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Old Aug 11, 2010, 09:16 AM
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Now another round of wild expeculation (maybe a big stretch, but still...).
- SNK twitters (SHA-V, Akihiro Uchida, Tomoko Imoto, Hirotomi Imoto, Yamadub, Kyo-chan, etc) have recently been following Maiko Iuchi, composer of I've Sound (only her and not other I've girls)
- Iuchi entered I've in 2002
- KOF99 AST liner notes identify maitaro/USAKO-X as female
Could it be...? (or maybe Macky...)

Also added a bit about Mitsuo/Macky at the end of the composer list. I update irregularly these lists btw, and the random tidbits (did you know? Brother Hige did the "violent fighting to come again" and other legendary intros).
Nothing about SHA-V and Tate_Norio not being in KOF13 afaik. Apparently the OST doesn't even have the composers or liner notes.

I haven't found out anything about KIRA/DECO yet, NGPC credits aren't easy to come by.

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Old Dec 26, 2010, 02:28 AM
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Well, look who I found: Masahiko Ishida

According to his myspace he worked on Image Fight and R-Type 2, and lately in Metal Slug SV001 (slot machine)
So this man is the ex-irem OH!GI and still works in SNK as CHAN☆GON. From SGZ era he is probably either Hori_Hori or Q_Jirou (possibly the former) but I haven't connected all dots.
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Old Dec 26, 2010, 03:38 AM
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Well that's a pretty rad find.

I'm not sure what the source connecting the names was (maybe some old liner notes), but a few places like GMCL have listed "M. Ishida" as another alias for OH!GI/GEEO for quite some time. Seems like a solid link now!
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I'm not sure if this contains any new or useful information, but I just discovered that BSM, who used to have a bunch of album pages until Infoseek Japan killed hosting, also had an SGZ fanpage: http://web.archive.org/web/200904171...shinsekai.html. The members page has a pretty thorough listing of people, but it seems like he talks about games and roles, not identities.
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NNTK...NWTK

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Old Aug 14, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Kyoko Naka works list from her current homepage (she's going by Kyo Nanami / 奈波 響 now):

KOF series
  • KOF '95: SFX ("SOUND-EFFECT" as KYO-CHAN)
  • KOF '95 AST: bonus track arrangement assistance (14?), singing direction, chorus recording (IKE-CHAN??? Mentioned as part of the SGZ.)
  • KOF '97: composition ("SOUND" as KYO-CHAN)
  • KOF '97 AST: bonus track composition (11? 12?), arrangement, piano performance recording
  • KOF Kyo: composition
  • KOF Battle de Paradise: composition

Fatal Fury series*: There are two unclaimed aliases present in both of these games, OKAN and HORI-HORI, but both also have additional works not listed by Naka. HORI-HORI has a bunch, while OKAN only has one.


Samurai Shodown series
Last Blade series
  • LB1 AST: arrangement
  • LB2: composition ("SOUND" as KYO-CHAN)
  • LB2 AST: arrangement, piano performance recording

Miscellaneous
  • Neo Geo CD Special: composition
  • some theme park ride BGM
  • Super Sidekicks 3: composition (Not in the credits? Only ACKEY and PEARL SHIBAKICHI.)
  • drama CD SFX
  • NGP sound logo composition(!)
  • Dragon Gal: composition (Slot game: was she part of the slot sound team?)
  • radio drama BGM
  • Dragon Gal - Ruu to Densetsu no Ougon Ryuu: composition
  • i-appli game sound data conversion
  • Android game BGM composition and SFX
  • GeOnDan compilation album
  • etc.
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 07:45 PM
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[*]FF Wild Ambition: SFX (Not in the credits?*)
The PSX version of Wild Ambition has a different staff roll sequence, I will check it.
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NGP sound logo composition(!)
Nice one!
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 02:09 AM
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And *the* NEO GEO logo was by Yamapy!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:07 PM
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The Samurai Spirits RPG OST credits "Rabbit-Hamachan" with programming. Any idea if that could be someone we already know? Maybe USAKO-X???
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:59 AM
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Double posting because I found a nice resolution video of the Cool Cool Toon ending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGwJT0wEJPs#t=16m08s.

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Sound Co-Director: … 米谷 ?洋(よね)
米谷 敏洋 (incorrectly reported on some sites as 祐洋). Don't have anything 100% definite, but a Toshihiro Yonetani appears in the credits of the Sammy arcade game Dolphin Blue along with some very interesting names~~~: http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/msl/staff.htm.

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Composer : Flitz: … 内田 亜紀 裕/衵?(うっちー)
内田 亜紀裕 -> Akihiro Uchida -> https://www.facebook.com/akihiro.uchida.50

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Recording Engeneer ?? ? (SCITRON&ART INC), ?? ??(SCITRON&ART INC)
中山 譲 -> Yuzuru Nakayama
野川 靖友 -> Yasutomo Nogawa

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- Ranke Theme (Amp version) 'Irony ~Mekumorinara~'
… Composer:
All the vocal music-writing credits are arrangement, not composition. No composers are listed for any of the songs, unfortunately.

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- Iyami Theme - Lovely PANDA Apron
… Chorus: 重住浩子?
Looks good, I think this is probably Hiroko Shigezumi.

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- Ending Theme - 'Welcome! Dance World'
… Composer?: 井? ??
井筒 稔晴 -> Toshiharu Izutsu
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Veeery good. Dolphin Blue also has a bunch of Metal Slug people in various tasks (Hiya! the producer?)
I wonder if Cool Cool Toon has liner notes... :3

Uchida being Ackey (Acky) from tw (missed that one before).

This site also lists Yoko Osaka = Oh Chan. I'll try to check those staff rolls (someday) but with the image and all seems pretty legit. There is also "Aran Lee Shige".

Rabbit-Hamachan no idea, but IIRC some liner notes say Usako-X debuted in KOF99, probably not her.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:45 PM
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USAKO-X was a random guess based on "usa," hahaha. The only other guess I have is Kyoko Naka, because she says she both composed and programmed for the game, and the OST credits composers and programmers separately (Yassun is credited as both). But then she'd be credited under two aliases. SNK

And yeah, VGMPF is pretty cool. They contact composers a lot, which is neat; gotta love the social media age. Their Japanese names are teeeeeeeeeeeeerrible, though. I'm pretty sure whoever's in charge of that just uses Japanese text entry or a dictionary and picks a result, based on things like "甘木市 信じ" for Shinji Amagishi (correct is 天岸 真志).
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And *the* NEO GEO logo was by Yamapy!
Do you talk about the sound when you enter any Neo-Geo game. Is really this?
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 03:44 AM
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Yup, that very one! Yasumasa Yamada's claim to immortality.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:31 AM
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Well, and what's about Capcom logo sound composition? Does someone know who did it?
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Well, and what's about Capcom logo sound composition? Does someone know who did it?
Also, does anybody know who did the 16bit era Konami jingle?

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And yeah, VGMPF is pretty cool. They contact composers a lot, which is neat; gotta love the social media age. Their Japanese names are teeeeeeeeeeeeerrible, though. I'm pretty sure whoever's in charge of that just uses Japanese text entry or a dictionary and picks a result, based on things like "甘木市 信じ" for Shinji Amagishi (correct is 天岸 真志).
BTW, I'm one of the main members there, and the reason alot of them are terrible is because most of them were added before sites like VGMdb had them easily available. (I joined just a few months ago)

I'm in the process of fixing all of this, though.
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Came accross this page and it has some info about Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan with Konny's real name being Kazuhiro Nishida. Also some aliases for Yoko Osaka.

Yoko Osaka
Kazuhiro Nishida
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 12:01 PM
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Dag figured out that Kenny = Kazuhiro Nishida a while back based on Iron Tank using aliases in the staff roll in the Japanese version and real names in the U.S. version. I guess they decided that Kenny = Konny too? I'm not sure there's direct evidence, but it's extremely likely based on the similarity.
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Old Apr 30, 2013, 12:06 PM
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Some games do credit both Kenny and Konny, but it's always possible I guess.
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Probably the most important interview we've done in a long time: http://www.vgmonline.net/yasumasayamadainterview/

Provides some rare insights into the creation of music and sounds at SNK. It's the first English interview with a SNK sound veteran to my knowledge.

Hope we might be able to interview a couple more SNK veterans at some point.

I'd be happy to ask Yamada-san privately if he can confirm those aliases people have very insightfully worked-out here.
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Old Jun 19, 2014, 01:54 PM
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Whoa nelly, that's cool.
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Old Jun 19, 2014, 03:04 PM
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Well that's ace. More SNK stuff is always a good thing.
My first post has a list of the current known identities but if you can squeeze out some more names that'd be super cool too :3


Here are some comments about Half Minute Hero 2 by Yamapy as well.
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Old Apr 4, 2016, 01:17 AM
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Now another round of wild expeculation (maybe a big stretch, but still...).
- SNK twitters (SHA-V, Akihiro Uchida, Tomoko Imoto, Hirotomi Imoto, Yamadub, Kyo-chan, etc) have recently been following Maiko Iuchi, composer of I've Sound (only her and not other I've girls)
- Iuchi entered I've in 2002
- KOF99 AST liner notes identify maitaro/USAKO-X as female
Could it be...? (or maybe Macky...)
I just noticed that a mysterious IP editor edited Maiko Iuchi's JP Wikipedia article at the start of this year to say that she was part of SNK: https://ja.wikipedia.org/w/index.php...oldid=58042885.

"That's weird," I said to myself, "and of course there's no source for that."

So I did a little searching, and I dug up this Kyoko Naka tweet from 2011 where she names Iuchi as ex-SNK staff: https://twitter.com/kyochan_piano/st...68949118603264

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@helepon_nz 田中敬一、麻中秀樹、井内舞子、冷牟田卓志、山手安生、YAMAPY_1各氏は全員元SNKサウンドの方で す(^^)!開発に侍魂作ったコアな方がいらっしゃるので♪
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Excellent. (also!)
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そういえば、S○Kの社訓が「なんやらほにゃらら、、、文化に貢献する」だったわ。したわ。

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Old Aug 15, 2016, 11:19 AM
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KOF XIV is (almost) out and the staff roll has a little bonus:

HORI_HORI a.k.a. DUGIA♪



Stuff from SHA-V's twitter:
Spoiler:
- Many track names by SHA-V, also ZOE
- SHA-V composing debut Real Bout FF, KOF96 main (ex. ESAKA?)
- ZOE debut 97, 00 core
- 97 CONTROL CRISIS > ZOE?
- 98 ESAKA AST > SHA-V
- 98 Rhythmic Hallucination (originally SS Kazuki track)
- 98 ESAKA FOREVER
- 98 Rugal > TATE
- 99 KD-0079 > ZOE
- 00 KD-0084 > ZOE
- 00 op > SHA-V
- 00 Goodbye ESAKA > SHA-V (HORI-HORI arrange)
- 00 Garou Team, Zero > SHA-V
- 00 Kim team > SHA-V intro, MARIMO rest
- 00 CRYSTAL > SHA-V (also ending-staff roll links?)
- 00 Dear Falling Angel > SHA-V (homage to Ketchaku R&D)
- XI Agent, Ryuuko > MARIMO (only)
- XI Last Boss, Anti-kyokugen, Psycho Soldier, Garou MOW > USAKO-X (only)
- XI all others (KDD-0075, Kyo/Iori, JOKER, QUEEN, etc) > SHA-V
- XI JOKER, QUEEN > SHA-V (image: "split" from 03 Splendid Evil)
- MOW B.Jenet > HORI_HORI
- XIV KD-SR > ZOE
- NG CDZ (not CD) startup SE: SHA-V + Shimizm
- SHA-V and ZOE (center) and ZUNTATA folks (1,2)
- Whip KOF14 by HORI_HORI (original composer of W.W. III; AST99 was by ZOE)

88's twitter:
- XIV psycho, AOF: not 88
- XIV mexico ED: 88, other ED too
- XIV AOF Team slap guitar: Jun Hoshima https://twitter.com/hojunhojun
- XIV OP: Steven McNair


Toshikazu Tanaka's twitter:
- He ceased Studio Aqua, music is now his hobby and not main occupation.

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Haha, I guess that was staring us right in the face with Horiuchi, wasn't it
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You think it's safe enough to assign Zoe as male based on the honorifics here, since Ackey explicitly genders Kyo-Chan, or is it better not to read too much into it?

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Old Oct 7, 2016, 05:55 AM
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Oh certainly. I actually knew from older liner notes but seems I forgot to update his entry.
氏 can be used with females I believe, but in the liner notes they often specify.

Weekend assignment, update all known genders in my first post and artist pages.

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