No photo available. Represent Nobuo Uematsu? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Up 58,843 this week

Nobuo Uematsu

He's been called the John Williams of the video game world, and the description is apt. Born in Kouchi City, Japan on March 21, 1959, Nobuo started playing the piano at the age of 12 and has never been formerly taught. By his own admission, he said he wanted to learn to play the piano because he wanted to be like Elton John. After finishing high ... See full bio »
More at IMDbPro » Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Nobuo Uematsu? Add or change photos

Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 people
created 11 Jun 2011
a list of 12 people
created 09 Sep 2011
list image
a list of 3 people
created 05 Feb 2013
a list of 98 people
created 09 Jul 2013
a list of 24 people
created 14 Aug 2014

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Nobuo Uematsu's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Composer (30 credits)
 2014 Unforgiveable? (Short)
 2013 Hometown Story (Video Game)
 2013 Fairy Fencer F (Video Game)
 2012 Fantasy Life (Video Game)
 2011 The Last Story (Video Game)
 2010 On the Way to a Smile: Final Fantasy VII (original music by)
 2010 Final Fantasy XIV (Video Game)
 2007-2008 Blue Dragon (TV Series) (49 episodes)
- Zora (2008)
- Yami no naka e (2008)
- Fukyô waon (2008)
 2007 Fainaru fantajî IV (Video Game)
 2007 Lost Odyssey (Video Game)
 2006 Blue Dragon (Video Game)
 2006 Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (Video Game)
 2005 Final Fantasy VI Advance (Video Game)
 2005 Reminiscence of Final Fantasy VII (Video short) (music)
 2004 Il viaggio (Short)
 2001 Final Fantasy: Unlimited (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1997 Final Fantasy VII (Video Game)
 1995 Chrono Trigger (Video Game)
 1994 Final Fantasy III (Video Game)
 1992 Final Fantasy V (Video Game)
 1991 Final Fantasy II (Video Game)
 1991 Final Fantasy Adventure (Video Game)
 1990 Rad Racer II (Video Game)
 1990 Final Fantasy III (Video Game)
 1988 Final Fantasy II (Video Game)
 1987 The 3-D Battles of World Runner (Video Game)
 1987 Final Fantasy (Video Game)
 1987 Rad Racer (Video Game)
Show Show Soundtrack (10 credits)
Show Show Music department (9 credits)
Show Show Sound department (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »

Official Sites:


Did You Know?


Resigned from Square-Enix, after almost two decades, with plans to start his own company. See more »


The Japanese 'John Williams'

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
John Williams or Nobuo Uematsu? penetentman
The best danilomaya
This guy is very inspiring! dragonmaster-7
One of the best. SSJAniFan
Dear Friends cldstrif2
PLAY! @ Toronto dj_sam_r_i
Discuss Nobuo Uematsu on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page