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Old Apr 28, 2008, 06:24 AM
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I believe I found Takenouchi's birthdate - it's on the back cover of the Promo CD for Land Stalker (MCDS-1). It says July 8th 1967. I can't discern the rest of the back cover, would be interesting to know what it says.
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Old Apr 28, 2008, 06:48 AM
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Great find! Here's a quick translation of his profile, note that I haven't verified the titles.

8 July 1967
Born in Saitama-ken

1989 (age 22)
Dragon Quest MIDI Piano Arrange published
Star Command CD, Synthesizer

1990 (age 22)
NEC Art Festival theme music composition
46 Okunen Monogatari CD arrangement

1991 (age 24)
Graduated in music composition from Tokyo Art University
Duel Master, Double Moon Densetsu music composition
Dragon Quest MIDI world use piano arrange
Participated in 1st Game Music Concert, live CD released
TBS Anime Dai no Daibouken (composer Koichi Sugiyama) arrangement, CD released

1992 (age 25)
Participated in 2nd Game Music Concert, live CD released
Landstalker game music composition
Game Gear "Shining Force Gaiden" composition
12/16 Landstalker CD published by Victor
Currently a member of the Japan Arrangers' Association
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Old Apr 28, 2008, 06:58 AM
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Ah excellent. It checks out too - here's a log from a friend on IRC for comparative purposes:

<@nZero> born in July 8, 1967, from Saitama
<@nZero> in 1989, at the age of 22 he did a MIDI arrange for Dragon Quest
<@nZero> and synth programming for some Star Command CD
<@nZero> 1990, age 23, composed the theme for the NEC Arts Festival
<@nZero> did arrangement for 46 Billion Year Story CD
<@nZero> 1991, age 24, graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
<@nZero> wrote the game music for "legend of double moon" and "jewel master"
<@nZero> made dragon quest piano arrangements for something called MIDI world
<@nZero> did his first game music concert and also sold a CD with the live material
<@nZero> arranged the music for a Dragon Quest anime, composed by Koichi Sugiyama, and sold a CD with that stuff on it
<@nZero> 1992, age 25, did his second game music concert and made another live CD
<@nZero> made the game music for LANDSTALKER
<@nZero> made the game music for Shining Force Legend for Game Gear
<@nZero> on December 16, Victor (JVC) published the CD for Landstalker
<@nZero> present at the meeting for the Japan Arranger's Association
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Old May 1, 2012, 02:53 AM
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Man! I wonder what ever happened to Motoaki! My 2nd favorite composer, and you cant find anything he did after 1996. (I don't believe that he did a pop song in 2000, there is no source on Wiki to back it up.)
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Old May 1, 2012, 06:25 AM
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(I don't believe that he did a pop song in 2000, there is no source on Wiki to back it up.)
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作曲 武内基朗
編曲 武内基朗
http://joshinweb.jp/dp/4988009475394.html

he shouldn't be credited for Baby Love, basically.
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Old May 1, 2012, 05:12 PM
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ah! I still wonder what he's up to nowdays, though.
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He was in Germany for this last month, for this: http://www.gakugeki.org/2012/hougen/hougen_e.htm , which he composed the orchestral music for.

I also discovered that he's playing keys for a band called "Autumn-River Willow", under the name "dj".

So he is still active, just not in the vgm world (as far as i can tell)

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He was also in Germany for this last month, for this: http://www.gakugeki.org/2012/hougen/hougen_e.htm , which he composed the orchestral music for.

I also discovered that he's playing keys for a band called "Autumn-River Willow", under the name "dj".

So he is still active, just not in the vgm world (as far as i can tell)
Wow. Amazing research. How did you manage to find this stuff? People have been searching high and low trying to work out what happened to him.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Awesome. At least we know now he is alive and well, and even still involved with music!

And this seems to be his YouTube account, based on the info of him being "dj".
This video features him playing the keyboard trumpet thing (what are they called??)

Really nice finds, ibbod0!
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 04:04 AM
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And this seems to be his YouTube account, based on the info of him being "dj".
Muh gawd. Will definitely be keeping an eye on this.

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This video features him playing the keyboard trumpet thing (what are they called??)
Haha, it's a melodica!

edit: updated his profile. that felt good.
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This is exciting news. I know he isn't active in the game music industry at the moment, but just seeing the man alive is a relief.
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Old Apr 23, 2013, 12:09 AM
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Man! I wonder what ever happened to Motoaki! My 2nd favorite composer, and you cant find anything he did after 1996. (I don't believe that he did a pop song in 2000, there is no source on Wiki to back it up.)
Hey dissident93, just out of curiosity, who's your 1st favorite?
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Hey dissident93, just out of curiosity, who's your 1st favorite?
Yasunori Mitsuda :P
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Old May 7, 2013, 03:56 PM
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So, Takenouchi, is that pronounced Tah-kay-NOH-chee or Tah-kay-NOH-OOO-chee?
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Old May 7, 2013, 04:23 PM
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Hmm, i'd say it's a combination of both ways, but more of the 2nd one. I don't speak Japanese so I'd like to know for sure as well.
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Neither. It's tah-ke-no-u-chee, almost straightforward. pronunciation (might need Chrome to utilize the audio.) Unless you're talking about some other "american way" of pronouncing it...

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Old May 7, 2013, 04:59 PM
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It's not a long vowel (武内 = take - no¹ - uchi), so generally you'd pronounce the vowels separately: no - u. A couple examples of Japanese folks saying it: [1] [2].

Depending on the speaker, though, the vowel sounds might get merged together or even turned into a long o, like here: [3].

1: The no particle is sometimes omitted from place/personal names when written, even if it's still pronounced.
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Neither. It's tah-ke-no-u-chee, almost straightforward.
Oh, I think you misunderstood when I wrote "Tah-kay-NOH-OOO-chee" -I meant that to sound the way you're saying it's pronounced.

From the examples CHz provied, it seems like it's both. I thought that an "ou" was another way to spell "ō" and that that was just an OH sound. For example, Tenchi Sōzō is also spelled Tenchi Souzou, and pronounced SOH-ZOH. So that got me thinking that Takenouchi was pronouced Take-NO-chi. Maybe it's a combination of the two like dissident93 wrote.

Anyway, Thanks for the input.
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Depending on the word, ou (おう) can be the long vowel ō, which is one long sound and can be also be written oh/oo/o/etc., or the two vowels o - u, which are pronounced separately and normally only written ou.

Both ou's in souzou are long (sōzō), and so it's pronounced as you said.

The ou in Takenouchi is not a long vowel, but rather two separate sounds, and so it should properly be pronounced separately as o - u. However, some speakers may blend the sounds together so it sounds more like ō, depending on how fast they're talking and so on. I wasn't trying to suggest you can pick whichever one you want, so sorry if that part of my post confused you.
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Okay, got it, thanks. I'm glad to hear that it's definitely a separate o - u situation actually, because that's how I've been pronouncing it for as long as I've known about Motoaki Takenouchi. But I just recently thought about the "oh" possibility, and I was worried I'd been saying it wrong this whole time.
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I'm just wondering if we should add his band's debut album here?
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We do it for other composers, so I would say yes.
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Alright, I added ARW's discography to the site (1 promo, 2 singles, 1 album). Although I'm going to assume that Takenouchi is the band's main composer (some of the songs I've heard sound like something he would have wrote for a game's ending theme, if he had the chance) nowhere that I've seen explicitly say he composed anything for the band.
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I was able to find credits for one of their songs (Puzzle) and it has dj as the composer, Hacchi as the lyricist, and the band as the arranger. I'd guess it's probably the same for most of their songs.
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Hello, I added the composer info from the CD Booklet of Jewelry Box. It's not a bad CD musically (could use a bit of autotune.. :P) definitely worth buying if you wanna hear more of Takenouchi's work.

Also, I don't know if anyone heard these beautifully dissonant things: https://soundcloud.com/motoaki-taken...olo-piano-2012 (seriously, he makes extreme metal sound like pop music)

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yeah, I'm just glad to see him still composing music, even if they're not for games anymore.
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not sure how interested you guys are in his work outside of games, but here's a new one, some of the theater stuff he's been doing over the years:

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Music for Noh and Orchestra / Motoaki Takenouchi

2 Disks / 13 Tracks / ¥3,000
2015/2/17 release

Disc 1

小鍛冶 ~謡と管弦楽のための(2011)
"KOKAJI" for Utai and Orchesta(2011)
1 前場1 Maeba(the first half) 1 7'23"
2 前場2 Maeba(the first half) 2 5'59"
3 前場3 Maeba(the first half) 3 13'46"
4 後場 Nochiba(the second half) 13'00"

Disc 2

1 祇園精舎 ~謡、ヴァイオリン、管弦楽のための(2010) 15'23"
"GIONSYOJA" for Utai, violin and orchestra(2010)

能楽と管弦楽のための組曲(2009)
Suite for Noh and orchestra(2009)
2 I 雫(しずく) Shizuku 5'45"
3 II 焔(ほむら) Homura 3'21"
4 III 紗(うすぎぬ) Usuginu 9'50"
5 IV 遙(はるか) Haruka 5'48"

十二音技法による能管、クラリネット、バスーンのための三重奏曲(2008)
Trio for Nohkan, Clarinet, Bassoon by Twelve-tone technique(2008)
6 第1楽章 1st movement 2'20"
7 第2楽章 2nd movement 1'38"
8 第3楽章 3rd movement 2'37"

9 曙光 ~能管と弦楽のための(2008) 13'02"
"Dawn" for Nohkan and string orchestra(2008)

Composition: Motoaki Takenouchi

謡:笠谷和比古(Disc1, Disc2-1)
ヴァイオリン:石村まりこ(Disc2-1)

能管:杉信太朗(Disc2-2,3,4,5)
小鼓:曽和尚靖(Disc2-2,3,4)
大鼓:谷口有辞(Disc2-2,3,4)
太鼓:前川光範(Disc2-2,3,4,5)

能管:西原尚(Disc2-6,7,8,9)

Produced and Directed by Motoaki Takenouchi
Recorded by Nao Nishihara at 日文研ホール(Disc2-2,3,4,5)
Recorded and mixed by Motoaki Takenouchi at DJ STUDIO
Mastered by Hideshi Arakawa at 専念寺スタジオ
http://sennenji-studio.com
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Link? Catalog number?
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I've got to have that.
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here's the link. it might be difficult to reserve a copy at this point in time, unless you live in Japan. http://taketake.cc/arwcart/cart.cgi?...tail&no=000006

There's a good chance it will appear on Amazon Japan in the future, where you can at least pay for it with a card. When I tried to go through the above store to get the ARW CD, I remember that bank transfer was the only method of payment. So probably best to wait for Amazon.
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