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Katsuhisa Hattori RIP

TOKYO–Composer and arranger Katsuhisa Hattori, who worked on many theme songs for TV programs and movies and was also active in pop arrangements, died here June 11th. He was 83.

He wrote for many TV shows and movies, including the theme song of the popular anime “Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and the commercial program “The Best Ten.” He also served as the chairman of the Japan Composers and Arrangers Association and a specially invited professor at Tokyo College of Music.

MSTies will remember his score for the movie “Yusei Oji” featured in episode 816- PRINCE OF SPACE.

This is in Japanese, but give Google Translator two tries and it’ll get you a reasonable English version.

Thanks to Tim for the heads up.

3 Replies to “Katsuhisa Hattori RIP”

  1. Musical scores are so important to a movie, and his score to Prince of Space did such a good job of matching the hilarity of the Chicken Men of Krankor. He was apparently about 23 years old when he wrote that score. He went on to have a prestigious career. RIP, sir.


  2. Sitting Duck says:

    For those not in the mood for Google Translate hilarity, here’s a report in English on Anime News Network.


  3. littleaimishboy says:

    Yusei “Oji”
    And I say “Ojai”
    Oji! Oji!
    Ojai! Ojai!
    Let’s call the whole thing off!


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