Who’s Composing For Metroid: Other M?

By Ishaan . March 12, 2010 . 10:02am


Past Metroid games have been composed primarily by Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka or by Kenji Yamamoto, also known for his work on Punch-Out!!


Metroid: Other M, however, is being composed by Kuniaki Haishima. You may not have heard of him, so here’s partial list of some of his work you just might have come across:


Composer – Kowloon’s Gate (PS1)

CG Movie Composer – Record of Lodoss War (Dreamcast)

Composer – Siren 2 (PS2)

Composer – Kamen Rider (Anime)

Composer / Theme song – Monster (Anime)

Composer – Macross Zero (OAV)


Haishima is both the composer and sound planner for Other M. While Yamamoto’s eerie Metroid style of music will certainly be missed, it should be interesting to see another composer’s take on the game, given producer Yoshio Sakamoto’s vision.


Image sourced from Inside Games.

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  • thebanditking

    Im going to have to look up the rest of his works because from that list, it doesn’t look too impressive.

    • Look on ANN and the Japanese wiki. English wiki doesn’t have much info on him.

  • After Sakamoto’s GDC speech, I wasn’t worried about the story aspect of Other M. Now I’m more worried about the music. Why do you do this to me?

  • Choppasmith

    Well hearing the recent trailer, it really sounded like the music was done by Hitoshi Sakimoto (you know FFT, FF12, etc). I say give the new blood a chance.

  • TyeTheCzar

    I somewhat hoped Yuzo Koshiro would be doing some music for Nintendo. After being at the helm with such classics as Actraiser, Streets of Rage, and Ys(Especially Ys), I’d love to see him be more high-profile of a composer.

    • You know your stuff, but you left out Etrian Odyssey!

  • Justinzero

    I’m not worried about the music. From what I’ve heard in the trailers, and on the main site, things sound good so far.

    On a side note, I wonder if Jennifer Hale is reprising her old role?

  • lostinblue

    After finishing Metroid Prime 3 I gotta say… Kenji Yamamoto deserved to do some epic medieval work of sorts, the ending credits song just sends shivers to the spine.

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