Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto walks on the red carpet during the opening ceremony of the 23rd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) at Busan Cinema Center in Busan, October 4, 2018.
AFP / Jung Yeon-je
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Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has spent a career steeped in high drama but the Japanese star revealed Saturday he had now realized a childhood dream by working for the first time in animation.Sakamoto arrived at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival to promote Japanese animation ace Kobun Shizuno's "My Tyrano: Together, Forever," which had its world premiere Saturday night.Sakamoto picked up the Asian Filmmaker of the Year award at the festival's opening Friday for his work on film scores.Sakamoto found fame in the 1970s as part of the influential Japanese electronic group Yellow Magic Orchestra.Other recent film projects have included the score for Mexican director Alejandro Inarritu's 2015 Oscar winner "The Revenant" the film the composer credits with refocusing his energies after his fight with cancer before Shizuno approached the composer to work on his latest animation project.
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