Naoki Sato

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Naoki Sato
Naoki Sato
Born May 2, 1970
Chiba, Japan
Occupation Composer
First work X (TV 2001-2002)
Notable work Godzilla Minus One (2023)
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Naoki Sato (佐藤 直紀,   Satō Naoki) is a Japanese composer. He has composed the soundtracks to both live-action and animated projects, the latter including the television series X and Pretty Cure. He is a frequent collaborator of director Takashi Yamazaki, scoring the majority of his films, including Space Battleship Yamato, The Eternal Zero, the Always: Sunset on Third Street trilogy, Parasyte: Part 1 and Part 2, Stand by Me Doraemon, and its sequel. This has extended to all three of Yamazaki's Godzilla-related efforts: 2007's Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 (which features a brief appearance of Godzilla set to a reorchestration of "Godzilla's Theme"), the 2021 motion simulator ride Godzilla the Ride: Giant Monsters Ultimate Battle, and the 2023 mainline film entry Godzilla Minus One.

Selected filmography



  • Naoki Sato is the second Sato to score a Godzilla film after four-time composer Masaru Sato, though the two are not related.


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