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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 »

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  Granblue Fantasy: Relink (Video Game) (filming)
 2022 Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis (Video Game) (filming)
 2022 Final Fantasy VI Pixel Remaster (Video Game) (composer)
 2021 Orchestral SaGa Live Disc (Video) (original music by)
 2021 Fantasian (Video Game)
 2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake (Video Game)
 2016/V Silent (Short)
 2015 Mebiusu Fainaru fantajî (Video Game)
 2014 Unforgiveable? (Short)
 2013 Oceanhorn (Video Game)
 2013 Hometown Story (Video Game)
 2013 Fairy Fencer F (Video Game)
 2008-2013 With Lyrics (TV Series short) (3 episodes)
 2012 Fantasy Life (Video Game)
 2012 Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory (Video Game)
 2011 Final Fantasy IV: Interlude (Video Game)
 2011 The Last Story (Video Game)
 2010 Final Fantasy XIV (Video Game)
 2009 On the Way to a Smile: Final Fantasy VII (Short) (original music by)
 2009 The Black Mages III Darkness and Starlight Live (Video) (original music by)
 2007-2008 Blue Dragon (TV Series) (49 episodes)
- Zora (2008)
- Yami no naka e (2008)
- Fukyô waon (2008)
 2008 Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden (Video Game)
 2007 Final Fantasy IV (Video Game)
 2007 Lost Odyssey (Video Game)
 2007 TAMovie directors.Edition (Video short) (original music by)
 2006 Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII (Video Game)
 2006 Blue Dragon (Video Game)
 2006 Final Fantasy III (Video Game)
 2005 Final Fantasy VI Advance (Video Game)
 2005 Reminiscence of Final Fantasy VII (Video short) (music)
 2004 Il viaggio (Short)
 2004 The Black Mages Live (Video)
 2001 Final Fantasy: Unlimited (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2001 Final Fantasy X (Video Game)
 2001 Final Fantasy Chronicles (Video Game)
 1999 Final Fantasy VIII (Video Game)
 1997 Final Fantasy VII (Video Game)
 1996 Front Mission: Gun Hazard (Video Game)
 1995 Chrono Trigger: Character Library (Video Game)
 1995 Chrono Trigger: Jet Bike Special (Video Game)
 1995 Chrono Trigger: Music Library (Video Game)
 1995 Chrono Trigger (Video Game)
 1994 Final Fantasy VI (Video Game)
 1992 Final Fantasy V (Video Game)
 1991 Final Fantasy IV (Video Game)
 1991 Final Fantasy Adventure (Video Game)
 1990 Rad Racer II (Video Game)
 1990 Final Fantasy III (Video Game)
 1989 The Final Fantasy Legend (Video Game)
 1988 Final Fantasy II (Video Game)
 1987 Aliens: Alien 2 (Video Game)
 1987 The 3-D Battles of World Runner (Video Game)
 1987 Final Fantasy (Video Game)
 1987 Rad Racer (Video Game)
 1986 King's Knight (Video Game) (composer)
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Alternate Names:

The Black Mages | THE BLACK MAGES

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Regarded by most gaming magazines as the "John Williams of the Gaming Industry" for his amazing music composition abilities. See more »


His versatility with composing music for video games, making each score unique. See more »


The Japanese 'John Williams'

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