Hiroshi Kawaguchi (composer)

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Hiroshi Kawaguchi
川口 博史
Birth nameHiroshi Miyauchi
Also known asHiro
Born (1965-04-12) April 12, 1965 (age 54)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Composer
  • keyboardist
Years active1984–present
Associated acts

Hiroshi Kawaguchi (川口 博史, Kawaguchi Hiroshi, born April 12, 1965)[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

He worked closely with game designer 鈴木 裕 and served as composer for some of the company's most recognized series, such as Space Harrier, Out Run, and After Burner, and has contributed music to many others.[1]



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