Famous Film Score Composers from Japan

List of notable or famous film score composers from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top film score composers born in Japan and even some popular film score composers who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese film score composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These film score composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known film score composer from Japan is included when available.

People include everything from Yoko Ono to James Iha.

This historic film score composers from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese film score composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous film score composers from Japan?" These prominent film score composers of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese film score composers.

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  • Akiko Yano
    Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
    Akiko Yano (矢野 顕子, Yano Akiko, born Akiko Suzuki (鈴木 顕子 Suzuki Akiko); February 13, 1955) is a Japanese pop and jazz musician and singer born in Tokyo and raised in Aomori and later began her singing ...more
  • Akira Ifukube
    Dec. at 91 (1914-2006)
    • Birthplace: Kushiro, Japan
    Akira Ifukube (伊福部 昭, Ifukube Akira, 31 May 1914 – 8 February 2006) was a Japanese composer, best known for his works on the film scores of the Godzilla movies since 1954.
  • Akira Senju

    Akira Senju

    Age: 62
    Akira Senju is a Japanese composer, arranger and conductor. Born in Tokyo on October 21, 1960. Senju studied composition at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and received his ...more
    • Birthplace: Niigata, Japan
    Akira Yamaoka (山岡 晃, Yamaoka Akira, born February 6, 1968) is a Japanese video game music composer, sound designer, guitarist, and producer, best known for composing various games in the Silent Hill ...more
    • Birthplace: Japan
    Aya Koretzky is a film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor, film score composer and production designer.
    • Birthplace: Lafayette, USA, Louisiana
    C. C. Adcock (born Charles Clinton Adcock, 1971, Lafayette, Louisiana) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and blues rock musician, noted for his cajun, zydeco, electric blues and swamp pop-influenced ...more