Shinji Hosoe

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Shinji Hosoe
Native name
細江 慎治
Also known asMEGATEN
SamplingMasters MEGA
Born (1967-02-28) February 28, 1967 (age 52)
Gero, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
  • Composer
  • musician
  • producer
  • Piano
  • synthesizer
Years active1987–present
LabelsTroubadour Records
Super Sweep Record
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, 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.



  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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