Hajime Kikuchi, the composer of Eufonius, has been announced to have passed away from acute heart failure at the age of 44.
He was known as the sound producer for Clannad and the Yosuga no Sora anime. He also worked on several other notable projects, like The Fruit of Grisaia. Kikuchi’s funeral was held with only his close relatives present. We wish his family and friends well, and may he rest in peace.
You can view the tweet announcing Kikuchi’s passing away:
Clannad was first released in 2004 on PC and has since received side stories as well as updated content as it was released on various other consoles, including PlayStation 4. The visual novel tells the story of love, family, and the ties that bind us all together.
Players will go on an emotional journey with the cast of characters and learn more about them, as well as uncover the mysteries of an illusionary world. Without giving away too much, the main themes of the game come to a head in the second half as players realize just how much their friends and family mean to them.
Clannad is also available digitally on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam.
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