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Announcing our first 2019 Japanese Guest of Honor, Yoko Shimomura!

Yoko Shimomura


Yoko Shimomura may be one of the most celebrated women in video game music today. Best known to US audiences for bringing us the music of the Kingdom Hearts series, she has many other instantly recognizable credits to her name including: Final Fantasy XVNapping Princess, the Mario & Luigi series, Street Fighter IIParasite EveFront Mission, the Xenoblade ChroniclesLegend of Mana, and Radiant Historia.

In 2014 her first independent live concert Shimomura Yoko 25th Anniversary LIVE – THANKS!was held at the FM Hall in Tokyo. Two extra performances were added, and all 3 critically acclaimed shows sold out! By March 2014, her second Best Of album, mem`oria, was released by Square Enix.

Currently she is scheduled to make special select appearances during the tour of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY.  2019 marks her second appearance at Anime Boston.

(Shimomura-san will be appearing Friday through Saturday.)

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