Shinji Hosoe

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Shinji Hosoe
細江 慎治
Also known asMEGATEN
SamplingMasters MEGA
Born (1967-02-28) February 28, 1967 (age 54)
Gero, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
  • Composer
  • musician
  • producer
  • Piano
  • synthesizer
Years active1987–present
LabelsTroubadour Records
Associated actsAyako Saso
Takayuki Aihara
Nobuyoshi Sano

Shinji Hosoe (細江 慎治, Hosoe Shinji, born February 28, 1967), also known as MEGATEN and SamplingMasters MEGA,[1] is a Japanese video game composer and musician most famous for scoring Ridge Racer, Street Fighter EX and many Namco arcade games between 1987 and 1996.[2] He also created the in-game music for Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse. He was assisted by Yuki Kajiura on the project, though he did not return as a composer for Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra. He also runs the music production and publishing company SuperSweep, alongside long time collaborator Ayako Saso.

Outside of the video game industry he has a few side projects, most notably Sampling Masters and Oriental Magnetic Yellow (OMY), the latter of which is a parody band of Yellow Magic Orchestra he formed with fellow Namco composers Nobuyoshi Sano, Takayuki Aihara and Hiroto Sasaki.[3]



  1. ^ "Ridge Racer, 15 años a toda velocidad". Meristation. February 5, 2007. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
  2. ^ Greening, Chris (January 2010). "Interview with Shinji Hosoe". Square Enix Music Online. Retrieved June 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "RocketBaby's interview with Shinji Hosoe". RocketBaby. 2002.
  4. ^ "GIGA WRECKER", the latest title from Game Freak, is finally released!!

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