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Old Mar 28, 2010, 10:56 AM
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First some facts (also check here)
- Jojouha Kitapy worked for SNK from around 1991 to 2000.
- In Riding Hero and Puzzled (maybe others), he is credited as Jojoha Kitamura.
- Cool Cool Toon, one of the last SNK games when the Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan was still around, credits the usual sound guys (Tate Norio, Yamapy, etc) but not Kitapy. Instead, 北村芳彦 is credited with them...

Now:
- So it's possible Kitapy is 北村芳彦. But the first name reading is unknown (could be Masahiko or Yoshihiko Kitamura).
- A person named 北村芳彦/Yoshihiko Kitamura (confirmed reading) works(ed?) in the prog rock band "Cinema" in synth/key/programming/composition and such. (also info here).
- Now the fun part. The first and the last tracks of their second album (demo here), composed by Kitamura, sound *extremely* similar to Samurai Spirits 2 Asura Zanmaden's track 12 "Slasher Fiend" (first and second parts of the song separated), plus Kitapy worked in Zanmaden. And Zanmaden was released *before* Cinema's that album, so it's a pretty clear hint it's him (or both tracks could be based on another song, but still too many coincidences).
- And finally, this site contains a transcription of Zanmaden AST liner notes. Guess who comment on "Slasher Fiend"? Yep, Kitapy.
- Note that I couldn't find any official info stating that Yoshihiko Kitamura was involved (or not) with SNK.
- EDIT: Also, in the SNK ASTs Kitapy usually handles keyboards, as does Yoshihiko Kitamura apparently.

Hence, Jojouha Kitapy is very likely to be Yoshihiko Kitamura/北村芳彦.

Last edited by Dag; Jul 12, 2010 at 02:22 PM.
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