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1[[quoteright:344:]]˛Akari Kaida (married name Akari Groves, born January 10, 1974) is a video game music composer who has mostly been associated with Creator/{{Capcom}}, but she is now a freelance composer. Originally a jazz pianist, Kaida's composition style is fairly distinctive, tending towards a light {{Jazz}}+{{Funk}} feel.˛˛----˛!!Video Game Music:˛˛* ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'': (1997, along with YoshinoAoki): Akari Kaida composed the majority of this game's music, and also sang the ending song with Yoshino Aoki -- this soundtrack is one of Kaida's most memorable works. When ''[=BoF3=]'' was released, its music was a somewhat controversial point -- some people lauded the creative use of jazz+funk music in the fantasy setting, while others thought jazz [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks had no place]] in any fantasy RPG. Kaida did not return to compose ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'', which was composed entirely by Aoki (though with an arrangement of a song or two Kaida had composed for ''[=BoF3=]''). As years have passed, the music of ''[=BoF3=]'' has aged fairly well.˛** Samples: "[[ Casually]]", "[[ The Champion]]", "[[ Country Living]]", "[[ Everyday Battle]]", "[[ Technology]]", "[[ Travelling Wishes]]". Also "[[ Pure Again]]", the AwardBaitSong where Kaida and Aoki sing the lyrics.˛* ''VideoGame/{{Cyberbots}}: Full Metal Madness'' (1994, along with Creator/TakayukiIwai, Creator/MasatoKoda and Creator/NaoakiIwami)˛* ''[[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge]]'' (1995)˛* ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis'' (1999, along with Creator/ShunNishigaki and Creator/MakotoTomozawa)˛* ''VideoGame/LuminousArc'' (2007, along with Creator/YasunoriMitsuda, Creator/KazumiMitome and Creator/ShotaKageyama)˛* ''VideoGame/LuminousArc2'' (2008, along with Creator/YoshinoAoki, Creator/YasunoriMitsuda, Creator/YokoShimomura and Creator/ShunsukeTsuchiya)˛* ''VideoGame/MegaManAndBass'' (1998, along with Creator/NaoshiMizuta and Creator/ToshihikoHoriyama)˛** Samples: [[ First stage]], [[ Ground Man]].˛* ''VideoGame/MegaMan10'' (2010, along with Creator/MinaeFujii, Creator/YasuakiFujita,Creator/HirokiIsogai, Creator/RyoKawakami, Creator/ManamiMatsumae, Creator/YuShimoda, Creator/YukoTakehara, Creator/MakotoTomozawa, Creator/ShusakuUchiyama, Creator/IppoYamada and Creator/MariYamaguchi): A different composer (all of whom were ''Mega Man'' series music veterans) composed the stage music for each of the game's eight robots. Akari Kaida composed Blade Man's theme.˛* ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork'' (2001): She composed ''1'' and ''5'', but ''2'', ''3'' and ''6'' were composed by her ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' co-composer Creator/YoshinoAoki. Creator/ToshihikoHoriyama composed ''4''. The sequels however featured arrangements of recurring songs Kaida had originally composed for the first game.˛** Samples: "[[ Fire Field]]", "[[ Home Town]]" (also very similar to "[[ In the Morning]]" from ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIII'' also by Akari Kaida), "[[ Net Battle]]"˛* ''VideoGame/MegaManBattleNetwork 5'' (2004 Game Boy Advance version only)˛* ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce 3'' (2008, along with YoshinoAoki)˛* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' (2006, credited as Akari Groves, composed along with Creator/HiroyukiHamada, Creator/ReiKondo, Creator/MasamiUeda and Creator/HiroshiYamaguchi)˛* ''VideoGame/Onimusha3DemonSiege'' (2004, along with Creator/HidekiOkugawa and Creator/KotaSuzuki)˛* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'' (1996, along with Creator/MakotoTomozawa and Creator/MasamiUeda)˛* ''TrickNSnowboarder'' (1999)˛----


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