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Professor Sakamoto

Published on 11/05/2012 - Edition 2012
 Professor Sakamoto


Nationality : Japan

Jobs : Composer,  Musician

A Famicom console on his head, Professor Sakamoto is a rising star as a composer and a performer of video game music. Meet him on the main stage and on the video game stage for musical performances!

Don't miss Professor Sakamoto

At the J.E. Live House & on the main stage on Friday




You just have to insert a cartridge in the hardware on his head to make him play the music of the game. Thanks to the piano lessons he took from the age of 4 years old, Professor Sakamoto possesses a perfect pitch and is able to reproduce any melody after hearing it just once. The number of video game songs he knows has reached over 1.000!

He performs every week in the Nico Nico Namahousou program broadcast on the web platform Nico Nico Douga and gathers approximately 3.000 followers. In 2011, his album SKMT hits the first place on iTunes in the Electro category and his single SAMURAI is ranked high in the charts.

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Professor Sakamoto presents his own program 8bit Juke Box on the website Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shimbun. He performs “piko piko cover” and forms a duo with Miu SAKAMOTO, daughter of the famous original composer Ryuichi SAKAMOTO whose name he had taken as a tribute (in Japanese, Professor Sakamoto is called Sakamoto Kyouju). In 2012, he participates in many popular programs like Connect Plus on NHK, Sekai Maru Mie!, TV Tokusobu and ZIP ! on Nippon Television, Q Sama ! on TV Asahi and Golden Bomber Kiryuuin Shou no All Night Nippon on Nippon Housou.

He is also a composer for the video game Brave Company by Namco Bandai and an official member of the JSPA (Japanese Synthetizer Programmer Association).

Musical works

  • 2011 - SKMT
  • 2011 - Professor Sakamoto 8bit juke box
  • 2011 - Brave Company Namco Bandai
  • 2010 - INSERT

Meet the guest

  • Showcase Thursday 05 July, 10h15-10h45, Video game stage
  • Signing session Thursday 05 July, 12h15-13h15, Signing #2
    First come, first served
  • Showcase Friday 06 July, 12h30-12h45, J.E. Live House
    Video game music
  • Showcase Friday 06 July, 17h30-18h00, Main stage
    Video game music
  • Signing session Friday 06 July, 14h45-15h45, Signing #2
    First come, first served
  • Signing session Saturday 07 July, 16h30-17h30, Signing #5
    First come, first served
  • Signing session Sunday 08 July, 14h00-15h00, Signing #3
    First come, first served