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Nobuo Uematsu

Also Known As

  • 植松 伸夫

Game Credits


Final Fantasy IX (2000)   (Producer)


Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring (1998)   (Sound Supervisor)


Fantasian (2021)   (Music)
Final Fantasy (2021)   (Original Composer & Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy II (2021)   (Original Composer & Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy III (2021)   (Original Composer & Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy IV (2021)   (Original Composer & Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy V (2021)   (Original Composer & Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy VII: Remake (2020)   (Theme Song & Original Music Composed by)
Granblue Fantasy: Versus (2020)   (Music)
Romancing SaGa Re;univerSe (2020)   (Music Composition)
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (2017)   (Composer & Producer)
Final Fantasy XIV Online: Stormblood (2017)   (Score)
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs (2017)   (Opening Theme: Shoot That Crimson Sky)
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force (2016)   (Music)
Final Fantasy X | X-2: HD Remaster (2016)   (Music)
Megadimension Neptunia VII (2016)   (EARTHBOUND PAPAS)
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (2016)   (Music)
Fairy Fencer F (2015)   (Music)
Final Fantasy XIV Online: Heavensward (2015)   (Main Theme Composer)
Hyperdimension Neptunia: Re;Birth3 - V Generation (2015)   (EARTHBOUND PAPAS)
Norn9: Var Commons (2015)   (Main Theme)
Fairy Fencer F (2014)   (Music)
Fantasy Life (2014)   (Sound)
Final Fantasy: Explorers (2014)   (Original Compositions by)
Terra Battle (2014)   (Music)
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy - Curtain Call (2014)   (Original Music Composers)
Final Fantasy: All The Bravest (2013)   (Original Music Composers)
Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (2013)   (Main Theme Composer)
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory (2013)   (Sound Composers & Sound Designers)
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy (2012)   (Original Music Composers)
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection (2011)   (Music)
The Last Story (2011)   (Composer)
Unchained Blades (2011)   (Main Theme Composer)
Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow (2010)   (Music composed by)
Final Fantasy XIV Online (2010)   (Score)
Lord of Arcana (2010)   (Music Composed and Produced by)
Blue Dragon Plus (2009)   (Music)
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (2009)   (Music)
Away: Shuffle Dungeon (2008)   (Main Theme Composer)
Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden - Chapter 1 of th... (2008)   (Music)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)   (Main Theme Music)
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007)   (Original Music of "FFVII")
Final Fantasy (2007)   (Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon (2007)   (Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales (2007)   (Music)
Final Fantasy II (2007)   (Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy IV (2007)   (Music)
Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (2007)   ("Main Theme" Original Music Composed by)
Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (2007)   (Original Music Composition)
Lost Odyssey (2007)   (Music)
Blue Dragon (2006)   (Music)
Final Fantasy III (2006)   (Music)
Final Fantasy V Advance (2006)   (Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy XII (2006)   (Composer/Producer)
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (2004)   (Music Supervisor)
007 3/4: Disappearance Time (2003)   (Music - "Save the World" theme from "Final Fantasy Legend II" by)
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (2003)   (Music Composer)
The Tapestry - Chapter 1: The Unraveling (2003)   (Music from Final Fantasy 8 & 9)
The Tapestry - Chapter 2: Rend (2003)   (Music from Final Fantasy 7)
Final Fantasy: Anthology - European Edition (2002)   (Music)
Final Fantasy Origins (2002)   (Original Music Composed by)
The Tapestry: Prologue - The First Stitch (2002)   (Music from Final Fantasy 7)
Final Fantasy Chronicles (2001)   (Music)
Final Fantasy II (2001)   (Music Compose)
Final Fantasy X (2001)   (Sound Producer & Music)
Final Fantasy (2000)   (Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy IX (2000)   (Original Score & Music)
Chocobo Racing (1999)   (Original Music)
Final Fantasy Anthology (1999)   (Music Composer)
Final Fantasy VIII (1999)   (Music)
Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring (1998)   (Sound Supervisor)
Final Fantasy VII (1997)   (Music Composer)
Front Mission: Gun Hazard (1996)   (Music)
Chrono Trigger (1995)   (Music)
Final Fantasy III (1994)   (Music Supervisor)
Final Fantasy V (1992)   (Music Composer)
Romancing SaGa (1992)   ("Heartful Tears" from SaGa 2 Originally Compose)
Final Fantasy II (1991)   (Music)
Final Fantasy III (1990)   (Music)
Final Fantasy Legend II (1990)   (Music Compose)
Nintendo World Championships 1990 (1990)   (Sound Composers (uncredited))
Rad Racer II (1990)   (Music)
The Final Fantasy Legend (1989)   (Sound Director)
Square no Tom Sawyer (1989)   (Music)
Final Fantasy II (1988)   (Music by)
Hanjuku Hero (1988)   (Music (ミュージック))
3-D WorldRunner (1987)   (Sound Designer)
Aliens: Alien 2 (1987)   (Music Compose)
Final Fantasy (1987)   (Music by)
JJ - Tobidase Daisakusen Part 2 (1987)   (Sound Designer (uncredited))
Rad Racer (1987)   (Sound Composer (uncredited))
Alpha (1986)   (Compose & Sound Effect)
Cruise Chaser Blassty (1986)   (Music Composed by)
Suishō no Dragon (1986)   (Music)


Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy! (2019)   (Special Thanks)
Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars (2017)   (Invisible Collective Special Thanks)
Final Fantasy XV (2016)   (Special Thanks )
Final Fantasy XI Online: Ultimate Collection - See... (2013)   (Special Thanks)
Esoteria: Techno-Assassin of the Future (1998)   (And to all our family and friends, thank you for your patience and support)
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996)   (Extra Special Thanks)
Romancing SaGa 2 (1993)   (Special Thanks (特別協力))


Final Fantasy II (2007)   (Original Development)
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (2004)   (Original Development)
Final Fantasy Origins (2002)   (Original Development)
Final Fantasy (2000)   (Original Development)
Final Fantasy II (1991)   (Original Development)

Developer Biography

Nobuo Uematsu (植松 伸夫) was born on March 21, 1959 in Kochi, Japan. After graduating from Kanagawa University, he composed music for commercials before joining Square Co., Ltd. (which later became Square Enix Co., Ltd.) in 1986. He went on to compose music for over thirty game titles, most notably the popular Final Fantasy series. The music from the game series have grown to such popularity that Uematsu was named one of the "Innovators" in Time Magazine's Time 100: The Next Wave - Music feature.

Uematsu composed and produced the Final Fantasy VIII theme song, Eyes on Me which featured Hong Kong pop diva Faye Wong and sold a record 400,000 copies. The song won "Song of the Year (Western Music)" at the 14th Annual Japan Gold Disc Awards in 1999, becoming the first time music from a video game won that honor.

In February 2003, Uematsu produced The Black Mages, an album composed of Final Fantasy battle music arranged in rock style. He formed a group called the Black Mages and performed as the keyboardist himself. In April, a two-day concert was held in Tokyo, Japan, commemorating the album, which has sold 30,000 copies to date.

Uematsu's works are not limited to video game music. He composed the theme song of the animated film Ah! My Goddess and has written music for vocalists including Emiko Shiratori and Rikki.

His column Nobuo Uematsu no Minna Sounano? has appeared in the popular Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu for over two years. A compilation of the column was published in a book form in February 2002.

In November, 2004, Nobuo Uematsu left Square Enix to start up his own company Smile Please.

Last updated: Jul 24, 2011

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