Michiya Hirasawa

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Michiru Hirasawa
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Local 平沢道也 (ひらさわ みちや)
Born 1963
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Died June 19, 2003
Aliases M. Hirasawa, ひらさわ くん (Hirasawa Kun), ひらさわさん (Hirasawasan), Daitikun Hirasawa, 上島満也 (Mitsuya Ueshima), M.Kamijima, Mitchell Kamijima, かみじま (Kamijima), みっしぇる かみじま (Michelle Kamijima), ミント (Mint), (株)ミント (Mint Co., Ltd.), Hirarin,

Michiru Hirasawa (also known as Mitchell Kamijima) was a Japanese composer, sound designer, and sound programmer who worked for Technos.

Hirasawa seems to have worked freelance at the beginning of his career, as his sound driver seems to have been used in some games by unknown developers, such as Big Challenge! Gun Fighter and Space Shadow. It appears that later on in his career, he and other composers and sound designers either founded or joined Mint Co., Ltd.

Unfortunately, Hirasawa passed away in 2003. His audio work for the several games he worked on will always be remembered.

Music Development

NES/FDS

Hirasawa programmed a sound driver in 6502 assembly language. His sound driver probably used Music Macro Language, which would have helped musicians create music on the NES. For the Disk System games he worked on, he unfortunately did not program his driver to use the extra channel that the Disk System provided.

Gameography

Released Title Sample
1986-??-?? Shackled (ARC)
1986-??-?? Last Mission (ARC)
1988-04-08 Double Dragon (NES) Sound Driver
1988-07-26 Super Dodge Ball (NES) (熱血高校 ドッジボール 部) Sound Effects
1988-12-17 Top Rider (FC) (トップライダー) Sound Driver
1989-02-15 Space Shadow (FC) (スペースシャドー) Composer?/Sound Driver
1989-03-28 Big Challenge! Gun Fighter (FDS) (ビッグ チャレンジ!ガンファイター) Composer?/Sound Driver
1989-04-25 River City Ransom (NES) (ダウンタウン熱血物語) Sound Programmer
1989-11-10 Super Spike V'Ball (NES) (U.S. Championship V'Ball) Music Programmer
1989-12-22 Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) Sound Programmer
1990-??-?? The Combatribes (ARC) Music Software
1990-04-07 Ultraman Club 2: Return of the Ultraman Club (FC) (ウルトラマン倶楽部2 帰ってきたウルトラマン倶楽部)
1990-05-18 Nintendo World Cup (NES) (熱血高校ドッジボール部 サッカー編) Sound Programmer
1990-07-07 SD Hero Soukessen: Taose! Aku no Gundan (FC) (SDヒーロー総決戦 倒せ!悪の軍団)
1990-07-20 Altered Beast (NES) (獣王記)
1990-07-20 Double Dragon (GB)
1990-10-12 Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai (FC) (ダウンタウン熱血行進曲 それゆけ大運動会) Sound Programmer
1990-12-07 Double Dragon II (GB)
1990-12-21 Zoids: Mokushiroku (FC) (ゾイド 黙示録) Sound Driver
1991-02-22 Double Dragon III: The Sacred Stones (NES)
1991-02-22 Ide Yousuke no Jissen Mahjong II (FC) (井出洋介名人の実戦麻雀Ⅱ) Sound Driver
1991-04-05 Obocchamakun (FC) (おぼっちゃまくん)
1991-04-26 Nintendo World Cup (GB)
1991-06-28 Sugoro Quest: Dice no Senshi Tachi (FC) (すごろクエスト ダイスの戦士たち)
1991-07-26 Downtown Special: Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki Dayo Zenin Shuugou! (FC) (くにおくんの時代劇だよ全員集合!)
1991-12-27 The Blue Marlin (NES) (ザ・ブルーマリーン)
1991-12-29 Ultraman Club 3: Mata Mata Shiyutsugeki!! Ultra Kyoudai (FC) (ウルトラマン倶楽部3 またまた出撃!!ウルトラ兄弟)
1992-??-?? Shadow Force (ARC) (変身忍者シャドーフォース) Sound Program
1992-02-07 Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey Bu: Subette Koronde Dairantou (FC) (いけいけ!熱血ホッケー部 すべってころんで大乱闘)
1992-04-24 Panic Restaurant (NES) (わんぱくコックンのグルメワールド) Sound Driver
1992-06-26 Crash 'N the Boys: Street Challenge (NES) (びっくり 熱血新記録!はるかなる金メダル)
1992-08-07 Shodai Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun (SFC) (初代熱血硬派くにおくん)
1992-08-28 CB Chara Wars (SFC) (CBキャラウォーズ 失われたギャ~グ) Sound Programmer
1992-12-23 Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu (FC) (熱血格闘伝説)
1992-12-23 The Combatribes (SFC) Sound
1993-??-?? Shadow Force (ARC) Sound Programmer
1993-04-?? Casino Kid 2 (NES) Sound Driver
1993-12-22 Nekketsu! Street Basket Ganbare Dunk Heroes (FC) (熱血!すとりーとバスケット がんばれDunk Heroes)
1994-04-08 Shien's Revenge (SNES) (紫炎 ザ・ブレイドチェイサー)
1994-04-29 Shin Nekketsu Kouha Kunio Tachi no Banka (SFC) (新熱血硬派 くにおたちの挽歌) Sound
1994-09-23 Bassin's Black Bass with Hank Parker (SNES) (スーパーブラックバス2)
1994-12-02 Seifuku Densetsu: Pretty Fighter (SFC)
1994-12-09 Wonder Project J: Kikai no Shōnen Pino (SFC)
1994-12-25 Dragon Ball Z: Gokū Hishōden (GB) GBSound Driver
1995-04-21 New SD Sengokuden: Daishougun Retsuden (SFC) (新SD戦国伝 大将軍列伝)
1995-07-14 Mystic Ark (SFC) Sound Programmer
1995-12-15 Super Black Bass 3 (SFC) (スーパーブラックバス3)
2000-03-31 Snowboard Champion (GBC) (スノボーチャンピオン)
Unreleased Sunman (NES) Sound Driver
Unreleased Block Out (NES) Sound Driver

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