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Hitoshi Sakimoto (崎元仁, Sakimoto Hitoshi, born February 26, 1969, in Tokyo) is a video game music composer. He worked freelance beginning in 1990 and at the age of 16, Hitoshi Sakimoto gained attention through the industry with his work done for the game “Revolter” as well as the sound driver “Terpsiphorean”; an unparalleled synthesizer driver which was implemented into many games throughout the Japanese game market in the early ’90s. This recognition led to many game designers and companies recruiting Mr. Sakimoto to compose and arrange music for their projects. When he was just starting out in the field of music, he would write his name as “YmoH.S”, an obvious bow to the Japanese electronic group Y.M.O.

In 1997, Sakimoto joined Square and composed the score to “Final Fantasy Tactics” with his long time friend Masaharu Iwata. Later on, in 2000, after completing his work on the action/RPG hybrid title “Vagrant Story”, he resigned from Square and once again became a freelance musician. He went on to establish Basiscape, an independent provider of audio and music for video games and other media. After the success of “Final Fantasy Tactics” and Vagrant Story, Square-Enix offered Hitoshi Sakimoto a job composing the score for “Final Fantasy XII” and after its huge success, he expanded Basiscape to meet a growing demand for his compositions.

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  • mateus_dmf

    Tactics!

    14 May 1:57pm Reply
  • Hazineswan

    Final Fantasy XII soundtrack owns my heart for eternity. [9]

    22 Mar 5:04pm Reply
  • rbn06

    Love Valkyria Chronicles! [2]

    22 Feb 2:43pm Reply
  • zackaryhope

    Final Fantasy XII soundtrack owns my heart for eternity. [8]

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Wooshmeister

    Didn't care for FFXII (neither the game or its soundtrack), but Valkyria Chronicles was excellent, as was Final Fantasy Tactics.

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Dejayend

    Love this soundtrack games :3 my fav soundtrack from The Royal City of Rabanastre

    17 Oct 2014 Reply
  • SmaceKun

    Final Fantasy XII soundtrack owns my heart for eternity. [7]

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • RojasRoberto

    Love Valkyria Chronicles!

    7 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Pretzhog

    No love for Tactics?

    25 Apr 2014 Reply
  • gateaumignon

    Final Fantasy XII soundtrack owns my heart for eternity. [6] the soundtrack always perfectly recreates the sights and sounds of the various locales of Ivalice within my memory again. [2]

    21 Apr 2014 Reply
  • elitist_jerk

    "200+ hrs of my life represented right here" probably over 700 for me across original and int versions. incredible game. soundtrack has some duds but i can't dispute the greatness of the esper theme, clash of swords, or really any imperial/judge theme. oh right and radiant silvergun OST owns too

    25 Jan 2014 Reply
  • roybromwell

    Vagrant Story is the best game of all time. [2] Also, it's got the best soundtrack ever created for a videogame.

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ColbyDonaldson

    Still one of the greatest soundtracks ever made.

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Bastard1

    Still one of the blandest soundtracks ever made.

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • FF12FAN

    I love Sakimoto~San~forever~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    7 Jul 2013 Reply
  • KingAzakun

    Final Fantasy XII soundtrack owns my heart for eternity. [5]

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • lilmanjs

    Of course nobody remembers his soundtrack for Radiant Silvergun. That is one of the best soundtracks ever created :)

    21 Jun 2013 Reply
  • AnreteaXul

    It's been 6 years since I last played FFXII but listening to the soundtrack always perfectly recreates the sights and sounds of the various locales of Ivalice within my memory again.

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • dissident93

    Final Fantasy XII soundtrack owns my heart for eternity. [4]

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • triumphantldt

    200+ hrs of my life represented right here

    5 Mar 2013 Reply
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