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|Native name||長沼 英樹|
|Also known as||skankfunk|
May 16, 1972 |
Hideki Naganuma (長沼 英樹 Naganuma Hideki?, born May 16, 1972) is a Japanese music composer who primarily does work for video game soundtracks.
Naganuma is most famous for his original compositions used in the Dreamcast game Jet Set Radio (Jet Grind Radio in North America). He also composed several songs for the Jet Set Radio's Xbox sequel, Jet Set Radio Future. In 2003, he composed the music for the arcade skating game Ollie King. He was nominated to receive the Golden Joystick Award for Soundtrack of the Year for his work on the 2005 release Sonic Rush for the Nintendo DS.
He also composed "Love Sensation" and "Sky-2-High" for the anime Air Gear under the alias of skankfunk. In 2012, he contributed the track "LUV CAN SAVE U" for the 20th installment of the arcade rhythm game Beatmania IIDX, produced by Konami and part of the BEMANI series.
Naganuma started his musical career by playing the electronic organ, aged five, under the influence of his older sister. When he was fourteen, he became interested in western music and composed his own songs. He then decided to have a job in the music business.
He was a DJ and bartender from 1993 to 1997. During this time, he was also a singer-songwriter who was aiming to be in the J-pop industry. He abandoned these plans and in 1998, he sent demo tapes to Sega and joined that year, doing voice editing for Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Itsuka Kakumei Sareru Monogatari and composing for Hip Jog Jog. The following year, he composed for the home version of Sega Rally 2 and Atsumare! Guru Guru Onsen.
In 2000, he had his breakthrough with Jet Set Radio, composing eight tracks. He would then go on to compose for its sequel Jet Set Radio Future. The following year, he composed the arcade skateboarding game Ollie King.
In 2005, he collaborated with Teruhiko Nakagawa for Sonic Rush. The following year, he was responsible for music supervision and composing two tracks for the anime adaption of Air Gear, itself being influenced by Jet Set Radio. For contractual reasons, he used the "skankfunk" alias as he was part of Sega at the time.
|1998||Shoujo Kakumei Utena: Itsuka Kakumei Sareru Monogatari||Voice editing|
|Hip Jog Jog||Composition/arrangement||Kenichi Tokoi|
|1999||Sega Rally 2 (Dreamcast)||Composition/arrangement||Tomonori Sawada|
|Atsumare! Guru Guru Onsen||Composition/arrangement||With various others|
|2000||JRA PAT for Dreamcast||Composition/arrangement
("Ebb & Flow")
|Jet Set Radio||Composition/arrangement
|With various others|
|Daytona USA 2001||Sound effects|
|2001||Super Galdelic Hour||Voice editing|
|2002||Jet Set Radio Future||Composition/arrangement||With various others|
|2003||J. League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! 3||Composition/arrangement
("Get it to Win It")
|2005||Sonic Rush||Composition/arrangement||Teruhiko Nakagawa|
|2006||Sega Rally 2006||Composition/arrangement
|Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz||Composition/arrangement
("Southpole (Winter Banana Pretz Mix)")
|2008||Super Smash Bros. Brawl||Supervisor|
|Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan!||Composition/arrangement, sound effects||Various others|
|2010||Kurohyō: Ryū ga Gotoku Shinshō||Composition/arrangement||With various others|
|2011||Super Monkey Ball 3D||Composition/arrangement||With various others|
|2012||Kurohyō 2: Ryū ga Gotoku Ashura Hen||Composition/arrangement||With various others|
|Beatmania IIDX 20: Tricoro||Composition/arrangement
("LUV CAN SAVE U")
|2013||Dead Heat Riders||Composition/arrangement|
|2014||Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U||Supervisor||With various others|
|TBA||Hover: Revolt of Gamers||Composition/arrangement||Cédric Menendez|
- Gintama (2006) - "Fuusen Gum (Gintama Mix)"
- Air Gear (2006) (as skankfunk) - "Love Sensation" and "Sky-2-High"
- Dance no Chikara (2007) (as skankfunk) - "Under The Spreading Chestnut Tree (skankfunky mix)"
- Greening, Chris. "Hideki Naganuma Profile". Video Game Music Online. Retrieved 24 August 2015.
- "Hideki Naganuma Interview". Retrieved 27 October 2015.
- Naganuma, Hideki. "I had written lyrics. Long ago, I was trying 2 be a singer-songwriter in J-Pop industry. But 4 games… no plan at this moment". Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- Naganuma, Hideki. "It's a contractual matter.". Retrieved 14 November 2015.
- Naganuma, Hideki. "That game is called…"Hip Jog Jog".". Retrieved 1 October 2015.
- Naganuma, Hideki. "Just a few songs for movie scene on "Ryu Ga Gotoku Kenzan!" But those were not JSR style music.". Retrieved 20 December 2015.
- "ＴＶアニメ「エア・ギア」オリジナルサウンドトラック ＡＩＲ ＧＥＡＲ ＷＨＡＴ Ａ ＧＲＯＯＶＹ ＴＲＩＣＫ！！". Retrieved 19 August 2015.
- Interview at RocketBaby
- Artist profile at OverClocked ReMix
- Hideki Naganuma discography at MusicBrainz