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Old Jun 21, 2012, 09:33 PM
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Does anybody know what happened to this guy?His work on Streets of Rage 3 is incredible, but his trail seems to go kind of cold after that.Does he still make game music?
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After SOR3, he did Advanced Dungeons & Dragons ~ Eye of the Beholder, Zork, Vatlva, and Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn! Dream Hyper Battle! (all with Yuzo).

He's still active on social media, as well. I think he had some songs on MySpace that were new and original, but I'm not sure.
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Old Jul 3, 2012, 07:30 PM
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After SOR3, he did Advanced Dungeons & Dragons ~ Eye of the Beholder, Zork, Vatlva, and Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn! Dream Hyper Battle! (all with Yuzo).

He's still active on social media, as well. I think he had some songs on MySpace that were new and original, but I'm not sure.
Thanks, do you have his myspace address.
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Old Jul 3, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Here ya go: http://jp.myspace.com/motohiro758
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 02:44 PM
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After a long wait : Oh, Deer!

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Old Jun 21, 2013, 08:14 PM
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is that for a mobile phone or something?
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Old Jun 22, 2013, 12:15 AM
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PlayStation Mobile.
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Old Jun 22, 2013, 04:12 AM
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just found his Twitter account.
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Old Jun 22, 2013, 07:56 AM
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Sweet. Hopefully this will give him a push to become more active again.
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What makes it more special is the music from Motohiro Kawashima. Who?! That's sort of the point. Not many people know he did the music for retro beat-'em-up Streets of Rage 3 - Brandon Sheffield, who adores the music and game, made the same mistake. He wrongly congratu-tweeted composer Yuzo Koshiro, who's copyright is on the game. Koshiro deferred the compliment to Kawashima, so Sheffield redirected his praise - and got a little more than he bargained for in return.

"Dude the music is great for Streets of Rage 3! You should do more music,'" Sheffield tweets him.

"I would if I had the chance," Kawashima replies.

"Cool we should work together some day," Sheffield returns.

"Let's do it right now."

The reason Kawashima hasn't popped up in lead composer roles since Streets of Rage 3 is because no one has asked him. He ended up taking the work Koshiro didn't want, Sheffield says. Oh, that and he wrote music for Japanese pop idols, but none of them ever got anywhere, so Kawashima didn't get paid - that's how it works out there. Mind you, South African rap group Die Antwoord used "Expander" from Streets of Rage 3 in new song "Happy Go Sucky F***y", which is some title.

It took Sheffield until a Tokyo Game Show to meet Kawashima face to face, at a suitably unexpected vegan cafe in the Hadajuku district nearby. "We had a little parfait cake and some tea," Sheffield grins.

"Basically I told him what this game was, and man... Japanese game devs are super-creative but when it comes to talking about business they're very straight-faced. Having to describe to this man, whose music I listened to as a child, why this game about hitting deer with your station wagon was something he should be a part of was..." And he trails off, intimating it was... awkward.

Kawashima, bemused, asks a question. "Why does someone want to play this game?" he scratches his head. "What is the point?"

Stumbling, Sheffield tries to come up with an answer. "I dunno it's kinda weird..." Eventually he wins him over with talk of "super-tight" driving game design.

Kawashima then wants to know why Sheffield likes his music, so Sheffield embarks on a lengthy and careful reply.

"And there was this one part of our conversation that actually made me get a little misty[-eyed]," he goes on. "We were talking about money and I was like, 'Listen, we're an independent developer, we don't have a lot of money, we aren't going to be able to pay you that much.' And he's like, 'Don't worry about it - I'm just happy that someone's asking me to make music again.'

"And I'm like..." he motions being taken aback. "It was... I dunno - it got an emotional response from me because he was happy that someone had requested him. He had put a lot of music in games but it had always been a hand-me-down kind of situation. This was the first time ever that someone had specifically been like, 'No, I want you to do the music for me.'"
Oh my god this is so sad ;_;
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxQAUADFCzw

These tracks are amazing. Dude still has it. Anyone know if they're available anywhere?
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Don't think so, sadly (perhaps somebody could ask him on social media?)
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Received a response:

"Thank you. I would like to release the soundtrack for Oh,Deer! in this year."

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So those tracks were from that game?
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I'm not exactly sure if all the tracks are from Oh, Deer!. The video is posted on the Necrosoft Games website with a caption of "What the heck, why not listen to him performing a live mix of a bunch of the music? I think we can all agree you’ve earned it."
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Interview conducted by Siliconera with 2 questions for Motohiro Kawashima:
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I was a contract employee of Yuzo Koshiro’s company, Ancient, so that’s just the kind of position it was. Basically it was a situation where I’d do the work that was given to me as it came. That said, for the games I worked on between then and now, such as Zork1, Vatlva, Eye of the Beholder, and Fox Junction, I was asked to create an atmosphere, and a sound image when the games were in preproduction. And I put a lot of songs into each of those games, so you could basically say I was the lead on those as well.
Read more at http://www.siliconera.com/2015/07/13...cR3ODDqxPl7.99
Fox Junction is a PS1 game released in 1998.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut5oJqqD2X4
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His worklist is also listed on Ancient's website, for anybody who cares.
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Deadheat(バンダイナムコゲームス、アーケード版)
家庭教師ヒットマンREBORN!バトルアリーナ2
家庭教師ヒットマンREBORN!バトルアリーナ
家庭教師ヒットマンREBORN!ドリームハイパーバトル!
うえきの法則 倒すぜロベルト十団!!(バンダイ / プレイステーション2)
カイジュウの島(セガ / エインシャント、ニンテンドーゲームキューブ版)
ゾーク・ワン (翔泳社、セガサターン版 / プレイステーション版)
バトルバ(日本ビクター / セガサターン版)
トア ~精霊王紀伝~(セガ / エインシャント、セガサターン版)
卍PSY幽記(プライムシステム開発 / 手塚プロ、PC-9801VM/UV版)
アイ・オブ・ザ・ビホルダー(ポニーキャニオン、メガCD版)
ベア・ナックルIII(セガ / エインシャント、メガドライブ版)
ベア・ナックル2・死闘への鎮魂歌(セガ / エインシャント、メガドライブ版)
EDIT: Seems like he also contributed a few tracks to Momoiro☆Billionaire!, along with Koshiro.

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