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Monday, October 7 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Life Of a Japanese Composer, with Manami Matsumae (ft Alex Aniel as translator)

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Manami Matsumae, the legendary Japanese composer best known for her work on Mega Man (1987), Mega Man 10 (2010), and Mighty No 9 (2016), will be visiting Australia for the first time to attend MIGW 2019. In this talk we’ll learn about how the Japanese video game landscape has changed from the 1980s to now, and what the life of a Japanese video game composer entails in 2019. This session will feature an extended Q&A component, so bring your best questions, your best spirits, and get ready to chat with one of the industry’s most iconic composers.

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Alexander Aniel

Alexander Aniel is the co-founder of Japanese music label Brave Wave Productions. Originallyfrom San Francisco, he moved to Tokyo in 2007 partly out of a passion for games and travel. AtBrave Wave, he assists artists such as Manami Matsumae and Takahiro Izutani in gettingconnected... Read More →
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Manami Matsumae

Manami Matsumae was born in Kyoto, Japan. After graduating from music school, she joined Osaka-based Capcom in 1987, where she composed for various NES and arcade titles. She is most well-known for her catchy soundtrack for the original Mega Man, as well as other early Capcom hits... Read More →

Monday October 7, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm AEDT
Room 106