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January 2006
Taro Hakase and The Final Fantasy XII Theme

Hakase Taro

Violinist Taro Hakase and the London Philharmonic Orchestra present the third official single to be announced in preparation for the upcoming Square-Enix game "Final Fantasy XII." The single, titled "Symphonic Poem "Hope" (Final Fantasy XII Main Theme)" comes in two versions, the standard edition and CD+DVD version that includes a collection of scenes from the game.

Also check out the two "Final Fantasy XII" theme song singles from Angela Aki. The recently released first single, "Kokoro no Senshi" comes with a DVD compiling the music video for the song and more footage for the game (limited edition only). Her follow-up single, also for "Final Fantasy XII," titled "Kiss Me Goodbye" features writing credits from Angela Aki herself and composition by none other than long-time series composer Nobuo Uematsu. Single includes both Japanese and English versions of the song!

. . . And for those truly craving more Square-Enix soundtrack enjoyment, the soundtracks for ""Kingdom Hearts II" (Yoko Shimomura) and "Front Mission 5 - Scars of the War" (Hidenori Iwasaki) both come out January 25.