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One of the few figures in contemporary Japanese popular music to have found an international audience, firstly with the successful Yellow Magic Orchestra. Ryuichi began composing for films in 1983 with "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence," in which he also portrayed Captain Yonoi, and won an Oscar for the haunting score of "The Last Emperor" (1987), co-written with David Byrne and Cong Su.
Cast (Feature Film)
Music (Feature Film)
Misc. Crew (Feature Film)
Music (TV Mini-Series)
Founding member of Yellow Magic Orchestra
After disbanding Yellow Magic Orchestra, pursued solo recording career
First film as composer, Nagisa Oshima's "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" (also acted)
Contributed to the award-winning score of Bernardo Bertolucci's epic "The Last Emperor"
Scored the film "Gohatto/Taboo", directed by Oshima