Koichi Sugiyama, composer of the ‘Dragon Quest’ series dies aged 90

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The series pays tribute to the creator and a character artist

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Square Enix announces the death of composer Koichi Sugiyama Dragon Quest Series of games today (7 October).

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company announced official websiteSugiyama, who composed more than 500 songs for eleven games for more than 35 years, died on 30 September at the age of 90. He is also known for composing long songs. Shiren the Wanderer Topic. Square Enix announced that only close friends and family will attend the funeral.

The company also said at the request of the bereaved family that no condolence messages, gifts or flowers should be given while mourning. Square Enix is ​​planning to host a celebration of the musician’s life at an as yet uncertain date in the future. Sugiyama was currently composing for the unreleased Dragon Quest XII: The Flames of Fate at the time of his death.

Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Offline. credit: Square Enix

producer of Dragon Quest Yuji Hori, and character designer Akira Toriyama shared their public condolences, which Granthshala Below is a translation from Japanese.

“I am shocked to hear of the sudden demise of Mr. Sugiyama. Over 35 years dragon quest The creation, Mr. Sugiyama has brought life to his world through his music. He wrote a really great number of amazing songs. He will live through the music of Dragon Quest, and in the hearts of its players.

“Mr. Sugiyama, thank you for everything you’ve done over the years.” – Yuji Hori (Producer of .) Dragon Quest)

“I was surprised to hear of Mr. Sugiyama’s passing. I saw him a few years ago, I felt he had been given eternal life. Since then Dragon QuestMr. Sugiyama loved video games. Now when someone thinks Dragon Quest, they rave about the impressive number of masterpieces created by him. This is no exaggeration.

“It was an incredible honor to work with you over the years! My prayers are with you from the bottom of my heart.” – Akira Toriyama (character artist) Dragon Quest And Chrono Trigger)

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