Dragon Quest music composer Koichi Sugiyama dies


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Tokyo, October 7 (Jiji Press) – Japanese music composer Koichi Sugiyama, widely known for creating music for the popular role-playing video game series “Dragon Quest”, died of septic shock on September 30. He was 90 years old.

Sugiyama, originally from Tokyo, started making music when he was in high school.

After graduating from the University of Tokyo, he worked for Nippon Cultural Broadcasting Inc. and Fuji Television Network Inc. Until he left Fuji Television in 1965, he wrote music while working as director.

He has produced a number of hit songs, including “Hana no Kubikazari” performed by “band sound” group The Tigers, “Koi no Fuga” by pop duo The Peanuts and “Gakuseigai no Kissaten” by the folk rock group Garo.

“Amairo no Kami no Otome”, a song he originally created for the Village Singers sound group, has been covered by other artists, including singer Hitomi Shimatani, and is loved by a wide range of audiences. generations.

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