Miki Higashino (東野美紀 Higashino Miki?) is a Japanese video game composer best known for her work in the Gradius and Suikoden series.


Higashino first began composing video game music as a student employed by Konami and contributed to various minor products. She began to stand out when she started her work on the Gradius soundtrack in collaboration with the Konami Kukeiha Club in 1985. She has since been involved in over a dozen of others games, including Salamander, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Gradius III, Contra III: The Alien Wars, Tokimeki Memorial, and many others.

She began her work on Suikoden in 1995, followed by her work on Suikoden II alongside Keiko Fukami and Tappy Iwase; then on Genso Suikogaiden Vol. 1 and Genso Suikogaiden Vol. 2. Her compositions in the Suikoden series is considered by many the pinnacle of her work, included to Higashino herself (as she stated in one of her interviews).

She left Konami in 2001, due to maternity.

She later collaborated with the video game composer Yasunori Mitsuda on various projects, who to this day she maintains good relations with.

Gradius works

Other Konami works

Other works

  • (1997): Moon: Remix RPG Adventure (composer)
  • (2005): 10,000 Bullets (composer)
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