Shin Kurokawa

During the 1980’s, Anime was commonly known as “Japanimation” and its popularity in the U.S. was fueled by such shows as Astro Boy, Star Blazers, Robotech and Akira on TV and home video. In 1989, just out of highschool, Shin became a co-founding member of AnimEigo, one of the first Anime companies in the U.S. that distributed such classics as Bubblegum Crisis, AD Police, Oh! My Goddess, Kimagure Orange Road, Vampire Princess Miyu, You’re Under Arrest!, Lupin III, Urusei Yatsura, and Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Robotech). For Macross/Ribotech, Shin and his team were critically acclaimed for spending nearly 2 years performing digital film restoration to bring the almost 2-decade-old, beaten-up images up to levels that greatly surpassed expectations of even its original creators. Shin left the company in 2002 to become an independent producer and engineer, which allowed him to pursue his diverse interests in art, music, traveling and audio/video engineering. He has worked on over 100 productions including Anime, movies, music, video games and even government projects, both domestic and international. His recent work includes collaboration with the J-Pop / Anisong group fripSide (best known for their Top 10 hit, “Only My Railgun”) on the group’s new album “Crossroads”, a 15-year Anniversary release containing remakes as well as new songs, released October 2017, via NBC Universal.  Shin co-wrote the title track.