Talk:Yasunori Mitsuda

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Two companies?[edit]

What are those entries "Mix Beat Attractions (1991)" and "Wolf Team Co., Ltd (1991)" in "Sound Designer Credits" about? The former gets no hits unrelated to wikipedia on Google and the latter is no single work but a former company. I'd remove those. 23:53, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

On his resume from his english website, you can see that he worked for these two companies for a short while before joining square. Maybe this should be noted in the text of his career history. His resume is found through the resume link on the profile tab. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jcook5 (talkcontribs) 11:05, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Chrono Cross tracks[edit]

Where did the English Chrono Cross track names come from? The names I have are different (e.g. mine says Chronomantique instead of Chronomantic). Maybe we should just use the original Japanese names to limit confusion? --Frungi 4 July 2005 23:20 (UTC)

Deep Labyrinth[edit]

I've read that Mitsuda composed for this game on DS (and mobile phones), perhaps someone should add it to his list of works? Dirtie 03:56, 26 March 2006 (UTC)

Gaia Battle Online[edit]

As of August 2008, Jeremey Soule is listed as the official composer for the game. I'm taking that portion out of this article. --Sqrfrk (talk) 06:04, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Better Picture?[edit]

That's a horrible picture of Mitsuda on the page. Seriously, someone replace it, fast. He deserves better than that. Gatotsu911 (talk) 07:08, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Really, I don't think it's too much to ask to put up a slightly better-looking image of him on the page. It's not like there aren't a lot of them.Gatotsu911 (talk) 18:49, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

No, but we have rules as to what pictures can and cannot be used. That was the best free use picture we could find. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 21:18, 30 December 2009 (UTC)
I don't know whether the picture on this page is owned by Crave, but it can't hurt to find out seeing as it is far better than the current one: Gatotsu911 (talk) 20:53, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
Does it say on the page that the photographer has released it into the public domain/ licenced as creative commons? If not, then it is, by default under US law, copyrighted. And we can't use copyrighted images of a living subject, doubly so if we have a free image (which we do). --PresN 20:58, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
Just to add on top of PresN's comment, are we sure that that site even has the rights to that image? It doesn't really look official, to be honest; I can't imagine Mitsuda having a listing on a page like that and allowing comments like "Uematsu is better". — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 21:27, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
To my knowledge, this particular site is mainly run by users, but is officially owned by Crave Online Media. I can try and contact them regarding rights to the image, if that might clear anything up? Gatotsu911 (talk) 07:47, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Yasunori Mitsuda/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Wizardman Operation Big Bear 21:21, 7 January 2010 (UTC) Overall this article is good, though I found a couple issues:

  • Refs #19 (jay semerad) and 21 (chrono trigger oc remix) are deadlinks and need to be fixed.
  • "He has cited Maurice Ravel, J.S. Bach, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Claude Debussy, Robert Schumann, Antonín Dvořák, and Gustav Holst as his favorite classical composers, claiming that his modern influences are too numerous to name as he listens to so much music." I'd like to see a cite for this.

I'll put this on hold and pass when it's fixed; not much to modify at least. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 21:21, 7 January 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I added a reference and updated the OC Remix link, and switched to using a Google cached version of the link at reference 19. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 21:43, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Alright, look sgood, so I'll pass it now. Wizardman Operation Big Bear 22:11, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the review, and thanks to Annyong for fixing those refs! --PresN 05:31, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Mario Party 2[edit]

He did nothing new for this. He's only credited since some of his Mario Party 1 stuff was recycled. It shouldn't be on his list of games. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:45, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

You are completely incorrect, he returned to compose some tracks for Mario Party 2, and even refers to this on his official website ( Do your research. -- (talk) 07:32, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

He doesn't list the game on his official worklist. ( Yes he was credited in game, but only because some of his Mario Party 1 compositions were recycled. Besides, he was busy doing the score to Chrono Cross at the time. Dissident93 (talk) 09:37, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
He doesn't list Mario Party either, because he doesn't own the soundtrack rights to either game. Whether directly or indirectly, he definitely did work on Mario Party 2 and needs to be credited for it. Even "recycled themes" need to be credited back to him and included under his list of works, just like borrowing other people's ideas require citations. Adding it back in; any further edits will be undone. -- (talk) 05:56, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
He did list Mario Party 1 (マリオ・パーティー). Scroll down to 1998 and it's the first game listed. He composed nothing for Mario Party 2 and I'll take the omission of it on his official workpage that he maintains as proof. I agree that he can be credited, but with a note saying his compositions were reused from MP1. Dissident93 11:22, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Whether or not it his songs were only reused, he still needs to be credited as his work reappeared. This is the norm for all video game composers on Wikipedia. Regardless, his name even appears in the end-game credits. This whole argument is not even debatable at this point. -- (talk) 14:38, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
I agree he should be credited, but with a note saying did not directly contribute to the game. The English Wikipedia is an awful source of video game music related topics, and it's because of the lack of accuracy and detail. - Dissident93 14:09, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Tokyo Yamanote Boys...?[edit]

On Yasunori Mitsuda's official website,, he lists "Tokyo Yamanote Boys" as a title he worked on and owns the CD rights to. This really bemuses me as I've heard no one else talk about this for him nor attribute it to his name. To further compound the confusion, I checked the Japanese Wikipedia entry for Mitsuda and they have him listed as the composer of "Tokyo Yamanote Boys: Dark Cherry Disc". Can anyone shed some light on this game and how Mitsuda is connected to it? Here are links to where Mitsuda lists the Tokyo Yamanote Boys games under his albums as well as under his credits.

The main question to this topic is: Did Mitsuda compose music for this game (or these games)? If you have an answer to this, please back it up with evidence so as to separate it from speculation. --Don't mess with the ROBOT (talk) 02:46, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Mitsuda was simply the sound producer for it. Maki Kirioka and Shunsuke Tsuchiya did the compositions. (check the notes here.) EDIT: It seems like Mitsuda contributed the theme song on the Dark Cherry Disc, per his worklist. Dissident93 11:14, 20 May 2013 (UTC)