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Shunsuke Kikuchi

Name in Native Language: "菊池俊輔" (Japanese/JA)
Crew | * 11/01/1931 (87) | Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan
Shunsuke Kikuchi (菊池 俊輔, Kikuchi Shunsuke, born November 1, 1931) is a prolific Japanese composer. He specializes in incidental music for media such as television and film. Active since the early 1960s, he has been 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 television dramas. His works are comparatively more common in Toei-related productions. Up-tempo works like those in Kamen Rider and Abarenbō Shōgun form the majority of his works, while his 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 Abarenbō Shōgun and Chōshichirō 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." The song "Urami Bushi" (怨み節) which he c... ()
Most frequent genres for this person: Action | Science Fiction | Drama

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Movies with Shunsuke Kikuchi as Crew(68)

Sound/Original Music Composer2008 Dragon Ball: Yo! Son Goku and His Friends Return!!
Sound/Original Music Composer1995 Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
Sound/Original Music Composer1995 Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon
Sound/Original Music Composer1994 Dragon Ball Z: Broly – Second Coming
Sound/Original Music Composer1994 Dragon Ball Z: Bio-Broly
Sound/Original Music Composer1993 Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan
Sound/Original Music Composer1992 Dragon Ball Z: Super Android 13!
Sound/Original Music Composer1990 Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might
Sound/Original Music Composer1990 Shingo's Ten Duels
Sound/Original Music Composer1988 Dragon Ball: Mystical Adventure
Sound/Original Music Composer1984 Ultraman Story
Sound/Original Music Composer1983 White Snake Enchantment
Sound/Original Music Composer1981 Tomb of the Wild Chrysanthemum
Sound/Original Music Composer1980 Doraemon: Nobita's Dinosaur
Sound/Original Music Composer1980 Gamera: Super Monster
Sound/Original Music Composer1977 Short and Fat
Sound/Original Music Composer1977 Curse of the God Dog
Sound/Original Music Composer1976 The Classroom of Terror
Sound/Original Music Composer1976 Dragon Princess
Sound/Original Music Composer1975 The Return of Sister Street Fighter
Sound/Original Music Composer1975 Kamen Rider Stronger the Movie
Sound/Original Music Composer1975 13 Steps of Maki: The Young Aristocrats
Sound/Music1975 Karate Bear Fighter
Sound/Original Music Composer1974 Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread
Sound/Original Music Composer1974 Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs
Sound/Original Music Composer1974 Sister Street Fighter
Sound/Original Music Composer1973 Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable
Sound/Original Music Composer1972 Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion
Sound/Original Music Composer1972 Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41
Sound/Original Music Composer1971 The Viper Brothers
Sound/Original Music Composer1971 The Awakening
Sound/Original Music Composer1971 The Viper Brothers Rage Again
Sound/Original Music Composer1971 Gamera vs. Zigra
Sound/Original Music Composer1970 The Little Hero
Sound/Original Music Composer1970 Brutal Tales of Chivalry 7: Hell Is a Man's Destiny
Sound/Original Music Composer1970 Gamera vs. Jiger
Sound/Original Music Composer1970 The Killer's Killer
Sound/Original Music Composer1970 Rise and Fall of Chivalry
Sound/Original Music Composer1969 The Private Police
Sound/Original Music Composer1969 Gamera vs. Guiron
Sound/Original Music Composer1968 Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell
Sound/Original Music Composer1968 Snake Woman's Curse
Sound/Original Music Composer1968 Genocide
Sound/Music1967 Showdown of Men 3
Sound/Original Music Composer1967 Gambler's World 2
Sound/Original Music Composer1967 Contemporary Tales of Chivalry 4
Sound/Original Music Composer1967 Code Between Brothers 6
Sound/Original Music Composer1967 North Sea Chivalry
Sound/Original Music Composer1967 Zoku rokyoku komori uta
Sound/Original Music Composer1966 Terror Beneath the Sea
Sound/Original Music Composer1966 Code Between Brothers 3
Sound/Original Music Composer1966 Code Between Brothers 2
Sound/Original Music Composer1966 Code Between Brothers
Sound/Original Music Composer1966 Contemporary Tales of Chivalry 2
Sound/Original Music Composer1966 Contemporary Tales of Chivalry: The Lone Wolf
Sound/Original Music Composer1966 The Golden Bat
Sound/Original Music Composer1965 Brutal Tales of Chivalry
Sound/Music1965 Blood of Revenge
Sound/Original Music Composer1965 Trigger Happy Romeo
Sound/Original Music Composer1964 Red Diamond
Sound/Original Music Composer1964 Here Because of You
Sound/Original Music Composer1964 The Glamorous Ghost
Sound/Original Music Composer1963 Legends of Honor
Sound/Music1962 Gang vs. Gang

TV Shows/Series with Shunsuke Kikuchi as Crew(8)

Sound/Music1986 Dragon Ball
Sound/Original Music Composer1985 Kyoudai Ken Byclosser
Sound/Music1979 Doraemon
Sound/Original Music Composer1978 The Unfettered Shogun
Sound/Music1975 La Seine no Hoshi
Sound/Original Music Composer1975 Akai Giwaku
Sound/Original Music Composer1975 Sindbad the Sailor
Sound/Music1972 Iron King

Additional Information

Full Name: Shunsuke Kikuchi
Citizenship: Japan
Born: Sunday, 11/01 1931 (November) in Hirosaki (current age: 87 years + 206 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Educated at: Nihon University
Influenced by/Role models: Ennio Morricone
Other names for Shunsuke Kikuchi (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"菊池俊輔"
"Ellery Stone"
"きくち しゅんすけ" (Kana/Japanese)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1081514, Added: 12/07/2018, Last updated: 05/16/2019