Takanori Arisawa (April 2, 1951 November 26, 2005) was an award-winning Japanese anime composer before his death by cancer at age 54. Self-taught, he wrote the soundtracks for many notable anime shows, especially for Toei Animation, but also for advertisements too and many Tokyo-based shows. He admired the Hollywood sound, particularly drawing inspiration from TV shows of The '70s.
Arisawa's first award was the 1993 Golden Disk Grand Prize from Columbia Records. He also won the JASRAC International Award, meaning he has the most international royalties, largely due to Sailor Moon's worldwide popularity.
Shows Takanori Arisawa composed the score for:
- Ask Dr. Rin!
- Bikkuriman and Super Bikkuriman
- Digimon series
- Don-Don Domel to Ron
- Galaxy Fraulein Yuna (both the video games and the OVA's based on it)
- Goldfish Warning!
- Kamen no Ninja Akakage (ending theme, the actual soundtrack to the series was composed by Shunsuke Kikuchi)
- King's Brunch (opening theme)
- Moeru!! Robocon
- The '90s Sailor Moon anime (and its video games)
- Sesame Street (Japanese version)
- Tales of Eternia
- Yume no Crayon Oukoku