The legendary Dragon Ball composer is gone

News Culture Legendary Dragon Ball Composer Has Disappeared Posted on 04/28/2021 at 5:27 PM This is very sad news that has just arrived for all fans of Dragon Ball and Japanese animation. In fact, we just learned of the death of Shunsuke Kikuchi, a legendary Japanese composer who worked on the Akira Toriyama license and who made a huge impact on the world. Shunsuke Kikuchi died of pneumonia four days ago at the age of 89. The news was only released today by the Japan Music Copyright Association after his family was allowed to conduct their private funeral. At the heart of the Toei since the 1960s, he composed more than 450 songs for Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, not to mention Goldorak, Doraemon, Dr. Slump and Albator 84. Placed on the same level as Akira Toriyama and Masako Nozawa by fans. He was such an influence that, as reported by Kombini, Quentin Tarantino paid tribute to him in Kill Bill by resuming the title of Urami Bushi. Awarded the Japan Academy Prizes in 1983 and the Japan Record Awards in 2015, it is sure to leave a great void in the hearts of Dragon Ball followers. As a reminder, the music for the anime was entrusted to Norihito Sumitomo at the launch of Dragon Ball Super. By MalloDelic, journalist MP

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