Hiroyuki Sawano is Arguably one of the best anime music composers of all time

If you’ve been a anime lover for quite some time and watched A LOT of different anime you will no doubt have come across the music in the background mostly for fight scenes or just anime in General then you must know Music composer and Japanese Artist Hiroyuki Sawano.

Who is Hiroyuki Sawano?

Hiroyuki was born September 12th , 1980 in Tokyo, Japan.

He began playing Piano in elementary school, From the age of 17 he studied composition, arrangement, orchestration, and piano under Nobuchika Tsuboi.

He has been active as a composer since 2004.

In 2014, he launched song project under the name “SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]”, producing the first album ‘UnChild’ with Aimer as the vocalist under the name SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Aimer.

He has worked with many other artists such as Mika Kobayashi, Gemie, Tielle, Yosh

Even though hes a composer he has also done vocal song projects that have been used as openings and ending themes for various anime such as Aldnoah Zero, Seraph of the end ect.

How I came across Hiroyuki

I came across Hiroyuki when I was 15 and I came across the anime ‘Guilty Crown’ and the song ‘BIOC’ got stuck in my head because I really liked it.

Then I saw Attack on Titan, and it wasn’t until a couple of years ago, when I was at the height of my anime watching, that I looked into the composers of some of the greatest songs I’d ever heard, despite the fact that I didn’t understand what the words meant but the composition of the music sent my heart fluttering.

His most popular pieces and my personal favorites

If you asked other anime watchers that know of his music his most popular pieces are

The Attack on Titan Soundtrackshttps://attackontitan.fandom.com/wiki/”Attack_on_Titan”_Original_Soundtrack

Seraph of the endhttps://owarinoseraph.fandom.com/wiki/Seraph_of_the_End_Original_Soundtrack

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortresshttps://koutetsujou-no-kabaneri.fandom.com/wiki/Original_Soundtrack

My favorite songs have to be

Why I think this?

Looking back on his accomplishments, if it weren’t for composers like Joe Hisaishi (composer of the Ghibili movies), Yoko Kanno (composer of one of my favorite anime’s of all time, Zankyou no Terror), and Kenji Kawai (composer of anime music such as Ghost in the Shell and most recently no guns no life), It would be very hard to call him one of the best anime music composers of all time.

But when it comes to the music he writes and composes his music makes me smile and feel warm inside when I’m trying to sing along.

When it comes to Hiroyuki Sawano, hes going to continue to rise to higher heights and I will continue to listen to every song he brings out.

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My Top 5 Favourite Anime OST

When you get into anime you love the music that comes along with it, I am very varied when it comes to my choices in music but when you hear some phenomenal pieces you know where I am coming from.

here are my top 5 OST’s from music.

5. The Seven deadly sins OST- Hiroyuki Sawano, mpi, Mika Kobayashi

I am a massive fan of Hiroyuki Sawano, most of the music from the seven deadly sins anime I listen to fall asleep, for a very action-packed anime, my favourites of this soundtrack have to be Perfect Time and Eri0ne$.

A lot of people have mixed views of this anime and honestly, I dropped it after a while but that won’t stop me absolutely loving the music that comes with it.

4. Persona5 OST- Shoji Meguro with additional compositions by Toshiki Konishi, Kenichi Tsuchiya, Atsushi Kitajoh and Ryota Kozuka, with vocals by Lyn Inaizumi.

I have played both persona5 and Persona5 royal and I’ve also watched the anime and I love this soundtrack and I love singing to it as well, each song is either compared with the battle that is ahead, you can even get some good music while waiting for the train or just saving in a safe room.

Even though Persona5 was a game first, and then a anime second, I will still love this!

3. K Project OST- Mikio Endo

The K anime is a very underrated anime, the music is a fantastic piece, the music is composed brilliantly and I was very surprised that it was by someone very unknown to me.

Mikio Endo is a very rare gem and If you have the chance you should listen to this soundtrack while falling asleep, you should!

2. Zankyou no Terror OST- Yoko Kanno

If you haven’t heard this soundtrack then go and do so!

Yoko Kanno has done several soundtracks including Ghost in the shell and Genesis of Aquarion but this soundtrack goes hand in hand with such a sad anime.

My favorite songs have to be VON and Dare ka, Umi wo

1. Attack on Titan OST- Hiroyuki Sawano, Mika Kobayashi, Aimee Blackschleger, Cyua, mpi, CASG

and then we have the attack on titan soundtrack that has to be the one that vertebrates with my heart so much just as much as the Zankyou no Terror soundtrack.

Many people can agree with me Hiroyuki Sawano is just a undeniable genius when it comes to composing anime music.

Thanks for Reading

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