Masafumi Takada

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Masafumi Takada
Native name
高田 雅史
Born (1970-08-02) August 2, 1970 (age 48)
Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
GenresVideo game music
Occupation(s)Composer
InstrumentsKeyboards
Years active1996–present
LabelsSound Prestige
Associated actsJun Fukuda
Websitesoundprestige.jp

Masafumi Takada (高田 雅史, Takada Masafumi, born August 2, 1970) is a Japanese video game music composer, best known for his work on the soundtracks for killer7, God Hand, No More Heroes, Vanquish, and the Danganronpa franchise. Takada often partners up with guitarist and composer Jun Fukuda, and has worked on multiple projects for Goichi Suda's studio Grasshopper Manufacture.[1] Takada publishes his music through his personal record label, Sound Prestige, which he founded in 2008. He is also a founding member of the video game development studio Too Kyo Games, which was founded in 2017 by former members of Spike Chunsoft.[2]

Works[edit]

Year Title Notes Ref.
1996 Tsuribaka Nisshi [3]
Ranma ½: Battle Renaissance [3]
Parking Meijin [3]
1997 2TaxGold [3]
Moonlight Syndrome [3]
1998 Air Boarder 64 [3]
Mikagura Shoujo Tanteidan [3]
Mizzurna Falls piano arrangements [3]
1999 Neko Zamurai [3]
Remote Control Dandy [3]
The Silver Case [4][5]
2001 Flower, Sun, and Rain [3]
2002 Robot Alchemic Drive [3]
2003 Monster Attack [3]
Shining Soul II [3]
Shin Mikagura Shoujo Tanteidan [3]
2004 Steel Battalion: Line of Contact [3]
Tetsujin 28-go [3]
Michigan: Report from Hell [3]
2005 killer7 [6]
Global Defence Force [3]
The 25th Ward: The Silver Case [7]
2006 Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked [8]
Contact [3]
Blood+: One Night Kiss [3]
Chōsōjū Mecha MG [3]
God Hand [9]
Beatmania IIDX 12: Happy Sky "IceCube Pf.(RX-Ver.S.P.L.)" [3]
Earth Defense Force 2017 [3]
2007 Beatmania IIDX 13: Distorted "WaterCube Pf.(RX-Ver.S.P.L.)" [3]
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles [8]
No More Heroes [9]
2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl arrangements [8]
Flower, Sun, and Rain: Murder and Mystery in Paradise [3]
Beatmania IIDX 14: Gold "PentaCube Gt.(RX-Ver.S.P.L.)" [3]
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse [3]
2009 Infinite Space [10]
Beatmania IIDX 16: Empress "ToyCube Pf.(RX-Ver.S.P.L.)" [3]
2010 Zangeki no Reginleiv [9]
Vanquish [11]
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc [3]
2012 Kid Icarus: Uprising with various others [9]
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair [3]
2013 Earth Defense Force 2025 [3]
Danganronpa: The Animation anime series [3]
2014 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U arrangements [12]
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls [3]
The Evil Within [9]
2015 100 Sleeping Princes and the Kingdom of Dreams [3]
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth [13]
Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair [3]
2016 Crypt of the NecroDancer Danganronpa arrangements [3]
Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School anime series [14]
Beatmania IIDX 24: Sinobuz "Yellow Sketch(RX-Ver.S.P.L.)" [3]
2017 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony [15]
Earth Defense Force 5 [16]
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory [17]
2018 Jekyll vs Hyde play [18]
100 Sleeping Princes and the Kingdom of Dreams anime adaptation [19]
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrangements [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheffield, Brandon (June 27, 2008). "Masafumi Takada: Grasshopper's Musical Craftsman". Gamasutra. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  2. ^ Sato (September 11, 2018). "Too Kyo Games Is Led By Danganronpa Staff And Zero Escape Series Creator". Siliconera. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al サウンドプレステージ合同会社. soundprestige.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  4. ^ Sweeting, James (October 25, 2016). "The Silver Case Review - Thumbsticks". Thumbsticks. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  5. ^ Fenner, Robert (November 13, 2016). "RPGFan Review - The Silver Case". RPGFan. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  6. ^ Estrada, Marcus (September 18, 2016). "Summer of Suda: Killer7". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  7. ^ Clark, Justin (March 14, 2018). "The 25th Ward: The Silver Case Review: Obstruction Of Justice". GameSpot. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c Greene, Maggie (June 29, 2008). "Masafumi Takada on Music, Games, and Inspiration". Kotaku. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  9. ^ a b c d e f Sounders, Mike (October 3, 2018). "3DS gem Tomodachi Life receives a new arrangement for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate". Destructoid. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  10. ^ Sheffield, Brandon (June 20, 2008). "Q&A: Getting Nude With Nude Maker's Hifumi Kouno". Gamasutra. Retrieved April 5, 2009.
  11. ^ Leray, Joseph (March 18, 2010). "Vanquish director Shinji Mikami creates new dev house". Destructoid. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  12. ^ Ishaan (August 22, 2014). "These Famous Composers Are Working On Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS". Siliconera. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  13. ^ Fahey, Mike (February 23, 2016). "Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth: The Kotaku Review". Kotaku. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  14. ^ Pineda, Rafael (December 2, 2015). "New Danganronpa 3 -The End of Kibōgamine Gakuen- Anime Green-Lit". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  15. ^ Hagues, Alana (September 19, 2017). "RPGFan Review - Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony". RPGFan. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  16. ^ Takada, Masafumi [@KoudenMS] (December 21, 2017). "安定の「地球防衛軍」 ついに「5」!!! 12/7 絶讃発売中!!! 音楽担当しております。 EDF EDF EDF!!!!!" (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved December 3, 2018 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ Fahey, Mike (January 22, 2018). "The New Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Is A Lot Like The Old One". Kotaku. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  18. ^ Takada, Masafumi [@KoudenMS] (March 22, 2018). "音楽朗読劇「ジキルVSハイド」オリジナルサウンドトラック配信開始!!" (Tweet) (in Japanese). Retrieved November 29, 2018 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ Ressler, Karen (June 22, 2018). "100 Sleeping Princes and the Kingdom of Dreams Anime Reveals Staff, Story Premise". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 30, 2018.

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