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Old Feb 26, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Default Research about un-romanized artists

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Angel Heart Original Soundtrack
Artist: 工藤正和 (trumpet player) = Masakazu Kudo
Source 1 (Name written in hiragana)
Source 2 (Romanization confirmed)

Atelier Vocal Historia 1997~2009
Artist: 西山文生 (guitar player) = Fumio Nishiyama
Source 1 (He has too many credits as guitarist)
Source 2 (I think so)

BAMBOO BLADE O.S.T.
Artist: 水谷真希 (trumpet player) = Maki Mizutani
Source 1 (Self-explanatory)
No luck with any other artist of this album.

CLAYMORE TV Animation O. S. T.
Artist: 三谷真紀 (oboe player) = Maki Mitani
Source 1
Source 2

To be continued...

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Cyber Troopers Virtual-On "Cyber Net Rhapsody." ~Episode #14~
Artist: 大貫貴裕 (composer) = Takahiro Ohnuki (The family name is confirmed by a comment of Kazutoshi Yokoyama on his blog, he was part of a band called qbe in which 大貫貴裕 also collaborated)
Source 1 (It's a sort of profile page)

D.C. ~Da Capo~ Original Sound Track Vol. 1 AMOROSO
Artist: 秋月良太 (guitar player) = Ryota Akizuki
Source 1 (Name written in katakana)
Source 2 (Facebook account)

Final Fantasy Vocal Collections II "Love Will Grow"
Artist: 遠藤昭浩 (guitar player) = Akihiro Endo
Source 1 (Live performance of his band)

GOD EATER Original Soundtrack
Artist: 岡部麿知 (violin player) = Machi Okabe
Source 1 (Already in the database)
Artist: 川口静香 (violin player) = Shizuka Kawaguchi
Source 1 (Credited as violinist)


More to come...

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Old Feb 26, 2012, 05:58 PM
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Definitely (I'd have made artist entries for these): Masakazu Kudo, Ryota Akizuki, Maki Mitani, Shizuka Kawaguchi

Likely (I'd have left the names in Japanese, but posted the guesses and info in the album threads): Fumio Nishiyama, Maki Mizutani, Akihiro Endo

大貫貴裕: I've had DrillSpin come up a few times while searching for readings myself, but I'm not sure how reliable it is: verified submissions, machine-generated guesses like Anison Generation and ErogeTrailers, etc. JASRAC does have "Takahiro Onuki" registered as the reaing for that name too, although it's not without mistakes. Likely.

岡部麿知: I'm pretty sure 麿知 is just mistranscribed from the God Eater booklet, because it looks like it could be the correct 磨知 to me. Definitely Machi Okabe.

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BAMBOO BLADE O.S.T.
No luck with any other artist of this album.
青木美加子 (shaker): Mikako Aoki
本間共子 (tambourine, chappa): Tomoko Homma
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森田和子
I wonder if this is a misprint in the booklet, since I'm having no luck connecting this name to any of the other musicians, or even a violinist period. I don't have any guesses about who it could be if it's a typo.
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CHz, feel free to do the changes to the album pages or artists if you want to. For the moment, I'm only to post the new artists romanizations I keep discovering.

GUIN SAGA ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Artist: 藤澤靖 (trumpet player) = Yasushi Fujisawa
Source 1 (Trumpet performance)
Source 2 (Ditto)

Gun X Sword O.S.T
Artist: 斉藤典子 (vocal/chorus) = Noriko Saito
Source 1 (Credited in our site)
Source 2 (Personal web)
Artist: 山賀周 (bass player) = Shu Yamaga
Source 1 (Credited as "b/ex.Secret Goldfish")
Source 2 (Secret Goldfish web with romanized names of its members)

GURREN LAGANN BEST SOUND
Artist: 内田祥子 (composer/arranger) = Yoshiko Uchida
Source 1 (Creator webpage)

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Matsuri Original Soundtrack
Artist: 中山篤英 (guitar player) = Atsuhide Nakayama
Source 1
Source 2
Artist: 片山耕一 (guitar player) = Koichi Katayama ???
Still searching reliable sources

Inazuma Eleven TV Anime Hot Blood Soundtrack! Volume 1
Artist: 田中祐哉 (percussionist) = Yuya Tanaka
Source 1
Source 2

Inori no Kanata / Akiko Shikata
Artist: 越智久美子 (violin player) = Kumiko Ochi
Source 1
Source 2
Artist: 小寺麻由 (violin player) = Mayu Kodera
Source 1 (Reading)
Source 2 (Credited at the bottom)
Artist: 山下未歩 (violin player) = Miho Yamashita
Source 1
Artist: 松井直之 (viola player) = Naoyuki Matsui
Source 1
Artist: 春木英恵 (viola player) = Hanae Haruki
Source 1
Source 2


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Artist: 松井直之 (viola player) = Naoyuki Matsui
Source 1
Confirmed by Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra website.

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Artist: 高木敏行 (violin player) = Toshiyuki Takagi
Source 1 (MPN, you know the rest...)
Source 2 (Album credits of a tv soundtrack. At least the information seems reliable)
Also confirmed by the same website, though he appears as 木敏行, not 木敏行 as written in the booklet. Perhaps just a kanji variation.
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Definitely: Yasushi Fujisawa, Noriko Saito, Shu Yamaga, Yoshiko Uchida, Atsuhide Nakayama, Yuya Tanaka, Hanae Haruki (in English with Seiko Oonuki on a Yui Makino single)
Likely: Kumiko Ochi, Mayu Kodera, Miho Yamashita, Naoyuki Matsui

Atsuhide Nakayama: Generasia source seems suspect, since it got Chiyomaru Shikura's family name rather wrong ("Yukisou"). ZIZZ connection with Atsuhide Nakayama on Under Defeat is definitely good, though: http://www.zizz-studio.com/information.php?id=218 confirms it.

片山耕一: I saw the drummer too when working on that album, but that's too much of a stretch. I agree that "Kouichi Katayama" is the most likely reading.

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Do you want me to keep double-checking your findings and commenting on which ones I think are solid and which ones I'm not totally convinced about? Most of your sources are pretty good: artist profiles, ensemble profiles, other albums, performance listings, etc. There are a few I don't think are totally reliable (I wouldn't trust an unsourced Wikia or someone's random album upload to YouTube, for example), and a few that seem decent but that I haven't investigated much yet, like DrillSpin and MPN. It took us years to figure out that Anison Generation is totally unreliable for name readings because it seems to machine generate them, so I tend to be a bit distrustful of database sites until proven otherwise.

And just to clarify: when I think a reading is only "likely," it's usually not because I think you found a bad source, but because I couldn't connect the artist to the composer/fellow performers or to other games/anime. Japan's a country of 120+ million people, so I personally try to look for a little more than just someone with the same name playing the same instrument.
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Kaicho ha Maid Sama! Original Soundtrack
Artist: 石井淳 (guitar player) = Jun Ishii ?? (With such a common name is hard to find specific connections)
Source 1 (I think it's him but... no further proofs)

La croisée dans un labyrinthe étranger Original Soundtrack
Artist: 千葉はな (composer, lyricist) = Chiba Hana
Source 1 (Official site)
Source 2 (Credited alongside Youmou to Ohana)
Artist: 市川和則 (arranger) = Kazunori Ichikawa
Source 1 (Hey, look that, the same as before)
Source 2 (It seems that someone did his job)
By the way, in this album appears mentioned "日本古謡" which just means the famous japanese folk song called "Sakura, Sakura (Cherry Blossom)".


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Yes, absolutely. I prefer someone double-check my findings. Anyway, in many cases I'm not going to be able to provide sources of unquestionable authority or reliability but I do what I can. In the case of the MPN site, in my experience is very very reliable; so far I haven't found a wrong hiragana reading of the artists names.

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Definitely: Chiba Hana, Kazunori Ichikawa (no-brainers, heh)

石井淳: It seems that this guitarist works with Wataru Maeguchi a lot. I went through all the scans we have of Maeguchi's albums, but unfortunately it seems he's always credited in kanji.

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Yeah. Likewise, track 21 is credited as a "French folk song."
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Library War original SOUNDTRACK
Artist: 内田大輔 (dj) = Daisuke Uchida? (Not confirmed)
Source 1 (His facebook account?)
Source 2 (Here he's listed alongside his partner, 山田雅俊, both of them under the mysterious label "nuwork". I haven't found anything about this nuwork label/company/group but it's worthy to note it).

Lupin the Third: Lupin ni wa Shi wo, Zenigata ni wa Koi wo Original Soundtracks
Artist: 川濑正人 (percussionist) = Masato Kawase
Source 1 (Yeah, 川正人 it's probably a typo, but also might be a variation. Anyway, it's him, no doubt).

Mobile Suit Z Gundam: A New Translation ~A New Translation Review~ [Limited Edition]
Artist: 中根洋介 (oboe player) = Yosuke Nakane
Source 1 (Myspace profile)
Source 2 (This is what leads me to believe it's another typo or variation [中根庸介]. Too similar to be a coincidence, don't you think?)
Source 3 (twitter account)

Monopoly String Quartet Compositions
Artist: 大沢 浄 (violin player) = Kiyoshi Osawa
Source 1 (Another Sugiyama album and he's credited as violinist. That's what I call a suspicious connection)
Source 2 (Appears credited, and Hiroto Kawamura, too but the quality of this source it's a bit doubtful)
Artist: 大沢 浄 (viola player) = Hiroshi Watanabe
Source 1 (Hiragana reading)
Source 2 (Drillspin profile confirming his name)
Source 3 (Credited along with Sugiyama)
Artist: (cello player) = Hiroto Kawamura
Source 1 (Hiragana reading)
Source 2 (Credited alongside Takashi Kato)

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Old Feb 29, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Definitely: Masato Kawase (correct in the booklet), Kiyoshi Osawa, Hiroshi Watanabe, Hiroto Kawamura (Takashi Kato, Watanabe, and Kawamura were also part of a string quartet for Raystorm)
Likely: Yosuke Nakane (I think the booklet is in error too)

One more on that album.

横内正代 (mandolin): Masayo Yokouchi?
Source 1
Source 2? (only the name mentioned here, no instrument)
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One more on that album.

横内正代 (mandolin): Masayo Yokouchi?
Source 1
Source 2? (only the name mentioned here, no instrument)
Good one.
Also, I found this useful information about the matter:
http://jds-concert.blogspot.com/2009/07/20095.html
It's listed a performance of this artist along with 小川美香子, who very likely is Mikako Ogawa (marimba/hackbrett performance). Well, in the first link you provided Mikako appears too (credited in similar fashion), so I think this can be considered a rather conclusive proof of her name.


     
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musica / Hiroyuki Sawano
Artist: 小田原豐 (drums player) = Yutaka Odawara
Source 1 (Official website)
Source 2 (Credited alongside Takeshi Taneda who works in this album too)
Source 3 (Another typo or variation? 小田原 豊 seems to indicate that)

my life / alan
Artist: 中村康成 (arranger, keyboard, programming, synth) = Yasunari Nakamura
Source 1 (Credited in several albums)
Source 2 (Playing synths and keyboards)
Artist: 宮川ユカ (lyricist) = Yuka Miyakawa
Source 1 (Profile in musicman-net)
Source 2 (More works of her. Also, she's commonly credited as Yuka Miyagawa, surely incorrectly, though)
Artist: 新井“ラーメン”健 (guitar player) = Takeshi Arai
Source 1 (Sort of personal profile. His name it's confirmed in hiragana. Btw, his alias probably means "ramen")

Nagasarete Airantou Character Image Album: Kichatte Shima no Oto Vol.1
Artist: 茂戶藤浩司 (taiko player) = Hiroshi Motofuji
Source 1 (Look at the credits of Concert-2)
Source 2 (What surprise, one more typo. Evidently 戸 is not the same that 戶)

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Definitely: Masayo Yokouchi (thanks for the follow-up), Yutaka Odawara, Yuka Miyakawa, Takeshi "Ramen" Arai (another personal page here: http://web.mac.com/sekovic/Neko-Niku/Top.html), Hiroshi Motofuji

中村康成: Transcription is incorrect. Booklet says 中村康, who is indeed Yasunari Nakamura.

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浜田大地: Big transcription mistake here. Should be 浜大地, who is Daichi Hamasaki. His profile here says he toured with alan in 2010: http://www.interq.or.jp/yellow/daich...le-daichi.html.

秋月良夫: Another error. Booklet says 秋月良, who is one of your earlier findings, Ryota Akizuki.
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Ogre -Grand Repeat-
Artist: 市ノ瀬洋一 (chorus performance) = Yoichi Ichinose
Source 1 (Tenor voice. Credited alongside Yasutaka Anzai and Risa Oki [Lisa Ooki])
Source 2 (Profile page of Voice Field inc.)

Only Yesterday Image Album
Artist: 大野祥孝 (clap) = Yoshitaka Ohno
Source 1 (Credited as Music Coordinator in an album in which Katz Hoshi also collaborated. Another example of the same)
About R246の車達, I have no idea what or who is.

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Piano Pieces "SF 2" Rhapsody on a Theme of SaGa FRONTIER 2
Artist: 山本伸子 (violin player) = Nobuko Yamamoto
Source 1 (Mpn reading)
Source 2 (Unspecified performance)

Artist: 佐藤美佐子 (violin player) = Misako Sato
Source 1 (Mpn reading)
Source 2 (Drillspin profile)
Source 3 (Personal website)

Artist: 荒井友美 (violin player) = Yuumi Arai
Source 1 (Mpn reading)
Source 2 (Credited in an album)

Artist: 大澤美佳 (viola player) = Mika Osawa
Source 1 (Mpn reading)
Source 2 (Credited alongside Tomoko Inoue)
Source 3 (Perfomance credit with readings, she plays the violin here)

Artist: 堀江冬子 (viola player) = Fuyuko Horie
Source 1 (Credited as violist)
Source 2 (Image coming from here, in the web adress her name is written.

Artist: 佐々木昭 (cello player) = Akira Sasaki
Source 1 (Mpn reading)
Source 2 (Recital advertisement)
Source 3 (Profile of his defunct website)

Artist: 蟻正行義 (piano player) = Yukiyoshi Arimasa
Source 1 (A blog entry explaining that after going to USA he shortened his name to Yuki instead of Yukiyoshi)
Source 2 (Official webpage in japanese of this accomplished jazz pianist)

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Artist: 蟻正行義 (piano player) = Yuki Arimasa (Presumably)
Source 1 (A photo of him playing. It's a pretty big name in the japanese jazz scene, but I couldn't find a definitive link between him and this album or its musicians)
This blog entry says his real given name is Yukiyoshi and Yuki is an abbreviation.

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本名は 蟻正行義(ありまさ ゆきよし)さん。
14年間アメリカにいらしたので Yukiyoshi Arimasa が普通になり、Yukiyoshiでは長いのでYuki Arimasaになったという。

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CHOCOBO NO FUSHIGINA DUNGEON: COI VANNI GIALLI
Artist: 根本進一郎 (violin player) = Shinichiro Nemoto
Source 1 (MPN, as usual)
Source 2 (Drillspin profile)
Source 3 (It's not the first time that I use this album's credits as source)

Artist: 益田みどり (violin player) = Midori Masuda
Source 1 (Drillspin profile)
Source 2 (The always useful MPN reference)

Artist: 岩岡昌義 (horn player) = Masayoshi Iwaoka
Source 1 (Member of the Japanisch-Deutschen-Horn-Club)
Source 2 (Same source but translated into english. I think this source it's pretty accurate, the romanization of the musician names are consistent with other sources)

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl The Movie: 'The Ruler of Illusions: Zoroark' Music Collection
Artist: 沢頭尊志 (guitar player) = Takashi Sawagashira
Source 1
Source 2

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Original Soundtrack
Artist: 藤美智子 (flute player) = Michiko Toh
Source 1 (CHz almost got it right, at least he was nearer than me. Also credited here)

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Definitely: Takashi Sawagashira
Likely: Nobuko Yamamoto, Misako Sato, Yumi Arai, Mika Osawa, Akira Sasaki, Yukiyoshi Arimasa, Shinichiro Nemoto, Midori Masuda, Masayoshi Iwaoka, Michiko Toh (nice)
Maybe: Fuyuko Horie

市ノ瀬洋一: Youichi Ichinose seems likely. The booklet says 市ノ瀬, but I think that name is supposed to be 市瀬洋一 (definitely read Youichi Ichinose) of Voice Field: http://www.voice-field.jp/produce/produce-frameset.html. He's credited as the chorus leader in the credits of Pandora's Tower you linked, and his Voice Field profile says he's worked as a solo and chorus vocalist. The thing that gives me a little bit of doubt is that the Voice Field Ichinose is credited as "Youichi Ichinose" while the tenor is credited as "Yoichi Ichinose." It could be that they were just sloppy with the credits, or maybe they really are two different people.

大野祥孝: Kotenha is not very reliable. I see a couple of mistakes in that entry alone: "Ken Osada" instead of Susumu Osada and "Masaru Hoshi" instead of Katsu Hoshi. Yoshitaka Ono is a pretty likely reading, though. There's a keyboardist Yoshitaka Ohno with the same name 大野祥孝 who's part of the bands ANKH and GANGS, but I'm not sure if that's the same person.
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Quiz Magic Academy VII Original Soundtrack
Artist: 遠部佳代子 (flute player) = Kayoko Obe
Source 1 (Credited as member of Ensemble Canalize)
Source 2 (Romanized names of its members)

Artist: 佐藤友美 (flute player) = Yumi Sato
Source 1 (Profile with available reading of her name: さとうゆみ)
Source 2 (It's the Ameba blog of this artist, also flutist and also performing in this album, is linked to the ameba page of 佐藤 友美/Yumi Sato)

Artist: 篠塚恵子 (clarinet player) = Keiko Shinozuka
Source 1 (Facebook account)
Source 2 (Different source, same romanization)

Quiz Magic Academy VIII Original Soundtrack
Artist: 鶴薗明人 (flute player) = Akihito Tsuruzono
Source 1 (Facebook acount)
Source 2 (Flute score publication by him. Here the actual score)
Source 3 (Twitter account for reference)

Ragnarok the Animation Sound Track & Character Songs (Also credited here)
Artist: 齋藤篤 (ukelele & guitar player) = Atsushi Saito
Source 1 (A western website crediting him, that's interesting)
Source 2 (Scan where you can see him credited, but only in kanji)
Source 3 (The game credits of Samurai Western. He appears credited as Atsusi Saito for Acoustic Guitar performance. In spite of naming him Atsusi instead of Atsushi, I think it's safe to assume that Atsushi Saito is his real name)

REIDEEN Original Soundtrack -Dream Orchestra-
Artist: 松田裕子 (flute player) = Yuko Matsuda
Source 1 (Sort of personal profile)
Source 2 (Credited for flute performance)

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Sakura Taisen 3 Music Collection Paris Music Hall (Here too)
Artist: 三畑貞次 (guitar player) = Teiji Mihata
Source 1 (I strongly believe that 三畑貞次 is only a variation of 三畑貞二, or a mistake, as you prefer...)
Source 2 (... Because he had already participated in an album along with Kouhei Tanaka in 1985, "MAGICIAN / MAGICAL DREAM SHOW". In this page, and only in this page, also appears a suspicious guy named Teiji Mitsuhata, who I think is just a bad romanization of the artist in question)

Sakura Taisen Complete Vocal Collection
Artist: 山下貴久子 (chorus, vocal performance) = Kikuko Yamashita
Source 1 (MPN reference)
Source 2 (DrillSpin profile)

Artist: 松美音 (chorus, vocal performance) = Mine Matsuki
Source 1 (In this album she is credited along with Kikuko Yamashita. Her correct kanji form is 松美音)

I haven't found a romanization for 清水太郎, but at least I got his twitter.

Seikai no Senki II Original Soundtrack
Artist: 鈴木直樹 (synthesizer operator) = Naoki Suzuki
Source 1 (This sounds familiar, isn't it?)
Source 2 (List of albums where he has collaborated)

Seikai no Senki Original Soundtrack
Artist: 杉山武陽 (synthesizer operator) = Takeaki Sugiyama
Source 1 (A little profile, although it's interesting to note that his alias is thunder [サンダー])
Source 2 (Credited three times as TAKEAKI "THUNDER" SUGIYAMA)

Seirei no Moribito Original Sound Track Volume Two
Artist: 金美仙 (kayagum/gayageum player) = キム・ミソン (I'm no expert in Korean names, so I'm leaving this in katakana, but I think this could be romanized as Kim Mi-seong or Kim Mi Sun)
Source 1

Sexy.Honey.Bunny! / Takara no Ishi
Artist: 飯岡隆志 (composer) = Takashi Iioka
Source 1 (Musicman-net profile)
Source 2 (Personal website)

Artist: 西寺郷太 (lyricist) = Gota Nishidera
Source 1 (Facebook account)
Source 2 (Credited alongside corin)

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Shin Momotaro Densetsu
Artist: 太田幸子 (shamisen player) = Yukiko Ota
Source 1 (Now she's known as Nami Kineie but it's the same artist)
Source 2 (In japanese if you want to verify the kanji)
Source 3 (Maybe not the most reliable web, but here she is credited in an album alongside several artists who also performed on Shin Momotaro Densetsu)

Shirokishi Monogatari -Inishie no Kodou- ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Artist: 福森篤志 (chorus, vocal performance) = Atsushi Fukumori
Source 1 (Credited in romanized form in the ending staff roll of the game)

Artist: 岡本隆 (chorus, vocal performance) = Ryu Okamoto
Source 1 (Credited in romanized form in the ending staff roll of the game)

Soukyuu no Fafner HEAVEN AND EARTH Original Soundtrack
Artist: 小貫誉 (trumpet player) = Homare Onuki
Source 1 (Mini biography. It says he is mainly a studio recording musician)
Source 2 (His twitter. Just look at tphomma, that guy also worked in this album)

SOUND COLLECTION OF GUNBUSTER
Artist: 瀧本秀延 (drum player) = Hidenobu Takimoto (Alias or variation of Toshinobu Takimoto)
Source 1 (Another time this source appears, and for the same reason, only in this album H.T. and Kouhei Tanaka got credited together, "MAGICIAN / MAGICAL DREAM SHOW" again)
Source 2 Source 3 (Other albums where a guy named Hidenobu Takimoto performs as drummer)

Artist: 横山俊 = 横山俊朗 = Toshiro Yokoyama
Source 1 His homepage, he's a regular member or the NHK Symphony Orchestra with several collaborations with other violinists of this album. In this case the typo of a single kanji changes all, but the absolute lack of credits as violinist for someone named 横山俊明 is definitive to discard that reading.

Artist: 飯島三喜雄 (violin player) = Mikio Iijima
Source 1 (DrillSpin profile)
Source 2 (Hiragana reading provided by MPN)
Source 3 (This pretty much explains his link with Yoshiaki Tomoda)

Artist: 清家一恵 (violin player) = Kazue Seike
Source 1 (Hiragana reading courtesy of MPN)
Source 2 (DrillSpin profile. Btw, MPN and DrillSpin are related or what, because they have almost identical artist databases)

Artist: 清家孝子 (violin player) = Takako Seike
Source 1 (Hiragana reading courtesy of MPN)
Source 2 (Surprise, surprise! Same deal as before)

Artist: 高木敏行 (violin player) = Toshiyuki Takagi
Source 1 (MPN, you know the rest...)
Source 2 (Album credits of a tv soundtrack. At least the information seems reliable)

Artist: 山田健一 (violin player) = Kenichi Yamada
Source 1 (I bet you know what it is... MPN, of course)

Artist: 鈴木弘一 (violin player) = Koichi Suzuki
Source 1 (MPN obligatory reference)
Source 2 (Member of the huge uchida strings)

Artist: 中川潔 (violin player) = Kiyoshi Nakagawa
Source 1 (Yeah, guess what)

Artist: 伊藤正 (viola player) = Tadashi Ito
Source 1 (MPN as usual)
Source 2 (Credited in a jazz album as Tadashi Itoh)
Source 3 (Viola teacher, Tadashi Itoh again)

Artist: 岡本和夫 (cello player) = Kazuo Okamoto
Source 1 (DrillSpin profile)
Source 2 (Prominent artist in the jazz scene, but here is credited in a film soundtrack)

Artist: 石橋正治 (flute player) = Masaharu Ishibashi
Source 1 (Missing it, eh?)
Source 2 (Profiles of various flutists, amongst them M.I.)
Source 3 (Credited in a rock album!? Wow, that was unsuspecting but, after all, we're talking about the seventies)

Still no luck with: 大野順三 and 丸里澄 (the lack of results as musicians for these two names seems to indicate that some kanji in their names is a typo)

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Artist: 鈴木弘一 (violin player) = Koichi Suzuki
Source 1 (MPN obligatory reference)
Source 2 (Member of the huge uchida strings)
Confirmed by NHK Symphony Orchestra website.
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Artist: 岡本和夫 (cello player) = Kazuo Okamoto
Source 1 (DrillSpin profile)
Source 2 (Prominent artist in the jazz scene, but here is credited in a film soundtrack)
Sorry for double posting, but another source here, perhaps definitive.
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Symphonic suite Z-GUNDAM
Artist: 渡辺克 (horn player) = Katsu Watanabe
Source 1 (DrillSpin profile)
Source 2 (Credited in a Dragon Quest album)
Source 3 (Credited alongside several musicians from the All Japan Symphonic Orchestra)

TALES OF LEGENDIA ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Artist: 舩橋由佳子 (violin player) = Yukako Funahashi
Source 1 (A blog entry by someone called Yukako Funahashi. I think it's the blog of this artist because she sometimes speaks about violin related things. yukalin = yukako+violin)
Source 2 (An old alumni of the New England Conservatory and this page confirms it [ARTificial harmonic paragraph])
Source 3 (Violin performance on a piece called "Anhelo")

Artist: 徳田振作 (oboe player) = Shinsaku Tokuda
Source 1 (Credited in the album "Katra Turana")
Source 2 (Another album where he is credited)
Source 3 (Credited as artist in the Akiko Kasama Fagott Recital)

Artist: 中順子 (percussion player) = Junko Naka
Source 1 (Credited for marimba performance)
Source 2 (Member of the New Japan Philharmonic World Dream Orchestra along with Toru Yamada and others)

Tales of Vesperia ~The First Strike~ Original Soundtrack
Artist: 石山直城 (horn player) = Naoki Ishiyama
Source 1 (DrillSpin profile)
Source 2 (Credited alongside Kazuyuki Akasaka & Hirofumi Mori)

Artist: 齋藤善彦 (horn player) = Yoshihiko Saito
Source 1 Source 2 (There are two instances in our database where a person named Yoshihiko Saito is credited for horn performance)
Source 2 (A sort of profile of this hornist which indicates he has worked as studio musician and is a member of the TAD Wind Symphony)
Source 3 (In this pdf, aside from containing more recent photos of this artist, gives a hiragana reading of his name: さいとう よしひこ)

The Best of Arslān
Artist: 宮原 惠太 (keyboards) = Keita Miyahara
Source 1 (It's already in our artist database)
Source 2 (Not the first time he and Norihiro Tsuru worked together)

Artist: 荒木博司 (guitar player) = Hiroshi Araki
Source 1 (His website)
Source 2 (Live performance in youtube)
Source 2 (Credited in an album along with Norihiro Tsuru)

Artist: 波多野せい (violin player) = Sei Hatano
Source 1 (Romanized names of the members of the Crane Strings Quartet, so this source can be applied to the other members of this quartet)
Source 2 (Sei Hatano is mentioned as violin teacher)

Artist: 飯島多惠 (violin player) = Tae Iijima
Source 1 (Aside from the aforementioned source, in this page is listed another performance of the Crane String Quartet with a new member, Kazuko Masuda)

Artist: 宇佐美 久惠 (viola player) = Hisae Usami
Source 1 (It's unnecesary by now, but another credited performance of the Crane String Quartet)

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I've completed the performer credits for disc 1 of the Yamato Box if you want to validate it, CHz. I tried to stick to the format for this thread but I made it a bit more human readable for readers.

http://vgmdb.net/forums/showpost.php...70&postcount=8
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Hey, I finally caught up. (In the future, I think I'll just post what I have when I stop instead of waiting until I fully catch up with everything before posting.)

And yeah dancey, I'll take a look. You're in for a lot of hurt from that box, aren't you.


Definitely: Kayoko Obe (Naoko Yamamoto of the same ensemble lists QMA7 on her profile), Atsusi Saito (si and shi are the same sound し), Naoki Suzuki, Takashi Iioka, Gota Nishidera, Yukiko Ota, Mikio Iijima, Takako Seike, Katsu Watanabe, Yukako Funahashi (yeah that's her abandoned blog, and her old site said she attended the New England Conservatory), Junko Naka, Naoki Ishiyama, Keita Miyahara (mistranscription), Hiroshi Araki, Tae Iijima (incidentally, mistranscribed), Hisae Usami (also mistranscribed)
Likely: Yusuke Goto, Yumi Sato, Keiko Shinozuka, Yuko Matsuda, Teiji Mihata (unusual name, probably an error yeah), Kikuko Yamashita, Atsushi Fukumori, Homare Onuki, Kazue Seike, Toshiyuki Takagi, Kenichi Yamada, Koichi Suzuki, Kiyoshi Nakagawa, Tadashi Itoh, Kazuo Okamoto, Masaharu Ishibashi, Shinsaku Tokuda, Sei Hatano (I don't trust Kotenha at all, but I would be shocked if this name were read any other way)
I don't know enough about Chinese & Korean names either: 金美仙

杉山武陽: Takeaki Sugiyama definitely seems more likely for this guy given the sources you found. The Crest of the Stars OST credits him in Japanese, not as "Takeharu," so I got rid of that for now.

瀧本秀延: I'm not certain this is the same person as Toshinobu Takimoto, but the names are eerily similar and they're both apparently drummers. Toshinobu writes his Takimoto slightly differently (滝本), and I don't think Toshinobu's 季延 is readable as Hidenobu nor 秀延 as Toshinobu, so if they are the same person, then either they botched his name pretty badly in the Gunbuster album or he intentionally used a different name.

齋藤善彦: Yoshihiko Saito is the most likely reading of that name, so I think you're probably right about the other two albums. I did find a few references to a horn player 斉藤善彦 too, with a simpler version of Saito.
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... And yeah dancey, I'll take a look. You're in for a lot of hurt from that box, aren't you. ...
On the plus side, I'm getting to recognize radicals relatively quickly now...!
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I've completed the disc 2 credits, as well. CHz, I appreciate you taking a look at it when you get a chance. Apologies in advance because a lot of the artists are shared between disc 1 and disc 2, and even between the two different disc 2 recording sessions, so I just copied and pasted the research info if I already had researched it. It's not broken out into unique artists but I'm sure you'll be able to identify which ones you've already checked.

http://vgmdb.net/forums/showpost.php...78&postcount=9

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The Heroic Legend of Arslān Original Soundtrack
Artist: 鹤来 正基 (piano player) = Masaki Tsurugi
Source 1 (Striking similar names)
Source 2 Source 3 (Nobuo Nakahara, who also performs on The Heroic Legend of Arslān, and Masaki Tsurugi have worked together in a few albums)

The Candidate For Goddess Original Soundtrack
Artist: 小杉眞子 (piano player) = Shinko Ogata
Source 1 (I guess it's easy to confuse 杉 with 形)
Source 2 (On this album it's credited as 小杉眞子 and this album is also mentioned on the personal site of Shinko Ogata)

Top wo Nerae 2! Original Soundtrack
Artist: 佐沼美千代 (horn player) = Michiyo Sanuma
Source 1 (DrillSpin profile)
Source 2 (MPN for good measure)

TV Anime Hoshi no Kirby Original Soundtrack
Artist: 崎由 = 濱崎由紀 (clarinet player) = Yuki Hamasaki
Source 1 (I'm quite sure that 濱崎由紀 it's this artist true name. Just compare the matches you found with "浜崎由起" and with "濱崎由紀", it's quite revealing)
Source 2 (濱崎由紀 and 十亀正司 [Masashi Togame] are mentioned as clarinet instructors of 安藤綾花, so maybe they have more in common than just this album)

11eyes Opening Theme "Lunatic Tears..." / Ayane
Artist: 北村真 (guitar player) = Shin Kitamura (Not enough information)
Source 1 (His defunct website. A little profile of this artist is available in english. It says that he's a support guitarist in live performances and studio recordings)

Witch Hunter ROBIN ORIGINAL SOUND SCORE 1
Artist: 宮内寛之 (horn player) = Hiroyuki Miyauchi
Source 1 (I cannot say for certain whether it's a picture of this artist but it's quite likely, anyway he works as an horn instructor)
Source 2 (Member of the Japanisch-Deutsche Horn Club, and I think I can recognize him next to the little girl, first photo)
Source 3 (Information of his Facebook account: 東京芸術大学 ホルン専攻 [Horn Department], and his romanized account)

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