Akari Kaida

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Akari Kaida
Native name海田 明里
Born (1974-01-10) January 10, 1974 (age 44)
Hyogo, Japan
GenresVideo game music
Years active1994–present
Associated actsYoshino Aoki

Akari Kaida (海田 明里, Kaida Akari, born January 10, 1974, in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan) is a 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]



  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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