Aquaplus composer Michio Kinugasa has passed away, company president Naoya Shimokawa reported on Twitter.
“I know this is sudden, but our staff composer Michio Kinugasa (real name Susumu Mameda) has passed away,” Shimokawa said. “I myself have yet to fully accept this reality. He produced many unforgettable songs, and you cannot discuss our works without mentioning his achievements. Thank you so much for these 17 years. My prayers are with you.”
Kinugasa composed various music for the Utawarerumono and Tears to Tiara series, Dungeon Travelers 2, AquaPazza, and more. His full discography is available on VGMDB.