Meet the Other Soundtrack Contributors

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Meet the Other Soundtrack Contributors

Postby Shiva Indis » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:19 am

I've been doing a little research on the people behind the TSS soundtrack after it came up over here, and here are my findings...

Isao Mizoguchi - Is the president of Two Five, so he's Iwadare's empolyer. ^_^ Back in the Megadrive days especially he and Iwadare worked together on compositions a lot, but he shifted to lyric writing (and presidenting, I'd assume) over the years. Lyric writing is what's kept him in Lunar game credits; he's behind almost all the Japanese songs. He's apparently no stranger to self promotion, and he has interviews in the L:SSSC strategy guide and both of the artbooks. He hosts radio shows under the name Don Makkou (which seems terribly familiar but I'm not sure why).

Yoshiaki Kubodera - As recently as 2005 he worked for a game music production company called Cube, which according to this site employed all four TSS composers at one point. (Mizoguchi founded Two Five and head-hunted Iwadare around 1993.) But anyway, Kubodera. He composed music for Gleylancer, a Megadrive shooter, with Iwadare, Mizoguchi, and Masanori Kikuchi. He also worked on Rumble Roses (with five other people) and Lunar DS (with 3 others).

Hiroshi Fujioka - According to this, Iwadare and Fujioka were in a band together before they got into the game industry. He worked on Langrisser 1 with Iwadare and Mizoguchi, and much later he wrote the soundtracks for Growlanser 2 and 3. He also does compositions/arrangements for idol albums, such as Maria Yamamoto's "Arigato wo Kimi he". (She is a seiyuu and hosted a radio show with Mizoguchi.) I'm not sure if he still works for Cube, or Two Five, or if he freelances.
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Re: Meet the Other Soundtrack Contributors

Postby GhaleonOne » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:46 am

That would probably explain why the soundtrack is probably the best part of Lunar DS. That's pretty interesting though.
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Re: Meet the Other Soundtrack Contributors

Postby Zhane Masaki » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:20 pm

Interesting; on an unrelated note, the English singer of the TSS opening is Shiya Almeda. May want to add taht on the credits for her song
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Re: Meet the Other Soundtrack Contributors

Postby Kizyr » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:56 pm

Zhane Masaki wrote:Interesting; on an unrelated note, the English singer of the TSS opening is Shiya Almeda. May want to add taht on the credits for her song

I always wondered who SHIYA (yes that must be in all-caps) was supposed to be... KF
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Re: Meet the Other Soundtrack Contributors

Postby Zhane Masaki » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:09 pm

Kizyr wrote:
Zhane Masaki wrote:Interesting; on an unrelated note, the English singer of the TSS opening is Shiya Almeda. May want to add taht on the credits for her song

I always wondered who SHIYA (yes that must be in all-caps) was supposed to be... KF

I'm sure that was a pseudonym used by her as an artist...much like "misono" is used by former day after tomorrow vocalist Misono Kouda.
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