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  • Born

    1 May 1965 (age 55)

  • Born In

    Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan

Tarô Iwashiro (岩代太郎; Iwashiro Tarô) is a Japanese composer for film and television. He was born on May 1, 1965 in Tokyo. In 1984 he graduated from the Tokyo High School of Fine Arts and went on to study composition at Tokyo University of the Arts. He graduated as top student and received his master degree in 1991.

After receiving an academic education in music, Iwashiro has created music for soundtracks of films and television while composing and producing music which has been widely received by both the public and academia. He has expanded his capacity as a musician and is currently concentrating on orchestration while continuing to compose and arrange.

His style is generally quite massive and pompous, relying on epic string lines and harmonic structures.

His works include music for: あぐり (Agri, 1997), The Dog of Flanders (1997), あずみ (Azumi, 2003), 血と骨 (Chi to Hone, 2004), SHINOBI (2005), 春の雪 (Haru no Yuki, 2005), 義経 (Yoshitsune, 2005), 蝉しぐれ (Semi Shigure, 2005), 日本沈没 (Nihon Chinbotsu, 2006).

He also composed music for the PlayStation 2 CAPCOM game 鬼武者2 (Onimusha 2) in 2002 and the るろうに剣心維新志士への鎮魂歌 (Rurôuni Kenshin: Ishin Shishi e no Requiem) movie in 1997.

2009 No More Cry (なくもんか)
2009 Kamui (カムイ外伝)
2009 Katen no Shiro (火天の城)
2009 Last Operations Under the Orion (真夏のオリオン)
2009 The Sun in Kurobe (黒部の太陽)
2009 Red Cliff Part II
2008 Red Cliff
2008 252: Signal of Life (252 生存者あり)
2008 The Chasing World (リアル鬼ごっこ)
2008 Children of the Dark (闇の子供たち)
2007 Kanki no uta (歓喜の歌)
2007 Mirai yosouzu (未来予想図 ~ア・イ・シ・テ・ルのサイン~
2007 Maiko haaaan!!! (舞妓Haaaan!!!)
2007 Akanezora (あかね空)
2006 The Prince of Tennis (テニスの王子様)
2006 The Story of Young Hanada (花田少年史 幽霊と秘密のトンネル)
2006 The Blue Wolf: To the Ends of the Earth and Sea (蒼き狼 地果て海尽きるまで)
2006 Japan Sinks (日本沈没)
2005 Shinobi: Heart Under Blade
2005 Semishigure (蝉しぐれ)
2005 Snowy Love Fallin' in Spring (春の雪)
2005 Aogeba tôtoshi (あおげば尊し)
2005 Love Me (愛してよ)
2004 Dear Hinagon (ヒナゴン)
2003 Memories of Murder (殺人の追憶)
2003 Azumi (あずみ)
2003 Tsuribaka nisshi 14: Ohenro daipanikku! (釣りバカ日誌14 お遍路大パニック)
2002 11'09''01 - September 11
2002 Another Heaven (アナザヘヴン)
2000 Happy Family Planning (しあわせ家族計画)
2000 Lily of the Valley (すずらん 少女萌の物語)
1999 From the Apennines to the Andes (MARCO 母をたずねて三千里)
1999 Autumn Blossoms (あつもの)
1998 Ping Pong Bath Station (卓球温泉)
1997 The Dog of Flanders (フランダースの犬)
1995 Tomorow (あした)
1992 Assistant Manager Shima Kosaku (課長 島耕作)

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