Mitsuhiko Takano

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Mitsuhiko Takano
Mitsuhiko Takano - 02.jpg
Local 高野 光彦 (たかの みつひこ)
Born 1971-02-08
Birth Place Osaka, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Mitsuhiko.T, Takano, Mitsuhiro Takano

Mitsuhiko Takano is a Japanese composer and sound designer. In 1991, he joined TOSE along with his friend Shinji Amagishi. They didn't work together at TOSE, but when Mitsuhiko and Shinji both moved to Capcom, Takano usually composed the music while Amagishi would write the sound effects.

Takano currently lives in Asahi-ku, Osaka, Japan, still composing video game music.

Music Development


Mitsuhiko wrote the music in 6502 assembly using TOSE's sound driver.


Mitsuhiko used Tose's variant of Nintendo's Kankichi-kun sound software. The instruments were taken from various keyboards including the Yamaha SY22 and Roland D-70.


Note: Tetris 2 has different music in the SNES version. We have received verification from Mitsuhiko that he composed all ports of the game. Also, the Canadian Copyright Database also lists a 'Mitsuhiro Takano' with the same address as Mitsuhiko's.

Released Title Sample Notes
1992-01-25 Dragon Ball Z: Chou Saiya Densetsu (SFC) (ドラゴンボールZ 超サイヤ伝説)
1992-10-23 SD Gundam Gaiden: Knight Gundam Monogatari 3 - Densetsu no Kishidan (FC) (SDガンダム外伝 ナイトガンダム物語3 伝説の騎士団) With Kidohin and Wakka Dake.
1992-12-18 Super Tetris 2 + Bombliss (SFC) (スーパー・テトリス2+ボンブリス)
With K4 and Dhal-Chan
1993-09-21 Tetris 2 (NES) (テトリス・フラッシュ)
With Miyuki Uemura.
1993-12-?? Tetris 2 (GB) (テトリス・フラッシュ)
With Miyuki Uemura.
1994-01-21 Super Tetris 2 + Bombliss: Genteiban (SFC) (スーパーテトリス2+ボンブリス 限定版)
With K4 and Dhal-Chan.
1994-07-08 Tetris 2 (SNES)
1994-10-15 Super Tetris 2 + Bombliss (PC98) (スーパーテトリス2+ボンブリス) Arranged by Yasuhiro Taguchi.
1995-03-17 Super Bombliss (SFC) (スーパー ボンブリス) Sound-SE
1996-03-29 Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension (SNES) (ドラゴンボールZ ハイパー ディメンション) With Nakajima, Tonkupon, and Chatrita.
1996-12-27 Shin Super Robot Taisen (PS1)
2000-03-?? Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 (ARC)
2001-07-19 Mega Man Xtreme 2 (GBC)
2002-07-25 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Ougon no Kaze (PS2) (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind)
2003-11-27 Gotcha Force (GC)
2003-12-11 Resident Evil: Outbreak (PS2)
2003-12-18 Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition (PS2)
2004-07-22 Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future (PS2)
2004-09-09 Resident Evil: Outbreak - File #2 (PS2)
2004-11-04 The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)
2005-07-21 Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team (NDS)
2006-01-19 Resident Evil: Deadly Silence (NDS)
2006-07-27 Sengoku Basara 2 (PS2)
2006-12-14 Mega Man Star Force: Leo (NDS)
2006-12-14 Mega Man Star Force: Pegasus (NDS)
2006-12-14 Mega Man Star Force: Dragon (NDS)
2009-03-05 Resident Evil 5 (PS3) (バイオハザード5) Sound Manager
2009-03-05 Resident Evil 5 (X360) Sound Manager?
2009-08-01 Monster Hunter Tri (WII) (モンスターハンター3) Sound Management: Sound Lead Manager
2009-09-15 Resident Evil 5 (W64) Sound Manager
2009-11-12 Rockman EXE Operate Shooting Star (NDS)
2010-06-19 Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (NDS) (ゴースト トリック) Management
2010-07-29 Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes (PS3) (戦国BASARA3)
2010-07-29 Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes (WII) Composer?

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