Masanori Hikichi

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Masanori Hikichi (曳地 正則, Hikichi Masanori, born October 30, 1969), is a Japanese video game music composer and sound designer. Hikichi was first an employee of Cube, working on games for various systems. He later joined both Quintet (1995-1998) and then Shade to create music and sound effects for Sega Saturn and PlayStation titles.

Hikichi was born in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. At the age of 14, he watched the performance of a band on television, and that led him to become a musician.[citation needed] When he was in high school, he started to compose music for his band to perform.[citation needed] After high school, he attended music school.[citation needed]


  • Galaxy Force II (Mega Drive) (1991) - arrangements
  • Steel Empire (1992) - sound effects
  • Human Sports Festival (1992) - with Hiroshi Fujioka, Yoshiaki Kubotera, and Isao Mizoguchi
  • Gley Lancer (1992) - with Yoshiaki Kubodera, Isao Mizoguchi, and Noriyuki Iwadare
  • Ys IV: Mask of the Sun (1993) - with Yoshiaki Kubodera, Miyoko Takaoka, Naoyuki Ito, Tomohiro Endo, and Hiroo Tengenji
  • Warsong (PC Engine) (1993) - with Hiroshi Fujioka, Miyoko Takaoka, and Naoyuki Ito
  • Battle Master (Super Famicom version) (1993) - with Hiroshi Fujioka
  • Langrisser: Hikari no Matsuei (1993) - with Noriyuki Iwadare, Miyoko Takaoka, Hiroshi Fujioka, Naoyuki Ito, and Isao Mizoguchi
  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (1993) - with Masayuki Nagao and David Javelosa
  • Power of the Hired (1994) - with Hiroo Tengenji, Hiroshi Fujioka, Yoshiaki Kubotera, and Tomohiro Endo
  • Terranigma (1995) - with Miyoko Takaoka
  • The Granstream Saga (1997) - with Miyoko Takaoka and Takako Ochiai
  • Solo Crisis (1998) - with Naoki Kaneda and Takako Ochiai
  • Code R (1998) - with Naoki Kaneda and Takako Ochiai
  • Chou Hatsumei Boy Kanipan: Hirameki Wonderland (1999)
  • Orphen: Scion of Sorcery (2000) - sound effects
  • To LoveRu: Doki Doki! Rinkaigakkou-Hen (2008) - sound support
  • Bullet Girls (2014)
  • Bullet Girls 2 (2016)

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