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Old Mar 6, 2009, 09:31 AM
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I have a copy with a different catalog number: LC039~40. I think it's a production sample, because the barcode zone is white. Some info is also missing or possibly different at the back.

Does anyone have more info on this?


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Old Mar 26, 2009, 12:10 PM
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No one knows what those LC codes are?
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Old Mar 26, 2009, 02:31 PM
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I don't know for sure, but I think that the LC codes are Konami's internal catalog numbers for their CDs. If you go back though older Konami CDs, you'll see the LC codes on a lot of them. When they were publishing albums through other companies (like King Records), the record company's catalog number would have been the official number, but there would often be an LC code as well. Now that Konami is releasing albums through Konamistyle, the LC number is the official catalog number.
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Old Mar 26, 2009, 04:36 PM
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LuxKiller, could you get a shot of the obi on the back of the CD? That'll shed some light regarding publisher and distributor.
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Old Mar 27, 2009, 12:14 AM
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Indeed, as mentioned in other threads and also by just looking at the older King Records releases, the LC catalog number does appear on the final products too, but of course they went by their more official KICA number instead.

I guess this one is just a sample that Konami printed on their own, or that King Records printed for Konami as a test/check. That wouldn't explain why they bothered shrinkwrapping it, but at least makes sense. A normal sample would just have a sticker and a marking on the inner ring as we all know, so it must be early in the production process.







The back of the album has also missing information, not sure if you can catch that from these pictures.

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Old Mar 27, 2009, 01:56 AM
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Yeah, the important part is there, thanks. "King Records" is mentioned as distributor on the KICA-7506~7 (it's the 2nd line below the barcode), but not on LC039~40. Also the latter seems to be missing the release date, too.
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Cool! Guess we're not adding the LC one to avoid confusion.
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Old Sep 17, 2009, 06:37 PM
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Apparently there's some... unhappiness (to say the least) over the re-translated track titles on this album, so maybe someone who's familiar with the series music history can give this another look?
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Anybody know if H. Funauchi's forename is Hidehiro? The Dracula Densetsu and Dracula Densetsu II staff rolls give "H. Funauchi" as sound creator, as well as all the other games in the late eighties and early nineties he composed for. The POLICENAUTS ending has a person named Hidehiro Funauchi (船内秀広) working on film digitization in the CG movie unit. Maybe that's the origin of the first name, though somehow I don't think they are the same person.
If they were both composers, maybe. Film digitization? I don't think so.
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Perhaps he supervised the sound during the film digitization? People working on games often wear many hats.
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irrelevant now

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A recent edit changed Konami Kukeiha Club to Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudo, Shigeru Fukutake, Hidehiro Funauchi, Norio Hanzawa. Is this correct?

Also, this was not a very informative edit. This is a compilation album, so which games were composed by which composers?
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Sorry about that. Adachi and Kudo did Super Castlevania IV; Fukutake, Funauchi, and Hanzawa did Castlevania Adventure; and Funauchi did Belmont's Revenge.
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I found the following readings on the internet in connection with these games:

Hidehiro Funauchi: 船内秀浩
Shigeru Fukutake: 福武茂

Do you think that these are legitimate?
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The composer info I submitted a month ago is still pending. Is there a problem?
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For Castlevania: The Adventure, S. Fukutake, Norio Hanzawa, H. Funauchi should be used as the first names "Shigeru" and "Hidehiro" can not be verified.
Both of those names came from GMCL. That seems like verification enough since this site already uses a lot of information from that site.
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For Castlevania: The Adventure, S. Fukutake, Norio Hanzawa, H. Funauchi should be used as the first names "Shigeru" and "Hidehiro" can not be verified.

Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge is just H. Funauchi.
One could also argue we should go with プレイバック半沢 (Playback? Hanzawa) and H.F as printed in the booklet, but I was torn so didn't edit the texts.
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Here's a kind of tough question. Has anyone tried to figure out a composer track breakdown for Castlevania: The Adventure, just based on discerning the composers' styles? I'm trying to figure out which tracks Kazuo Hanzawa probably composed, but it's harder to hear his style in this soundtrack (as opposed to the Genesis stuff he did). But so far, I'm thinking Evil Devil kind of sounds like him. Battle of the Holy sounds like Funauchi to me. What do you think? Which tracks sound most like Hanzawa?
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Yeah, I've tried to see if I could pick him out of the tracks a few years ago with no luck either. Like you said, it's hard to hear his style here. I agree that "Battle of the Holy" sounds like Funauchi. "Evil Devil" does vaguely remind me of him. Perhaps he even played a small role only doing the small fanfares. *shrugs* Your guess is as good as mine!
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So it turns out there were actually 4 members on the sound team for Super Castlevania IV.

Masanori Oodachi = Masanori Oouchi + Masanori Adachi
Souji Taro = Akira Souji (aka akiropito) + Taro Kudou

Masanori Oouchi = sound effects
Akira Souji = sound program and a little bit of sound effects
Taro Kudou & Masanori Adachi = music

Source = my correspondence with Akira Souji
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Did you work on Super Castlevania IV?
  • Yes, it worked just a little. I made a sound program and sound effects just a little.
In the staff roll credits there is a credit for Sound Design: Souji Taro. Would that be you + Taro Kudou?
  • Since it cannot say in detail from me, I leave it to your imagination. :-)
Do you know if Masanori Oouchi also worked on Super Castlevania IV, or was it Masanori Adachi?
  • Yes. Mr.Ouchi is sound effects charge, Mr.Adachi is music charge. Both are my superiors together. :) Therefore, help was done.
My guess as to why their names were combined has to do with how the credits sequence is played out. Perhaps adding in two more entry screens to credit the sound team would've stretched it out too long, or there was some other discrepancy in that regard.
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Excellent, thanks man. I KNEW the "Oodachi" and "Souji" things were not just normal alias, thanks internet.

But I don't think Taro Kudou did music here? (probably just general sound design)
(akiropito identifies Adachi only as the composer here)

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Congratulations, it's this kind of info that makes this forum so special.
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Old Nov 2, 2013, 02:01 PM
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Nice work Strugglepoo.

It's one of the best soundtracks of the SNES generation.
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But I don't think Taro Kudou did music here? (probably just general sound design)
(akiropito identifies Adachi only as the composer here)
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What was Taro Kudo in charge of for Super Castlevania IV?
  • Sorry, I'm not understood as for the details because I have never heard what he took charge of.
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There's an interview with Taro Kudo in a 2003 issue of Play Magazine. It was scanned years ago, not sure if it's still watchable at castlevania dungeon.
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Here's a kind of tough question. Has anyone tried to figure out a composer track breakdown for Castlevania: The Adventure, just based on discerning the composers' styles? I'm trying to figure out which tracks Kazuo Hanzawa probably composed, but it's harder to hear his style in this soundtrack (as opposed to the Genesis stuff he did). But so far, I'm thinking Evil Devil kind of sounds like him. Battle of the Holy sounds like Funauchi to me. What do you think? Which tracks sound most like Hanzawa?
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Yeah, I've tried to see if I could pick him out of the tracks a few years ago with no luck either. Like you said, it's hard to hear his style here. I agree that "Battle of the Holy" sounds like Funauchi. "Evil Devil" does vaguely remind me of him. Perhaps he even played a small role only doing the small fanfares. *shrugs* Your guess is as good as mine!
"Evil Devil" is definitely NON, the weird melody in the first half and accompaniment panning between speakers every note scream him to me.

"Darkness" also sounds a bit like him to me, specifically the tumbling bits at 0:24. Someone I know said the chords sounded kinda NON to him too.

Nothing else really gives me a strong feeling.
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