Kikuchi, Shunsuke

Kikuchi, Shunsuke

Given name: 俊輔
Family name: 菊池
Birthday: Nov 1, 1931
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Hometown: Hirosaki
Date of death: April 24, 2021

Kikuchi Shunsuke was a prolific Japanese composer who specialized in incidental music for media such as television and film.

Active since the early '60s, he was one of Japan's most highly demanded film and TV composers, working principally on tokusatsu and anime productions for children, as well as violent action films, jidaigeki, and dorama. His works were comparatively more common in Toei-related productions.

Kikuchi's compositions characteristically have a 16-beat blues and pentatonic basis. Up-tempo works like those in Kamen Rider and Abarenbo Shogun form the majority of his works, while the 12/8 theme of Doraemon and the slow background music from long-running series have become some of his best-known works.

As anime and tokusatsu like Doraemon, Kamen Rider, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, jidaigeki such as Abarenbo Shogun and Choushichirou Edo Nikki, and TBS Saturday-night productions ranging from Key Hunter to G-Men '75 became long-running hit series, people began to say that "if Kikuchi Shunsuke is in charge of the music, the show will be a hit."

Shunsuke Kikuchi died of aspiration pneumonia on April 24, 2021 at 89 years old.

(Source: AniDB, edited)

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21 Emon Uchuu e Irasshai!
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Anime 80-nichikan Sekai Isshuu
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Arabian Nights: Sindbad no Bouken (TV)
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Babel Nisei
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Dokaben
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Doraemon (1979)
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Doraemon and Itchy the Stray
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Doraemon Meets Hattori the Ninja
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Doraemon Movie 01: Nobita no Kyouryuu
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Doraemon Movie 02: Nobita no Uchuu Kaitakushi
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Doraemon Movie 03: Nobita no Daimakyou
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Doraemon Movie 04: Nobita no Kaitei Kiganjou
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Doraemon Movie 05: Nobita no Makai Daibouken
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Doraemon Movie 06: Nobita no Little Star Wars
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Doraemon Movie 07: Nobita to Tetsujin Heidan
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Doraemon Movie 08: Nobita to Ryuu no Kishi
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Doraemon Movie 09: Nobita no Parallel Saiyuuki
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Doraemon Movie 10: Nobita no Nippon Tanjou
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Doraemon Movie 11: Nobita to Animal Planet
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Doraemon Movie 12: Nobita no Dorabian Nights
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Doraemon Movie 13: Nobita to Kumo no Oukoku
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Doraemon Movie 14: Nobita to Buriki no Labyrinth
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Doraemon Movie 15: Nobita to Mugen Sankenshi
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Doraemon Movie 16: Nobita no Sousei Nikki
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Doraemon Movie 17: Nobita to Ginga Express
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Doraemon Movie 18: Nobita no Nejimaki City Boukenki
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Doraemon Movie: Boku, Momotarou no Nanna no Sa
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Doraemon: 2112-nen Doraemon Tanjou
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Doraemon: Doraemon Comes Back
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Doraemon: Doraemon Comes Back (Movie)
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Doraemon: Featherplace
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Doraemon: Ganbare! Gian!!
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Doraemon: It's Autumn!
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Doraemon: It's New Year!
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Doraemon: It's Spring!
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Doraemon: It's Summer!
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Doraemon: It's Winter!
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Doraemon: Nobita to Mirai Note
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Doraemon: Nobita's the Night Before a Wedding
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Doraemon: Obaachan no Omoide
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Doraemon: The Day When I Was Born
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Doraemon: Time Machine de Oshougatsu
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Doraemon: Treasure of the Shinugumi Mountain
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Dr. Slump Movie 01: Arale-chan Hello! Fushigi Shima
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Dr. Slump Movie 02: "Hoyoyo!" Uchuu Daibouken
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Dr. Slump Movie 03: Arale-chan Hoyoyo! Sekai Isshuu Dai Race
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Dr. Slump Movie 04: Arale-chan Hoyoyo! Nanaba Shiro no Hihou
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Dr. Slump Movie 05: Arale-chan Hoyoyo! Yume no Miyako Mechapolis
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Dr. Slump Movie 06: Arale-chan N-cha! Penguin Mura wa Hare Nochi Hare
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Dr. Slump Movie 07: Arale-chan N-cha! Penguin Mura yori Ai wo Komete
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Dr. Slump Movie 08: Arale-chan Hoyoyo!! Tasuketa Same ni Tsurerarete...
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Dr. Slump: Arale-chan
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Dragon Ball
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Dragon Ball Kai
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Dragon Ball Kai: Mirai ni Heiwa wo! Goku no Tamashii yo Eien ni
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Dragon Ball Movie 1: Shen Long no Densetsu
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Dragon Ball Movie 2: Majinjou no Nemurihime
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Dragon Ball Movie 3: Makafushigi Daibouken
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Dragon Ball Z
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 01: Ora no Gohan wo Kaese!!
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 02: Kono Yo de Ichiban Tsuyoi Yatsu
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 03: Chikyuu Marugoto Choukessen
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 04: Super Saiyajin da Son Gokuu
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 05: Tobikkiri no Saikyou tai Saikyou
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 06: Gekitotsu!! 100-oku Power no Senshi-tachi
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 07: Kyokugen Battle!! Sandai Super Saiyajin
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 08: Moetsukiro!! Nessen, Ressen, Chougekisen
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 09: Ginga Girigiri!! Bucchigiri no Sugoi Yatsu
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 10: Kiken na Futari! Super Senshi wa Nemurenai
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 11: Super Senshi Gekiha!! Katsu no wa Ore da
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 12: Fukkatsu no Fusion!! Gokuu to Vegeta
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Dragon Ball Z Movie 13: Ryuuken Bakuhatsu!! Gokuu ga Yaraneba Dare ga Yaru
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Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Tatta Hitori no Saishuu Kessen
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Dragon Ball Z Special 2: Zetsubou e no Hankou!! Nokosareta Chousenshi - Gohan to Trunks
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Dragon Ball: Ossu! Kaettekita Son Gokuu to Nakama-tachi!!
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Gekisou! Rubenkaiser
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Getter Robo
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High School! Kimengumi
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High School! Kimengumi (Movie)
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Hurricane Polymar
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Hyouga Senshi Gaislugger
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Koguma no Misha
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La Seine no Hoshi
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Mechakko Dotakon
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Miracle Shoujo Limit-chan
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Ninja Hattori-kun
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Ninja Hattori-kun Plus Perman: Chounouryoku Wars
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Ninja Hattori-kun: Nin Nin Furusato Daisakusen no Maki
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Ninja Hattori-kun: Nin Nin Ninpo Enikki no Maki
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Obake no Q-Tarou: Susume! 1/100 Daisakusen
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Obake no Q-Tarou: Tobidase! Bake Bake Daisakusen
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Sakigake!! Otokojuku
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Samurai Giants
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SF Saiyuuki Starzinger
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Shin Tenchi Muyou!
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Shinzou Ningen Casshern
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Tiger Mask
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Toushou Daimos
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UFO Robo Grendizer
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Ultraman Kids no Kotowaza Monogatari
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Ultraman Kids: M7.8 Sei no Yukai na Nakama
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Urikupen Kyuujo-tai
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Urikupen Kyuujo-tai
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Urikupen Kyuujo-tai
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Waga Seishun no Arcadia: Mugen Kidou SSX
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Wakusei Robo Danguard Ace
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Wakusei Robo Danguard Ace tai Konchuu Robot Gundan
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