|Name: Masaharu “REZON” Iwata – 岩田匡治|
|Date of Birth: 26/Oct/1966, Tokyo|
|Best known for: Ogre Series, Final Fantasy Tactics|
|Influences: Arabesque, Yellow Magic Orchestra, John Foxx, China Crisis and Bill Nelson|
|Website: Official English Website at Cocoebiz – Bariscape|
|SD Credits: CoM (Composer)|
After starting Junior High he became interested in Yellow Magic Orchestra, and as a result acquired a synthesizer and began to join cover bands with his friends. Around that time videogames came into boom, and so after graduating high school he applied for a job at Bothtec to try and combine his hobby and passions. Since Bothtec became Quest, he started work as a freelancing composer.
For Square he worked on the score for Final Fantasy Tactics and more recently the first Nintendo DS release of the Seiken Densetsu series, Children of Mana. He comments that he has loved the game Secret of Mana since it was released, and took inspiration from the soundtrack when working on CoM.