Arisawa, Takanori

Arisawa, Takanori

Given name: 孝紀
Family name: 有澤
Birthday: Apr 2, 1951
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Takanori Arisawa (April 2, 1951 - November 26, 2005) was a Japanese composer and arranger from Tokyo. He wrote the background music for several notable anime, including the award-winning soundtrack of the Sailor Moon anime series.

He died of bladder cancer at 54 years of age.

As the Music Director for Sailor Moon, Arisawa's first award was the 1993 Golden Disk Grand Prize from Columbia Records. He continued to compose for the entire anime series, plus several video games and some of the stage musicals. In 1998, 2000, and 2001 he won the JASRAC International Award for most international royalties, owing largely to the popularity of Sailor Moon music in other nations.

Arisawa expressed an admiration of Hollywood-style music, drawing his initial inspiration for the tone of the Sailor Moon soundtrack from the Charlie's Angels TV series. He frequently made use of symbolism when writing themes for specific characters or groups, borrowing thematic elements from diverse genres and from other countries. As the series progressed, his music gravitated from a pop feeling toward more classical arrangements to represent the protagonist having passed through painful experiences and grown as a person.

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jackysobaV | May 5, 3:46 PM

haydenluvsanime | Sep 13, 2020 1:06 AM
Great work on Sailor Moon, Goldfish Warning and Crayon Kingdom

Eiko-tan | Jul 20, 2017 3:02 PM
Thank you for your great music I love Digimon OST


anonymms | Aug 24, 2016 3:25 PM
Thank you for your amazing/splendid and unforgettable work! it'll always continue to live within me. ♥ May you rest in peace.

xxburcum89xx | Jan 23, 2016 1:43 PM
damn you cancer, all beautiful people are dying because of you

Risa_no_hime | Oct 24, 2015 9:55 AM
Not many people can make such beautiful, mysterious and elegant music!! He is still my favourite anime music composer!! Thank you for the precious music you made for Sailor Moon.
It's old but it's still better than the music they made for Sailor Moon Crystal. Although I am a huge fan of all the Sailor Moon adaptions I still prefer the music from the 1992 series.

Lucif3rKira | Mar 1, 2014 1:01 AM
Best Anime composer in my eyes who ever lived. Sailor Moon & Digimon OSTs were just fantastic. He mixed elegant with power. Just Godlike combination. Thank you for sharing this wonderful sound with the world. Rest in peace Genius Arisawa.

Arka_otaku | Jan 24, 2014 4:24 PM
I still frequent Digimon OSTs. Epic. His tracks made me cry when I was a kid. Rest in peace :')

saekotanaka | Jan 17, 2014 9:07 AM
Thank you for composing wonderful music for Sailor Moon and Digimon.
May you rest in peace.

Zakkxx1_ | Aug 1, 2013 3:59 PM
Sublime work on Sailor Moon ! Damn

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