After the game's success, he went on to compose several others for Square, including Xenogears and Chrono Cross.  Around the same time, Mitsuda also began to compose for non-video game media, including several NHK-produced television shows, as well as anime series such as Black Butler and adaptions of Inazuma Eleven. Bach, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Claude Debussy, Robert Schumann, Antonín Dvořák, and Gustav Holst as his favorite Classical composers, claiming that his modern influences are too numerous to name as he listens to so much music. Mitsuda is best known for his work on titles such as Chrono Trigger, Xenogears,a nd Shadow Hearts. The event, titled "The Brink of Time", included Mitsuda performing on the piano, guitar, and Irish bouzouki. However, perhaps the biggest inspiration for the studio in creating Sea of Stars is Chrono Trigger.  He became interested in PCs after his father bought him one, which was a rare item at the time. I think [game music] is something that should last with the player. In 1994, after threatening to quit to Square's vice president, Hironobu Sakaguchi, he was assigned to write the soundtrack to Chrono Trigger. It's interesting because it can't just be some random music, but something that can make its way into the player's heart. The game met its CA$133,000 funding goal in less than seven hours, and is currently over 500 percent funded at CA$618,000, clearing all of its currently announced stretch goals, including “Single Player+” and a bonus dungeon, in-game cinematics, a behind-the-scenes documentary, and “New Game+” and an alternate ending. , Mitsuda's music has been heavily remixed by fans, sparking several albums. Mitsuda drove himself to work hard on the score, frequently working until he passed out, and would awake with ideas for songs such as the ending theme for the game.  His music is frequently minimalistic, and he has cited Minimalism as an influence. , Following his leaving, Mitsuda has only worked on one more original game with Square, composing for 1999's Chrono Cross, the sequel to Chrono Trigger.  Mitsuda worked on three more titles for Square: Tobal No. However, we ask that you follow a simple set of guidelines: Gematsu reserves the right to edit or delete any comments without notice. He will join Sea of Stars composer Eric W. Brown in developing original music for the game. He also tries to compose good pieces even for games he feels do not live up to them, so that they will be a redeeming point about the game for the players. Upon … Yasunori Mitsuda (光田 康典, Mitsuda Yasunori, born January 21, 1972) is a Japanese composer, musician, and sound producer. Use the coupon code "GEMATSU" for 5% off. Sea of Stars is planned for release for consoles and PC via Steam in 2022. Yasunori Mitsuda (光田 康典, Mitsuda Yasunori, born January 21, 1972) is a Japanese composer, musician, and sound producer. Sabotage Studios have announced that the composer for Chrono Trigger, Yasunori Mitsuda, will be creating music for their The Messenger KickStarted RPG prequel- … Mitsuda began composing music for his own games in high school, later attending the Junior College of Music in Tokyo. Sabotage Studio RPG currently over 500 percent funded on Kickstarter. While in high school, Mitsuda rediscovered music, inspired by Vangelis' Blade Runner and Henry Mancini's The Pink Panther film scores. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without acknowledgment of Gematsu is prohibited. According to Uematsu, Mitsuda again worked so much that he eventually defecated blood out of stress and physical problems. “Although there are still many games being released with this classic style, I don’t think players are satisfied with just nostalgia. Comments are welcome and encouraged on Gematsu. Mitsuda, Yasunori; Uematsu, Nobuo (December 12, 1995). © Copyright Gematsu, Inc. 2008-2020. Mitsuda has arranged versions of music from Trigger and Cross for Play!  Mitsuda sent a demo which won him an interview at the game studio. I don't do anything too audacious, so as long as the listeners like it, or feel that it's a really great song, then I've done my job.  Mitsuda claims that it is his "landmark" title, which "matured" him. Another popular album release was Chrono Symphonic, an unofficial download-only album release by the remix website OverClocked ReMix on January 3, 2006, containing 25 remixes.