Born in Osaka. Shigezo composed the music and lyrics for “Niji to Taiyo no Oka”, the theme song for the closing credits of the anime “Ranma 1/2” in 1992. This song debuted on CD on Ko Shibasaki’s cover album “Ko Utau”. Shigezo subsequently moved to Toshiba EMI where he has released two albums. He has composed music for numerous TV and radio commercials, and is the two-time winner of the All Nippon C.M. Broadcasters Association (ACC) award for his work for radio commercials. Shigezo’s major music credits include the game music for Konami’s “Powerful Pro Baseball (PAWAPURO)” and the theme song and insert songs for “Heroine Anthem Zero,” produced by WindThunder Studio, the Taiwanese gaming company. His collaborations for musicals include “Lobo, the King of Currumpaw: Seton’s Wild Animals” (2011), “Thomas the Tank Engine – The Treasure of Sodor Island” (2014), and “Gaspard and Lisa The Musical – Dance Dance Dance” (2018). He wrote the background music for Asahi Broadcasting Corporation’s TV character anime featuring ABCiee! (2021), and was also responsible for background music for “Shibuya March (Shibuya koshin-kyoku” (2020) (directed by Jun Akiyama) and “Jacok the Detective (Keiji JACOK)” which is due to be released in 2022. In recent years, he has also worked on creating music based on recording natural sounds and has released “Paradise Music of the Gods,” a CD supplement for the magazine, Yuhobika (April 2021 issue).