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Game Composer Nico Nico Douga Event: Event Summary and Photo Gallery

Game Composer Nico Nico Douga Event: Event Summary and Photo Gallery

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Noisycroak’s Hideki Sakamoto is at it again. Chris Ling informed us of a special event in Japan a few weeks ago hosted by Sakamoto, who you may recall from our 100 Million Ton No Bara Bara coverage and his previous Noisycroak panel in Japan. This time, however, the event featured a different group of composers, included live performances, and biggest of all, it was broadcasted live on Japan’s Internet video service, Nico Nico Douga. Composers Hideki Sakamoto, Takenobuo Mitsuyoshi, Michiko Naruke, Yasunori Mitsuda, and Nobuyoshi Sano were available for questions, while others joined them for the evening’s various performances.

We’ve been fortunate enough to receive a small summary along with an enormous number of photos of the event from participants Takenobu Mitsuyoshi and Hideki Sakamoto himself, and we’re very thankful to them for providing us with this opportunity.

Hit the jump for our summary and for a photo gallery from the event.

The program started with Takenobu Mitsuyoshi’s piano rendition of the main theme to Shenmue. This was followed by an impromptu “Trio the DS-10″ live featuring Nobuyoshi Sano, Yasunori Mitsuda, and Michio Okamiya (of The Black Mages) playing the song “100-man Ton no Yuuki wo Kakaete” from 100-man Ton no BaraBara which was composed by Hideki Sakamoto. The vocals were performed by Ms. Koyama Naoko.

During the interval between each performance, Nobuyoshi Sano supplied the laughs with his high tension commentary. To cap off the program, a live vote was taken to decide on the closing performance. Mitsuyoshi concluded the program with his enthusiastic singing of the theme from “Kimi no Tame Nara Shineru/Feel the Magic” and “Let’s Go Away” from Daytona USA.

A second program has not been announced yet, but Hideki Sakamoto is already making plans for it.

[Special thanks to Chris Ling for translating this summary, to Takenobuo Mitsuyoshi for coordinating this coverage for us, and to Hideki Sakamoto at Noisycroak for giving us permission to publish this in English and for supplying us with an incredible number of photos from the event]

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