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Old Jul 27, 2009, 11:16 AM
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Default Huge "Game Music Composers Meeting" roundtable discussion hosted by Noisycroak

Here's a HUGE multipage article featuring round-table discussion with many prominent Japanese composers, that was hosted by Noisycroak in June '09.

http://www.noisycroak.co.jp/gmcm/jp/

Attending were Hidenori Shoji, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Nobuyoshi Sano, Shinji Hosoe, Masato Koda, Yasunori Mitsuda, Takayuki Nakamura, Keisuki Itou, etc..

It'd be a pretty huge job to translate the whole thing, but maybe someone can read and see if there's any highlights or interesting tidbits to share with us.

(did Takayuki Nakamura end up with the little golden cup statue for "MVC" Most Valuable Composer on the 3rd page?)

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Old Jul 27, 2009, 11:52 AM
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I been speaking to Take about it for a while now. They got drunk and....drunk haha
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Old Jul 27, 2009, 02:14 PM
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Here's a generalized sense of the topics, cobbled from the garbage that Google Translate spits out:

Topic 1: Deadlines, Delivery of the songs
Topic 2: Melody/Rhythms, keyboard as the main interface
Topic 3: Motivations while writing a song, Go take a Bath
Topic 4: Sickness affecting your work
Topic 5: The whole game, music saving
Topic 6: Budget Gaps, eastern compared to western
Topic 7: Troubling issues like money or promotions
Topic 8: Watching Movies
Topic 9: Dead projects
Topic 10: Good Feelings, Negative Feelings
Topic 11: Wonderful Gifts
Topic 12: 100 Million
Topic 13: Women, Huge Knockers
Topic 14: Nudity
Topic 15: Flat-rate Benefits
Topic 16: Entertainers
Topic 17: Beards and Style
Topic 18: Industry Conditions, Knowledge of Law, Freelance Suffering
Topic 19: Taxi Fare
Topic 20: Closing, MVC Trophy Awarded
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Old Jul 27, 2009, 03:18 PM
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Can we get someone to translate the whole article? Looks like an interesting read.
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Old Jul 27, 2009, 07:33 PM
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I too am interested in this. Also...Darn you Google Translate! It has made me look bad on more then one occasion ("Awesome" translated to Japanese = "Terrible"?).
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1up chose the Western vs. Eastern part to translate, probably because it's trendy to report something controversial:

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3175178
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*lol*

The comment section really made my day.
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Old Jul 29, 2009, 06:33 AM
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Oh, this was even printed up in Famitsu magazine?

Even though he probably spent a couple hundred bucks on the nice dinner and all the drinks for the whole group, overall it was a great idea by Hideki Sakamoto to put this "event" together. It was about 6 hours long according to Nakamura's blog, so I imagine even the Famitsu version was fairly edited and truncated.

It managed to generate a lot of press and further interest, so by all means this was a successful quick boost for everyone, and was worth it's price in drinks.

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LiquidAcid: I was gonna say that myself. it's immense.
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Old Aug 15, 2009, 07:17 AM
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Full transcript translated and available at OSV

http://www.originalsoundversion.com/?p=4061
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Old Aug 15, 2009, 07:41 AM
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Full transcript translated and available at OSV

http://www.originalsoundversion.com/?p=4061
This is very informative and quite funny as well, so MEGA THANKS to Chris Ling for his time and effort put into making the English Transcript available to read.
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Full transcript translated and available at OSV

http://www.originalsoundversion.com/?p=4061
Fantastic, will bookmark and save a copy on my harddrive FOR GREAT JUSTICE.
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Old Aug 15, 2009, 08:25 AM
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The best part is Mitsuyoshi booing at the announcement of Nakamura as MVC

Quote:
-: The MVC is…………… Takayuki Nakamura!

Everyone: Yeah!

Mitsuyoshi: What?! Boo!
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If that was the best part, you must have been asleep during the rest of the article. =)
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Haha, no the whole thing is an amazing read, just at the end it was an endless supply of laughs.
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Thanks, Arcubalis, for the complete translation! Aside from just an interesting read, I think it's going to be funny.
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This is gonna be a great read, cheers guys
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