Kenji Kawai is a music composer for film, television, and videogames. After dropping out of a nuclear engineering program at Tokai University, he joined a fusion rock band called Muse. His first work in the entertainment industry was scoring televised animated programs, including Ranma ½. He achieved widespread recognition within the anime sphere composing for many of Mamoru Oshii's films, such as as Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor 2, Ghost in the Shell: Innocence and The Sky Crawlers. He has also worked on music for anime serialized on television, including Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit and Eden of the East He also provided the soundtrack to all scores for Japanese horror director Hideo Nakata (including Ring and Dark Water).