Nobuyoshi Sano

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Nobuyoshi Sano
Also known as Denji Sano
Born (1969-01-19) January 19, 1969 (age 46)
Genres Electro, techno, ambient music, big beat, electropop
Occupation(s) Composer, musician, producer
Instruments Piano, synthesizer
Years active 1993–present
Associated acts

Namco Bandai


Nobuyoshi Sano (佐野 信義 Sano Nobuyoshi?, born January 19, 1969), better known as sanodg, is a Japanese video game composer, musician and record producer most famous for scoring some songs for Ridge Racer and Tekken series, most notably Tekken 3, where he composed most of the soundtrack. He worked for Namco and Cavia. He currently works for the company Detune, where he designed and produced the music software KORG DS-10 for Nintendo DS.[1] The band Trio the DS-10 was formed consisting of himself, Yasunori Mitsuda and Michio Okamiya for the promotion of the video game.[2] He also composed the theme of Tokyo Café for the French TV channel Nolife. He cited Underworld and Yellow Magic Orchestra as his favorite musical bands. This led to him becoming a member of "Oriental Magnetic Yellow" (OMY), a music band that parodied Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) and produced parody cover versions of their music.[3] Some of his music has been featured in the Beatmania IIDX series of video games.


  1. ^ "The Nintendo DS is your instrument: the Korg DS-10". Ars Technica. November 9, 2008. Retrieved August 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Game Music Superstars Plan Tokyo Concert". September 8, 2008. Retrieved August 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Oriental Magnetic Yellow". Retrieved 2011-06-13. 

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