Noriyuki Iwadare

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Noriyuki Iwadare
Noriyuki Iwadare 20100701 Japan Expo 43.jpg
Iwadare in 2010
Background information
Born (1964-04-28) April 28, 1964 (age 58)
Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Occupation(s)Composer
Instrument(s)Piano, guitar
Years active1990–present

Noriyuki Iwadare (岩垂 徳行, Iwadare Noriyuki, born on April 28, 1964) is a Japanese video game composer.

Biography[edit]

Iwadare was born in Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. He began to compose video game music after years of being involved with university bands. He began composing for Toaplan, arranging their arcade video game soundtracks for their Sega Mega Drive home console ports, notably the Mega Drive version of Zero Wing (1990), before composing for other companies such as Game Arts on their Lunar and Grandia series.[1][2]

The first award he won the Best Game Music award, the Mega Drive/Genesis category for Lunar: The Silver Star in 1991. He also won the Best Game Music award in the Sega Saturn Music category for Grandia in 1997 and in the Dreamcast category for Grandia 2 in 2000. Iwadare first composed music for Tokyo Disney Resort, in addition to Japanese dance programs, television programs, and radio programs. He dreams to have orchestral arrangements of his musical works, while he himself has done several times, as with the Gyakuten Meets Orchestra arrangements (orchestral arrangements of the Ace Attorney series music).

He was a special guest at the 11th French Japan Expo that was held on July 2010 in Paris.[3]

Works[edit]

Composition[edit]

Arrangement[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greening, Chris (June 27, 2009). "Noriyuki Iwadare :: Biography". Square Enix Music Online. Archived from the original on 2019-09-15. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  2. ^ "Tatsuya Uemura (Interview)". Shooting Gameside (in Japanese). Vol. 4. 2 December 2011. pp. 33-40 (40). Retrieved 28 February 2022. For example, in the Mega Drive port of Zero Wing, Noriyuki Iwadare remixed the music to give it a stronger band feeling, and in Slap Fight, Yuzo Koshiro added songs he personally composed.
  3. ^ "Japan Expo - Noriyuki IWADARE" (in French). Japan Expo. April 16, 2010. Archived from the original on May 16, 2010. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
  4. ^ Greening, Chris (June 27, 2009). "Noriyuki Iwadare :: Biography". Square Enix Music Online. Archived from the original on 2019-09-15. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  5. ^ "Tatsuya Uemura (Interview)". Shooting Gameside (in Japanese). Vol. 4. 2 December 2011. pp. 33-40 (40). Retrieved 28 February 2022. For example, in the Mega Drive port of Zero Wing, Noriyuki Iwadare remixed the music to give it a stronger band feeling, and in Slap Fight, Yuzo Koshiro added songs he personally composed.
  6. ^ Greening, Chris. "Noriyuki Iwadare's latest dating sim soundtrack revealed". Video Game Music Online. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  7. ^ ""ラクガキ"がコンセプトのRPG『ラクガキ キングダム』正式発表。自分の描いた絵が立体化して動き出す『ラクガキ王国』を進化させた新機軸【先出し週刊ファミ通】". Famitsu (in Japanese). July 11, 2019. Retrieved March 23, 2020.
  8. ^ Romano, Sal (October 18, 2022). "Loop8: Summer of Gods launches March 16, 2023 in Japan for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch; March 21 for PC". Gematsu. Retrieved October 19, 2022.

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