Masaru Sato

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Masaru Sato
Masaru Sato
Born May 29, 1928
Rumoi, Hokkaido, Japan
Died December 5, 1999 (aged 71)
Tokyo, Japan
First work Santa and Chiyonoyama (1952)
Notable work Yojimbo (1961)
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Masaru Sato (佐藤 勝,   Satō Masaru), also romanized Masaru Satoh, 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 the Godzilla series' second-ever composer after Akira Ifukube, scoring four of the franchise's films as well as a handful of Toho's other tokusatsu productions. Sato passed away at age 71 on December 5, 1999.

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This is a list of references for Masaru Sato. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

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


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