Scarlet Moon Productions has announced that legendary video game composer Hiroki Kikuta, most well-known for his work on the Secret of Mana soundtrack, will be part of multiple panels, interviews, and autograph sessions at Anime Expo 2018. He will actually be there courtesy of Skullgirls and Indivisible developer Lab Zero Games. They are presenting him as their guest of honor, and he will participate in their Indivisible panel on Thursday and will be available to sign the free Indivisible soundtrack sampler CDs that will be given away at the Lab Zero Games booth.
When asked about the event, Hiroki Kikuta said:
I am so excited to get the chance to meet everyone at Anime Expo directly. I’m greatly looking forward to visiting Los Angeles and hope to have a wonderful time with all the Super Nintendo and Lab Zero Games fans out there! Hiroki Kikuta
His appearances at the Expo will last from July 5th through July 8th. On the 7th in particular, fans will be able to tune into a twitch stream to see a brief interview with composer Hiroki Kikuta and Scarlet Moon producer Jayson Napolitano. We are very excited by this and will definitely be taking the opportunity to check it out.
While a lot of attention is going to be focused on Kikuta’s more recent indie work like Indivisible and Unraveled, most people are probably more interested in the composer’s previous work. In his almost three decades of working on game soundtracks, Hiroki Kikuta has touched a lot of great games. Some examples of his work include Romancing SaGa, Secret of Mana, Seiken Densetsu 3 and Shining Hearts. He started his career at Squaresoft, after being chosen by Nobuo Uematsu. He eventually left Squaresoft in the late 1990s and after a few years started his own independent company called Norstrilia that serves as a label for his works.