Naofumi Hataya

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Hataya".
Naofumi Hataya
Native name 幡谷 尚史
Also known as Nao Chan
Born (1966-11-13) November 13, 1966 (age 48)
Saitama, Japan
Genres Chiptune, video game music
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, arranger
Instruments Keyboards, bass guitar
Years active 1990–present
Labels Wave Master Entertainment

Naofumi Hataya (幡谷 尚史 Hataya Naofumi?, born November 13, 1966 in Saitama, Japan) is a video game composer and musician from Wave Master. He is most well known for contributing music to games such as Golden Axe II, Sonic the Hedgehog CD, and Burning Rangers, amongst various others.[1][2]


Video games
Year Title Role Co-worker
1991 Nikkan Sports Pro Yakyuu VAN Composition/arrangement
Golden Axe II Composition/arrangement
Pyramid Magic III Composition/arrangement Chikako Kamatani, Kazuhiko Nagai, and Keisuke Tsukahara
1992 Kiss Shot Composition/arrangement Hiroshi Kubota
Quiz Scramble Special Composition/arrangement Chikako Kamatani
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit versions) Composition/arrangement Masafumi Ogata and Tomonori Sawada
1993 Golden Axe III Composition/arrangement Tatsuyuki Maeda, Haruyo Oguro, and Tomonori Sawada
Sonic the Hedgehog CD Composition/arrangement Masafumi Ogata
1994 The Hybrid Front Composition/arrangement Junko Shiratsu and Sachio Ogawa
Virtua Racing Deluxe Composition/arrangement Tomoko Sasaki
1995 Ristar Composition/arrangement Tomoko Sasaki and Masafumi Ogata
Shadow Squadron Composition/arrangement Teruhiko Nakagawa and Masaru Setsumaru
Chou Kyuukai Miracle Nine Composition/arrangement
Sega Rally Championship (Sega Saturn) Composition/arrangement Takenobu Mitsuyoshi
1996 NiGHTS into Dreams Composition/arrangement Tomoko Sasaki and Fumie Kumatani
Christmas NiGHTS Composition/arrangement Tomoko Sasaki
1998 Burning Rangers Composition/arrangement Fumie Kumatani and Masaru Setsumaru
1999 Space Channel 5 Composition/arrangement Kenichi Tokoi
2000 Roommania #203 Composition/arrangement Wave Master
Samba de Amigo Ver. 2000 Composition/arrangement
("¡Vamos a Carnaval!")
2001 Super Galdelic Hour Composition/arrangement Tomoko Sasaki, Keiichi Sugiyama, Mariko Nanba, and Hideaki Kobayashi
2002 Space Channel 5: Part 2 Composition/arrangement Kenichi Tokoi and Tomoya Ohtani
Blinx: The Time Sweeper Composition/arrangement
("I Just Smile (Revisit)")
2003 Sonic Heroes Composition/arrangement Wave Master
2004 Astro Boy Composition/arrangement Wave Master
Feel the Magic: XY/XX Composition/arrangement Mariko Nanba
2005 Sonic Gems Collection Composition/arrangement Takeshi Isozaki, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, and Tomonori Sawada
The Rub Rabbits! Composition/arrangement
2006 Sega Rally 2006 Composition/arrangement Wave Master
2007 NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams Composition/arrangement Wave Master
2008 Blazer Drive Composition/arrangement Tomonori Sawada
Let's Tap Composition/arrangement
("365 Children")
Various others
2009 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Composition/arrangement Wave Master
2010 Sonic Colors Composition/arrangement Wave Master
2011 Sonic Generations Arrangement Wave Master
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Composition/arrangement Wave Master
2012 Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure Composition/arrangement Tomoya Ohtani and Takahito Eguchi
2013 Sonic Lost World Composition/arrangement
("Sugar Lane")
Tomoya Ohtani and Takahito Eguchi
Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper Composition/arrangement Tomoya Ohtani and Takahito Eguchi
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Composition/arrangement Wave Master
2014 Puyo Puyo Tetris Project support Various others
Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Composition/arrangement Wave Master