Episode 132: Motoi Sakuraba

It's finally time for a composer spotlight on the legendary and prolific Motoi Sakuraba! The guys go chronologically through his discography, from his early days on the Genesis at Wolf Team, to his recent critically acclaimed work for series such as Dark Souls. Enjoy this in-depth exploration of one of game music's biggest talents.

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Sol-Feace – Motoi Sakuraba – Sega – Sega CD – 1991
-The Almathes Moon (Mission 6)
Arcus II: Silent Symphony – Motoi Sakuraba – Wolf Team – PC-88 – 1989
-Shop Demonstration
Granada – Motoi Sakuraba – Wolf Team – Genesis – 1990
-Smashing Street (Stage 9)
Zan Yasha Enbukyoku – Motoi Sakuraba – Wolf Team – Mega Drive – 1991
-Track 4
El Viento – Motoi Sakuraba – Wolf Team – Genesis – 1991
-Stage 7 – High Sky
Arcus III – Motoi Sakuraba – Wolf Team – PC-98 – 1991
-Music 2
Earnest Evans – Motoi Sakuraba – Wolf Team – Genesis – 1992
-Stage 3
Beyond the Beyond – Motoi Sakuraba – Sony – PS1 – 1995
-Beyond the World
Tales of Phantasia – Motoi Sakuraba – Namco – Super Famicom – 1995
-Penetrate
Shining Force III – Motoi Sakuraba – Sega – Saturn – 1997
-Sorrow
Golden Sun – Motoi Sakuraba – Nintendo – GBA – 2001
-Forest’s Requiem
Tales of Destiny 2 – Motoi Sakuraba – Namco – PS2 – 2002
-A Resolution
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time – Motoi Sakuraba – Square Enix – PS2 – 2003
-Cutting Edge of Notion
Tales of Symphonia – Motoi Sakuraba – Namco – Gamecube – 2003
-Revival
Baten Kaitos – Motoi Sakuraba – Namco – Gamecube – 2004
-The True Mirror
Valkyrie Profile 2 – Motoi Sakuraba – Square Enix – PS2 – 2006
-Motion of a Finishing Blow
Star Ocean: The Last Hope – Motoi Sakuraba – Square Enix – Xbox 360 – 2009
-Blood on the Keys
Dark Souls – Motoi Sakuraba – Namco Bandai – PC/Xbox 360/PS3 – 2011
-Nameless Song
Kid Icarus: Uprising – Motoi Sakuraba – Nintendo – 3DS – 2012
-Dark Pit Battle
Tales of Xillia 2 – Motoi Sakuraba – Bandai Namco – PS3 – 2012
-Keep Pushing, Until the Sword is Exhausted
Star Ocean: Blue Sphere – Motoi Sakuraba – Enix – Game Boy Color – 2001
-Final Boss