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Masaki Kurihara

Masaki Kurihara (栗原 正己 Kurihara Masaki) is a Japanese composer and arranger most famous for composing Azumanga Daioh Original Soundtrack, Volume 1, which was used in the Azumanga Daioh anime, and the Yotsuba&!-themed music CDs Yotsuba&♪ and Yotsuba&♪ Music Suite (General Winter); however, he is an experienced anime composer in general. He composed music for Azumanga Daioh: The Very Short Movie as well. Kurihara is, since its foundation in 1994, a member of the Kuricorder Quartet, where he is a soprano recorder and plays melodica, crumhorn, and various other instruments. Their style is a mix of jazz, folk, blues, classical, medieval, funk, and more. Masaki Kurihara has also written tunes for over 500 TV commercials.