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Tomohiko Kira Obituary

July 13, 2016 by Justin Pfeiffer

News surfaced on July 6th that Tomohiko Kira, lead composer, singer and guitarist of indie band ZABADAK, had suddenly passed


Koichi Sugiyama Profile

October 15, 2014 by Chris Greening

With a career spanning sixty amazing years, the artist now dedicates his time to producing Dragon Quest's scores, albums, and concerts


Masami Ueda Profile

August 10, 2014 by Chris Greening

Led the soundtracks for the first three Resident Evil titles, Devil May Cry, Okami, and, as sound manager of PlatinumGames, Bayonetta


Chihiro Onitsuka Profile

August 2, 2014 by Christopher Huynh

Anyone who was anticipating the release of Drakengard 3 (Drag-on Dragoon 3 in Japan) has likely become acquainted with J-Pop


Alexander Brandon Profile

April 6, 2014 by Chris Greening

Demoscene veteran turned audio director, composer, and voice actor for Deus Ex, Unreal, Neverwinter Nights, and Alpha Protocol.


Nobuko Toda Profile

March 22, 2014 by Chris Greening

Having risen through the ranks on the Metal Gear series, she now independently composes and orchestrates film, television, and game projects


Martin O’Donnell Profile

March 18, 2014 by Chris Greening

Twenty years ago, who would have expected this jingle writer would go on to create the best-selling video game soundtracks of all time


Michael Salvatori Profile

March 18, 2014 by Chris Greening

Composer and sound designer best known for his collaborations with Martin O’Donnell on Bungie's Myth, Halo, and Destiny franchises


Jun Senoue Profile

March 17, 2014 by Chris Greening

Brought up on MTV, this popular songwriter and guitarist injected a rock spirit into Sega with his energetic Sonic scores and Crush 40 productions


Hirokazu Tanaka Profile

August 23, 2013 by Chris Greening

One of the first video game composers, this Nintendo legend offered technical and musical innovations on Arcades, NES, and Game Boy


Asuka Hayazaki (née Ohta) Profile

June 20, 2013 by Chris Greening

Led many of Nintendo's biggest recent soundtracks, including Mario Kart Wii, Wii Fit Plus, Super Mario 3D Land, and Pikmin


Olivier Deriviere Profile

May 19, 2013 by Chris Greening

The Paris-born composer has shown ingenuity with his symphonic and choral scores to Obscure, Alone in the Dark, and Remember Me


Lorne Balfe Profile

May 11, 2013 by Chris Greening

After years working as Hans Zimmer's assistant, this artist now scores best-selling video franchises: Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, and Skylanders


Shinji Hosoe Profile

April 30, 2013 by Chris Greening

Massively influential electronic game composer and SuperSweep record producer who has built ties across the industry


Jeff van Dyck Profile

April 29, 2013 by Chris Greening

After pushing electronic sounds on EA's sports and racing games, he now focuses on period soundtracks for the Total War franchise


Yoshitaka Hirota Profile

April 14, 2013 by Chris Greening

Best known for composing the unconventional but beautiful Shadow Hearts soundtracks, but has also worked as a sound designer and music producer


Kinuyo Yamashita Profile

April 14, 2013 by Chris Greening

Having being credited for the original Castlevania under a pseudonym, this artist is only now starting to receive the attention she deserves


Takayuki Nakamura Profile

April 13, 2013 by Chris Greening

Sega veteran turned freelancer famous for scoring fighting games (e.g. Virtua Fighter, Tobal) and puzzle titles (e.g. Lumines, Meteos)


Manami Matsumae Profile

April 13, 2013 by Chris Greening

Three decades after creating the iconic score for Mega Man, she is still creating high-profile chiptune and orchestral tracks alike


Michiko Naruke Profile

April 9, 2013 by Chris Greening

Best known for creating the spaghetti western scores for the Wild Arms series, this artist has returned to the industry after a long break



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