Michiru Ōshima

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Michiru Oshima
Born Nagasaki, Japan
Genres Classical, orchestral, electronic, ambient
Occupation(s)Composer
Years active1982–present
Website michiru-oshima.net

Michiru Oshima (大島ミチル, Oshima Michiru, born March 16) is a Japanese composer. She works on music in wide range of areas, such as anime, films, television series, video games and concerts. She has written scores for over 100 movies, over 200 television titles, video games, various types of events, concerts, theaters, among others. Ōshima is one of the most prolific living composers for film, anime and video game. She has released over 300 CDs including film soundtracks and artist CDs. Her works include composition for Godzilla vs. Megaguirus , [1] Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla , [2] and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. movies and scores for numerous anime television series, including Fullmetal Alchemist , [3] Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa , [4] Nabari no Ou , [5] Queen Emeraldas , [6] Xam'd: Lost Memories , [7] Arc the Lad , [8] and Weathering Continent . [9] In addition to the soundtracks on Kaiju films and anime music, she has composed music for several video games such as Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf for Super NES, [10] Ico for PlayStation 2, [11] Legend of Legaia for PlayStation and its PlayStation 2 sequel Legaia 2: Duel Saga , Arc the Lad III , Deemo, and an orchestral arrangement of a Zelda medley for the Wii and Nintendo GameCube game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess . [12] She was also the composer for a Japanese stage musical adaptation of the classic Hollywood film Roman Holiday . [13] Her latest work includes the composition of several music tracks for the highly acclaimed Chinese espionage thriller film The Message and a 2017 Chinese mystery thriller film The Devotion of Suspect X (film) .

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Biography

Graduated from Kunitachi College of Music, Department of Music Composition, Ōshima began her activities as a composer and arranger while in college, and has been involved in composing music for movies, commercials, TV programs, anime, ambient music and tunes for classical musicians. She released the first Symphony entitled “Orasho” when she was still in college. Through her masterful manipulation of both orchestras and synthesizers, she has attracted attention from various sectors for creating grandiose, dramatic sounds and beautiful melodies.

Ōshima was the youngest person to be awarded the 1st prize at International Electone Festival / International Electone Concours in 1977 when she was 16 years old. Her other awards include the 52nd(1998) and 67th(2013) Mainichi Film Contest Award for Best Music, the 21st(1998), 24th(2001), 26th(2003), 27th(2004), 29th(2006), 30th(2007) and 38th(2016) Japan Academy Prize (film award) for Music, and the 31st Japan Academy Prize for Best Score, Tokyo Anime Award for Best Music in 2006, Best Composer Award at Jackson Hole Film Festival 2007(in U.S.). Moreover, Ōshima has composed a large number of music for music festivals in France and Luxembourg, stages in Belgium or concerts in Japan and U.S.A. She also recorded and conducted with orchestras and musicians from all over the world such as U.S., Australia, France, Russia, Belgium, England, Czech, Austria, Poland, Italy, Hungary and Bulgaria, including a concert "KAIJU CRESCENDO: AN EVENING OF JAPANESE MONSTER MUSIC" at the G-FEST XXVI (2019) in Chicago. Ōshima was one of the 27 composers for the album ‘In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores’ performed by violinist Hilary Hahn which was awarded a 2015 Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music category (she composed “Memories”). She has been engaged in many governmental projects as well, such as music director at “40th Year of ASEAN-Japan” in 2013, in which she supervised and managed musicians in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries, organized concerts in ASEAN countries and composed music for the ASEAN Summit.

Awards and nominations

Awards
Nominations

Compositions

Film soundtracks (selective)

Anime soundtracks (selective)

Video games soundtracks (selective)

Drama soundtracks (selective)

Selected concerts and projects

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