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Junichi Matsumoto

Junichi Matsumoto

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Junichi Matsumoto born on April 20, 1973 in Kushiro City, Hokkaido.
Graduated from Kunitachi College of Music, Department of Composition(1992-1996), studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, Master of Composition(2009-2011), and after returning to Japan, has developed his career in various fields such as TV movies, commercials, stages and J pop.
In 2011 he won the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium Finalist Prize at the Composition Category, in 2014 won the Japan Academy Prize for Excellent Music Award (“Like Father, Like Son”, directed by Hirokazu Koreeda),
and in 2022 won the 2nd Prize in the Composition Division of the 91th Music Competition of Japan. From 2016 to 2023, he worked on the music for the hit animation “The Ancient Magus’ Bride”.
In 2017, “Mr. Long” (directed by SABU and starring Chang Chen ), for which he composed the music, was nominated in the Competition at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival. The local professional press highly acclaimed the music for the film.
In the art scene, he continues collaborating with various artists and groups, including dancer Kaiji Moriyama, artist Sebastian Masuda, and numerous contemporary dance groups.

Selected recent activities:
“RYUUGUU – The Turtle Princess” commissioned by National Ballet of Japan (New National Theatre Ballet) written and directed by Kaiji Moriyama, music / “The little One-Winged Plane” for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, music / “Mashin Sentai Kiramager” (Super Sentai series), music

Outstanding works

Title Artist Affiliation Notes
The Ancient Magus Bride's Main Theme TV anime "The Ancient Magus' Bride"
Iron Anthology TV anime "The Ancient Magus' Bride"
Kiramekoze! Super Sentai Seriese "Mashin Sentai Kiramager"
The little One-Winged Plane Opening Ceremony of Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
Half-Forgotten Floors, or the Rooms The 91th Music Competition of Japan

Performing artists

Artist Notes
Yuko Ando
Director SABU
Kaiji Moriyama
National Ballet of Japan (New National Theatre Ballet)
Team Shachi