Castlevania Composer: Michiru Yamane
I came across a neat interview over on Gamasutra (which is a reprint from the October 2006 issue of Game Developer magazine). For those of you who haven’t played any of the Castlevania games, you’re defintely missing out. It’s one of my favourite series, not just because of the great game design and awesome artwork, but because it has some of the best music out there.
She got started with Castlevania back with Bloodlines… a Sega Genesis game I never got around to trying, but you may be more familiar with her work in Symphony of the Night. She also was on Harmony of Dissonance, Aria of Sorrow, Lament of Innocence, Dawn of Sorrow, Curse of Darkness, Portrait of Ruin, Order of Ecclesia, and many non-Castlevania games.
Yamane-san playing one of her Symphony of the Night compositions live.
Yamane-san left Konami back in 2008 though, so if you’re interested in a more in-depth, more recent interview, you should check out this one too from 2012: http://www.1up.com/features/catching-castlevania-composer-michiru-yamane