Hamauzu, Masashi

Hamauzu, Masashi

Given name: 正志
Family name: 浜渦
Birthday: Sep 20, 1971
Website: http://www.monomusik.com/
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Masashi Hamauzu is a Japanese video game composer who was employed at Square Enix from 1996 to 2010. He is best known for his work on the Final Fantasy and SaGa series. Born into a musical family in Germany, Hamauzu was raised in Japan. He became interested in music while in kindergarten, and got piano lessons from his parents.

Hamauzu was hired by Square (now Square Enix) as a trainee, and his debut as a solo composer came the following year when he scored Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon. He has collaborated with his friend and fellow composer Junya Nakano on several games, and has worked closely with synthesizer programmer Ryo Yamazaki on most titles since SaGa Frontier 2.

After Nobuo Uematsu left Square Enix in 2004, Hamauzu took over as the leading composer of the company's music team. He was the sole composer for Final Fantasy XIII. He has also become a renowned piano arranger, and has arranged a number of albums, including Yasunori Mitsuda's Sailing to the World piano score in 2006. His music incorporates various styles, although he mostly uses classical and ambient music in his pieces. In 2010, Hamauzu left Square Enix to start his own studio, Monomusik.
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koosha | Feb 19, 8:08 PM
Huge fan of this guy's music!~Also huge fan of FFXIII trilogy haha that's how I started to notice him actually. Wonder what his future works are gonna be.

Sean- | Dec 14, 2017 12:45 PM
Love you.
FFX soundtrack is my favorite soundtrack in a video game.
FFXIII soundtrack is also a 10/10

SamboolMaaYbool | Nov 25, 2015 11:35 PM
Arguably, one of his most notable scores was the Final Fantasy XIII's Battle Theme also known as Blinded By Light. Although FF13 has its share of criticism over the years, one aspect that a lot of people seems to agree on is the OST was beautifully composed. Blinded By Light remains one of my scores of all medium.

Ramen | Sep 27, 2014 12:13 AM

Yakirin | Sep 21, 2012 11:55 PM
Hamauzu is amazing. I hope he continues to score anime as well as games.

AlinElRene | Sep 20, 2012 8:56 AM
When I saw he is the music composer, reminds me of FFXIII no matter what =)) Good music indeed!

Alpha_Norwegium | Aug 9, 2012 7:44 PM
No wonder the music in Binbougami sounds so good! I knew it sounded similar to the FFXIII soundtrack.

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