||Composer and Producer
||Composing video game music and playing an Analog Synthesizer
||Gero Hot Springs, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
||February 28th, 1967
Personal Opinion of Best Work:
Almost all of my works that have been released on CDs, but if I had to choose one, I would have to say that it is Cyber Sled when I was at Namco.
YMO, Tomita, Jean-Michael Jarre, Kraftwerk, TELEX, B52s, PROPAGANDA, other Techno Pop and Progressive Rock from the 80's.
My biggest contribution to video game music:
TECHNIC BEAT (ARIKA/NAMCO)
My biggest contribution to non video game music:
OMY (It's much harder than I expected to play OMY's music.)
My Future Dreams:
To continue to compose music until I get old, I hope!
My "Brief" Work History:
Dragon Spirit, QUESTAR, ORDYNE, Metal Hawk, Galaxian Series, Ridge Racer Series, Cyber Sled Series, Street Fighter EX Series, Rockman EXE Transmission to name a few.
I've been working on some video game music which will be released sometime next year, so I have to keep it quiet for now. But some of my works on Japanese Girl's Games might be out soon.
My new works won't be released until next year, but I'm planning to release some other CDs this summer.
Awards & Prizes:
I have won some "Hit Prizes" from Victor Records, and some other prizes from magazines. I have also won several prizes from the Police Department for Traffic Offense, *whoops*, these are not prizes, or are they? Well, I had to pay for them!
I didn't like music until I was in Junior High school. I started to enjoy it when I started to play the Synthesizer. I didn't think I would be a professional musician while I was playing in a "copy" band. If I looked back into my past, it's a mystery why I am still here as a music composer. I started working as a part time worker at Namco, doing some test playing and grahics for TV games. After that, I often changed my part time jobs in music area, then I joined Namco as a Sound Creator. I was there for 10 years, so I changed my job to get refreshed and joined to Arika. In the year 2000, I founded Super Sweep Inc. I've doing the same thing since then, nothing different from what I've been working on. Now, I can't think of myself working on anything else, except creating or producing music.
Message to my Fans:
I'd like to hear from people from all over the world. I've heard that not many people listen to video game music. I guess all of you who read this must be the very few and precious fans, so I'm filled with happiness to have this opportunity to have an English web site. I hope you keep listening to video game music, and I am thankful to everyone for visiting this web site.