Asakura, Noriyuki

Asakura, Noriyuki

Given name: 紀行
Family name: 朝倉
Birthday: Unknown
Member Favorites: 40
Real name: (浅倉 紀幸)

A native of Tokyo, Noriyuki Asakura made his debut into the music industry in 1982, performing the theme song for a TV series. Since then his career has expanded in the direction of composing and producing, including writing songs for pop artists such as Hikaru Nishida and Kahoru Kohiruimaki. But as his creative interests began to diversify, he started focusing more on soundtrack composition for TV, anime, games and motion pictures. His dual experience in both pop and soundtrack production makes him one of the very few individuals capable of producing high quality material in either field. Noriyuki's musical savvy is featured in the soundtrack for the popular animation series "Rurouni Kenshin" (1995), and the international success of PlayStation game "Tenchu"(1998) gave people all around the world a chance to experience his unique Pan-Asian sound. Currently he has just finished working on the soundtrack for "Tenchu 2", and is looking for opportunities in Hollywood in which his musical style - which fuses elements from throughout Asia, spanning from the Middle East and Western Asia to traditional Chinese and Japanese - can be used as a vehicle to move and excite the listener in a way that only he can do.

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glawktalk | Jan 22, 2018 9:21 AM
Easily one of the best Anime composers ever and honestly one of the best Japanese composers/artists of all time. His work is truly amazing and made the series Legendary status. He puts Hollywood OST to shame because he is that talented. I would love to see him do more work in the industry. An absolute master at capturing mood/sound. Phenomenal.

_3DPD_ | Sep 29, 2017 7:08 PM
Amazing soundtrack for Rurouni Kenshin. Need to listen to the rest of his work, incredibly underrated.

Tasteless_Nomad | Jun 23, 2015 3:20 PM
The great composer of soundtracks. This is where masterpieces are born.

Melvin117 | May 6, 2015 11:51 AM
The tracks for Sidonia no Kishi are staggering!!!

GodlyKyon | Aug 3, 2014 7:44 PM
Sidonia no Kishi had AMAZING BGM, they created suspense and excitement at the exact right moments, he is better than even those overrated musicians.

Akanezora | Jun 26, 2014 4:23 PM
Quite underrated, the OST of Sidonia was interesting to listen.
Need more stuff of him.

Alpha_Norwegium | Jun 13, 2014 8:02 PM
Really liking the Sidonia no Kishi soundtrack. Hope he gets to do more work.

Yohimo_asakura | May 4, 2014 3:04 PM
He did a masterpiece for RK. Something special...

Blaevy | Aug 15, 2013 1:45 PM
He is a master.

sk8erbyern | May 11, 2013 3:46 PM

This is a theme called "Warrior's Blue" from Rurouni Kenshin

Epic work!!!

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