Osamu Kubota

Composer / Pianist
Born in Kanagawa, Japan, Osamu Kubota got an early start in music with piano lessons at the age of four. His many linguistic interests (Kubota currently speaks five languages) led him to pursue a degree in French literature from the University of Tokyo, resulting in a brief stint living in France where he was able to make his major record debut with a band.

He spent most of the '80s and '90s as a mainstream composer and arranger before making his way into scoring for film and television throughout Japan and China. He got his break in videogames contributing to the blockbuster BEATMANIA rhythm game franchise by Konami which has seen an eclectic mix of contributions from Kubota ranging from jazz and classical to electronic and experimental. As with his multilingual character, Kubota's newly interpreted classic/jazz spiked with ethnic flavors are loved by young players as "a gateway to the world." He has gone on to compose for some of the biggest MMORPG titles in Asia, including GRANADO ESPADA: SWORD OF THE NEW WORLD and THE HEAVEN OF THREE KINGDOMS and stays active as an arranger and orchestrator for major concert productions and recording sessions such as those for KINGDOM HEARTS and RAGNAROK ONLINE. Recently Kubota had the honor of serving as Musical Director for the GALAXY EXPRESS 999 theatrical stage performance by the world-renowned manga artist Leiji Matsumoto. He continues to work with and record ensembles and full orchestras all over the world.



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Videogame Credits
Virgo (2020) Composer
Konami NOSTALGIA Op.1~3 (2018 -) Composer
Minimax Tinyverse (2018) Composer
Sega CHUNITHM (2014) Composer
Ragnarok Online concert tours (2014-2019) Arranger, Orchestrator
Kamaitachi no Yoru - Smart Sound Novels (2012) Arranger, Orchestrator
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (2012) Arranger, Orchestrator
The Heaven of Three Kingdoms (2011) Composer
NED Online (2008) Composer
Neo Steam (2006) Composer
W.Y.D.(With Your Destiny) (2005) Composer
Granado Espada: Sword of the New World (2005 -) Composer
Konami Beatmania II DX / KEYBOARDMANIA / pop'n music (2000-2010) Composer


Film Credits
Whalebone (2019) Composer
The Spirit of Tea (2018) Composer
0.5 mm (2014) Composer
Milocrorze: A Love Story (2012) Composer
A Letter from an Unknown Woman [China/US] (2004) Composer
Rainbow (1999) Composer


TV Credits
Bravo Koshigaya! (2018) Composer
The Spirit of St. Louis - Quest for Love (2012) Composer
The Book of Human Insects (2011) Composer
DRAMADA-J: Friendship Club (2009) Composer
Scent of Summer (2003) Composer
Sketch of heart (2003) Composer
The Face (1997) Composer
NHK Korean Language Course: main theme (TV/radio) (1991-2008) Composer


Theatre Credits
Galaxy Express 999 (official adaptation) (2018-2019) Musical Director
VAMP ~ Lola Montez (2014) Composer


Animation Credits
Switch (OVA) (2008) Composer


Original Works
A Reading Man (2016)
A Distant Day (2014)
A Stolen Life (2013)
CION - Etude (2003)
Snow in Saigon(2002)