Masaru Sato

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Masaru Sato
Masaru Sato
Born May 29, 1928
Rumoi, Hokkaido, Japan
First work Santa and Chiyonoyama (1952)
Notable work Yojimbo (1961)

Masaru Sato (佐藤 勝,   Satō Masaru) was a Japanese composer. Considered one of the world's premier film composers in his time, Sato scored over 300 films,[1] including frequent collaborations with directors Akira Kurosawa[2] and Jun Fukuda.[1] He was responsible for scoring four of the Godzilla films, as well as a handful of Toho's other tokusatsu productions. Sato passed away on December 5, 1999.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Steve Ryfle. Japan's Favorite Mon-Star: The Unauthorized Biography of "The Big G". ECW Press. p. 75. 1998.
  2. David Kalat. A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series. McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers. p. 3. 1997.