. Ike's collection of anime soundtracks from Tiger & Bunny, Saint Seiya, B: The Beginning, and Dororo as well as his works on game soundtracks from Rage of Bahamut: Genesis and Shadowverse will be performed in his first international concert with over 50 of musicians from Los Angeles and Nashville, along with a special performance by a koto harpist and a shakuhachi flutist from Japan.[2]

Biography[edit]

In 1985, he formed the group AIKE BAND, and they released their debut album, 'In the First Sense' in 1987.

In 1988, he joined David T. Walker's solo album Ahimsa as a bassist in Los Angeles.

In 2000, his debut anime title, Blood: The Last Vampire, was nominated for the 2000 UK Music Awards under the soundtrack category.

In 2001, Blood: The Last Vampire was awarded the top prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival in 2001 by the Agency for Cultural affairs.

In 2006, Kamichu! received an Excellence Prize at the 2005 Japan Media Arts Festival.[3]

In 2007, he released his 20-year compilation album "Yoshihiro the BEST - 20th Anniversary Selection" which includes his iconic tracks from 40 different films.

In 2007, Japanese animation commercial for Kao Corporation "ASIENCE ~Kami wa Onna no Inochi" where Ike was in charge of the music received a Gold Winner Prize in Television/Chinema section at London International Awards.[4]

In 2008, K-tai Investigator 7 was nominated in Kids&Young section at Japan Media Arts Festival.

In 2012, Ike received the Outstanding Achievement in Music Award for his work on The Detective Is in the Bar at 35th Japan Academy Prize.

In 2016, Ike released his 10-year compilation album "Yoshihiro Ike Works 2006-2016" including 51 tracks of his music from movies, television series, and Japanese animation from 2006 to 2016.

Discography[edit]

Compilation Albums[edit]

Title Year
Yoshihiro the BEST - 20th Anniversary Selection 2007
Yoshihiro Ike Works 2006-2016 2016

TV works[edit]

TV Show Year
Ring 1995
Gensou Midnight 1997
Kyoto Meikyuu Annai 1999-2003
Maiko-san wa Meitantei! 1999
Rinjin wa Hisaka ni Warau 1999
G-Saviour 2000
Tengoku ni Ichiban Chikai Otoko 2001
Oyaji Tantei 2001-2002
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 1) 2002
Shin: Kyoto Meikyuu Annai 2003-2008
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 2) 2003
Igi Ari! 2004
Makeinu no Touboe 2004
Ichiban Taisetsu na Hito wa Dare Desu ka 2004
Last Present 2004
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 3) 2004
The Queen's Classroom 2005
Nobuta wo Produce 2005
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 4) 2005
Kuroi Bag no Onna 2006
Gal Circle 2006
Love of My Life (TV series) 2006
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 5) 2006
Enka no Joou 2007
Juken no Kamisama 2007
Shinu kato Ommota 2007
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 6) 2007
Saitou-san 2008
O sha sha no shan! 2008
K-tai Investigator 7 2008
Gonzo: Densetsu no Keiji 2008
OL Nippon 2008
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 7) 2008
Honjitsu mo Hare. Ijo Nashi 2009
GodHand Teru 2009
MW (TV series) 2009
Damashie Utamaro (TV series) 2009
Gyne Sanfujinka no Onna tachi 2009
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 8) 2009
Magerarenai Onna 2010
853~Keiji Kamo Shinsuke 2010
Gold (TV series) 2010
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 9) 2010
Utsukushii Rinjin 2011
Rebound (TV series) 2011
Young Black Jack 2011
The Yellow Handkerchief (TV series) 2011
QP (TV series) 2011
Kaseifu no Mita 2011
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 10) 2011
O-PARTS 2012
Blackboard ~Jidai to Tatakatta Kyoushi tachi~ 2012
Toshidensetsu no Onna 2012
Cleopatra na Onna tachi 2012
Damashie Utamaro 2 (TV series) 2012
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 11) 2012
Saki (TV series) 2013
A Chef of Nobunaga (Part 1) 2013
Mottomo Tōi Ginga 2013
Damashie Utamaro 3 (TV series) 2013
Saitou-san 2 2013
Mizuki Shigeru no GeGeGe no Kaidan 2013
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 12) 2013
Toshidensetsu no Onna 2 2013
Tokyo Scarlet ~Keishicho NS Kakari 2014
A Chef of Nobunaga (Part 2) 2014
Time Spiral 2014
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 13) 2014
○○tsuma 2015
Designer Baby - Hayami Keiji, Sankyu mae no Nanjiken - 2015
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 14) 2015
Sumika Sumire 45sai Wakagaetta Onna 2016
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (TV series) 2016
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 15) 2016
Zenryoku Shissou 2017
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 16) 2017
AIBOU: Tokyo Detective Duo (Season 17) 2018
Dai Zenryoku Shissou 2019

Anime works[edit]

Anime Title Year
Sci-Fi Harry[5] 2000
Sushiazarashi[6] 2000
Sonic X[7] 2003
Superior Defender Gundam Force[8] 2004
OVAL×OVER[9] 2005
Kamichu![10] 2005
Comic Party Revolution[11] 2005
Ergo Proxy[12] 2006
Flag[13] 2006
Reideen[14] 2007
Mokke[15] 2007
Telepathy Shōjo Ran[16] 2008
World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokunin[17] 2008
Cobra the Animation[18] 2010
Tiger & Bunny[19] 2011
Kuroko's Basketball (Season 2)[20] 2013
Super Seisyun Brothers[21] 2013
Rage of Bahamut: Genesis[22] 2014
Kuroko's Basketball (Season 3)[20] 2015
Days[23] 2016
The Great Passage[24] 2016
Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul[25] 2017
ROBOMASTERS THE ANIMATED SERIES[26] 2017
Inuyashiki[27] 2017
B: The Beginning[28] 2018
Dororo[29] 2019
To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts[30] 2019
Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac 2019
Shadowverse 2020

Movie works[edit]

Film Title Year
Shinjuku Yokubou Tantei 1994
Rasen 1998
Blood: The Last Vampire 2000
Cold Scope 2002
Showa Kayō Daizenshu 2003
Dragon Head 2003
Dead Leaves 2004
Yokubou 2005
Full Circle 2005
Heavenly Forest 2006
Saikano 2006
X-Cross 2007
Speed Master 2007
Hannin ni Tsugu 2007
Eagle Talon The Movie - The Chancellor Only Lives Twice 2007
Secret Undercover Agent HONEY & BUNNY 2007
KIDS 2008
AIBOU: The Movie 2008
Secret Undercover Agent: Wildcats in Strip Royale 2008
Waiting for good news 2009
AIBOU: Kanshiki Yonezawa no Jikenbo 2009
MW (film) 2009
I give my first love to you 2009
Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City 2010
Welcome to the Space Show 2010
AIBOU: The Movie II 2010
Paradise Kiss (film) 2011
Ninja Kids!!! 2011
Detective in the Bar 2011
Home: Itoshi no Zashiki Warashi 2012
Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning 2012
Asura (2012 film) 2012
AIBOU: X Day 2013
Detective in the Bar 2 2013
A Boy Called H 2013
Kiyoku Yawaku 2013
It All Began When I Met You 2013
Tiger & Bunny: The Rising 2014
AIBOU: The Movie III 2014
Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary 2014
Gekijouban Yuuto kun ga iku 2014
Oh Brother, Oh Sister! 2014
The Empire of Corpses[31] 2015
Harmony (2015 film) 2015
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions 2016
Scanner: Kioku no Kakera wo Yomu Otoko 2016
Gantz: O 2016
Cyborg 009: Call of Justice 2016
Gyakusatsu Kikan[32] 2017
AIBOU: The Movie IV 2017
Kuroko's Basketball The Movie: Last Game 2017
Detective in the Bar 3 2017

Game works[edit]

Game Title Year
Romance of the Three Kingdoms X 2004
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI 2006
Disaster: Day of Crisis 2008
Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll 2010
Shadowverse 2016

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