While she was still a student, and before she joined the band Tetsu 100%, Yoko Kanno happened to be in charge of several KOEI Japanese history simulation games that became pretty popular.
She was merely 20 or 21 years old back then, and that’s probably the first soundtracks she composed. She worked on 9 games from 4 game series:
- Blue Wolves And White Does: 2nd game
- Nobunaga’s Ambition: 2nd to 6th games (the first game didn’t have any music)
- Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 1st game
- Uncharted Waters: 1st and 2nd games