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Hiroya Hatsushiba

Hiroya Hatsushiba

Hiroya Hatsushiba both directed Eternal Sonata and wrote story material for the game. Additionally, he wrote the original lyrics for the song "Heaven's Mirror."

Hatsushiba had long served as a sound programmer for Eternal Sonata composer Motoi Sakuraba and is the founder of Tri-Crescendo, the studio that developed Eternal Sonata. He also developed both Baten Kaitos and its sequel.[1]

Speaking on Eternal Sonata, Hatsushiba stated:

"People who play games and people who love classical music are not necessarily sharing [the] same type of interests. Most people in Japan know the name of Chopin; however, most of the people who know of Chopin think he is just some kind of a great music composer without knowing any more about him. Most of them have heard Chopin's music but not a lot could put his name to it immediately. By creating a colorful fantasy world in Chopin's dream, I was hoping that people would get into this game easily and also come to know how great Chopin's music is."

Notable projectsEdit

  • Eternal Sonata
  • Baten Kaitos and Baten Kaitos Origins
  • Radiata Stories (Sound Programming)
  • Star Ocean series (Sound Director/Programming)
  • Valkyrie Profile (Sound Programming)

External linksEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Wikipedia entry on Hiroya Hatsushiba

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