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Yoko Kanno

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...Yôko Kanno is a Japanese composer who is well known for her involvement in anime productions. It is reported that she sometimes sings her own compositions under the pseudonym “Gabriella Robin,” though she has also released albums under her...

Yōko Kanno's Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack

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Rose Bridges is a Ph.D. student in musicology at the University of Texas-Austin, USA researching film music and sound, especially animation and popular music of the 1960s-80s. She is also a regular editorial contributor to Anime News Network, the most read English-language news site for Japanese anime and manga. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

33 1/3 Books

...Cowboy Bebop is one of the most beloved anime series of all time, and if you ask its fans why, you can expect to hear about its music. Composer Yoko Kanno created an eclectic blend of jazz, rock, lullabies, folk and funk (to list just...