Tomoya Ohtani

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Tomoya Ohtani
Native name 大谷 智哉
Born (1974-07-01) July 1, 1974 (age 42)
Tokyo, Japan
Genres Video game music
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active 1999–present
Labels Wave Master
Associated acts

Tomoya Ohtani (大谷 智哉 Ōtani Tomoya?, born July 1, 1974, in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese video game composer and musician who works for Sega, where he has been one of the sound directors for the Sonic the Hedgehog series since 2008.[1][2][3][4][5][6] Ohtani also performs live musical pieces from the Sonic series on bass guitar, often alongside fellow Sega musician Jun Senoue.[2]

Works[edit]

Video games
Year Title Role Co-worker(s)
1999 ChuChu Rocket! Composition/arrangement
2000 Roommania #203 Composition/arrangement Various others
Skies of Arcadia Sound effects
2001 Sakura Taisen 3 Sound effects Various others
Sonic Adventure 2 Composition/arrangement Jun Senoue, Fumie Kumatani, and Kenichi Tokoi
2002 Space Channel 5: Part 2 Composition/arrangement Naofumi Hataya and Kenichi Tokoi
2003 Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg Composition/arrangement Mariko Nanba
2004 Sonic Heroes Composition/arrangement
("Stage 11: Hang Castle")
2005 The Rub Rabbits! Voice actor Jun Senoue, Fumie Kumatani, and Kenichi Tokoi
Shadow the Hedgehog Composition/arrangement Jun Senoue, Yutaka Minobe, Mariko Nanba, and Kenichi Tokoi
2006 Sega Rally 2006 Composition/arrangement
("Steppin' Pedal")
Sonic the Hedgehog Composition/arrangement Hideaki Kobayashi, Mariko Nanba, Taihei Sato, and
Takahito Eguchi
2007 Sonic Rush Adventure Composition/arrangement Seirou Okamoto and Mariko Nanba
NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams Composition/arrangement
("Clashing Cerberus")
2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Supervisor Various others
Sonic Unleashed Composition/arrangement Fumie Kumatani, Kenichi Tokoi, Hideaki Kobayashi, and
Takahito Eguchi
2009 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Composition/arrangement Various others
2010 Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll Composition/arrangement Mariko Nanba
Sonic Colors Composition/arrangement Fumie Kumatani, Kenichi Tokoi, Hideaki Kobayashi, and
Mariko Nanba
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 Takahito Eguchi and Naofumi Hataya
2013 Sonic Lost World Composition/arrangement Takahito Eguchi and Naofumi Hataya
Rhythm Thief & the Paris Caper Composition/arrangement Takahito Eguchi and Naofumi Hataya
2014 Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Composition/arrangement Various others
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Supervisor Various others
2015 Sonic Runners Composition/arrangement
2016 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Composition/arrangement Various others

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tomoya Ohtani profile #1". Wave Master. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Greening, Chris. "Tomoya Ohtani Profile". Video Game Music Online. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Greening, Chris. "Tomoya Ohtani Interview: Sonic Music for a New Generation". Video Game Music Online. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Napolitano, Jayson. "A Look Back At Sonic Unleashed With Lead Composer Tomoya Ohtani". Original Sound Version. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "『ソニック25周年』振り返りAct 1". Sonic.Sega.jp (in Japanese). Sega. 22 April 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Sonic Runners OST Vol. 2 released!". blogs.sega.com. Retrieved 26 May 2016.