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Motoaki Takenouchi
Motoaki Takenouchi.gif
Born July 8, 1967
Birth Place Saitama, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Website http://web.archive.org/web/19970813105420/www.alles.or.jp/~take5/

Motoaki Takenouchi (武内基朗) is a Japanese composer, most recognized for his video game soundtracks during the 1990s, particularly for the Shining series of games. He has worked for companies such as Sega, Enix, Climax Entertainment and Game Arts.

Takenouchi’s compositional approach often encompasses elements of progressive rock and jazz fusion, frequently making use of odd time signatures, virtuosic musical lines, syncopation and dissonance. He has cited King Crimson, Yes, Frank Zappa and Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer as some of his favorite musicians and influences. Even so, he is perhaps better known for his symphonic orchestral soundtracks, as heard on games such as Shining Force II: The Ancient Seal, Shining Force CD, and to a lesser extent on LandStalker: The Treasures of King Nole.

Takenouchi studied Music Composition at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he and fellow composer Hayato Matsuo were classmates. Around this time, he was involved with numerous music projects, including arrangement projects under the supervision of composer Koichi Sugiyama. However, he did not compose his first soundtrack (for the game Jewel Master) until after he graduated from university in 1991.

In addition to his work on video game soundtracks, Takenouchi also composed music for some of the early releases on Shinji Hosoe’s Troubadour record label. More recently in 2000, he composed and arranged the song “Shower” for Rina Chinen.

Gameography

Released

Title

Sample

1991/08/29 Jewel Master (GEN)
1992/10/30 Double Moon Densetsu (FC)
1992/10/30 LandStalker: The Treasures of King Nole (GEN)
1992/12/21 E.V.O.: Search for Eden (SNES) Arranging
1992/12/25 Shining Force Gaiden (GG)
1992/??/?? Air Combat II: Special (GEN)
1993/05/28 Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving (GB)
1993/06/25 Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya (GG)
1993/10/01 Shining Force II (GEN)
1994/07/22 Shining Force CD (Sega CD)
1994/??/?? Road Prosecutor (Mega LD)
1995/06/30 Gamera: Gyaosu Gekimetsu Sakusen (SFC)
1995/06/30 Granhistoria: Genshi Sekaiki (SFC)
1995/06/30 Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict (GG)
1995/07/21 Shining Wisdom (SAT)
1996/03/15 Gungriffon (SAT)
1996/06/28 SD Gundam Over Galaxian (PS1)