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The Great Koichi Sugiyama Has Passed Away At Age 90


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The grandfather of orchestral game music died on September 30th.

 

Composer of the Dragon Quest series, Godzilla vs. Biollante, and much more was a legend in both the video game industry and music industry. 

 

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20211007/p2a/00m/0et/016000c

 

If you don't know his music because you're not tuned into game music or not familiar with Japan at all, please take a listen:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My introduction to his music was playing Dragon Quest V on the DS way back in 2009.  This was when I was figuring that I really didn't care for JRPGs, but I totally fell in love with Sugiyama's score for the game.  Just classic, classic game music right there.

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Pretty impressive that he scored every game all the way up to 11

 

It'll be interesting to see who scores 12.  I haven't played or heard 11, but I did hear discussion on podcasts that felt his music had gotten stale by then

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