Prolific composer Seiji Yokoyama, known for his symphonic sound and use of Japanese incidental music, passed away at the age of 82.
It has been announced that Japanese incidental music composer Seiji Yokoyama passed away. He was reported to have passed in a hospital at Sera, Hiroshima, Japan, on Saturday due to pneumonia at the age of 82. Furthermore, a funeral service will be held for him in Fuchū, Tokyo, Japan.
Seiji Yokoyama debuted as a composer for the ending theme of The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee in 1971. He is best known for his use of symphonic sound. Notably, his best known work was for the music used in the Saint Seiya and Space Pirate Captain Harlock series.
He had also done work for various tokusatsu series, including Megaloman, Choujinki Metalder (also just known as Metalder), Special Rescue Police Winspector, and Chōriki Sentai Ohranger.
Source: Anime News Network
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