Film List of Films Scored By Kenji Kawai

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List of movies with music composed by Kenji Kawai, listed alphabetically with trailers of the movies when available. This list includes any film scores composed by Kenji Kawai, ranging from smaller indie movies to larger blockbuster pictures. Film composers are responsible for writing and composing the music that plays during the movie, which is particularly important for dramas and adventure movies- imagine what Lord of the Rings would have sounded like without an amazing score. Useful bits of trivia are can be found below, such as who directed each film scored by Kenji Kawai and when the movie was first released. Kenji Kawai is a world renowned film composer, so if you're a music buff use this list to find the names of Kenji Kawai soundtracks that you haven't heard before.

Ip Man and Ip Man 2 are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This Kenji Kawai films list can help answer the question, "Which movies were scored by Kenji Kawai?"

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009 Re: Cyborg Chiwa Saitō, Mamoru Miyano, Hiroyuki Yoshino 009 Re:Cyborg is a 2012 Japanese anime film by Kenji Kamiyama. The film takes place in Cyborg 009's future timeline.

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Choi Siwon, Fan Bingbing, Andy Lau A Battle of Wits, also known as Battle of the Warriors, is a 2006 Hong Kong-Chinese action war drama film based on a Japanese historical novel by Ken'ichi Sakemi, as well as the manga series ...more

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An End to Killing Park Ye-jin, Xiao Ran Li, Hideo Nakaizumi An End to Killing is a 2012 film written by Ping Ran and directed by Ping Wang.

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Another Gantz Kazunari Ninomiya, Kenichi Matsuyama Another Gantz is a 2011 mystery science fiction film written by Hiroya Oku and Yûsuke Watanabe. It also directed by Shinsuke Sato.

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Song Kang-Ho, Yoo Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung Antarctic Journal is a 2005 film, the feature film debut by South Korean director Yim Pil-sung. The film mixes elements of psychological thriller and classical horror films while showing the ...more

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Rinko Kikuchi, Meisa Kuroki, Hinako Saeki Assault Girls is a Japanese live-action feature written and directed by Mamoru Oshii.

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Małgorzata Foremniak, Władysław Kowalski, Bartłomiej Świderski Avalon, also known as Gate to Avalon, is a 2001 Japanese-Polish science fiction drama film directed by Mamoru Oshii and written by Kazunori Itō. The film stars Małgorzata Foremniak as Ash, a ...more

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Julien Boisselier, Dominique Frot, Ludovic Berthillot Bloody Mallory is a 2002 French film directed by Julien Magnat and written by Magnat and Stéphane Kazandjian. The film stars Olivia Bonamy, Adrià Collado, Jeffrey Ribier, Laurent ...more

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Burn Up! Norio Wakamoto, Ichirō Nagai, Kiyoyuki Yanada Burn Up! is a 1991 Japanese anime original video animation release. It concerns a special group of police officers called Team Warrior who are often given special assignments in the police ...more

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Miki Nakatani, Jun Kunimura, Masato Hagiwara Chaos is a 2000 Japanese mystery-thriller film, directed by Hideo Nakata. It stars Miki Nakatani and Masato Hagiwara. It is based on Shōgo Utano's novel Sarawaretai Onna.

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Imogen Poots, Richard Madden, Michelle Fairley "When five teenagers meet online, innocent friendships are forged. But soon one dysfunctional member of the group, increasingly drawn to the darker side of the online world, singles out the ...more

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Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hitomi Kuroki Dark Water is a 2002 Japanese horror film directed by Hideo Nakata, the director of Ring and Ring 2. Dark Water is based on Floating Water, a short story by Koji Suzuki. The plot follows a ...more

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Ayako Kawasumi, Tomokazu Seki, Jōji Nakata Fate/stay night the Movie: Unlimited Blade Works is a 2010 Japanese anime fantasy action film directed by Yuji Yamaguchi. The movie was released in Japan on January 23, 2010 on 12 screens and ...more

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Kazunari Ninomiya, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ayako Yoshitani Gantz is a series of two Japanese live-action films released in 2011, based on the manga series of the same name by Hiroya Oku. The first was simply titled Gantz, and the second was titled ...more

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Gantz: Perfect Answer Kazunari Ninomiya, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ayako Yoshitani Five months have passed and Kurono is well on his way to 100 points. Between missions, GANTZ allows him to assume his normal life, where Tae (Yoshitaka Yuriko) is desperate to start a ...more

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Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera Ghost in the Shell is a 1995 anime science fiction film based on manga of the same title by Masamune Shirow. The film was written by Kazunori Itō, directed by Mamoru Oshii, animated by ...more

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Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka, Yoshiko Sakakibara Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is a 2008 animated action film written by Masamune Shirow and KKazunori Itô and directed by Mamoru Oshii.

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Naoto Takenaka, Akio Ōtsuka, Yoshiko Sakakibara Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, known simply as Innocence in Japan, is a 2004 anime/computer-animated sci-fi sequel to the 1995 film Ghost in the Shell. Released in Japan on March 6, 2004, and ...more

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Yutaka Nakano, Akio Ohtsuka, Hiroaki Hirata

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Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Louis Fan Ip Man is a 2008 Hong Kong semi biographical martial arts film very loosely based on the life of Yip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and master of Bruce Lee. The film focuses on ...more

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Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung, Darren Shahlavi Ip Man 2 is a 2010 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film loosely based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun. A sequel to the 2008 film Ip Man, Ip Man 2 was ...more

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Mao Inoue, Asaka Seto, Kumiko Aso Kaidan is a 2007 Japanese horror film, directed by Hideo Nakata, of two young people who fall in love, but they're hounded by the ghost of a murdered moneylender who seeks revenge, which leaves ...more

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Kibakichi Masatō Ibu, Ryuji Harada, Nozomi Ando Kibakichi is the eponymous hero of a couple of Japanese Samurai horror films directed by Tomo-O Haraguchi, whose previous directing credits are Mikadroid: Robokill Beneath Discoclub Layla and ...more

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Chihiro Inoue, Keishi Hunt, Nobuyasu Sakai Killers is a 2003 theatrical compilation of five short film thrillers by five different Japanese directors. This compilation concept's official name is "Omnibus Action Movie".

Nagai Go no Kowai Zone 2: Senk... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Films Scored By Kenji Kawai
Nagai Go no Kowai Zone 2: Senki Hideyo Amamoto, Ippongi Bang, Kanako Naruse Nagai Go no Kowai Zone 2: Senki is a Japanese direct-to-video horror film released in 1990 by the Bandai Media Division. It's the sequel of the film Nagai Go no Kowai Zone: Kaiki and just like ...more

Onna Tachiguishi-Retsuden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Films Scored By Kenji Kawai
Onna Tachiguishi-Retsuden Mako Hyōdō, Gichi Otsuka, Ali Daei Onna Tachiguishi-Retsuden taglined Ketsune korokke no Ogin: Paresuchina shitō hen, is a live-action short movie directed by Japanese filmmaker Mamoru Oshii.

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Toshio Furukawa, Naoto Takenaka, Daisuke Gōri Patlabor 2: The Movie is a 1993 Japanese anime film directed by Mamoru Oshii, who also directed Patlabor: The Movie. It was produced by Production I.G, Bandai Visual and Tohokushinsha. The movie ...more

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Megumi Hayashibara, Toshio Furukawa, Koyasu Taketo Patlabor: The Movie is a 1989 anime film directed by Mamoru Oshii, with an original story by Headgear. It was produced by Studio Deen with the help of IG Tatsunoko, Bandai Visual and ...more

Rain Fall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Films Scored By Kenji Kawai
Rain Fall Gary Oldman, Akira Emoto, Kyōko Hasegawa Rain Fall is a 2009 Japanese/Australian action thriller film written and directed by Max Mannix. In the film a half-Japanese half-American hitman protects the daughter of one of his victims ...more

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Rebellion: The Killing Isle Rinko Kikuchi, Miki Mizuno, Yuma Ishigaki Rebellion: The Killing Isle is a 2008 Japanese film.

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Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yūko Takeuchi Ring is a 1998 Japanese mystery thriller film directed by Hideo Nakata, adapted from the novel Ring by Kôji Suzuki, which in turn draws on the Japanese folk tale Banchō Sarayashiki. The ...more

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Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyoko Fukada, Miki Nakatani Ring 2, directed by Hideo Nakata, is the sequel to the Japanese horror film, Ring. Ring was originally a novel written by Koji Suzuki; its sequel, Rasen, was also adapted into a movie as the ...more

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Hiromi Kurosawa, Shun Oguri, Karina Nose Reincarnation is a 2005 Japanese horror film, directed by Takashi Shimizu, of a hopeful actress who wins a role in a film that takes her, the cast and the crew to a hotel where the present soon ...more

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Running Wild Kwon Sang-woo, Yoo Ji-tae, Byung-ho Son Running Wild is a 2006 South Korean film.

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Omar Sy, Yasuaki Kurata, Cyril Mourali Samourais is a 2002 martial arts film starring Cyril Mourali, Jean-François Lénogue, Mai Anh Le and Yasuaki Kurata. It was directed by Giordano Gederlini and written by Matt ...more

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Raymond Lam, Ekin Cheng, Bryan Leung Saving General Yang is a 2013 Hong Kong film directed by Ronny Yu. The story is based on the legendary Generals of the Yang Family. The film was selected as part of the 2013 Hong Kong ...more

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Donnie Yen, Kim So-yeon, Lau Kar-leung Seven Swords is a 2005 Hong Kong wuxia film produced and directed by Tsui Hark, starring Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Charlie Yeung, Sun Honglei, Lu Yi and Kim So-yeon. The story is loosely adapted ...more

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Eat and Run - 6 Beautiful Grifters Mako Hyōdō, Kenji Kamiyama, Miki Mizuno Shin-Onna Tachiguishi Retsuden is the sequel to Onna Tachiguishi-Retsuden consisting of six loosely connected short stories. It was released in Japanese theaters November 10, 2007 and its ...more

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Stanley's Girlfriend Tahmoh Penikett, John Saxon, Tygh Runyan Stanley's Girlfriend is a 2006 short mystery film written by Dennis Bartok and directed by Monte Hellman.

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Shigeru Shiba, Takashi Matsuyama, Yoshikatsu Fujiki StrayDog: Kerberos Panzer Cops, lit. "Kerberos: Watchdog of Hell", a 1991 Japanese film directed by Mamoru Oshii and starring Shigeru Chiba and Yoshikatsu Fujiki. It is the second ...more

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Tachiguishi-Retsuden Kōichi Yamadera, Kenji Kawai, Mako Hyōdō Tachiguishi-Retsuden is a 2006 live-action/animated hybrid film directed by Japanese filmmaker Mamoru Oshii, who also wrote the eponymous novel on which the film was based. Both works are part ...more

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The Complex Atsuko Maeda, Megumi Sato, Taro Suwa The Complex is a 2013 Japanese horror film directed by Hideo Nakata. The film premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival on January 1, 2013, and was released in Japan on May 18 that same year. A ...more

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Haruka Ayase, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aya Hirayama The Incite Mill is a 2010 Japanese psychological thriller directed by Hideo Nakata. The movie is based on Honobu Yonezawa's novel The Incite Mill.

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Yumiko Shaku, Yōko Maki, Hideaki Ito The Princess Blade is a 2001 Japanese action film directed by Shinsuke Sato. It is a reimagining of the manga Lady Snowblood by Kazuo Koike and Kazuo Kamimura.

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Hideyo Amamoto, Hideyuki Tanaka, Ichirō Nagai The Red Spectacles is a 1987 Japanese film directed by Mamoru Oshii, co-written with Kazunori Ito, and starring Shigeru Chiba and Mako Hyodo. This is the first film of the Kerberos saga.

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Yusuke Kirishima, Kousei Kato, Yasue Sato Ultraman Nexus was produced by Tsuburaya Productions, Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting, and Dentsu. It was the 20th entry in the Ultra Series. The series aired on Tokyo Broadcasting System, including ...more

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Toshio Furukawa, Daisuke Gōri, Yoshiko Sakakibara WXIII: Patlabor the Movie 3 is a 2002 Japanese anime science-fiction/thriller film. It was chiefly directed and storyboarded by Fumihiko Takayama, directed by Takuji Endō, written by Miki Tori ...more