Composer / Pianist
Kaoru Wada is a Japanese music composer, music arranger, conductor, music orchestrator and pianist. He has worked in a wide range of musical fields, including anime, film, television, theater, and video games. He has received numerous prizes for his work, including his music on the film Crest of Betrayal.
Best known in the west for his work on Inuyasha and Samurai 7, he has also composed music for a number of other anime series, including Ghost Stories, Battle Angel, Princess Tutu, Saint Seiya, Ninja Scroll, D.Gray-man, Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight, and Ace Attorney. In addition to his work as a composer, Wada-san also arranges music for several notable titles, including Kingdom Hearts I&II and Monster Hunter 4G.
Along with these numerous activities, Wada has also published many works for Japanese indigenous instruments, plus works that use Japanese folklore and folk songs as motifs. He has published numerous works commissioned from Japan and abroad.
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Matsuricon 2024 - August 30 - September 1, 2024 in Columbus, OH, USA
- Matsuricon 2023 - August 11-13, 2023 in Columbus, OH, USA
- Otakon 2022 - July 29-31, 2022 in Washington, DC, USA
- Otakon 2019 - July 26-28, 2019 in Washington, DC, USA
- Anime Boston 2018 - March 30 - April 1, 2018 in Boston, MA, USA
- Akumakon 2014 - January 17-19, 2014 in Galway, Ireland