Miki Higashino

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Miki Higashino
Born (1965-01-01) January 1, 1965 (age 54)
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Composer
Instruments Piano
Years active 1985–present

Miki Higashino (東野美紀 Higashino Miki?, born January 1, 1965) is a Japanese video game composer best known for her works in the Suikoden series.[1]


Miki Higashino first entered the music business as a student employed by Konami and contributed to various minor products, often uncredited or under the alias MIKI-CHAN or MIKI-CHANG. Her substantial early works include the Gradius soundtrack in collaboration with the Konami Kukeiha Club in 1985. Higashino has since been involved in over a dozen projects and compilations.

Aside from being the primary composer for the original Suikoden soundtrack, she also worked on the Suikoden II soundtrack, a 105 track effort which she composed in its entirety save 7 songs by Keiko Fukami and 1 song by Tappy. In 2001 Higashino left Konami on maternity leave but later collaborated with videogame composer Yasunori Mitsuda in 2005 on the Tsukiyo ni Saraba (Moonlit Shadow) soundtrack. Arranged versions of her original Suikoden music appear on the Suikoden IV and Suikoden V soundtracks.[1]

Musical style and influences

Higashino cites Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Fauré, Lúnasa, and Hevia as musical influences.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Miki Higashino Profile". Game Music Online. Retrieved 2004-09-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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