Browsing the "Biographies" Category

Kenichiro Fukui Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Starting his career at Konami, the artist went on to introduce Square to techno and rock, before masterminding The Black Mages


Tsuyoshi Sekito Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

A graduate of Konami's MSX room, this artist went on to become Square Enix's premier rock artist and co-found The Black Mages


Hiroki Kikuta Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

The Secret of Mana cult favourite has recently enjoyed a career resurgence and has produced numerous new scores, remixes, and original albums


Takayuki Aihara Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

This Namco veteran has had a long and successful career, spanning booming orchestral scores to electronic remixes to original concept albums


Nobuyoshi Sano Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Having led the soundtracks for Namco and Cavia for years, this artist is now focusing his attention on independent endeavours


Junichi Nakatsuru Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Chiefly responsible for the sound direction and epic compositions of the SoulCalibur series at Namco Bandai Games


Ryo Yamazaki Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Composer and synthesizer operator known for his inspired and polished collaborations with Hidenori Iwasaki and Masashi Hamauzu


Hidenori Iwasaki Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Having started his career with a popular techno-pop group, the artist now composes and implements music for some of Square Enix's biggest games


Takeharu Ishimoto Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Spectacularly rose to fame through the succcessive releases of The World Ends With You, Crisis Core, Dissidia, and Final Fantasy Type 0 on DS and


Yasuhiro Yamanaka Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Gaining a reputation for his meticulous synthesizer operation and recording engineering, this artist was promoted to sound director for Bravely Default


Hirosato Noda Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Keeps in the background while implementing a range of Square Enix scores, from Hanjuku Hero to Kingdom Hearts


Naoshi Mizuta Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Trained on Capcom's biggest franchises, the artist has dedicated most of his career to scoring the ever-expanding Final Fantasy XI


Kumi Tanioka Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

An accomplished and versatile composer most famous for creating the worldly music of the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series


Masayoshi Soken Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

After a decade of being sidelined, the artist recently won a legion of fans as the sound director and lead composer of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn


Keiji Kawamori Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Best known as the bassist for The Black Mages and the synthesizer operator for the Final Fantasy series and recent Kingdom Hearts titles


Miki Higashino Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Retired Konami artist who sent ripples throughout the industry from her pioneering debut Gradius to her vast Suikoden scores ten years later


Hiroshi Kawaguchi Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Created the memorable and innovative jazz fusion scores to classic arcade titles such as Hang-On, OutRun, Fantasy Zone, and After Burner


Hideaki Kobayashi Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Versatile artist most famous for creating the intense electro-orchestral scores for Phantasy Star Online and its successors


Kenji Ito Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Prolific composer and songwrtier known for working on RPG franchises such as SaGa, Mana, Culdcept, and Puzzles & Dragons


Fumie Kumatani Profile

December 30, 2012 by Chris Greening

Assistant composer for many of Sega's biggest projects, including Phantasy Star Online, Phantasy Star Universe, Shinobi, and Sonic Colors



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