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Yugo Kanno (菅野 祐悟) is a Japanese composer and musician who created soundtracks for several anime, TV series, and movies. He composed all of the soundtracks for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind.

Biography

Early life

Kanno was born in Saitama, Japan in 1977. Due to his father being a music enthusiast, he grew up listening to jazz and classical music from his childhood. He began to learn piano at the age of four and became passionate about soccer and piano at elementary school. He attended middle school in Kawagoe and spent a memorable childhood period such as taking charge of percussion instruments in a brass band. After entering high school, he started to teach composing lessons before later moving to Takanezawa for university.[1]

Professional work

In 1997, he entered the Tokyo Department of Music Composition. After graduating from the Tokyo College of Music, department of composition, film scoring course, he started offering music to artists.[2]

In 2004, he made his debut at the age of 27 in a Fuji TVW drama called Last Christmas. After that, he became active in a wide range of music production including movies, TV dramas, animation, and documentaries.[1]

On December 14, 2007 he held his first orchestral concert which has since become an annual event.[3] In 2012, he began work as a painter after casually painting a portrait of a friend who came by while he was in the studio.

JoJo discography

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Cover Name Composer # of Tracks Release Date
1 Departure OST Stardust Crusaders 「Departure」
Original Soundtrack
Yugo Kanno 23
2 SCVolume 2 (AnimeBlu-ray) Stardust Crusaders 「Journey」
Original Soundtrack
Yugo Kanno 13
3 SCEgyptVolume 1 (AnimeBlu-ray) Stardust Crusaders 「World」
Original Soundtrack
Yugo Kanno 20
4 Destination OST Stardust Crusaders 「Destination」
Original Soundtrack
Yugo Kanno 27
5 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure genration cover JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
Theme Song Best「Generation」
Various Artists 8
6 Good Morning Morioh Cho OST Diamond is Unbreakable
~Good Morning Morioh Cho~
Original Soundtrack
Yugo Kanno 23
7 DiUVolume 2 (AnimeBlu-ray) Diamond is Unbreakable
~Daydream~
Original Soundtrack
Yugo Kanno 9
8 DiUVolume 7 (AnimeBlu-ray) Diamond is Unbreakable
~Nightwalk~
Original Soundtrack
Yugo Kanno 10
9 GoodNight Diamond is Unbreakable
~Good Night Morioh Cho~
Original Soundtrack
Yugo Kanno 25

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Official Website
  2. Toho Profile (Archived)
  3. http://www7.jfn.co.jp/music/?p=5613

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