Yasunori Mitsuda

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Yasunori Mitsuda
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Local 光田 康典
Born 1972-01-21
Birth Place Shunan, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Website www.procyon-studio.com

Yasunori Mitsuda (光田 康典) is a Japanese video game composer, sound programmer, and musician. He has composed music for or worked on over 35 games, and has contributed to over 15 other albums. He is best known for his compositions for the video games Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Mario Party, Shadow Hearts, Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Xenogears, Xenosaga Episode I, Soma Bringer, Xenoblade, and Inazuma Eleven. He began composing video game music for his own games in high school, and after graduation attended Junior College of Music in Tokyo. In 1992 upon graduation he joined Square (now Square Enix) as a composer after seeing a magazine advertisement in an office he was visiting with his professor.

Despite his job title as a composer, Mitsuda worked as a sound engineer for two years. In 1994, after threatening to quit to Square's vice president, Hironobu Sakaguchi, he was assigned to compose the soundtrack to Chrono Trigger. After the game's success and the music's acclaim, he went on to compose several other games for Square, including Xenogears. In 1998 Mitsuda left Square to work as a freelance composer, founding his own music production studio, Procyon Studio, in 2001 as well as his own record label, Sleigh Bells. The company has since expanded to nine employees, and Mitsuda continues to compose for video games, as well as for anime series and his own independent albums.

He has been called one of, if not the, best video game composer. His work for Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, and Xenogears have been received as some of the best in all of video games.


Released Title Sample Notes
1990-12-?? Span of Dream (PC98) Special Thanks
1992-12-19 Hanjuku Hero: Aa, Sekaiyo Hanjukunare...! (SFC) Sound Programming
1992-12-13 Final Fantasy V (SFC) Sound Effects
1993-04-23 The 7th Saga (SNES) Sound Effects
1993-08-06 Secret of Mana (SNES) Sound Effects
1993-12-10 Romancing SaGa 2 (SFC) Sound Effects
1995-03-11 Chrono Trigger (SNES)
1996-02-03 Radical Dreamers (BS-X)
1996-02-23 Front Mission: Gun Hazard (SFC)
1996-08-02 Tobal No. 1 (PS1)
1998-02-11 Xenogears (PS1)
1998-12-14 Mario Party (N64)
1999-11-18 Chrono Cross (PS1)
1999-12-03 Bomberman 64: The Second Attack (N64)
2001-02-22 Tsugunai: Atonement (PS2)
2001-06-28 Shadow Hearts (PS2)
2001-11-29 Legaia 2: Duel Saga (PS2)
2002-02-28 Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (PS2)
2002-12-25 The Seventh Seal (PC)
2004-02-19 Shadow Hearts: Covenant (PS2)
2004-09-22 Graffiti Kingdom (PS2)
2005-02-24 10,000 Bullets (PS2)
2005-03-24 Tantei Kibukawa Ryosuke Jiken Dan (DS)
2006-02-23 Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner (DS)
2006-03-23 Deep Labyrinth (DS)
2007-02-08 Luminous Arc (DS)
2007-02-22 Soukou Kihei Armodyne (PS2)
2008-02-28 Soma Bringer (DS)
2008-08-22 Inazuma Eleven (DS)
2008-09-25 Sands of Destruction (DS)
2009-06-04 Arc Rise Fantasia (Wii)
2009-09-18 bQLSI Star Laser (iOS)
2009-10-09 Inazuma Eleven 2 (DS)
2010-06-10 Xenoblade (Wii) Ending Theme "Beyond the Sky"
2010-07-01 Inazuma Eleven 3 (DS)
2011-07-11 Inazuma Eleven Strikers (Wii)
2011-08-04 Half-Minute Hero II (PSP)
2011-12-07 pop'n music 20 fantasia (ARC)
2011-12-22 Inazuma Eleven Strikers (Wii)
2012-03-22 Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
2012-04-26 Black Wolves Saga: Bloody Nightmare (PC) Main Theme
2012-08-20 Inazuma Eleven 1.2.3!! Legend of Endo (3DS)
2012-12-13 Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone (3DS)
2012-12-20 Black Wolves Saga: Last Hope (PSP)
2012-12-20 Inazuma Eleven GO Strikers 2013 (Wii)
2013-03-07 Soul Sacrifice (PSV)
2013-12-05 Inazuma Eleven GO 3: Galaxy (3DS)

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