Leo Iwasaki

Anime Singer/Lyricist/Composer

4 Reviews (3 Verified)
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Japanese songwriter, composer, singer & guitarist who creates and sings anime and Japanese-style songs.

Music is my life. I was born and raised in Tokyo and have a recording studio here now. I was in a J-Rock band for a while and recently became a signed composer and lyricist. I translate and localize lyrics between Japanese and English as well. I sing, compose, write, arrange, mix and master songs.

I mainly work for games and animation theme songs. I provide songs that the fans would love to listen to. But of course, any genres are welcome. I work hard to deliver what is wanted and when I write songs or sing for the content, I deeply learn about it to make the outcome the best.

If you wish for some work that requires Japanese skills in music to get done, I am the guy you need. I can also find other Japanese people in the music industry here as well. (female singers, composers, etc)

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.


  • English
  • Japanese

4 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Noah S.

    This is my second time working with Leo. This time, we went for a modern rock style song and he definitely delivered what I was looking for based on the references I provided. The vocals were well recorded and easy to mix. I would definitely recommend Leo if you are looking for a strong Japanese rock sound!

  2. Review by Alexis M.

    Working with Leo was such an amazing experience! He provided so much more than what I thought and I’m happy with the way the song turned out!! Definitely recommend working with him!!

  3. Review by Noah Sisk

    Leo is an absolute professional and super talented at what he does. I hired him to write a topline and Japanese lyrics for an instrumental of mine, with specific references to follow. He delivered exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely be returning to hire Leo in the future.

  4. Review by Kenny L.

    Love him, and would love to collaborate with me, because he is good with songwriting and composing and mixing band mastering the song,

Interview with Leo Iwasaki

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Take Your Hand To Hell from POSTAL: Brain Damaged (Battle Scene theme): It got 300k views on youtube!

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I'm working on an upcoming visual novel game's theme songs

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both because that's the best. (guitar plugins especially sound a lot worse than when I play)

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: I will try hard, and do my best, on top of the skills I already have.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: That I can fully put my everything into it.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Can you translate the lyrics (or provide the translation)? Of course!

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: What kind of requirements are needed

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: If you have a reference for what you want, that'd definitely be helpful!

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: Knife, Cooking pot, fire starter, fishing line, guitar

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: Singer: 14 years. Guitarist: 16 years. Composer: 10 years

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Influenced by Anime, J-Rock, and western rock bands

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: LiSA. It's because, as a composer, she's like the best singer in the anime industry and that'd be my goal.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: Learn either piano or guitar before starting to write a song.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: Anime, Japanese rock, rock, pop, punk, metal, hardcore, and sometimes soundtrack.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Catchy melody writing

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: Everything (knowledge, experience, passion, time, googling if necessary, etc.)

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: Write the vocal melodies while making the chord progression for the first verse, and finish the demo, create the rest.

  35. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  36. A: Composing, lyrics writing, and singing for anime, and games-related projects.

Leo Iwasaki

I was the Composer, Singer, Engineer (everything is done by me) in this production

Terms Of Service

One revision is acceptable. $100 per revision thereafter. Specific requirements and conditions must be discussed before starting the contract.

GenresSounds Like
  • LiSA
  • T.M.Revolution
Gear Highlights
  • Cubase Pro
  • Waves
  • SSD
  • Melodyne
  • iZotope
  • BIAS FX2
  • AKG
  • Audio-technica
  • Fender
  • FGN
  • ibanez
  • Orange
  • Boss 刀
  • Alesis
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