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Nobuo Uematsu Worked From 5am to 6pm on the Fantasian Soundtrack

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Early in March 2021, Hironobu Sakaguchi talked about Fantasian and the soundtrack Nobuo Uematsu worked on for the game. Now, Uematsu himself discussed the project, his reasons for working on it, and what his workday was like when composing its music. He mentioned that he would work for 13 hours on songs, with his day starting at 5am and ending at 6pm.

To be specific, here’s how Uematsu discussed his process when talking about working on the Fantasian soundtrack.

When I was shown photos of the dioramas, I thought, “Wow, [Hironobu] Sakaguchi-san is serious!” I saw it all come together and knew it was a big deal.

I’ll wake up at 5 in the morning, get to composing right away, keep going until 6pm, then I’ll drink some beer and go to bed. Then wake up at 5 and rinse and repeat. That was basically my year.

Here’s the full Uematsu interview that talked about his work on Fantasian’s soundtrack.

An additional video showed Uematsu and musicians composing “Kina’s Theme” for the game.

Finally, the third video Mistwalker shared looked at key art from Fantasian while one of its themes played.

Fantasian will be available on Apple Arcade for Apple iOS devices in 2021.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.