KIDAN Original Soundtrack
It released on 19th November 2005

Released from : ISLA VISTA
Sales agency : Three day system/Prime aid records

(CDCZ-1208 2,300yen)
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Compose music for the Japanese live action movie "KIDAN"
It released on 19th November 2005

Original : Daijiro Moroboshi "Seimei no Ki"
Director : Takashi Komatsu
Script : Takashi Komatsu
Music : Kenji Kawai
Cast : Ema Fujisawa, Hiroshi Abe, Chisun...
SEVEN SWORDS Original Soundtrack (Japanese Version)
It released on 5th October 2005

Includes special bonus track as the music of the teaser for this version.
Kawai had written the liner booklet for only Japanese version.

The title list of the "SEVEN SWORDS" OST

01.Ode To The Seven Swords
02.Massacre Rhapsody
03.Flute in Danger
04.Woman From Yonder
05.Fire From Heaven/ Mount Heaven Serenade
06.Trial and Conquest
07.The Attack Aftermath
08.In Search of Beauty in Life
09.Encounter at the Shrine
10.Going Home/ Ambush in the Mist
11.Setting the Horses Free
12.Death Of Green Pearl
13.To Hell and Back
14.The Spirits of the Swords
15.The Final Sword Battle - The Dragon vs The Transience
16.Children at Dawn
17.Seven Swords' Victory
18.Trailer of Seven Swords

Released from : Three day system
Sales agency : Prime aid records
(DDCZ-1194 2,500yen)
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Hong Kong live action movie "SEVEN SWORDS"
It released on 1st October 2005

Kawai composed music for Hong Kong live action movie "SEVEN SWORDS".

Director : Tsui Hark
Cast : Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Charlie Yeung and more...
Music : Kenji Kawai

The OST has released from EMI Music Hong Kong in Hong Kong.

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It released on 14th September 2005

Animation program "JINKI:EXTEND" O.S.T will release on 14th September 2005.

(KICA-708 3,000yen)
Korean live action movie "Antarctic Journal"
It released on 27th August

Kawai will compose music for the Korean live movie "Antarctic Journal"

Director : Philsung Yim
Cast : Kang ho Song, Ji tae Yoo
Music : Kenji Kawai
Production : Sidus
ANTERCTIC JOURNAL Original soundtrack
It released on 24th August

(MHCP-840 2,520yen)
"Open Your Mind" O.S.T
It released on 24th August 2005

Mr.Oshii directed the pavilion "Mountain of Dreams" of 2005 World Exposition, Aichi,Japan.

Contain Title
01, intermission
02, SHO-HO
04, KU-NU

Released from : ANIPLEX
Sales agency : Sony Music Distribution

(SVWC-7283 2,625yen)
"Ultraman Nexus" original soundtrack vol.2
It released on 30th March 2005

A CD released with a bonus DVD.

Some recording scenery and the producer and Kawai's interview are in the bonus DVD.

(COZX-131/132 3,150yen)

"The 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan"
25th March 2005 - 25th September 2005

Kawai compose music for the pavilion of "Mountain of Dreams".

Theme Zone Title : Open Your Mind
General Producer : Mamoru Oshii
Visual Producer : Hiroyuki Hayashi
Sound Producer : Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Music : Kenji Kawai

Expo schedule : From 25th March 2005 till 25th Sep.2005
Expo place : Seto city, Toyota city and Nagakute town at Aichi prefecture in Japan.

The 2005 World Exposition official homepage address:
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"Nobunaga no Yabou Online -Hiryu no Syo-" Complete Sound Track
It released on 23th February 2005

Two CDs sound track include new music for "Nobunaga no Yabou Online -Hiryu no Syo-"

(KECH-1326/7 3,600yen) [Tax included]


"Starship Operators" Original soundtrack
It released on 23rd February 2005

(GNCA-1045 3,000yen)


Live action movie "MAKOTO"
It released on 19th February 2005

This movie is the first supervision work of Mr.Ryoichi Kimizuka.
The movie is opening to the public on 19th February 2005.

Original : Mamora Goda "MAKOTO"
Director : Ryoichi Kimizuka
Music : Kenji Kawai
Cast : Noriyuki Higashiyama, Emi Wakui, Show Aikawa,Tetsuya Takeda, Shigeru Muroi, Becky, Shiro Sano
MAKOTO Original soundtrack
It released on 16th February 2005

(WPCL10167 2,625yen)


Kawai will be awarded a prize of "Best Music Composer"

The animation film "Innocence" will be awarded a prize of "Digital Contents of the Year' 04" and The 10th commemoration premier AMD Awards (a prize of the prime minister)

Kawai also will be receiving a prize of "Best Music Compose".

Digital Contents of the Year' 04 / The 10th commemoration AMD prize award-giving ceremony.

Date : 3rd Feb.2005 6pm
Place : Akasaka Prince Hotel "Sekiei" 1-2 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone : 81 3 3234 1111
Fax : 81 3 3236 5163

Sponsor : Association of Media in Digital(AMD)
Support : Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Click here Association of Media in Digital (Japanese only)
Event "eAT Kanazawa" on 29th Jan. 2005

Kawai will do a lecture in the seminar A and the tutoring school at night of "eAT 05 Kanazawa".

Be stuck in the details, and see eAT'05 Kanazawa official home page;
Compose music for TV series animation "JINKI:EXTEND"

Planning : Toshimichi Ootsuki
Producer : Reiko Takeshita, Youichirou Kamisaka
Director : Masahiko Murata
Series Concept : Naruhisa Arakawa
Character Design : Naoto Hosoda
Mechanic Design : Katsuyuki Tamura
Art Director : Naoko Kosakabe
Sound Director : Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Music : Kenji Kawai
Animation Producer : Makoto Ryugasaki
Production Studio : feel
Produced by : GANSIS
Compose music for TV series animation "Starship Operators"

Director : Takashi Watabe
Story Edit : Yoshihiko Tomizawa
Character Design : Fumio Matsumoto
Mechanic Design : Kimitoshi Yamane
Music : Kenji Kawai
Production Studio : J.C.STAFF