Takeo Watanabe

Takeo Watanabe (渡辺 岳夫, Watanabe Takeo, April 16, 1933 - June 2, 1989)[1][2] was a Japanese musician and composer. In addition to composing the well known theme song for Cutie Honey[3] he has also composed music for multiple anime television series and films including Lone Wolf and Cub, Candy Candy, and Mobile Suit Gundam.[4][better source needed]

Takeo Watanabe
渡辺 岳夫
Born(1933-04-16)April 16, 1933
DiedJune 2, 1989(1989-06-02) (aged 56)
Parent(s)
Musical career
GenresAnime music
Occupation(s)Composer
Years active1959–1989

Tomei Tengu BGM written and performed by Takeo Watanabe was used in the soundtrack of the 2003 movie Lost in Translation fourteen years after his death.[5][better source needed] In 2008 Takeo Watanabe posthumously received an Award of Merit from the Tokyo International Anime Fair.[6] He died at the age of 56.

BiographyEdit

Eldest son of Urato Watanabe (渡邊浦人, Watanabe Urato). Graduated from Musashi(?) University he studied music in Paris, France.

WorksEdit

TelevisionEdit

AnimationEdit

TV dramasEdit

Historical dramasEdit

Theatrical releasesEdit

MoviesEdit

  • (ja) Hakuja komachi (1958) Actor
  • Invisible Demon (透明天狗, Tomei Tengu, 1960)
  • The Ninja: A New Beginning (1966)
  • (ja) Nemuri Kyoshiro 9: Burai-Hikae masho no hada (1967)
  • (ja) Waka oyabun o kese (1967)
  • (ja) Waka oyabun senryū-hada (1967)
  • When the Cookie Crumbles (1967)
  • (ja) Bakuto retsuden (1968)
  • The Daring Nun (1968)
  • Lone Wolf Isazo (1968)
  • Nemuri Kyoshiro 10: Onna jigoku (1968)
  • Nemuri Kyoshiro 12: Akujo-gari (1969)
  • Priest and the Gold Mint (1968)
  • The Valiant Red Peony (1968)
  • Broken Swords (1969)
  • Nemuri Kyōshirō manji giri (1969)
  • The Valiant Red PeonyFlower Cards Match (1969)
  • Watch Out, Crimson Bat! (1969)
  • Crimson Bat - Oichi: Wanted, Dead or Alive (1970)
  • The Invisible Swordsman (1970)
  • The Return of the Desperado (1970)
  • (ja) Asobi (1971)
  • Chivalrous Woman (1971)
  • Duel of Swirling Flowers (1971)
  • (ja) Kaihei yon-gō seito (1971)
  • Fearless Avenger (1972)
  • Trail of Blood (1972)
  • The Cockroach (1973)
  • Cockroach Cop (1973)
  • Slaughter in the Snow (1973)
  • (ja) Hiroshima jingi: Hitojichi dakkai sakusen (1976)
  • The Shadowstar (1976) soundtrack
  • Shogun's Sadism (1976)
  • (ja) Piranha-gundan: Daboshatsu no ten (1977)
  • あばれはっちゃく (1979)
  • (ja) Miira no hanayome: Kindaichi Kōsuke sirīzu: Arashi no yoru ni ubugoe ga kikoeru (1983)
  • Serendipity Stories: Friends on Pure Island (1983)
  • Fugitive Samurai (1984)
  • (ja) Gokumon-iwa no kubi: Kindaichi Kōsuke shirîzu (1984)
  • (ja) Mori no tonto tachi (1984)
  • (ja) Kōsui shinjū: Yokomizo Seishi supesharu (1987)
  • (ja) Fushichō: Kindaichi Kōsuke no kessaku suiri (1988)
  • Lost in Translation (2003) soundtrack

Animated MoviesEdit

  • 30000 Miles Under the Sea (1971)
  • Candy Candy - The Call of Spring (キャンディ・キャンディ 春の呼び声, Kyandi Kyandi - Haru no Yobigoe, 1978)
  • Candy Candy - Candy's Summer Vacation (キャンディ・キャンディ キャンディの夏休み, Kyandi Kyandi - Kyandei no Natsu Yasumi, 1978)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam I (1981)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow (1981)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space (1982)
  • Candy Candy Movie (キャンディ・キャンディ, Kyandi Kyandi, 1992) soundtrack

Other worksEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biography / Discography: WATANABE Takeo". Animeillusion.com (in French). Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  2. ^ Takeo Watanabe (in French). Animeland. Retrieved November 11, 2009. Archived April 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "The Best of Anime" RHINO ISBN 1-56826-803-3 CD booklet page 10.
  4. ^ "AnimeVillage to release calendar, CD soundtracks". Anime News Network. November 25, 1998. Archived from the original on October 4, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2011.
  5. ^ "Lost in Translation: Production Credits". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-03-13. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  6. ^ "Tokyo Anime Award 2008". Tokyo International Anime Fair. Archived from the original on June 7, 2009. Retrieved February 18, 2011.

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