Kota Hoshino

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Kota Hoshino
Born (1975-04-23) April 23, 1975 (age 46)[1]
OccupationComposer, sound designer
Notable work
Armored Core

Kota Hoshino (星野康太, Hoshino Kōta) (born April 23, 1975 in Tokyo, Japan[1]) is a Japanese composer and sound designer employed by video game developer FromSoftware. As part of FromSoftware's sound team, "FreQuency," Hoshino is best known for his work on Armored Core.[2][3] FreQuency also perform music from the series during live events.[4][5]

Hoshino was educated at Surugadai University and began working at From Software in spring of 1998.[1] His first project with the company was Echo Night for the PlayStation. As the game uses very little music, some unused tracks from the game were later used in Evergrace.[1] Hoshino stated that he cannot read music, so he usually does not compose orchestral scores.[1]


Year Title Notes Ref
1998 Echo Night with Tsukasa Saitoh [1]
1999 Spriggan: Lunar Verse sound design [1]
Armored Core: Master of Arena with Tsukasa Saitoh and Keiichiro Segawa [1]
Echo Night 2: The Lord of Nightmares sound design [1]
Frame Gride [1]
2000 Evergrace [1]
Armored Core 2 with Yuji Kanda, Ikuya Ichinohe, and Keiichiro Segawa [1]
The Adventures of Cookie & Cream with Ikuya Ichinohe [1]
2001 Forever Kingdom
2002 Lost Kingdoms
Armored Core 3 with Tsukasa Saitoh
2003 Silent Line: Armored Core sound design and additional music
Lost Kingdoms II
Shadow Tower: Abyss sound design
Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors sound design
2004 Armored Core: Nexus with Tsukasa Saitoh
Armored Core: Nine Breaker
Metal Wolf Chaos with Shohei Tsuchiya
Tenchu: Fatal Shadows "A Reluctant Independence"
2005 Another Century's Episode sound design
Armored Core: Formula Front sound design
2006 Armored Core 4
2008 Armored Core: For Answer
2012 Armored Core V with Yoshikazu Takayama, Tsukasa Saitoh, and Hideyuki Eto
2013 Armored Core: Verdict Day with Yuka Kitamura
2014 Dark Souls II sound design [6]
2016 Dark Souls III sound design [7]
2019 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice sound design


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "RocketBaby's video game and anime music journal: Interview with Kota Hoshino". RocketBaby.net. 2003. Archived from the original on 11 July 2021. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
  2. ^ "FreQuency - About". fromsoundrecords.com (in Japanese).
  3. ^ "FreQuency - Discography". fromsoundrecords.com (in Japanese).
  4. ^ "『アーマード・コア』の楽曲で高揚感の新境地へ、爆音「FreQuency」LIVEレポート". Inside. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  5. ^ "ロックでメカニカルな演奏に、すべてのレイヴン、リンクス、ミグラントたちが熱狂! 『アーマード・コア』シリーズミュージックライブ【闘会議2017】". Famitsu. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Dark Souls II (2014) Windows credits - MobyGames". MobyGames. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Dark Souls III (2016) PlayStation 4 credits - MobyGames". MobyGames. Retrieved 10 March 2021.

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