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Old Apr 13, 2013, 04:33 PM
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As isdapi said in the unromanized artists thread, Hiroshi Minami could be a wrong romanization of Hiroyuki Minami. However, I think that Hiroshi is the correct and Hiroyuki is the wrong romanization of this horn player.

First, Drillspin gives the name reading as Hiroshi. Also, a post from this blog talk about the 60th birthday party of a horn player named Hiroshi Minami. As far as I understand from Google Translator result, it’s written by a horn student. If he is the same person of this profile, I’m more inclined to believe in a person supposedly close to him.

However, there are more credits as Hiroyuki rather than Hiroshi. In other albums he is credited with the kanji name.

Hiroyuki Minami
http://vgmdb.net/album/924
http://vgmdb.net/album/2760
http://vgmdb.net/album/19776
http://vgmdb.net/album/18800
http://vgmdb.net/album/19080
http://vgmdb.net/album/19081
http://vgmdb.net/album/5951
http://vgmdb.net/album/5952
http://vgmdb.net/album/15980

Hiroshi Minami
http://vgmdb.net/album/26928
http://vgmdb.net/album/33823
http://vgmdb.net/album/21833
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 10:45 AM
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You may be right about his name being Hiroshi and not Hiroyuki. If there is a website of which I trust the most is MPN (Music People's Nest), I haven't found a single incorrect reading of the musicians' names registered in their database, and in this page and this other one his name is given as "ミナミ ヒロシ" (Hiroshi Minami). Nevertheless, I have found no mention of "Hiroshi Minami Group" that should be the correct name of his group of horn players.

It's a difficult case, because there are many credits pointing in both directions.
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His facebook address is .../hiroshi.minami.1217
Should we go with Hiroshi?

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Old Oct 31, 2017, 12:38 AM
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He also has Hiroshi Minami in the other "Other Names" section on his Facebook. Good find.

Yeah, it should be changed. It's not a quick change though considering he's credited on over 100 albums and we've been using Hiroyuki the whole time (partly because many albums romanize his name as such).
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Old Oct 31, 2017, 01:19 AM
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And don't forget "Hiroyuki Minami Group".

If we change his display name I don't see why his eponymous (french) horn group shouldn't follow suit. Although, I have yet to find a single instance where this group name is given as Hiroshi Minami Group.
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