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Your favorite JRPG composer of the 1990s & 2000s ?

Best jrpg composer of the 1990s - 2000s ?

  • NOBUO UEMATSU (Final Fantasy series; Lost Odyssey; Blue Dragon)

    Votes: 54 55.7%
  • YASUNORI MITSUDA (Chrono series, Xenogears, Xenosaga series, Shadow Hearts series)

    Votes: 23 23.7%
  • KOICHI SUGIYAMA (Dragon Quest series)

    Votes: 4 4.1%
  • HITOSHI SAKIMOTO (Final Fantasy Tactics; Final Fantasy XII; Vagrant Story; Odin)

    Votes: 4 4.1%
  • HIROKI KIKUTA (Seiken Densetsu series)

    Votes: 3 3.1%
  • SHOJI MEGURO (Shin Megami Tensei series)

    Votes: 2 2.1%
  • MOTOI SAKURABA (Tales Of series; Golden Sun series; Valkyrie Profile; Star Ocean)

    Votes: 2 2.1%
  • MASAHI HAMAUZU (Final Fantasy X; Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII; Saga Frontier 2)

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • YOKO SHIMOMURA (Kingdom Hearts series; Parasite Eve; Legend of Mana)

    Votes: 3 3.1%
  • TAKEHARU ISHIMOTO (Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII; The World Ends With You; Final Fantasy: Dissidia)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 1 1.0%

  • Total voters
    97

Platinumstorm

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Basically impossible for me to vote for anyone other than Uematsu, however TWEWY soundtrack helped make TWEWY what it is.
 
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Derift

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Motoi Sakaruba

the piano solo in tales of phantasia has stuck with me till this day


I actually used it for my music project in secondary school
 

Thabass

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Uematsu is the obvious choice here, but there is something to be said about Mitsuda and Shimomora. I love both of them too. But...it's UEMATSU PEOPLE!
 

Furball

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I think sakimoto would get more love if more people had played his games/heard his music.

Unfortunately , most of his game are niche or bomb in term of sale , even the anime . Out of old composer from Square Soft , He is definitely the most consistent composer in term of quality and expand his style further during those years . Many people surely dont know he can even rock


 
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NahaNago

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I'd have to go Uematsu as well. The others are great but he has the biggest impact on video game music. I'm kind of surprised I can't remember the music from a lot of the other artists. I think the only series I've never played a game in is the seiken densetsu so that was an automatic out.