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
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 Earth Defense Force, killer7, God Hand, No More Heroes, Vanquish, and Danganronpa. Takada often partners up with guitarist and composer Jun Fukuda, and has worked on multiple projects for Goichi Suda.[1] Takada, along with Kazutaka Kodaka (Danganronpa) and Kotaro Uchikoshi (Zero Escape), founded the video game developer Too Kyo Games.


Year Title Notes Source(s)[2]
1996 Tsuribaka Nisshi
Ranma 1/2: Battle Renaissance
Parking Meijin
1997 2TaxGold
Moonlight Syndrome
1998 Air Boarder 64
Mikagura Shoujo Tanteidan
Mizzurna Falls piano arrangements on some tracks
1999 Neko Samurai
Remote Control Dandy
The Silver Case [3][4]
2001 Flower, Sun, and Rain
2002 Robot Alchemic Drive
2003 Earth Defense Force: Monster Attack
Shining Soul II
Shin Mikagura Shoujo Tanteidan
2004 Steel Battalion: Line of Contact
Tetsujin 28-go
Michigan: Report from Hell
2005 killer7 [5]
Global Defence Force
The 25th Ward: The Silver Case
2006 Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked
Blood+: One Night Kiss
Chōsōjū 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 some arrangements
Flower, Sun, and Rain: Murder and Mystery in Paradise
beatmania IIDX 14 GOLD CS contributed "PentaCube Gt.(RX-Ver.S.P.L.)"
Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse
2009 Infinite Space [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 soundtrack released in 2011
2012 Kid Icarus: Uprising some compositions
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
2013 Earth Defense Force 2025
Danganronpa: The Animation
2014 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U some arrangements
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
The Evil Within
2015 100 Sleeping Princes & the Kingdom of Dreams
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair
2016 Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak High School anime TV series [8]
2017 Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory
2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate some arrangements


  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. ^ "New Danganronpa 3 -The End of Kibōgamine Gakuen- Anime Green-Lit". Retrieved November 6, 2017.

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