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5 Questions with Composer Kensuke Ushio (Japan Sinks, Devilman Crybaby)

In our fourth installment of Anime Month Q&As, composer Kensuke Ushio answers a few questions about his work on the scores for Japan Sinks 2020, Devilman Crybaby, Ping Pong, and more!

What was your favorite anime growing up?
Many! Legend of the Galactic Heroes, NGE, El Hazard… quite old school.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Legend of Galactic Heroes

What is the first anime you scored?
UN-GO (2011). Narasaki-san, who is my friend, senpai offered me maybe 4 or 5 tracks? And our band did the ending theme. 10 years! As a main musician, Ping Pong The Animation (2014).

How did you become the composer of Japan Sinks 2020?
After Devilman Crybaby, the director, Yuasa-san, offered me [the job]. It’s an honor.

Kensuke Ushio – “dad i”

Who is a dream director you’d like to work with?
Xavier Dolan. I’m a big fan of him.

What are your upcoming projects?
Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop. I hope you like this summer film.

Kensuke Ushio’s score for Japan Sinks 2020 is available wherever you listen to music. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Japan Sinks 2020 - Cover Art
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