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Kenji Kawai

1957 - Today

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Kenji Kawai (川井 憲次, Kawai Kenji, born April 23, 1957) is a Japanese music composer and arranger. Known as one of the biggest names in the soundtrack world, he has worked on a wide range of mixed media productions, including anime, TV shows, films and video games. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenji Kawai has received more than 394,435 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Kenji Kawai is the 907th most popular composer (down from 836th in 2019), the 929th most popular biography from Japan (down from 803rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Japanese Composer.

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  • 22

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  • 4.68

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  • 2.37

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Among COMPOSERS

Among composers, Kenji Kawai ranks 907 out of 1,228Before him are Karen Khachaturian, Halfdan Kjerulf, Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens, Friedrich Gernsheim, and Jāzeps Vītols. After him are Johann Theile, Egberto Gismonti, Richard Heuberger, Henri Pousseur, Mélanie Bonis, and Percy Grainger.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1957, Kenji Kawai ranks 131Before him are Emmanuel Carrère, David Crane, Nellie Kim, Sanae Mishima, Tan Dun, and Inès de La Fressange. After him are Roberto Rojas, Seve Ballesteros, Goodluck Jonathan, Genie, Alu Alkhanov, and Kumar Sanu.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kenji Kawai ranks 929 out of 5,560Before him are Takehito Koyasu (1967), Fumiko Enchi (1905), Hironobu Sakaguchi (1962), Satoru Nakajima (1953), Sakyo Komatsu (1931), and Yuji Kishioku (1954). After him are Koichi Kudo (1909), Paul Yoshigoro Taguchi (1902), Kiko, Princess Akishino (1966), Sumio Iijima (1939), Kuroda Seiki (1866), and Edwin O. Reischauer (1910).

Among COMPOSERS In Japan

Among composers born in Japan, Kenji Kawai ranks 10Before him are Keiko Abe (1937), Shunsuke Kikuchi (1931), Nobuo Uematsu (1959), Koichi Sugiyama (1931), Toshi Ichiyanagi (1933), and Akira Ifukube (1914). After him are Koji Kondo (1961), Akira Yamaoka (1968), Masaaki Suzuki (1954), Hiroyuki Sawano (1980), Junichi Masuda (1968), and Kazumi Totaka (1967).