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光田 康典 (みつだ やすのり)
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Birthdate
Jan 21, 1972
Bloodtype
A
Birthplace
Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Organizations
DETUNE
PROCYON STUDIO
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2629 votes for 173 albums
Credited works
706 albums in database
13 products in database
699 composer credits
119 arranger credits
50 performer credits
24 programmer credits
15 mastering engineer credits
9 mixing engineer credits
7 recording engineer credits
7 lyricist credits
2 sound producer credits
1 sound production credit
1 supervisor credit
1 sound director credit

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Yasunori Mitsuda is a Japanese composer, sound designer, and musician. He is best known for his work for developer Squaresoft (now Square Enix), having composed the scores for their role-playing video games Chrono Trigger (1995), its sequel Chrono Cross (1999), and Xenogears (1998). A self-affirmed minimalist, Mitsuda's influences include jazz, classical, and Asian (Indian and Japanese) ethnic music.

Born in Tokuyama, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, Mitsuda began studying the piano at the age of five. By chance, he noticed a job advertisement for sound production for Squaresoft in an issue of Famitsu; despite a self-described "disastrous" interview with Squaresoft head composer Nobuo Uematsu, in which he admitted he considered the job only a stepping stone to further his career and that he had never played Square's most famous games, such as Final Fantasy, executives were sufficiently impressed with his demo that he was hired as sound staff in 1992.

The release of Chrono Cross marked the beginning of his career as a freelance artist, which he continues to be, releasing both video game soundtracks and other original works under his own label, Procyon Studio. Other famous works of Mitsuda's include Mario Party, the Shadow Hearts series, and Xenosaga, a spiritual successor to Xenogears.

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1995

03.11 Chrono Trigger / / Composer, Arranger

1996

08.02 Tobal No.1 / / Composer, Arranger, Performer, Programmer, Sound Production

1998

02.11 Xenogears / / Composer (BGM, Songs), Arranger (BGM, Songs), Performer (Songs)
12.18 Mario Party / / Composer

1999

11.18 Chrono Cross / / Composer
12.17 Mario Party 2 / / Composer

2002

02.28 Xenosaga Episode I: Chikara heno Ishi / / Composer (BGM, Songs), Arranger, Performer (Songs), Programmer (Songs)

2009

08.31 BQLSI STAR LASER / / Composer

2010

06.10 Xenoblade Chronicles / / Composer (BGM, Songs), Arranger (BGM, Songs), Performer (Songs), Programmer (Songs)

2014

07.03 Ten to Daichi to Megami no Mahou / / Composer, Arranger, Supervisor
10.09 TERRA BATTLE / / Composer, Arranger

2018

12.14 Yo-kai Watch: FOREVER FRIENDS / / Arranger, Performer

2020

05.29 Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition / / Composer (Songs), Arranger (Songs), Performer (Songs), Programmer (Songs)

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