Masafumi Takada

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Masafumi Takada
Native name 高田 雅史
Born (1970-08-02) August 2, 1970 (age 47)
Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Genres Video game music
Occupation(s) Composer
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1996–present
Labels Sound Prestige
Associated acts Jun Fukuda

Masafumi Takada (高田 雅史, Takada Masafumi, born August 2, 1970) is a Japanese video game music composer, notable for his work on the soundtracks for killer7, God Hand, Earth Defense Force, No More Heroes, and the Danganronpa franchise. Takada often partners up with guitarist and composer Jun Fukuda, and has worked on multiple projects for Goichi Suda.[1]


Year Title Notes Source[2]
1996 Tsuribaka Nisshi
Ranma 1/2: Battle Renaissance
Parking Expert
1997 2TaxGold
Moonlight Syndrome
1998 Air Boarder 64
Mikaku Girl Detectives
Mizzurna Falls piano arrangements on some tracks
1999 'Samurai Cat
The Silver Case [3][4]
2001 Flower, Sun, and Rain
2002 Robot Alchemic Drive
2003 Earth Defense Force: Monster Attack
Shining Soul II
2004 Steel Battalion: Line of Contact
Tetsujin 28-go
Michigan: Report from Hell
2005 killer7 [5]
Global Defence Force
2006 Samurai Champloo Hip Hop Samurai Action
Blood+: One Night Kiss
Chou Soujuu Mecha MG
God Hand
beatmania IIDX 12 HAPPY SKY CS contributed "IceCube Pf.(RX-Ver.S.P.L.)"
Earth Defense Force 2017 also portable in 2012
2007 beatmania IIDX 13 DistorteD CS contributed "WaterCube Pf.(RX-Ver.S.P.L.)"
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
No More Heroes
2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008) some arrangements
Flower, Sun and Rain: A paradise that does not end
'beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD CS contributed "PentaCube Gt. (RX-Ver.S.P.L.)"
Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen
2009 Infinite Space with Jun Fukuda, Etsuko Ichikawa, and Yusuke Komori [6]
beatmania IIDX 16 EMPRESS + PREMIUM BEST contributed "ToyCube Pf.(RX-Ver.S.P.L.)"
2010 Zangeki no Reginleiv
Vanquish [7]
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
2011 Danganronpa soundtracks
2012 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
2013 Danganronpa: The Animation
Earth Defense Force 2025
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U some arrangements
2014 Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
The Evil Within
2015 Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Academy Stage play [8]
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair
100 Sleeping Princes & the Kingdom of Dreams
2016 Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School anime TV series [9]
Danganronpa The Stage 2016 Stage play [10]
2017 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory
Hana Oboro: Sengoku Denranki


  1. ^ Sheffield, Brandon. "Masafumi Takada: Grasshopper's Musical Craftsman". Gamasutra. Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "サウンドプレステージ合同会社". Retrieved November 4, 2017. 
  3. ^ "RPGFan Review - The Silver Case". Retrieved November 6, 2017. 
  4. ^ "The Silver Case Review - Thumbsticks". October 25, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Summer of Suda: Killer7 - Hardcore Gamer". Retrieved November 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ Sheffield, Brandon (June 20, 2008). "Q&A: Getting Nude With Nude Maker's Hifumi Kouno". Retrieved April 5, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Vanquish director Shinji Mikami creates new dev house". Retrieved November 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Danganronpa 2 Game Gets Stage Play in December". Retrieved November 6, 2017. 
  9. ^ "New Danganronpa 3 -The End of Kibōgamine Gakuen- Anime Green-Lit". Retrieved November 6, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Danganronpa Stage Play's Video Previews Cast in Costume". Retrieved November 6, 2017. 

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