Naofumi Hataya

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Naofumi Hataya
Native name 幡谷 尚史
Also known as hata-bow
Born (1966-11-13) November 13, 1966 (age 50)
Saitama, Japan
  • Composer
  • arranger
  • musician
  • bassist
  • Keyboards
  • bass guitar
Years active 1990–present
Labels Sega Digital Studio
Associated acts

Naofumi Hataya (幡谷 尚史, Hataya Naofumi, born November 13, 1966 in Saitama, Japan) is a Japanese video game composer and musician who works for Sega. He is most well known for contributing music to games such as Golden Axe II, Sonic the Hedgehog CD, and Burning Rangers, among various others.[1]


Video games
Year Title Role Co-worker(s)
1991 Nikkan Sports Pro Yakyuu VAN Composition/arrangement
Golden Axe II Composition/arrangement
Pyramid Magic III Composition/arrangement Chikako Kamatani, Kazuhiko Nagai, and Keisuke Tsukahara
1992 Kiss Shot Composition/arrangement Hiroshi Kubota
Tougi Ou King Colossus Sound assistant
Quiz Scramble Special Composition/arrangement Chikako Kamatani
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit versions) Composition/arrangement Masafumi Ogata and Tomonori Sawada
1993 Golden Axe III Composition/arrangement Tatsuyuki Maeda, Haruyo Oguro, and Tomonori Sawada
Sonic CD Composition/arrangement Masafumi Ogata
1994 OutRunners (Mega Drive) Arrangement Yoshiaki Kashima, Tatsuya Kouzaki, and Junko Shiratsu
The Hybrid Front Composition/arrangement Junko Shiratsu and Sachio Ogawa
Virtua Racing Deluxe Composition/arrangement Tomoko Sasaki
1995 Ristar Composition/arrangement Tomoko Sasaki and Masafumi Ogata
Shadow Squadron Composition/arrangement Teruhiko Nakagawa and Masaru Setsumaru
Chou Kyuukai Miracle Nine Composition/arrangement
Sega Rally Championship (Sega Saturn) Composition/arrangement Takenobu Mitsuyoshi
1996 NiGHTS into Dreams Composition/arrangement Tomoko Sasaki and Fumie Kumatani
Christmas NiGHTS Composition/arrangement Tomoko Sasaki
1997 Sonic Jam Composition/arrangement
("Sonic Theme Song '93")
Resident Evil (Sega Saturn) Sound conversion Tomonori Sawada and Seirou Okamoto
Sonic R Sound advisor
1998 Burning Rangers Composition/arrangement Fumie Kumatani and Masaru Setsumaru
1999 Space Channel 5 Composition/arrangement Kenichi Tokoi
2000 Roommania #203 Composition/arrangement Various others
Samba de Amigo Ver. 2000 Composition/arrangement
("¡Vamos a Carnaval!")
Tomoko Sasaki
2001 Super Galdelic Hour Composition/arrangement Tomoko Sasaki, Keiichi Sugiyama, Mariko Nanba, and Hideaki Kobayashi
2002 Space Channel 5: Part 2 Composition/arrangement Kenichi Tokoi and Tomoya Ohtani
Blinx: The Time Sweeper Composition/arrangement Mariko Nanba and Keiichi Sugiyama
2003 Sonic Heroes Composition/arrangement Various others
2004 Astro Boy Composition/arrangement Various others
Feel the Magic: XY/XX Composition/arrangement Mariko Nanba
2005 Sonic Gems Collection Composition/arrangement Takeshi Isozaki, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, and Tomonori Sawada
The Rub Rabbits! Composition/arrangement
2006 Sega Rally 2006 Composition/arrangement Various others
2007 Sonic and the Secret Rings Sound effects Tomonori Sawada, Masaru Setsumaru, and Tatsuyuki Maeda
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams Composition/arrangement Various others
2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Supervisor Various others
Blazer Drive Composition/arrangement Tomonori Sawada
Let's Tap Composition/arrangement
("365 Children")
2009 Yakuza 3 Sound effects Various others
Sonic and the Black Knight Sound effects Masaru Setsumaru, Tatsuyuki Maeda, and Tadashi Kinukawa
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Composition/arrangement Various others
2010 Yakuza 4 Sound effects Various others
Sonic Colors Composition/arrangement Various others
2011 Sonic Generations Arrangement Various others
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Composition/arrangement Various others
2012 Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure Composition/arrangement Tomoya Ohtani and Takahito Eguchi
2013 Sonic Lost World Composition/arrangement
("Sugar Lane")
Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper Composition/arrangement Tomoya Ohtani and Takahito Eguchi
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Composition/arrangement Various others
2014 Puyo Puyo Tetris Project support Various others
Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Composition/arrangement Various others
2015 Sonic Runners Project support Various others
2016 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Project support Various others
Puyo Puyo Chronicle Composition/arrangement Tomonori Sawada and Kenichi Tokoi


  1. ^ "Naofumi Hataya Workslist". Wave Master. Archived from the original on May 30, 2004. Retrieved 22 December 2014.