A Japanese guitarist and composer well known for his work for anime shows like Trigun and Gungrave.
Tsuneo Imahori is a Japanese guitarist who is best known for his music for several anime series such as Trigun, Gungrave, and Hajime no Ippo. His musical styles are a mix of industrial, jazz, and rock.
Inspired by British folk music (notably Frank Zappa, Bert Jancsh, and Andy Partridge, Tsuneo Imahori took up guitar as early as age 12. Later in 1986, he formed the band Tipographica, along with jazz pianist Akira Minakami and saxophonist Naruyoshi Kikuchi. They successfully released four albums, though would later disband in 1996.
Imahori did the soundtrack for the third-person shooter Gungrave for the Playstation 2 in 2002, as well as its sequel, Gungrave: Overdose in 2004. The game(s) would later be adapted into an anime series, which Imahori composed the music for also. In addition to scoring the soundtracks for Trigun, Gungrave, and Hajime no Ippo, he also contributed music for other shows, including Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, and Texhnolyze.
Once a former member of the band The Seatbelts, Imahori has been known to collabrate with composer Yoko Kanno on numerous occasions.