Music: 52 Women VGM Composers You Should Know About – Michiru Yamane

Michiru Yamane Yamane joined Konami in 1989, beginning her musical ascendance to becoming one of gaming’s most renowned composers with the Famicom release of Ganbare Goemon 2. Of course, in due time it would be her involvement with the Castlevania series that would stake her place in history books, starting off with Bloodlines on the Genesis…

Music: Five Great Compositions from Women

It’s a bit of a tradition of mine to write about women composers in March, so I’m going to do that again with 5 of my favorite songs from my Top 100. Note – I realized I accidentally wrote about Wild Arms twice, so I’m picking a new song for this feature.   Winds across…

Music: Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin’s “Jail of Jewel”

‘Vania musical genius Michiru Yamane, who defined the series’ sound for over a decade, was joined by another legend, Yuzo Koshiro, for the franchise’s 20th anniversary title Portrait of Ruin. The result is arguably the best portable soundtrack for the series, as well as one of the finest in the entire Castlevania canon, with “Jail…