Masashi Hamauzu (浜渦正志, Hamauzu Masashi) is a composer of music, formerly employed by Square Enix.
Masashi Hamauzu and Junya Nakano were hired by Square Enix to assist Nobuo Uematsu with the Final Fantasy X soundtrack, as it proved too much for him to compose at the time. He was the sole main composer of Dirge of Cerberus, which was largely performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Hamauzu was also the lead composer for Final Fantasy XIII's soundtrack. As of January 20th, 2010, he has left Square Enix and has gone freelance.
Works within the Final Fantasy seriesEdit
|Game Name||Hamauzu's Role(s)|
|Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon||Composer|
|Final Fantasy X||Composer, Arranger|
|Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-||Composer|
|Final Fantasy XIII||Composer|
|Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection||Arranger|
|Final Fantasy XIII-2||Composer|
|Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII||Composer|
- Hamauzu and and one of Final Fantasy XIII vocalists, Mina, founded the musical group, IMERUAT, in 2011. Additionally, imeruat means "lightning" in Aynu language, and the protagonist of Final Fantasy XIII is Lightning.