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Revision as of 11:03, 24 May 2021

Michiharu Hasuya
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Local 蓮舎 道治 (はすや みちはる)
Born May 19, 1954
Birth Place Fujioka-shi, Gunma, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Hasuya, M. Hasuya, Michiharu Hasutani, おじさん HASUYA (Uncle Hasuya), T. Hasuya, Mr.Hasuya, 蓮谷 通治 (Michiharu Hasutani)

Michiharu Hasuya is a Japanese composer, sound designer and programmer who worked for Tecmo, Vic Tokai, and Advance Communication Company. While Hasuya is not one of the more popular composers, his work has proven to be very nostalgic to its listeners. He started off working for Tecmo with his first game being Solomon's Key. After he left Tecmo, he started composing games for Vic Tokai as a freelance composer. Later in his video game music career, he started working for Advance Communication Company, where he served as the lead musician along with Osamu Kasai, Masaaki Harada, and various other composers. While Michiharu no longer composes music for video games, he still continues to compose music and has written VSTs on the side.

Musical Style

There are a few key elements to identifying Michiharu's iconic NES sound. He wrote many tunes in the 12/8 time signature. He also used lower-volume instruments to simulate echos in many of his tracks. He did this without having to use both square waves on the NES. Another key element is that he almost never used the NES's triangle channel. He also almost never used the 50% and 75% square waves offered by the NES, and usually only used the 12.5% and 25% square waves.

Keith Courage in Alpha Zones (TG16)

In Keith Courage in Alpha Zones (TG16), the composers use undecipherable aliases. However, Michiharu's musical style is present throughout the game. For example, Title sounds similar to the title music of Combat (NES). Town 2 uses the Hungarian minor scale, similar to that of his works in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES) (title screen music) and the second cutscene theme from Circus Caper (NES), as well as music from Last Armageddon (FC). The song's bass line also resembles Michiharu's style. Also, the Battle Stage 1 music sounds similar to Stage 1: Sueru Mountain in Rygar (NES).

Music Composition

NES

Michiharu used Yoshiaki Inose's sound engine and wrote in 6502 assembly. According to Michiharu, he had to write the music in hexadecimal, which explains why he repeats parts of his songs in his compositions.

Some listeners have suggested his NES music sounds similar to Paul Webb's.

Gameography

Released Title Sample Notes
1986-??-?? Solomon's Key (ARC) (ソロモンの鍵)
1986-04-24 Mighty Bomb Jack (NES) (マイティボンジャック) With Tsukasa Masuko.
1986-07-30 Solomon's Key (NES) (ソロモンの鍵)
1986-11-21 Aigiina no Yogen: Balubalouk no Densetsu Yori (FC) (アイギーナの予言 バルバルークの伝説より)
1987-04-17 Rygar (NES)
1987-06-02 Reflect World (FDS) (リフレクトワールド) Composer?
1987-08-28 Hikari no Senshi Photon: The Ultimate Game on Planet Earth (FC) (光の戦士フォトン 惑星ゾルディアスの戦い)
1988-03-17 Tsuri Kichi Sanpei: Blue Marlin Hen (FC) (釣りキチ三平 ブルーマーリン編)
1988-03-26 Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode (NES) (ゴルゴ13 第一章 神々の黄昏)
1988-04-08 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES)
1988-07-22 Kid Kool and the Quest for the Seven Wonder Herbs (NES) (カケフ君のジャンプ天国 ダッシュ地獄)
1988-08-26 Ys (FC) (イース) Sound Driver?
1988-08-30 Keith Courage in Alpha Zones (TG16)
With Osamu Kasai and Masaaki Harada.
1988-12-17 Cycle Race Road Man (FC) (サイクルレース ロードマン)
1989-01-24 Patlabor: The Mobile Police (FDS)
1989-01-27 Clash at Demonhead (NES) (電撃ビッグバン!)
1989-02-23 Tama & Friends: 3 Choume Daibouken (FDS) Sound Driver?
1989-07-05 Oishinbo: Kyukyoku no Menu 3bon Syoubu (FC) (美味しんぼ 究極のメニュー三本勝負) Sound Driver?
1989-08-08 Moeru! Oniisan (FC) Sound Driver?
1989-10-20 Tatsu no Ko Fighter (TG16) (竜の子ファイター) With Osamu Kasai, Masaaki Harada, and Nobuhito Nakayama.
1989-12-01 Conflict (NES) (コンフリクト)
1989-12-08 Seirei Gari (FC) (星霊狩り) Sound Driver?
1990-03-23 Sansara Naga (FC) (サンサーラ・ナーガ) Sound Driver?
1990-04-?? Dynowarz: The Destruction of Spondylus (NES) Sound Driver?
1990-05-25 Ys II (FC) (イースⅡ) Sound Driver?
1990-07-?? Circus Caper (NES)
1990-11-10 Last Armageddon (NES) (ラストアルマゲドン) With Osamu Kasai, Masaaki Harada, and Hiroyasu Nakayama.
1990-12-07 Chibi Maruko-Chan Okozukai Daisakusen! (GB) (ちびまる子ちゃん おこづかい大作戦!) Composer?
1990-12-26 Heavy Unit: Mega Drive Special (SMD) (ヘビーユニット メガドライブ・スペシャル) With Osamu Kasai and Masaaki Harada.
1991-02-02 Niji no Silk Road: Zig Zag Boukenki (FC) (虹のシルクロード ジグザグ冒険記) Arranger?
1991-03-15 Fushigi no Umi no Nadia (FC) (ふしぎの海のナディア) With Masaaki Harada.
1991-06-21 Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (SNES) (イースⅢ ワンダラーズ フロム イース) With Osamu Kasai and Masaaki Harada.
1991-06-28 Jinsei Game Densetsu (GB) (人生ゲーム伝説) With Osamu Kasai and Masaaki Harada.
1991-07-31 Otaku no Seiza: An Adventure in the Otaku Galaxy (FC) (おたくの星座) Sound Driver?
1991-09-27 Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (FC)
With Osamu Kasai and Masaaki Harada.
1991-11-15 Shounen Ashibe: Nepal Daibouken no Maki (FC) (少年アシベ ネパール大冒険の巻) Composer?
1992-10-30 Cyber Knight (SFC) (サイバーナイト) With Osamu Kasai and Junko Yokoyama
1992-12-04 Mecarobot Golf (SNES)
With Osamu Kasai and Takashi Tsurutani.
1993-12-22 Super Godzilla (SNES) (超ゴジラ) With Junko Yokoyama.
1994-07-15 Sansara Naga 2 (SFC) (サンサーラ・ナーガ2) Music Manipulator

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