Because we are all somewhat mortal somewhere (except Trazom, according to HIS sources), many of us are worried about the health of venerable composer Nobuo Uematsu.
Lovers of sweet and surprising melodies recently had reason to be worried: in the fall of 2018, the composer and musician who many players have discovered through the Final Fantasy series canceled a world tour to take rest and heal himself, specifying while he was facing “several diseasesA few months later, Nobuo Uematsu gave us better news, claiming that he was doing better, but that a period of rest would be necessary before resuming normal activity.
The year 2021 was an opportunity to take advantage once again of the incomparable talents of the Japanese now in their sixties, since the two parts of the two-headed Fantasian were released in April and August respectively on Apple Arcade. His lifelong friend, director Hironobu Sakaguchi, equally mustached, suggested that the soundtrack of his J-RPG could well be the last of sieur Uematsu, blame it on those damn health problems.
The night is ours
Fortunately, the news is a little less sad today, since the composer, independent since his departure from Square Enix in 2004, will take advantage of the Tokyo Game Show 2021 to speak, and give his news, as the label of his ex-employer has just announced:
A special program will air during TGS 2021: “What kind of vacation does the composer of Final Fantasy take?”
The broadcast is scheduled for Saturday, October 2 at 7:15 a.m. PST. This video titled “I Heard The Mountain People Are Popular …” is a show that will give you a glimpse of an unexpected side of Nobuo Uematsu, where he will recall memories of his time at Square.
As you can discover in these few extracts subtly illustrated by “Ahead, On Our Way“, from Final Fantasy VII, the (always so) friendly guy from the countryside will be accompanied for the occasion by Keiji Kawamori, sound programmer and arranger on many games stamped with Final Fantasy, and Makoto Ise, sound designer recently promoted to sound director for a certain Final Fantasy VII Remake.
If the kanjis and other fairly syllabic dialects do not scare you, you will be able to discover this a priori earthy conversation between the three friends on October 2 at 7.15 am on the channels Youtube, Twitch Where NicoNico by Square Enix.