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1) Toshio Masuda (増田俊郎, Masuda Toshio, born October 28, 1959 in Tokyo) is a Japanese synthesizer player, composer and music director. He has composed and synthesised scores for several Japanese television shows and animated series. His works include music for Flint, The Time Detective (1998), Jubei-chan (1999), Now and Then, Here and There (1999), Excel Saga (1999), Daa! Daa! Daa! (2000), Hand Maid May (2000), Puni Puni Poemy (2001), Mahoromatic (2001), Naruto (2002-2007), Ai Yori Aoshi (2002), Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi (2003), Jubei-chan 2 (2004), Mushishi (2005), Ghost Hunt (2006), Higepiyo (2009), Kamisama Hajimemashita (2012).

2) Toshiro Masuda (増田俊郎, same Kanji characters but read as Masuda Toshiro) born September 26, 1954 is a Japanese vocalist. The one with the beard. Active mainly in the Kansai region.

Toshiro was taught the guitar by his cousin and was in a band in high school. He participated in an Osaka concert in 1974 and from there, he traveled to live houses for more exposure. It was in 1976 that he won an award for “Brother on ’A’ Water” and debuted with that song in 1978. His first single came in 1979, titled “Good Bye”.

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  • Hromino

    増田俊郎 is correct.

    8 Mar 2013 Reply
  • fire_blizzard

    The Making of the Music for Mushishi

    18 Aug 2012 Reply
  • OnceNefarious

    If anyone knows anything about the other non-composer Toshio Masuda, it would be good to clarify in the wiki that there are two.

    26 Jul 2012 Reply
  • OnceNefarious

    The wiki and these pictures don't agree with each other. THIS is the Toshi Masuda the composer, who wrote music for Naruto, Mushishi, etc. NOT the Toshio Masuda you see in these pictures. :((((((

    25 Jul 2012 Reply
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  • Mari_Auri


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  • gigatless

    this is pure genius.

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Javelines

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • PokeBaal

    Excel Saga OST!

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • David_CZ


    18 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Haz567

    You Did Not Tell Me It Would Be That Tragic! is the greatest theme of our generation

    9 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Chronix112

    Love everything i have heard by him but Jubei Chan is my favorite ost by him

    5 May 2010 Reply
  • MirrorDepth


    3 Apr 2010 Reply
  • acies-lucida

    Mushishi was the first anime which i saw till the very last second of it - because of its beautiful soundtrack. Rare and unique thing to me :) Love it. Does anybody know music like Mushishi OST?

    6 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Maebara_san

    Great composer! I very like his music for Ai Yori Aoshi OST - very beautiful pure japanese new-age! Awesome!

    27 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Nasasie

    Toshiro Masuda is a japanese singer. their name is the same in kanji, but not romaji. so please don't merge these.

    10 Aug 2008 Reply
  • TagofFire

    Imo the only error they made is that the albums and most tracks that are counted on the other Masuda's page belong here. However, many people have their Naruto and other tracks artistlabeled as either 'Naruto' i.e. or Toshiro Masuda, when it should be Toshio Masuda. Toshio Masuda is the composer of the Naruto soundtrack, after all.

    9 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Hikari-Kun

    Mmm... ¿Anybody has thought in unite the Toshio Masuda page with the Toshiro Masuda / Masuda Toshio page? Please, Unite both Toshios.

    11 Sep 2007 Reply
  • crazy_nighthawk

    EXcel Saga FTW!

    1 Jul 2007 Reply
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