21 March 2018

LMH Mixtape #68: Hitoshi Sakimoto

In Episode 68, Brent Weinbach and Rob F. Switch LIVE put the spotlight on Hitoshi Sakimoto, a composer whose work has made him a Legacy Music Hour favorite ever since.  A master of multiple platforms with styles ranging from the funky freshness of Hourai High School to the cinematic sweeps of Treasure Hunter G to the relentless rush of Verytex, Sakimoto's versatility and complexity inspires as much awe as alliteration.  So get ready to re-experience the magic (al chase) all over again... this time in mixtape mode!


Instant new favorite: Magical Chase - Waltz of Meditation Part 2 (Stage 5: Hell Fire)
Other instant new favorite: Verytex - Act 3 (Ruined Area)
Brewed new favorite: Moldorian: Hikari to Yami no Kyoudai - Field
Other brewed new favorite: Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School - School 2

Impossible not to pump your fist to:  Verytex - Act 3 (Ruined Area)

Track listing and original episode:



  1. I worked out in the rain to this playlist and it was quite cathartic. Sakimoto really knew how to get the most of the 2612 FM chip

  2. I do VGM a cappella covers on YouTube (but I move pretty slowly: youtube.com/unfasten), and I've had an idea for some time of an ongoing project where I cover one song from each LMH episode in order. My normal M.O. is to get as close to a faithful 1-to-1 interpretation of each channel as I can, but if I ever got started on this and made it this far, I think I'd want to try to figure out a choral arrangement of the Magical Chase track.

    Also, as far as I can tell (which is just going by what LMH has played), Hitoshi Sakimoto and Motoaki Takenouchi are the only VGM composers who have credits on five different 3rd/4th gen consoles (counting equivalent consoles in different regions as single consoles). Whereas Sakimoto has a PCE/TG16 credit, Takenouchi has a Famicom credit. (I commented about this on the Takenouchi focus episode.)