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Old Nov 27, 2008, 03:34 PM
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This is Hiroshi Kawaguchi. He performed at the EXTRA Hyper Game Music Event with [H.] this year. He is the Section Manager of the Sound Section of AM R&D Dept. #3, according to his business card.
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 04:48 PM
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Is the business card recent and does it actually say Kawaguchi on it? Basically, is this finally definitive proof he's going by Kawaguchi instead of Miyauchi?
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 11:32 PM
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he's credited by that name on Game Over (well, at least the scans -- not on the entry though... *edit*)
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Old Nov 28, 2008, 01:03 AM
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1991: Miyauchi (SYNERGY MCMXCI 1991)
1993: Miyauchi (Great wall, Virtua Racing & Out Runners)
1994: Kawaguchi (Game Over, Daytona USA)
2003: Miyauchi (Back in the S.S.T. Band!! ~The Very Best~)

These are all the times his family name is explicitly credited in the scans we have. Everything else is "Hiro" or nothing.
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Old Dec 2, 2008, 12:50 AM
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The business card is recent as of EXTRA 2008. It's written "Kawaguchi" in romaji.

川口 博史(Hiroshi Kawaguchi)

Let me know if you need me to scan it.
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Old Dec 2, 2008, 02:11 AM
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I believe you and am currently in the process of hooking everything together, but if you're willing to scan the card, I'd love to see it just for my own edification.
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Old Dec 2, 2008, 08:57 AM
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Shouldn't the bulk of his works be credited to his old name, though? Since this is the one he did pretty much all of his composing under, and it being the name people in general associate him with.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 05:29 AM
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Is this @kawahiro1004 the Twitter account of the Sega composer? I think at least Takenobu Mitsuyoshi should follow Hiro if it's really him.
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Old Apr 19, 2011, 10:40 AM
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Is this @kawahiro1004 the Twitter account of the Sega composer? I think at least Takenobu Mitsuyoshi should follow Hiro if it's really him.
Doesn't seem like it is, unless Carl knows something we don't..
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 03:58 PM
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I've just found his real Twitter account: @clublego_hiro, as confirmed by S.S.T. Band Back-up Team.
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Just out of curiosity, does anyone know for sure if Hiro did the music for Metal Fangs on the Mega Drive? It really sounds like his work -- the drum samples and instruments are straight out of Rent A Hero -- and the game credits "H.M" with sound. The strange thing is that Sega isn't even so much as mentioned anywhere in the game, and it was published by a third-party (Victor).
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I don't think it's been confirmed anywhere else, but I don't see why not, especially if it uses the same samples as a game known to be Hiro's.
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I don't think it's been confirmed anywhere else, but I don't see why not, especially if it uses the same samples as a game known to be Hiro's.
If he did, then it opens up a number of other questions about the game, as it suggests it was developed by AM2's Mega Drive team several years before it was eventually released, silently canned by Sega, and eventually (somehow) picked up by a third-party. There are several other names in the (extremely vague) credits that could match up with other people who worked on Sword of Vermilion, but chances are we'll never know for sure.

Unfortunately the game itself is nowhere near as interesting as the circumstances around it. :P
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Did Hiro leave Sega?
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Old Dec 9, 2015, 02:49 PM
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Have you seen something that says or makes you think he left? I haven't heard anything about him leaving, and he's still calling himself a Sega sound creator in his Twitter bio.
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Old Dec 9, 2015, 03:02 PM
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Last year, he composed for Protect Me Knight 2. Composer don't often compose for a game that is not made by the company they are employed for (I don't believe Wave Master had any involvement with that game), unless they use an alias (just like what Hideki Naganuma did for Air Gear)
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Old Dec 9, 2015, 03:30 PM
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Ah, gotcha. I don't know what the circumstances were for him getting involved with that game.

I checked Hiro's JP Wikipedia article and it says he was still with Sega in April 2015 (specifically, he and Takenobu Mitsuyoshi went to the sound section of the new Sega Interactive subsidiary), and that postdates PMK2's release.
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Yea, Hiro is still with Sega, but he gets a lot more freedom than somebody like Senoue or Ohtani to do other projects, probably due to his elder status?
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Old Jan 20, 2020, 05:15 PM
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Hiro has been posting pictures of his old work material from the 80s. He found them when he was moving.

https://twitter.com/Hiro_H10th/statu...82667180118016
https://twitter.com/Hiro_H10th/statu...84427968122880
https://twitter.com/Hiro_H10th/statu...04269833625600

Interesting look at the VGM creation process back in the 80s.
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