Shunsuke Kikuchi

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Shunsuke Kikuchi
Shunsuke Kikuchi
Born November 1, 1931
Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
Died April 24, 2021 (aged 89)
Tokyo, Japan[1]
Occupation Composer
First work Eighth Enemy (1961)
Notable work Dragon Ball Z (TV 1989-1996)
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Shunsuke Kikuchi (菊池 俊輔,   Kikuchi Shunsuke) was a prolific Japanese composer and arranger. Having been active since 1961, Kikuchi composed for a wide array of Japanese media. Early in his career he was known for composing the scores for tokusatsu productions such as the Gamera and Kamen Rider series, and animation such as Doraemon. Kikuchi is perhaps most famous as the composer for the highly influential anime Dragon Ball Z. In more recent years, he composed insert songs for the Super Sentai series. Kikuchi passed away on April 24, 2021 at age 89 due to aspiration pneumonia.[1]

Selected filmography


This is a list of references for Shunsuke Kikuchi. 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 "作曲家・菊池俊輔さん、誤嚥性肺炎で死去 89歳 『ドラえもんのうた』『仮面ライダー』など手掛ける". Yahoo! News. 28 April 2021.


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