After graduating from Waseda
University, Tokyo, Akira Komatsu studied contemporary jazz, but
also other styles at Musicians Institute (MI/GIT). He received
the GIT Human Relation Award at graduation. In addition, Akira
started leading a band playing his compositions, and gradually,
film directors and actors started paying attention. That's when
he made a commitment to shift his focus to composing for film.
Since then Akira has been composing for top class film directors
and video artists in Japan thereby establishing trust and a
great working relationship with them.
Next, Akira began creating music for commercials on TV and
radio. An example of the works he created include Precure, a
very popular children's TV anime program produced by Bandai Co.
Naoto Yamakawa, an eminent film director in Japan and overseas,
supervised Akira's next music project: creating music for a
short film to promote tourism in the Gifu Prefecture at the
Japan Pavilion for Expo 2010 Shanghai. The music Akira Komatsu
has been composing has won several awards at film festivals.