Akari Kaida

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Akari Kaida
Born (1970-01-10) January 10, 1970 (age 45)
Hyogo, Japan
Genres Video game music
Occupation(s) Composer
Instruments Piano
Years active 1994–present
Associated acts Yoshino Aoki

Akari Kaida (海田明里 Kaida Akari?) (born 10 January 1974 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan) is a video game music composer. She has composed many soundtracks for Capcom games, including multiple in the Mega Man series. She's occasionally credited as Akari Groves, taking the surname of her husband.[1]


Kaida was a jazz piano major in college, spending her first year at the Osaka College of Music before joining Capcom in 1994.[2] She became a freelance composer in 2005, but still continued to work on various Capcom projects, most recently becoming part of the Inti Creates sound team for Mega Man games.[2]



  1. ^ a b c d jeriaska (November 30, 2008). "GameSetInterview: 'Bleep To Gold - Remixing The Mega Man 9 Soundtrack'". GameSetWatch. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Napolitano, Jason (November 20, 2008). "Audio Strategery of Luminous Arc 2: Interview With Yasunori Mitsuda and Akari Kaida". Original Sound Version. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 

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