Nobuo Uematsu Sitting Out The Rest of 2018

After recently cancelling his appearance at an event next month, Nobuo Uematsu has announced that he’ll be taking a break for the remainder of the year in order to recover from the physical and mental fatigue that his schedule has been causing.

A full statement, posted on Uematsu-san’s blog can be found below.

To My Dearest Fans,

Since the establishment of Dog Ear Records, I have found myself blessed with countless opportunities. From composing new works to holding concerts around the world, my days have been hectic, yet fulfilling. The resulting fatigue, however, has finally caught up with me, and I find it mentally and physically difficult to go on at my current pace. After giving serious consideration to all options, I have decided to take an extended leave of absence and give my mind and body the time they need to properly mend. If I am to return, I want to do so in full health. Do not worry. Once I’ve made a full recovery, I’ll be back doing what I do best.

My current plan is to rest for the remainder of the year, and while I cannot commit to a method or time frame for my return, I’m very hopeful.

I deeply apologize for the burden this decision places upon both my fans and my clients, and hope that you can understand and support the path I have chosen.

I thank you all for your continued support and only ask that you are patient until I’m on my feet once again!


Nobuo Uematsu

Dog Ear Records Co., Ltd.

All of us here at Gamer Escape wish Uematsu-san the best while he rests up for the coming year, and are looking forward to seeing what he works on next.