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Dengeki & Famitsu interview Yoko Shimomura and Kaoru Wada following Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath-

Update 1: Translations of the interview from the Japanese website Gamer have also been added below.
Update 2: Translations of the interview held by 4Gamer.net has also been added.

Following the conclusion of the Kingdom Hearts Concert -First Breath-, Dengeki Online and Famitsu had the chance to interview Yoko Shimomura, the composer for the Kingdom Hearts series, and Kaoru Wada, who arranges the orchestral pieces for the Kingdom Hearts series. Yoko Shimomura and Kaoru Wada discuss the difficulties and process of creating songs for the series as well as all of the work leading up to the concert, including input from series director Tetsuya Nomura.

A translation of the Dengeki Online interview can be found below thanks to goldpanner:

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A translation of the interview held by Famitsu can be found below thanks to Catherine Mueller (nichiei.translations@gmail.com):

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A translation of the interview with Gamer can be found below thanks to Catherine Mueller (nichiei.translations@gmail.com):

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Translations of the 4Gamer.net interview can be found below thanks to Katie Armstrong:

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What songs are you hoping will be on the song list for the world tour? Let us know in the comments!

Ahhh I assumed it was a full orch, not a wind ensemble. Now I really want to hear these arrangements x.x

Glad to read the folks were having fun! I would be possibly crying at those parts too. It's this type of music I would listen to over and over, without me getting tired of it! :) 

This is good and all but can you please play the Kh3 dearly beloved next tim?

You know something?  This interview made me smile so much, because you could tell by Shimomura and Wada's words that they were deeply immersed with full passion from every second of the concert to its conclusion!  They put their all into their music, and in the end, that's something all musicians do, so that they can resonate with the audience!  I can only begin to imagine how amazing the performance must have been, and I would've probably had goosebumps and cried as well! Gahhh, KH music is so beautiful! :')

 

Thank you for this article, Sora'spromise! :D

This is good and all but can you please play the Kh3 dearly beloved next tim?

 

Patience, it'll come in due time.

 

Regardless, glad to know that Shimomura is just as attached to Kingdom Hearts as we are and that she feels just as personal about it as Tetsuya Nomura does!

Patience, it'll come in due time.

 

Regardless, glad to know that Shimomura is just as attached to Kingdom Hearts as we are and that she feels just as personal about it as Tetsuya Nomura does!

I know its just that hearing all these fan-made kh3 dearly beloved music like samyungofficial (something like that) makes me want to play kingdom hearts 3 even more and hear some of its music.