Do you know the great Japanese RPG Gensou Suikoden?


The Gensou Suikoden series (幻想水滸伝) is a series of role-playing game titles released by Konami. It is abbreviated as “GENSO SUIKODEN” and officially as “GENSO”. In the English version, it is called SUIKODEN.

The music that made GENSOU SUIKODEN a masterpiece


Genso Suikoden 1


予感 yokan premonition

Jadranka Stojaković  came to Japan in 1988 to record in Japan, but during that time the civil war in her native Bosnia escalated, and from then until 2011 Japan was her base of operations.

Overseas, the famous British magazine SONGLiNES selected a CD containing     jadoranka’s songs as representative songs as the best album of the year 2007, and it became a hot topic in Europe.

In March 2011, while returning to Croatia for work, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spent the rest of his life fighting the disease in a nursing home in Banja Luka; it appears that he passed away late at night on May 3, 2016, in a Banja Luka hospital from respiratory failure due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


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Another masterpiece she left behind, a song provided by a video game.

悲しみを燃やして kanashimiwomoyashite Burn the grief.

The catchphrase for GENSOU SUIKODEN is “PlayStation. This is an RPG!”

Her famous song was also used in the advertising commercial, which must have made the catchphrase more persuasive.

Following the success of the first game, it became a series and grew to become one of the most popular RPGs.


The catch was, “With that strength, I knew I could protect everything.”

Great story and great music combine to create an RPG that will go down in history!


回思 kaisou  think over

Composed by Miki Higashino

He is one of the few game music composers who can write a full orchestra score. He had an absolute sense of pitch from an early age, grew up listening to classical music mainly under the influence of his parents, started learning piano, solfege, and aural music at age 5, and composed a short song in kindergarten, the score of which he still has. In elementary school, he attended composition classes, where he took lessons in improvising certain pieces in the style of Chopin and Beethoven, and in playing all the notes together to make them audible.

Miki Higashino is a fan of Yumi and YMO, and when she learned that Ryuichi Sakamoto graduated from the composition department of Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, she decided to go to music college. When she was in college, she saw a notice in the student affairs office offering part-time job opportunities, which led her to start working part-time as a composer at Konami, where she worked on “Gradius” and “Salamander”.

I heard that Miki is already 57 years old. 2022/06/16


If it’s a path you believe in, you will go on. It is in our nature.”

himekami 愛を超えて aiwokoete Beyond Love

Himekami is a Japanese musician, formed in 1980. The unit’s name comes from Mount Himegami in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. Based in Iwate Prefecture, Himekami has been creating music influenced by folk songs and folk music from the Tohoku region. The melody line with fist (melisma) is the main feature of their music. Although they have mainly produced instrumental music using synthesizers, since the late 1990s, they have also produced many songs that incorporate singing voices and live instruments, such as Himegami’s voice.

Himegami’s masterpiece Poem of the Gods 神々の詩

Evaluation of Genso Suikoden

Although Gensou Suikoden is an RPG whose reputation has continued to decline since the second installment, it still has a strong fan base, and many people are still waiting for a sequel.

50,000 ordinary people who love the game voted stiffly.

Video Game General Election (2021/12/27)

Genso Suikoden 1 was selected in 65th place Genso Suikoden 2 in 19th place, a great presence amidst the majority of popular titles that are still being released.

No. 1: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

No. 2: Dragon Quest V: Bride of the Sky

No. 3: Final Fantasy VII

No. 4: Animal Crossing

No. 5: Splatoon 2

No. 6: Dragon Quest III: And to the Legend…

No. 7: Super Smash Bros. SPECIAL

No. 8: Chrono Trigger

No. 9: Final Fantasy X

No. 10: Super Mario Bros. 3

No. 11: Pokemon Diamond Pearl

No. 12: Super Mario Kart


No. 14: Pokémon Sword Shield

No. 15: Dragon Quest IV: The Leaders

No. 16: Kingdom Hearts II

No. 17: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

No. 18: Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater

No. 19: Gensou Suikoden II

No. 20: Minecraft


A new work by the creators of “Gensou Suikoden” will be released in 2023.

Announcing the new “Hyaku Eiyu Den” by the creators of “Gensou Suikoden” and others.

We, at Rabbit & Bear, have recently announced our new title “Eiyuden Chronicle”.
It’s a game that the team has put its heart and soul into.
Basically, it was a challenge to ourselves – “Can we not make the most interesting game of our lives? No limits. Just following our creative paths as they are”
In all my years of development the number one thing that has made me happy is hearing a fan express enjoyment at playing my games.
So that’s what I’m setting out to do with “Eiyuden Chronicle”—To make as many fans happy as possible.

However, we can’t do it alone.
In order to succeed we need your strength, support, and hope.
Right now more than ever, we need heroes to realize this dream.

We hope you’ll join us!

Yoshitaka Murayama


On December 15, 1995, “Gensou Suikoden” was released. It has already been 27 years since then. 2022/06/17

It will be another 30 years or so before I realize it.


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