Musician Kenichi Kurosawa Passes Away at 48

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hunter X Hunter/Saiyuki theme song contributor had been suffering from brain tumor

The official website of musician Kenichi Kurosawa announced on Wednesday that Kurosawa passed away on Monday, December 5 at 3:52 a.m. due to a brain tumor. He was 48. He had been hospitalized due to the condition.

His family will hold a private funeral service. His website will announce a memorial service for fans at a later date.

Kurosawa was born on August 11, 1968. He debuted in 1990, when former Yonin Bayashi band member Daiji Okai heard Kurosawa's self-produced demo tape "Ato no L⇔R「Love is Real?」," and introduced him to POLYSTAR Co., Ltd. record producer Kenichi Makimura. After that, he debuted as vocalist and guitarist of the band L⇔R, which included Kenichi's younger brother Hideki Kurosawa, as well as Hiroharu Kinoshita and Takako Minekawa. The band released 13 singles and nine original albums before disbanding in 1997, with the members moving on to solo careers. After going solo, Kurosawa released six singles, and seven albums. His latest album, Banding Together in Dreams, shipped in 2013.

He provided both the opening and ending theme songs for the 2002 Hunter X Hunter original video anime (OVA), and arranged the theme songs for the Hunter X Hunter: G I Final OVA. He also wrote the lyrics and composed the music for the Saiyuki anime's theme songs "For Real" and "Still Time."

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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