Hitoshi Sakimoto

Hitoshi Sakimoto (崎元 仁, Sakimoto Hitoshi, born February 26, 1969) is a Japanese video game music composer and arranger. He is best known for scoring Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII, though he has composed soundtracks for over 80 other games. He began playing music and video games in elementary school, and began composing video game music for money by the time he was 16. Sakimoto's professional career began a few years later in 1988 when he started composing music professionally as a freelancer, as well as programming sound drivers for games.

Hitoshi Sakimoto
崎元 仁
Sakimoto in 2004
Background information
Also known asYmoH.S
Born (1969-02-26) February 26, 1969 (age 53)
Tokyo, Japan
Genres
  • Symphonic
  • electronica
Occupation(s)
  • Composer
  • arranger
  • producer
Instrument(s)
Years active1988–present
LabelsBasiscape

In 1997, he joined Square and composed for his first international success, the score to Final Fantasy Tactics. In 2002, he resigned from Square to form his own music production company, Basiscape, through which he continues to compose music for games as well as anime. His music has been played at numerous music concerts and published as sheet music.


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