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Manabu Saito

Also Known As

  • 斎藤 学

Game Credits


Yami no Ketsuzoku: Haruka Naru Kioku (1993)   (Music & Arangement (作曲・編曲))
SmartBall (1991)   (Assistant Composers)
Yami no Ketsuzoku (1990)   (Music (音楽))
Yami no Ketsuzoku: Kanketsu-hen (1990)   (Music (音楽))
38000 Kilo no Kokū (1989)   (Music Composer)
Evolution (1989)   (Music Composer)
Chátty (1988)   (Music Composer)
Euphory (1987)   (Music)

Developer Biography

Manabu Saitō (斎藤学) (1970 - October 1, 1992) was a Japanese composer from Saitama best known for scoring a number of titles for System Sacom. He began learning piano in grade school, and started composing his own original work in middle school. During high school, he studied piano and composition for a short time in Vienna, Austria. While still in high school, he got a part-time job with System Sacom, and soon after was hired full-time as the company's lead composer, writing music for at least a dozen titles, including the first MIDI-compatible PC game in Japan, 38000 Kilo no Kokū.

Saitō passed away from kidney failure in October 1992 at the age of 22. A complete selection of his work for System Sacom has been reissued by EGG Music in Japan, and his brother Akira Saitō maintains a memorial website in his memory.

Last updated: Mar 05, 2012