#AtoZBlogChallenge: Yoko Kanno

#AtoZBlogChallenge Topic: Yoko Kanno


I love listening to anime and video games soundtracks and one of my favorite anime and video game soundtrack composers is Yoko Kanno.

A blog article from Abandoned Factory gives a great description of her talents in musical composition:

…Yoko Kanno might be said to have no style. She is truly a master of many styles, from Classical, to Jazz, to Pop and Rock. Perhaps even more amazing than her incredible versatility, is the consistency with which she has produced excellent music.

I first heard her work in the 1980’s strategy role playing game, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, when my brother played it after school every day.

I continued to enjoy her music in some of my favorite anime series including:

Cowboy Bebop

Macross Plus

Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex

For more on Yoko Kanno and to sample her musical compositions, check out the following:

  • Anime Instrumentality Blog: Composer of The Month article on Yoko Kanno
  • Amazon.com product page
  • iTunes Store product page
  • Barnes & Noble product page
  • YouTube Playlist
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    About Patty Hammond

    I am a self proclaimed fangirl who is disguised as a mild mannered data analyst for an advertising firm. You can find me on Twitter as @pattybones2

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