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Old May 12, 2009, 02:14 PM
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OSV: I know you’re just settling down after MadWorld, and are likely looking to your next project right now, but to take a step back, I was hoping you could tell us a little about yourself since there isn’t a whole lot of information about you available in English. Can you tell us about your musical background, and what were some of your representative works?

Tanaka: I have been working as a video game composer since 1996, but before that, I had always loved games and game music. My career in music stemmed from my love for game music, and I even used to create my own versions of early game music, or chiptunes, which later because the foundation for my career.

I have worked on many titles, but to mention a few, I worked on Megaman X5 through X8 as well as Phoenix Wright 2. In the credits, you’ll find my alias, “Akemi Kimura.”
I have to be honest, Akemi Kimura being an alias took me a bit by surprise.
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Old May 13, 2009, 06:22 AM
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I have to be honest, Akemi Kimura being an alias took me a bit by surprise.
Same here, but more reason to check the music in MadWorld for me.
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Old May 13, 2009, 07:56 AM
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Nice info, I sure wouldn't have connected those 2 names together otherwise...

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Old Jun 21, 2009, 12:45 AM
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Yeah, very odd indeed. To create so much work that is pretty great stuff under an alias seems strange.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 08:47 AM
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Yeah, very odd indeed. To create so much work that is pretty great stuff under an alias seems strange.
In any case, it's pretty easy to now say that Burn Dinorex, X vs. Zero, and any other track with a guitar-ish sound (and is otherwise awesome) was definitely Naoto's. I wouldn't be suprised if he also did Zero Stage 1 AND 2.

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Old Jan 31, 2010, 07:41 PM
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I have to be honest, Akemi Kimura being an alias took me a bit by surprise.
Same here; love his work on the X series. It's pretty obvious what tracks are his (again, the guitar) but I wish we had full-fledged composer breakdowns on X5, X7 and X8.
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Old Feb 1, 2010, 02:55 AM
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Just now read this. Consider my mind blown. So Naoto composed for both Rockman X5 and X6? That practically makes him one of my favorite composers.
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