Yasuhiro Misawa was born 1976 in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. He is a composer. He began playing classical piano at the age of 5 and learned other instruments from his experience playing with a brass band (flute) and rock band (drums). After graduating from the Nihon University College of Arts he worked as a composer at KOEI, working on the music for a number of their games. He left the company in 2006 and has since been composing for TV, anime, and movies.