Hiroshi Kawaguchi (composer)

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Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Native name
川口 博史
Birth nameHiroshi Miyauchi
Also known asHiro
Born (1965-04-12) April 12, 1965 (age 53)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Composer
  • keyboardist
Years active1984–present
Associated acts

Hiroshi Kawaguchi (川口 博史, Kawaguchi Hiroshi, born April 12, 1965) is a Japanese video game music composer and keyboardist who works for Sega. He is among the oldest of the Sega sound team members, and one of the few from the 1980s still active today. He joined Sega in 1984 as a programmer, but quit the job and became a composer the following year.[1]

He is also known as Hiro and Hiroshi Miyauchi (宮内 博史) (his pre-mukoyōshi name), and has been a part of both the S.S.T. Band and the sound unit [H.], the latter of which he leads.[2]

He worked closely with game designer Yu Suzuki, and as a result, served as the main composer for the Space Harrier, Out Run, and After Burner series, some of the company's most recognized brands, and has contributed music to many others.[3]



  1. ^ "The Making of OutRun". NowGamer. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  2. ^ "[H.]10th/PROFILE". Wave-master.com. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
  3. ^ "Hiroshi Kawaguchi". VGMdb. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
  4. ^ Dwyer, Nick. "Five Titans of Japanese Video Game Music on Their Influences and Key Creations". daily.redbullmusicacademy.com. Red Bull. Retrieved 21 January 2018.