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Speed Racer/Doraemon/Sazae-san Composer Nobuyoshi Koshibe Passes Away

posted on by Egan Loo
81-year-old composer of music in The Mysterious Cities of Gold, Okaasan to Issho, Omocha no Chachacha, Hutch, the Honeybee

Composer Nobuyoshi Koshibe passed away on November 21. He was 81. The cause of death has not been announced, but Koshibe had been reportedly undergoing medical treatment for some time. A funeral service was held for close relatives only, and a memorial service is planned for next year.

Koshibe was born on August 21, 1933. He scored the music that the NHK children's program Okaasan to Issho has continued to use for the past four decades. In addition to his television work, he also composed for stage productions. His music can be heard in Omocha no Chachacha, Sazae-san, The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee, Doraemon, Mach Go Go Go (Speed Racer), and The Mysterious Cities of Gold.

Source: Natalie via Hachima Kikō


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