Legendary Dragon Ball composer is gone

Culture news Legendary Dragon Ball composer is gone

This is very sad news that has just arrived for all fans of Dragon Ball and Japanese animation. Indeed, we have just learned of the death of Shunsuke Kikuchi, legendary Japanese composer who worked on the Akira Toriyama license and who had a great influence in the world.

Shunsuke Kikuchi died four days ago at the age of 89 as a result of pneumonia. The news was only made public today by the Japan Music Copyright Association, after allowing his family to perform their funeral in private. Centerpiece of the Toei since the 1960s, it has notably composed over 450 songs for Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, without forgetting Goldorak, Doraemon, Dr Slump and Albator 84. Placed by the fans at the same level of Akira Toriyama and Masako Nozawa, he had such an influence. as Quentin Tarantino, as reported Kombini, paid tribute to him in Kill Bill, in y resuming the title Urami Bushi. Awarded in 1983 at the Japan Academy Prizes and in 2015 at the Japan Record Awards, it will certainly leave a great void in the hearts of Dragon Ball followers. As a reminder, the music of the anime has been entrusted Norihito Sumitomo at the launch of Dragon Ball Super.

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