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和田 薫 (わだ かおる)
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Birthdate
May 5, 1962
Birthplace
Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
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672 votes for 105 albums
Credited works
169 albums in database
3 products in database
129 composer credits
127 arranger credits
30 conductor credits
13 performer credits
4 music producer credits
2 programmer credits
1 lyricist credit

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Kaoru Wada is a classically trained composer and arranger for Japanese media and the concert hall. Famous for Inuyasha, D.Gray-Man, Princess Tutu and Pazudora (Puzzdra). He writes in a style of orchestral music that is a mix of 20th Century Film Music, modern 20th Century concert music and traditional Japanese folk and cinema. Student and administrator of legendary Japanese composer Akira Ifukube. In 1991 he arranged a Symphonic Suite for Yuzo Koshiro's Actraiser with the Shinsei Nihon Symphony Orchestra. In 1993 he recorded with the Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and Agafonnikov Philharmonic Chorus for a Symphonic Suite of Silent Möbius. In 1999 he recorded with the Moscow International Symphony Orchestra for Harlock Saga ~Nibelungen no Yubiwa~. In 2000 he collaborated with composer and arranger Takayuki Hattori to arrange music from the famous Tokusatsu show Ultraman with the Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. In 2002 he arranged famous classical pieces for TV Anime Princess Tutu. The unchanged classical pieces were performed by the Sofia Symphony Orchestra. In 2003 he collaborated with famous Japanese composers and arrangers for a Symphonic theme collection for Inuyasha and arranged his music from the TV series to a symphonic suite, performed by the Moscow International Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2009 he released an album of his media and concert music performed by the WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne, The Echo of Japan. In 2015 he wrote a Symphonic Suite for Japanese company Nikon, performed by the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra, conducted by Kaoru Wada. In 2016 he rerecorded and revised the score for Akira Ifukube's original Godzilla from 1954 with the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 his music for Princess Tutu was performed in the concert hall for the 15th anniversary of the series, by a made-up symphony orchestra "Orchester Goldkrone Akademie". In 2019 he recorded music for an international Anime collaboration film between Japan and Saudi-Arabia: "The Journey". In 2020 he was commissioned by Japanese sake company Asahi Shuzo to write a symphony for the company, performed by the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra.

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1989

08.25 Hoshineko Full House Vol.2 CD Single: Oshaberi na Hoshineko WAC-10002 Composer, Arranger

1991

03.21 RPG Densetsu Hepoi BGM VOL.1 KICA-59 Composer
06.05 Mouryou Senki Madara Sound Typhoon KICA-60 Composer, Arranger
06.16 3x3 EYES -Earth Volume- KICA-61 Composer, Arranger
08.07 Silent Möbius The Motion Picture Original Soundtrack VICL-178 Composer, Arranger, Performer
08.21 3x3 EYES Chapter 1 KICA-65 Composer
09.21 Synphonic suite from ACTRAISER ALCA-182 Arranger, Conductor
12.05 3x3 EYES Chapter 2 KICA-71 Composer
12.05 Eiyuu Gaiden Mozaicka KICA-77~8 Composer, Conductor

1992

01.21 SHOOTING STAR GAKUSAVER - CHANCE KICA-84 Composer, Arranger
03.21 "SHIN" MASKED RIDER PROLOG ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BCCM-14 Composer, Arranger
04.22 3x3 EYES Chapter 3 KICA-107 Composer
05.02 Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade Original Soundtrack KICA-108 Composer, Arranger
06.24 3x3 EYES TAKADA BAND KICA-115 Composer
07.18 SILENT MÖBIUS 2 THE MOTION PICTURE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK VICL-304 Composer, Arranger, Performer
10.07 Star Knight Tekkaman Blade Space Knights KICA-119 Composer, Arranger
10.21 Shooting Star Gakusaver Shuugaku Ryokou e GO GO GO! Collection KICA-122 Composer, Arranger
11.21 3x3 EYES Chapter 2 KICA-136 Composer

1993

01.26 Kishin Heidan -Rei- PICA-1006 Composer, Arranger
02.05 Star Knight Tekkaman Blade Blue Blue my love lullaby KICA-142 Composer, Arranger
03.05 Silent Möbius Gaiden Bakumatsu Anpu Shimatsuki CD Kinema 1 "Anpu Tanjou" KICA-141 Composer
03.19 Pink Aomata Original Animation FIGHT!! Soundtrack Album PCCG-00218 Arranger
03.25 KISHIN HEIDAN ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM PICA-1012 Composer, Arranger
04.03 Silent Möbius Gaiden Bakumatsu Anpu Shimatsuki CD Kinema 2 "Hachigorou no Koi" KICA-143 Composer
05.07 Jubei Ninpucho Original Soundtrack TOCT-8035 Composer
05.08 Silent Möbius Gaiden Bakumatsu Anpu Shimatsuki Complete Music Collection KICA-144 Composer
05.21 Symphonic Oratorio SILENT MÖBIUS VICL-398 Composer, Arranger
06.21 Shippuu! Iron Leaguer Original Soundtrack APCM-5017 Composer, Arranger
06.21 GUNNM (another story) JSCA-29006 Composer, Arranger
06.25 KISHIN THE SYMPHONY PICA-1017 Composer, Arranger, Conductor
07.21 Seima Densetsu 3x3 Eyes from MEGA-CD KICA-1123~4 Composer, Arranger
08.25 KISHIN HEIDAN ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM 2 PICA-1021 Composer, Arranger, Conductor
10.21 Shippuu! Iron Leaguer Original Soundtrack Vol.2 APCM-5021 Composer, Arranger
12.21 THE COCKPIT Original Soundtrack TKCA-70224 Composer

1994

05.21 Ginga Sengoku Gunyuuden Rai Original Soundtrack APCM-5035 Composer, Arranger
05.21 Ikazuki Densetsu c/w Yume Keshou APDM-5007 Composer, Arranger
07.21 Ginga Sengoku Gunyuuden Rai Original Drama Theater APCM-5043 Composer
11.21 Shippuu! Iron Leaguer OVA Music & Vocal Collection APCM-5053 Composer
11.21 Nagareru Kumo no You ni/Koi wa Muteki no Power desu APDM-5015 Composer, Arranger
12.16 MARS ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK APCM-5054 Composer, Arranger
12.16 Ginga Sengoku Gunyuuden Rai Original Soundtrack Vol. 2 APCM-5055 Composer, Arranger

1995

02.21 Sotsugyou ~Graduation~ Music & Drama Collection APCM-5058 Composer, Arranger
04.21 OVA Sailor Victory Music & Drama Collection APCM-5059 Composer
07.05 3x3 EYES Seima Densetsu Matsuei Fudanshi KICA-247 Composer

1996

02.21 "WATCH" PIONEER LDC O.V.A. GREATEST HITS PICA-1092 Composer, Arranger
04.24 Shounen no Hane / Akino Arai VIDL-10765 Composer, Arranger
04.25 Gegege no Kitaro Original Soundtrack VOL.1 WPC6-8212 Composer, Arranger
05.02 Dragon Quest: Emblem of Roto Original Soundtrack VICL-763 Composer, Arranger
06.05 3x3 EYES Seima Densetsu Matsuei Fudanshi II KICA-305 Composer
07.24 Ijiwaru Baasan Original Soundtrack FHCF-2296 Composer, Arranger
12.18 The Kindaichi Case Files Original Soundtrack TOCT-9789 Composer

1997

03.25 Gegege no Kitaro: Obake Nighter Gekijouban Original Soundtrack WPC6-8287 Composer, Arranger
06.25 Kitaro Koushinkyoku/Gegege no Ouenka WPD6-9135 Composer, Arranger
08.27 The Kindaichi Case Files Original Soundtrack FILE:1 Music to be Murdered by TOCT-9918 Composer, Arranger

1998

01.08 Shin Vampire Miyu: Seiyou Shinma-hen Ongakuhen 1 PCCG-00436 Composer
01.08 Shin Vampire Miyu: Seiyou Shinma-hen Ongakuhen 2 PCCG-00437 Composer
03.18 The Kindaichi Case Files Original Soundtrack 2 FILE:2 The Mephist Suit Murder & Other Stories TOCT-10208 Composer, Arranger
06.24 Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight Original Soundtrack VOL.1 VICL-60243 Composer
07.15 The Kindaichi Case Files Original Sound File WPC6-8458 Composer, Arranger
08.26 Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo All Stars Sound Album "THE SCHOOL DAYS" WPC6-8481 Composer, Arranger, Lyricist
09.02 Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight DRAMA ALBUM 1 VICL-60245 Composer
09.23 Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight Original Soundtrack VOL.2 VICL-60244 Composer, Arranger
10.21 Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight Original Soundtrack VOL.3 VICL-60246 Composer
11.21 BRAIN POWERD Original Soundtrack 2 VICL-60299 Arranger

1999

01.27 DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN I AVCT-10046 Composer
07.09 To Heart Animation Sound Track KICA-5039 Composer, Arranger
07.28 DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN II AVCT-15005 Composer
09.08 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo 2: Satsuriku no Deep Blue Original Soundtrack TOCT-24229 Composer, Arranger
10.21 FANTASY RAILWAY 1999 Sept. Special Edition COCX-30654~5 Composer, Arranger
12.18 Voice Festival to 2000 Hinotori ~Hououhen~ Original Soundtrack KICA-1229 Composer

2000

03.23 Karakuri no Kimi Original Soundtrack VICL-60481 Composer
08.25 STRANGE DAWN Original Sound Track PICA-1211 Composer, Arranger
12.16 ULTRAMAN Symphony MECB-28110 Arranger, Conductor

2001

03.07 Gakkou no Kaidan Original Soundtrack SVWC-1311 Composer
03.28 Inuyasha Music Collection AVCA-14099 Composer, Arranger
11.28 Inuyasha Kiku Drama CD ~Shi wo Yobu Onsen Shiritori~ N/A Composer, Arranger
12.12 Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time Music Compilation AVCA-14258 Composer, Arranger, Performer, Conductor

2002

03.06 Kikaider 01 THE ANIMATION original soundtrack SVWC-1318 Composer
03.27 KINGDOM HEARTS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK TOCT-24768~9 Arranger
04.03 Inuyasha Music Collection 2 AVCA-14331 Composer, Arranger, Performer
11.25 Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack 7243-5-80453-21 Arranger
12.18 Inuyasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass Music Compilation AVCA-14540 Composer, Arranger
12.25 Inuyasha Kiku Drama CD 2 ~Taketori no Okina wa Kyoubou Jatta~ N/A Composer, Arranger
12.25 Princess TUTU Konzert 1.AKT SSX-10039 Composer, Arranger

2003

01.22 Princess TUTU Konzert 2.AKT SSX-10040 Composer, Arranger
02.26 Princess TUTU Konzert 3.AKT SSX-10041 Composer, Arranger
03.26 BEST OF INUYASHA AVCA-14723 Composer
07.09 wind -Inuyasha Koukyou Renga- Symphonic theme collection AVCA-14753 Composer, Arranger
10.29 Inuyasha Music Collection 3 AVCA-14801 Composer, Arranger, Performer
12.17 Inuyasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler Music Compilation AVCA-14841 Composer, Arranger

2004

02.24 Gilgamesh SOUND TRACK AVCA-14885 Composer
06.23 Kenran Butousai: THE MARS DAYBREAK Original Sound Log I VICL-61355 Composer, Arranger
09.08 BEST OF INUYASHA II [Limited Edition] AVCA-22090/B Composer
09.08 BEST OF INUYASHA II AVCA-22091 Composer
09.20 Kenran Butousai: THE MARS DAYBREAK Original Sound Log II VICL-61356 Composer, Arranger
09.29 Samurai 7 IOCD-20089 Composer, Arranger
12.20 Inuyasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island Music Compilation AVCA-22160 Composer, Arranger

2005

03.16 Inuyasha Ongaku Senshuu AVCA-22276 Composer, Arranger
03.16 Inuyasha Ongaku Senshuu -Eiga Hen- AVCA-22277 Composer, Arranger
09.28 Play Ball O.S.T. 2005 AVCA-22382 Composer, Conductor

2006

01.25 KINGDOM HEARTS II ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK TOCT-25871~2 Arranger
02.23 Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking ~Mori no Tami no Densetsu~ Soundtrack Best Selection WM-0516 Composer, Arranger, Performer, Conductor
04.26 Samurai 7 O.S.T. AVCA-22669 Composer, Arranger, Conductor

2007

03.21 D.Gray-man Original Soundtrack 1 SVWC-7446 Composer, Arranger, Conductor
03.28 KINGDOM HEARTS Original Soundtrack COMPLETE TOCT-26221~9 Arranger, Conductor
12.19 D.Gray-man Original Soundtrack 2 SVWC-7508 Composer, Arranger, Conductor

2008

03.19 HAKABA KITARO Original Soundtrack KSCL-1222 Composer
03.26 drammatica -The Very Best of Yoko Shimomura- SQEX-10112 Arranger
07.24 VIDEO GAMES LIVE: VOLUME ONE 5 08136 2 Arranger
07.28 VIDEO GAMES LIVE: VOLUME ONE (iTunes) N/A Arranger
12.17 D.Gray-man Original Soundtrack 3 SVWC-7602 Composer, Arranger, Performer, Conductor

2009

01.09 PLAY! A VIDEO GAME SYMPHONY LIVE! PLAY-CD Arranger
01.14 D.Gray-man Extra Soundtrack ANZB-3152 Composer, Arranger
02.25 CASSHERN Sins Original Soundtrack MUCD-1202 Composer, Arranger, Conductor
09.25 Saint Seiya THE LOST CANVAS Original Soundtrack TMS-306 Composer
09.28 CASSHERN Sins Special Complete Album NECA-30240 Composer, Arranger, Performer
12.23 The Echo of Japan - Die Musik von Kaoru Wada KICC-819 Composer, Arranger, Conductor

2010

03.24 Inuyasha Best Song History [Limited Edition] AVCA-29654~5/B Composer, Arranger, Performer, Conductor
03.24 Inuyasha Best Song History AVCA-29656~7 Composer, Arranger, Performer, Conductor
08.04 3x3 EYES BluRay CD Collection SSX-10175~6 Composer

2011

02.02 KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep & 358/2 Days Original Soundtrack SQEX-10213~5 Arranger

2012

01.25 .hack//The Movie: Sekai no Mukou ni O.S.T. VTCL-60288 Arranger
01.25 .hack//The Movie: Sekai no Mukou ni O.S.T. [Limited Edition] VTZL-37 Arranger
03.07 ASURA'S WRATH Original Soundtrack CPCA-10256~7 Arranger, Conductor
04.18 KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] Original Soundtrack SQEX-10304~6 Arranger, Conductor
09.19 KINGDOM HEARTS 10th Anniversary FAN SELECTION -Melodies & Memories- SQEX-10328~9 Arranger

2013

11.20 Monster Hunter 4 Original Soundtrack CPCA-10322~3 Arranger

2014

03.26 memória! / The Very Best of Yoko Shimomura SQEX-10431 Arranger
06.18 31th Anniversary Box "Odyssey" / Maria Kawamura COCX-38621~4 Composer, Arranger
07.23 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Returns Original Soundtrack SMCL-343 Composer, Arranger, Conductor
10.29 Monster Hunter 10th Anniversary Orchestra Concert ~Hunting Music Festival 2014~ HIMJ-0002~3 Arranger
11.26 KINGDOM HEARTS -HD 1.5 ReMIX- Original Soundtrack SQEX-10466~8 Arranger
11.26 KINGDOM HEARTS -HD 2.5 ReMIX- Original Soundtrack SQEX-10469~72 Arranger
11.26 KINGDOM HEARTS -HD 1.5 & 2.5 ReMIX- Original Soundtrack BOX SQEX-10473~9 Arranger

2015

10.21 Monster Hunter Orchestra Concert ~Hunting Music Festival 2015~ HIMJ-0005~6 Arranger

2016

08.24 ACE ATTORNEY "Objection!" Original Soundtrack Vol.1 ANZX-12064 Composer, Arranger, Conductor
09.07 KINGSGLAIVE FINAL FANTASY XV ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK SQEX-10560~1 Arranger
09.15 SQUARE ENIX MUSIC SAMPLER CD VOL.11 SQEX-2016P Arranger
09.28 D.Gray-man HALLOW Original Soundtrack SVWC-70197 Composer, Arranger, Conductor
11.02 Monster Hunter Orchestra Concert ~Hunting Music Festival 2016~ HIMJ-0008~9 Arranger
11.09 Monster Hunter Stories Original Soundtrack CPCA-10425~6 Arranger
11.25 Ninja Scroll Original Motion Picture Soundtrack MLN1-36739 Composer
12.21 ACE ATTORNEY "Objection!" Original Soundtrack Vol.2 ANZX-12068 Composer, Arranger, Conductor
12.21 FINAL FANTASY XV Original Soundtrack SQEX-10566~9 Arranger
12.21 FINAL FANTASY XV Original Soundtrack [Limited Edition] SQEX-20027~9 Arranger
12.21 FINAL FANTASY XV Original Soundtrack SQEX-20030 Arranger

2017

03.08 Kono Oto Tomare!: Tokise Koto Gakko Sokyoku-bu KICC-1349 Arranger
03.10 KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra -World Tour- Album SQEX-10592 Arranger
06.30 Distant Worlds IV: more music from FINAL FANTASY AWR 10109 Arranger
07.26 KINGDOM HEARTS Concert -First Breath- Album SQEX-10598 Arranger
08.30 Princess Tutu Bonus Music Collection SSX-10441 Composer, Arranger, Conductor
11.01 Monster Hunter Orchestra Concert ~Hunting Music Festival 2017~ HIMJ-0012~3 Arranger
12.06 Shochiku Jidaigeki Eiga Ongaku Selection SOST-3028 Composer
12.27 Shin Godzilla vs. Evangelion Symphony KICA-2522~3 Arranger, Conductor

2018

01.24 FINAL FANTASY 30th Anniversary Tracks 1987-2017 SQEX-20044~5 Arranger
10.31 Monster Hunter Orchestra Concert ~Hunting Music Festival 2018~ HIMJ-0019~20 Arranger
12.17 BRAVE FRONTIER2 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK BRCD-10007~10 Composer, Arranger, Programmer
12.19 Puzzdra Original Soundtrack HIMJ-0021 Composer, Arranger, Music Producer, Programmer, Conductor
12.19 Princess Tutu Complete Music Collection ~Volle Musiksammlung~ KICA-92537~42 Composer, Arranger, Conductor

2019

04.27 KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra -World of Tres- Album SQEX-10714 Arranger
12.11 Monster Hunter 15th Anniversary Orchestra Concert ~Hunting Music Festival 2019~ HIMJ-0024~5 Arranger
12.18 Another Planet / Akino Arai VTCL-60512 Composer, Arranger

2020

07.29 Puzzdra Original Soundtrack Original Soundtrack 2 ~Sakuretsu! Niten Senmai Kaeshi Hen~ N/A Composer, Arranger, Music Producer, Performer, Conductor
07.29 Puzzdra Original Soundtrack Original Soundtrack 2 ~Puzzdra Challenge Cup Hen~ N/A Composer, Arranger, Music Producer, Performer, Conductor
07.29 Puzzdra Original Soundtrack Original Soundtrack 2 ~Gekiatsu! Taiga Pro Gamer Hen~ N/A Composer, Arranger, Music Producer, Performer, Conductor
11.11 KINGDOM HEARTS - III, II.8, Unchained χ & Union χ [Cross] - Original Soundtrack SQEX-10794~801 Arranger

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