Akira Ifukube

1914 - 2006

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Akira Ifukube (伊福部 昭, Ifukube Akira, 31 May 1914 – 8 February 2006) was a Japanese classical and film music composer, best known for his works on the Godzilla franchise. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akira Ifukube has received more than 233,147 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Akira Ifukube is the 876th most popular composer (down from 724th in 2019), the 903rd most popular biography from Japan and the 9th most popular Japanese Composer.

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  • 230k

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  • 61.75

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among composers, Akira Ifukube ranks 876 out of 1,228Before him are Jacopo da Bologna, Michael William Balfe, Johann von Herbeck, Leevi Madetoja, Salvatore Sciarrino, and Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély. After him are Harald Sæverud, Frederick Loewe, Hubert Parry, Johann Adolf Scheibe, Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, and Nicolas Isouard.

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Among people born in 1914, Akira Ifukube ranks 179Before him are Yuri Levitan, Magda Frank, Ray Walston, Kevin McCarthy, E. G. Marshall, and Grigol Abashidze. After him are Viola Desmond, Alf Prøysen, Muazzez İlmiye Çığ, Henri Laborit, William Phillips, and Igor M. Diakonoff. Among people deceased in 2006, Akira Ifukube ranks 174Before him are Caspar Weinberger, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, Jean-Louis de Rambures, Ray Barretto, Andreas Katsulas, and Gert Fredriksson. After him are Anita O'Day, Bismillah Khan, Chris Penn, Mariam Aslamazian, Peter Benchley, and Elizabeth Bolden.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Akira Ifukube ranks 903 out of 5,560Before him are Tarō Okamoto (1911), Naoemon Shimizu (null), Ichiro Hosotani (1946), Ryuichi Sugiyama (1941), Ogyū Sorai (1666), and Unkei (1151). After him are Peter Shirayanagi (1928), Hitoshi Sasaki (1891), Abe Masahiro (1819), Nobuko Kondo (1956), Shoji Nishio (1927), and Yoshiichi Watanabe (1954).

Among COMPOSERS In Japan

Among composers born in Japan, Akira Ifukube ranks 9Before him are Ichirou Mizuki (1948), Keiko Abe (1937), Shunsuke Kikuchi (1931), Nobuo Uematsu (1959), Koichi Sugiyama (1931), and Toshi Ichiyanagi (1933). After him are Kenji Kawai (1957), Koji Kondo (1961), Akira Yamaoka (1968), Masaaki Suzuki (1954), Hiroyuki Sawano (1980), and Junichi Masuda (1968).