Shinji Hosoe

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Shinji Hosoe
Native name 細江 慎治
Also known as MEGATEN
SamplingMasters MEGA
Born (1967-02-28) February 28, 1967 (age 48)
Gero, Japan
  • Composer
  • musician
  • producer
  • Piano
  • synthesizer
Years active 1987–present
Labels Troubadour Records
Super Sweep Record

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, Keyboardmania 3rd mix and many early 1990s Namco arcade games.[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 Super Sweep Records, along with long-time collaborators Ayako Saso and Takayuki Aihara.


Other Works[edit]

  • Oriental Magnetic Yellow (6 albums, 1994–2001) – Tribute band of Yellow Magic Orchestra, with Nobuyoshi Sano, Takayuki Aihara and Hiroto Sasaki
  • Manikyua-Dan (1993–1998) – Electro-pop band formed with the vocalist Ikuko Ebata, with Ayako Saso, Hiroto Sasaki and Nobuyoshi Sano
  • Sampling Masters (4 albums, 1996–2001) – compilation of techno music, with Ayako Saso, Nobuyoshi Sano and Takayuki Airaha
  • Nanosweep (17 albums, 2004–present) – mini-albums which contains techno music composed by the staff of Super Sweep and nanosounds
  • Hatsune Miku – Mugen no Yami-echo of the past (2009), Vocaloid cover with a video clip featuring Clamp illustrations, original song by haru*nya and composed by Shinji Hosoe.
  • MEAT OR DIE – cartoon series – sound design
  • Persona 3 Portable Voice Mix Arrange – With Nobuyushi Sano. An arrange CD containing remixed instrumental track and dialogue clips from the game.


  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. 

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