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‘Kingdom Hearts’ & ‘Final Fantasy XV’ composer Yoko Shimomura is heading to Anime NYC

An iconic creator will be attending Anime NYC.

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Anime NYC has announced that video game composer Yoko Shimomura will be attending this year as a guest!

“Composer and pianist Yoko Shimomura joined Japanese video game production company SQUARE in 1993 after graduating from Osaka Music School. Previous to her employment with SQUARE, Yoko worked for Capcom, where she composed the majority of the score to the legendary fighting game Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. Since that time, she has composed many well-known video game scores, including works for Front Mission, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Parasite Eve, Legend of Mana, and, most notably, the Kingdom Hearts series.

Shimomura made her debut as a FINAL FANTASY series music composer with Hataraku Chocobo, although her first major contribution to the series was the score for Final Fantasy XV, released in 2016. Yoko continues to work as a freelance composer for SQUARE ENIX and others, having now composed music from over 45 video games and counting.”

via Anime NYC

Shimomura will be making a special appearance at the A New World: intimate music from Final Fantasy concert on Friday at Anime NYC, also taking part in a signing for A New World VIP ticket holders. An exciting chance to meet an icon of the industry. Fans won’t want to miss it!

Anime NYC is home to hours of unique industry and fan-run panels alongside screenings, special guests, and hundreds of exhibitors!

Anime NYC 2022 Powered By Crunchyroll is set for November 18-20 at the Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. Badges for Friday and Sunday are still available.

(Source: Anime NYC)

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