Japanese producer (and one of my personal favorite artists), Cornelius is producing the soundtrack to the new Ghost in the Shell: Arise anime OVA-movie. The four-part series is a re-imaging / prequel of the original Ghost in the Shell manga. Production I.G returns as the animation studio and production house, continuing their brilliant work on all things GITS.
As much as I loved Yoko Kanno’s work on Stand Alone Complex (I could write an entire blog about her work…don’t even get me started on Macross Plus & Cowboy Bebop), I ain’t mad with Cornelius taking the reigns for Arise. I think it will add a super textured layered to the new series.
No word on when a domestic release will, ahem, arise…But it’s already rolling out in Japan so hopefully sooner rather than later.
The name is attached to quite a few amazing Sega Genesis/Mega Drive titles (and at least one title for the Sega Master System).
Castle of Illusion (1990, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive)
Quackshot (1991, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive)
World of Illusion (1992, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive)
Deep Duck Trouble (1993, Sega Master System)
It’s obviously a pseudonym, usually attributed as a game designer for Sega Japan’s (AM7?) early Disney games. But who is it? Even in 2013, at the time of this writing, his/her identity is still unknown.
Anyone else have any other info? Please leave a comment.
UPDATE – October 7th, 2013
Shout out to Vague Rant who chimed in within the comments sections and shed some new insight into the mysterious, “Emirin”!
Emiko Yamamoto (山本恵美子) is a game designer and producer at Disney. She still works at Disney but nowadays seems to be more on the executive side of the business. She’s been a producer on a variety of titles since the ’90s, including big names like Kingdom Hearts.
It’s funny how these things happen…I was looking through some old files and came across the very first audio recording I ever made in RealAudio. You remember RealAudio, right?
Way back when we were using telephones to dial-up our connections to the Internet, RealAudio provided a low-bandiwdth codec that was efficient enough to encode audio in a file size that could stream (that is: play and download at the same time) over 14.4 or 28.8 Kbps modem connections. It was quite a revelation at the time.
But the ironic thing about this discovery of mine is that we launched this new feature on Hieroglyphics.com on exactly October 30th, 1996. That’s 16 years ago to the day. Freaky.
Anyway, I won’t hold you up. I’ve converted the RealAudio clip below into MP3 and also provided the original RealAudio file for you tweakerz; it’s a piece of Hieroglyphics.com history. And below those files, please find the original news post as it appeared on Hieroglpyhics.com announcing RealAudio’s arrival:
Thanks to all those who helped fill out our questionnaire this month! Over 95% of you thought RealAudio would be an excellent addition to Hieroglyphics Dot Com, so we went out and purchased a server! Again, your imput means a lot to us here at Hiero Online. Although you may write me a suggestion, and never get a reply back, please be assurred that I read all of my mail! I do get a lot of it, and am not able to respond to each one, but all of your opinions, suggestions, etc. are heard. Keep it comin’!
For those not in the know, RealAudio allows us to deliver real-time, streaming audio on demand. No longer do you have to wait, and wait for your sounds to download! With RealAudio, just click, and listen within seconds!
Listening To RealAudio
In order for you to listen to RealAudio sound files, you will need the RealAudio Player. Please visit this page, and follow the simple instructions on downloading the RealAudio Player software. Then, when you are finished, come back here, and listen to our brief introduction to RealAudio @ Hiero Online, in real-time!
If you already have the RealAudio Player installed on your computer, go ahead and click below for a taste of things to come!
Thanx for all your feedback, 1nce again! Enjoy, and let us know how you like this new feature!
You Will Need AT LEAST a 28.8 Modem Connection
For The Following RealAudio Sound Clip To Work!
Last weekend I dumped over 131 gigs of DV video tapes of all kinds of stuff from 12+ years ago.
Among the tapes was some live footage of the Hieroglyphics crew performing at The Glass House in Pomona, California on March 16th, 2000.
Youtube’s upload limits at the time of this writing forced me to split the footage in two. I’ve embedded both parts below. Enjoy!
01:00 – Make Your Mind Up – A-Plus
02:30 – Oakland Blackouts – Opio & Del
05:00 – After Dark – Pep Love
07:30 – I Gotta (Get Down) – Casual
11:30 – That’s When Ya Lost – Souls of Mischief
14:50 – Catch a Bad One – Del
17:23 – Crooked Angles – Pep Love
21:13 – See Delight – Opio & Pep Love
24:05 – I Didn’t Mean To – Casual