Raideen Composer Akihiro Komori Passes Away at 85

posted on 2016-06-08 00:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Composer also practiced brain surgery, composed children's songs for NHK programs

Composer Akihiro Komori passed away on 9:28 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 due to kidney failure. He was 85. A wake will be held on Saturday, June 11, and funeral services on Sunday, June 12. Both will take place at the Kirigaya Funeral Hall in Nishigotanda, Shinagawa, Tokyo. He is survived by his wife, Mimi.

Komori was born in Tokyo in 1931. He graduated from Keio University School of Medicine in 1957, and worked at first as a surgery assistant, and then as a brain surgeon. At the same time, he studied music composition under Japanese composer Tomojirō Ikenouchi. He was a member of the Japan Surgical Society, a board member of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, a managing director of the Japan Federation of Composers, a board member of the Association of Children's Song Writers, a board member of the Society for Administration of Remuneration for Video Home Recording, and the representative coordinator of the Consultative Assembly on Reprographic Problems of Sheet Music.

He composed the music for the Yuusha Raideen and Balatack mecha anime, as well as Space Ace, Astroganger, Monarch: The Big Bear of Tallac, Jolie the Great Dog, Honey Honey no Suteki na Bōken, Hal's Flute, and more. Aside from anime, he also composed the theme music for the NHK programs Boo Foo Woo, Tondeke Bucchii, Rensō Game, and more.

Source: The Asahi Shimbun Digital, Sponichi Annex via Hachima Kikō

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