Anime composer Akihiro Komori passed away on June 5, 2016 from kidney failure. He was 85 years old at the time of his passing.
Komori was born in Tokyo in 1931. He graduated from Keio University School of Medicine in 1957, and worked first as a surgery assistant, and then as a brain surgeon. At the same time, he studied music composition under Japanese composer Tomojirō Ikenouchi. Komori was a member of the Japan Surgical Society, a board member of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, a managing director of the Japan Federation of Composers, a board member of the Association of Children’s Song Writers, a board member of the Society for Administration of Remuneration for Video Home Recording, and the representative coordinator of the Consultative Assembly on Reprographic Problems of Sheet Music.
Komori composed the music for such anime as Yuusha Raideen, Balatack, Space Ace, Astroganger, Monarch: The Big Bear of Tallac, Jolie the Great Dog, Honey Honey no Suteki na Bōken, and Hal’s Flute. In addition, Komori also composed the theme music for the NHK programs Boo Foo Woo, Tondeke Bucchii, and Rensō Game.