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Yôko Kanno

[ Kanno, Yôko ]
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Name in native language: 菅野よう子 (かんの ようこ)
Family name: Kanno
Country: Japan
Birth date: Thursday, March 19, [52 years old]
Birth place: Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
Yôko Kanno (KANNO Yôko / 菅野よう子 / かんの ようこ) is a Japanese composer, born on Thursday, March 19, 1964, in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
  • Profession: Composer
  • Star sign: Pisces
  • Does some of her own singing (under the name "Gabriella Robin") for the music she writes (such as lead vocal for Green Bird, and chorus for Blue, both from "Kaubôi bibappu: Cowboy Bebop" (1998) .
  • Began composing music in early childhood, writing a song for a boy she liked. She says Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy were her primary influences.
  • Freguently works with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • She created a band called Seatbelts for the Cowboy Bebop music recording. But because of the great success of the music and selling of the CDs worldwide, the band wasn't disbanded, but kept touring mostly in Japan. They also worked together in 2007 on Darker than Black.
  • Since she works in the animation industry she only receives instructions from the director or storyboards which can help her with the music composing, never knowing if all of her works will be included in the finished work. She once said that this is a way she likes to work, since she doesn't have to obey the rules during her work.
As a composer:
  • 2011 Kôkaku kidôtai S.A.C. Solid State Society 3D
  • 2010 Gekijôban makurosu F: Sayonara no tsubasa
  • 2010 Shuarî samudei
  • 2009 Gekijôban Makurosu F: Itsuwari no utahime
  • 2008 Makurosu furontia
  • 2007 Darker than black: Kuro no keiyakusha
  • 2007 Uahan segye
  • 2006 Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society
  • 2006 Hachimitsu to kurôbâ
  • 2006 Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex
  • 2005 Su-ki-da
  • 2005 Cowboy Bebop: Tsuitou no yakyoku
  • 2005 Ashura-jô no hitomi
  • 2005 Kôkaku kidôtai: S.A.C. 2nd GIG - Individual eleven
  • 2005 Wolf's Rain
  • 2004 Shimotsuma monogatari
  • 2002 Tokyo.Sora
  • 2002 Mizu no onna
  • 2001 Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no tobira
  • 2000 Escaflowne
  • 2000 Turn-A Gundam
  • 1999 Chikyû shôjo Arjuna
  • 1998 Brain Powerd
  • 1998 Kaubôi bibappu: Cowboy Bebop
  • 1997 Natsu jikan no otonatachi
  • 1997 Onkyo seimeitai Noiseman
  • 1996 Boku wa benkyo ga dekinai
  • 1996 Tenkû no Esukafurône
  • 1996 Boku no chikyû on mamotte
  • 1995 Kanojo no omoide
  • 1995 Memorîzu
  • 1994 Macross Plus
  • 1994 Yamato Takeru
  • 2006 Oban Star-Racers
  • 2004 Mind Game
  • 1998 Lodoss to Senki: Eiyuu kishi den
  • 1996 Asalto
  • 2006 Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society
  • 2003 Wolf's Rain
  • 2002 Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex
  • 2001 Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no tobira
  • 1999 Turn-A Gundam
  • 1998 Kaubôi bibappu: Cowboy Bebop
  • 1998 Brain Powerd
  • 1998 Cardcaptor Sakura
  • 1996 Boku no chikyû on mamotte
  • 1994 Macross Plus


External links

A Gabriela Robin Site - "Unofficial Fansite"
link to: http://gabrielarobin.com/
Kanno Yoko profile at Victor Entertainment site
link to: http://www.jvcmusic.co.jp/-/Artist/A008451.html
Official site
link to: http://www.kannoyoko.net/

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