Akari Kaida

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Akari Kaida
Native name
海田 明里
Born (1974-01-10) January 10, 1974 (age 45)
Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
GenresVideo game music
Years active1994–present
Associated actsYoshino Aoki

Akari Kaida (海田 明里, Kaida Akari, born January 10, 1974) is a Japanese video game music composer. She composed various soundtracks for Capcom games, including multiple in the Mega Man series. She has occasionally been 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]


Year Title Notes
1995 Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge with Takayuki Iwai and Hideki Okugawa
Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness with Takayuki Iwai, Masato Kouda, and Naoaki Iwami
Street Fighter Alpha Console version arrangements
1996 Resident Evil Data conversion only
1997 Breath of Fire III[2] with Yoshino Aoki
1998 Mega Man & Bass[1] with Toshihiko Horiyama and Naoshi Mizuta
1999 Trick'N Snowboarder with Masami Ueda
Dino Crisis "Abandoned Hope"
2001 Mega Man Battle Network[1]
2004 Onimusha 3: Demon Siege with Masamichi Amano, Hideki Okugawa, and Kouta Suzuki
Rockman EXE 4.5 Real Operation with Toshihiko Horiyama
Mega Man Battle Network 5[1]
2006 Ōkami with Masami Ueda, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, and Rei Kondoh
2007 Luminous Arc[2] with Yasunori Mitsuda, Kazumi Mitome, and Shota Kageyama
2008 Luminous Arc 2[2] with Yoko Shimomura, Yoshino Aoki, and Shunsuke Tsuchiya
Mega Man Star Force 3 with Yoshino Aoki
2009 Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star with Yoshino Aoki and Marika Suzuki
2010 Mega Man 10 "King of Blades (Blade Man Stage)"
Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 3rd Story with various others
2012 New LovePlus
2014 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U arrangements with various others
2015 Chunithm: Seelisch Tact "The Desert Hunting Girl"


  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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