To animation enthusiasts, InuYasha is a classic title they are very familiar with. While heart-touching plots in the comic version of InuYasha were reinterpreted in the animated version, its beautiful soundtracks play a significant role and are much praised. That is when a lot of fans started to take notice of Kaoru Wada. Meanwhile, the music he composed for other animations, TV dramas and popular songs continue to become mainstream tunes. Now, this prestigious master composer visited Dream Square in the afternoon of February 25 and attended the press conference with Qiang Zeng, general manager of Product & Operation Department, Dream Square. In the conference, Qiang revealed that that the second public test of New PAL Online is scheduled to take place in the second half of April. Additionally, Kaoru Wada played his most famous tune - Affections Touching Across Time, theme song of InuYasha before the media, and in the song, we heard a mysterious tune. This aroused our curiosity - is this the demo he created for New PAL Online?
Figure 01 – Kaoru Wada, famous composer and animation soundtrack writer
Figure 02 - Kaoru Wada made a special trip to visit Dream Square
Lots people would agree that Affections Touching Across Time can reach deep into the soul of the listeners, and each time this song is played, audiences are brought into the story of InuYasha and tears swell in their eyes. For this visit, Kaoru Wada played this song as the gift, and he specially added a mysterious tune into this song. As the purpose of his visit is to discuss the possibility to compose music for New PAL Online, Qin’s Moon and Realfantasy Online, this new tune may be written specifically for one of the titles.
Figure 03 - Kaoru Wada plays Affections Touching Across Time to media
According to Kaoru Wada, his trip to China this time is to confirm the main keynotes of Dream Square’s titles. Unlike movie soundtracks and symphonies, game music will distinguish and complement game scenes. From the fact that Kaoru Wada made a special trip to China just to confirm on the details on the game tones, we can see his meticulous attitude toward music, and because of his serious dedication, more and more audiences are drawn to his music.
Figure 04 – Press conference
Figure 05 - Kaoru Wada (first from the left) and Qiang Zeng (first from the right) answered media's questions
Praised as heavenly music, the soundtracks of PAL series games are top rated by gamers. The fact that Dream Square would invite Kaoru Wada to compose music for New PAL Online shows its emphasis on game music, but are there any new possibilities for Kaoru Wada’s music? During the interview, Kaoru Wada indicated that he hopes that Dream Square will also create a mobile version of New PAL Online and his music can be distributed as ringtones. Qiang Zeng further elaborated that that he hopes that the theme song composed by Kaoru Wada can become a hit song that everyone orders in KTV and be as trendy as pop music.
Figure 06 - Kaoru Wada signs his name
New PAL Online garnered great accolades during the first closed beta test, and from casual gamers to hard core fans, all were amazed by the game quality. For a game to be truly remarkable, its graphic style, game plays and even the minor details need to be impeccable. After the effort in the last four months to fine-tune the game, New PAL Online will excite all players in the next debut with its amazing game presentations, to change your definition of "Classical music" with music composed by Kaoru Wada to reach deep into your soul again!
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