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  • Data de nascimento

    5 Maio 1962 (idade 55)

  • Local de nascimento

    Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japão

Kaoru Wada (和田 薫 - Wada Kaoru, born May 5, 1962) is a Japanese music composer, music arranger, conductor, music orchestrator and pianist from Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture. He studied at the Tokyo College of Music. He is popularly known for his work on anime soundtracks. He became known to the West through his work on 3x3 Eyes and Battle Angel, and more recently Samurai 7 and the worldwide hit InuYasha. He also arranged works for orchestra and piano on original soundtracks like Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II.

His powerful and sweeping melodies are given counterpoint by his sometime harsh, creepy lilting themes of suspense. His most popular works usually are found on the soundtracks of series with heavy emotional and supernatural themes being juxtaposed.

Wada is also an apprentice of the famed Godzilla composer, Akira Ifukube. Wada is married to InuYasha voice actress Akiko Nakagawa, who also voices Sota Higurashi in that anime.


- Orchestra:

Folkloric Dance Suite
TEN-CHI-JIN symphonic poem
KAIKYOU symphonic impression
ITO-DAMA for Tsugaru-shamisen and orchestra
TOH-KA'' for cello and oechestra
KI-SHIN fragment concertante for Japanese taiko drums and orchestra

- Soundtracks:

Kaoru Wada has worked on the following anime series and video game series:
3x3 Eyes
3x3 Eyes Seima Densetsu
Asura's Wrath
Battle Angel
Casshern Sins
Dragon Quest Crest of Roto (movie)
Eiyuu Gaiden Mozaicka
Spirit of the Sword
Gegege no Kitaro
Ghost Stories (also known as Gakkou no Kaidan)
Captain Harlock
Ijiwaru Baasan
InuYasha series and movies
Iron Leaguer
Kindaichi Shōnen no Jikenbo
Kingdom Hearts*
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories*
Kingdom Hearts II*
Kishin Heidan(機神兵団)
Knight of the Iron Dragon
Mars Daybreak
Ninja Scroll
Play Ball
Princess Tutu
Puppet Princess
Record of Lodoss War second TV series
Rerere no Tensai Bakabon
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
Sakura Wars
Samurai 7
Silent Möbius Motion Pictures 1-2
Strange Dawn
Tekkaman Blade
The Cockpit
Thunder Jet
To Heart
Vampire Princess Miyu

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