Last month we highlighted the music of Yoko Kanno, a composer famous for her work on various anime series. This month, we take a step in the opposite direction with Hitoshi Sakimoto’s score for the anime Romeo x Juliet. Sakimoto is known for his contributions to Final Fantasy XII, Odin Sphere, the recently released Valkyria Chronicles, as well as the upcoming action RPG Muramasa: The Demon Blade, and he’s often praised for his lush orchestrations and impeccable attention to detail. Does this trademark sound translate over into the world of anime? Well, there’s a reason it’s the soundtrack of the month.
Find out why after the jump. (more…)