Yayoi Wachi

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Yayoi Wachi
Place of birth: Japan
Employment history:
Role(s): Composer, Musician

Yayoi Wachi (和智 弥生) is a Japanese musician and former Sega of Japan composer most known for her work on Panzer Dragoon Zwei.


Yayoi Wachi's career dates back to early 1994 with Formula One World Championship: Beyond the Limit (which will have been development in 1993, likely meaning she was employed at Sega of Japan by 1993). The name used here, Watch, is only speculated to be Wachi, and later appears in Kenyuu Densetsu Yaiba.

She was a prominent composer on Game Gear, often working solo such as on Royal Stone: Hirakareshi Toki no Tobira. This system is where she began working on the franchise she was most closely attached to: Magic Knight Rayearth. Yayoi Wachi transitioned to Sega Saturn development through Rayearth, followed by Panzer Dragoon Zwei and Sakura Taisen.

Some of Team Pine-Apple, developers of Advanced World War including Yayoi Wachi

Her known gameography ends with Advanced World War: Sennen Teikoku no Koubou, for which she harkened back to her college degree in vocal music, suggesting the national anthems and marches be sung by a 10-person choir.[1] Wachi is also one of the developers with a message in the game's included README.TXT, where she writes war-themed fiction about sound director Hirofumi Murasaki and sound designer Tatsuyuki Maeda.

Hideki Naganuma and Yayoi Wachi

She most likely remained a Sega composer throughout '97 and '98, as she is known to have become close friends with Hideki Naganuma,[2] who joined Sega in 1998.

Production history



Song credits

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Magazine articles

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