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Kumi Tanioka (谷岡久美, born August 29, 1974 in Hiroshima, Japan) has been a soundtrack composer for Square Enix since 1998. Her prior education includes attending the University of Kobe. Her interest in music dates back to playing piano at an early age. Tanioka’s first big compositions were used for 2001’s Final Fantasy XI (Online). Alongside Nobuo Uematsu (植松伸夫) and Naoshi Mizuta (水田直志), she became a member of the composer group The Star Onions. Later, she was asked to compose all the scores for 2003’s Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles.


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  • PokeBaal

    She is cute

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • KevinVillage

    crystal chronicles was an amazing game IF you had three other friends to play with. otherwise, yes, I could see how it would be mediocre.

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • IEatPoison

    The game might have been mediocre but what a beautiful soundtrack.

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Deen_Winchester

    почему у узкоглазых-то так много прослушиваний? :DD

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • derTraumer

    A truly wonderfully talented composer. And cute, too. :)

    23 Dec 2010 Reply
  • marcosvolt

    <3 Linda

    1 Aug 2010 Reply
  • CrystalOtaku

    I'm not an huge fan of Final Fantasy CC game, but the OST is awesome.

    20 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Jubileu

    Marry me 谷岡久美. <3

    1 Jul 2010 Reply
  • ddrfreak445

    I love the Crystal Chronicles soundtrack too :)

    3 Jun 2010 Reply
  • shintashiori

    hi. sorry to disturb you... but don't you mind to spend some couple of minutes out of your spare time estimating music of a pretty good composer (imho) whom most probable you've never heard about? if you don't, here it is: Alexander Piterskiy thank you anyway.

    31 May 2010 Reply
  • Chronix112

    FFCC ost is wonderful

    5 May 2010 Reply
  • nikkimomo

    Honestly, when I've had a bad day, the Crystal Chronicles soundtrack cheers me up quite nicely. :)

    9 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Perkin8tor

    Why the fuck can't combine the tags with the romaji version of her name? I can't edit the info to correct it, and I shouldn't even have to. This didn't used to be a problem either.

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • basstheyoshi

    damn you waps. why can't you use her romaji name? now i can't scrobble to the "real" artist on here

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
  • aero_sound

    She did Snoppdraken. At the moment I'm listening the Echoes Of Time soundtrack, fully composed by Kumi Tanioka. And the My Life As A King music was composed by her too.

    25 Feb 2009 Reply
  • SGTPepper823

    its really amazing how good the crystal chronicles soundtrack is. so much so that it wouldn't be the same without it.

    19 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Snoppdraken

    does anyone know if kumi tanioka will compose the music for the upcomming final fantasy games for the wii?

    1 Nov 2008 Reply
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  • Norori

    FF CC OST is really amazing... Wunderbar. : D

    28 Sep 2008 Reply
  • danielj666

    Crystal Chronicles is amazing .. Takes me away to another world eventhough i haven't even played the game!

    22 Sep 2008 Reply
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