Composer Kenji Kawai Talks About His Sources of Inspiration, Shows Us Around Shinagawa

on May 1, 2016 4:06 PM

World-famous composer Kenji Kawai is know mostly for his work on anime like Ghost in the Shell, and Ranma 1/2 and Maison Ikkoku, but he also worked on several games like Nobunaga’s Ambition Online, and farther in the past on multiple titles of the NES/SNES era.

A charming video focusing on Kawai-sensei was released today by Toco Toco TV, directed by Anne Ferrero, who we interviewed last year.

The video is interesting not only because he talks about his sources of inspiration and shows his studio, but he also shows us around Kitashinagawa, the area of the Shinagawa ward in Tokyo where he lives and works, and that also serves as inspiration for his music.

Check it out below, it’s definitely worth your time. Make sure to have the English subtitles activated.

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