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.

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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".
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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