Tanabata is the Japanese star festival happening every year on July 7. For some reason Yoko Kanno chose this date in 2009 to celebrate her anime composer 15th anniversary. All the promotion and the event itself was around the number seven: the date, the ticket price, the start hour... And now let me … Continue Reading ››
The CPRA (Center for Performers' Rights Administration) published an interview in October 2011. I actually wrote a very incomplete translation in 2011 and I found it back recently so I thought it was time to complete it! (lol)
That was 6 months after the big earthquake that ravaged Japan's Miyagi prefecture on March 11, … Continue Reading ››
While she was still a student, and before she joined the band Tetsu 100%, Yoko Kanno happened to be in charge of several KOEI Japanese history simulation games that became pretty popular.
She was merely 20 or 21 years old back then, and that's probably the first soundtracks she composed. She worked … Continue Reading ››