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  Composer Hiroki Kikuta Presents Two Panels at Anime Expo 2018
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San Diego - June 22, 2018 - Scarlet Moon Productions is thrilled to announce that composer Hiroki Kikuta--best known for his soundtracks to Secret of Mana and Indivisible--will be taking part in multiple panels, interviews, and autograph sessions at Anime Expo 2018. The event is set to take place in Los Angeles, California on July 5, 2018 through July 8, 2018. As a part of his panel presentations, fans will get a behind-the-scenes look into his creative process and be treated to world premieres of music from both Indivisible (Lab Zero Games) and Unraveled (RosePortal Games).

Hiroki Kikuta's appearances at Anime Expo 2018 are as follows:

An Evening With Lab Zero - The Latest On Indivisible, Skullgirls and More!

Date: Thursday, July 5, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: JW Marriott - Live Programming 2 (Platinum Ballroom)

Description: Want to know what's going on with Lab Zero? Join this panel and check out our latest news, updates on game development and ask the team questions. Joining us will be legendary game music composer, Hiroki Kikuta!

Autograph Session #1

Date: Friday, July 6, 12:20 pm - 1:40 pm

Location: Industry Autographs, Kentia Hall

Beyond Mana: Composer Hiroki Kikuta Goes Indie

Date: Saturday, July 7, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: LACC - Live Programming 5 (404 AB)

Description: You may love his Secret of Mana soundtrack, but Kikuta-san has recently worked on a number of indie titles you may have missed. Learn about his partnership with Scarlet Moon Productions and hear samples of and get behind-the-scenes insights into his latest music. Bring questions for a brief Q&A too!

Anime Expo Live Stream Interview

Date: Saturday, July 7 at 4:00 pm

Location: AX Broadcast Stage /

Description: Tune in for a brief interview with composer Hiroki Kikuta and Scarlet Moon producer Jayson Napolitano as they share exclusive never-before-heard news about their future collaborations.

Autograph Session #2

Date: Sunday, July 8, 12:20 pm - 1:40 pm

Location: Industry Autographs, Kentia Hall

Hiroki KIkuta comes to Anime Expo courtesy of Skullgirls and Indivisible developer Lab Zero Games. As their guest of honor, he will participate in their Indivisible panel on Thursday and will be available to sign the free Indivisible soundtrack sampler CDs that will be given away at the Lab Zero Games booth (#3711). Keep up to date on news regarding Indivisible on the official website:

"I am so excited to get the chance to meet everyone at Anime Expo directly," comments Kikuta. "I'm greatly looking forward to visiting Los Angeles and hope to have a wonderful time with all the Super Nintendo and Lab Zero Games fans out there!"


About Hiroki Kikuta


Hiroki Kikuta is a veteran videogame composer based in Tokyo, Japan who's best known for his work on Squaresoft's beloved SNES RPG, Secret of Mana. While at Squaresoft, he also scored Seiken Densetsu III and Soukaigi.

Kikuta then struck out on his own as an independent game developer, creating, directing, and composing music for the PlayStation title, Koudelka. He's since been actively involved in writing music for indie games in Japan and abroad, and most recently began working on the massive soundtrack to Indivisible by Lab Zero Games.

Hiroki Kikuta is represented by Scarlet Moon Artists.

Learn more:

Follow Hiroki Kikuta on Twitter and SoundCloud


About Scarlet Moon


Scarlet Moon™ is a destination for all things game music. It houses a record label for game music, a promotions arm for composers and record labels, and an artist group that pairs creative talent around the world with its roster of acclaimed composers and sound designers.

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