Shinji Hosoe

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Shinji Hosoe
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Local 細江 慎治 (ほそえ しんじ)
Born February 28, 1967
Birth Place Gero Hot Springs, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Megaten, S. Hosoe, SamplingMasters MEGA

Shinji Hosoe is a Japanese video game musician. Hosoe was not interested in music until Junior High where he got a synthesizer and began to play on it and joined a cover band. He attended the Japan Electronics Collenge in 1985 for computer graphics and graduated in 1987. In August 1985 at age 18, he started working for Namco, testing music for some of their games. A couple years down the road, he started composing music for some of their arcade games, and eventually some arrangements for their PS1 games. He also formed many units, most notably Sampling Masters, which consists of Ayako Saso, Nobuyoshi Sano and Takayuki Aihara. He left in March 1996 and started working at Arika the next month alongside Saso and Aihara who wanted to continue working with him. In February 2000, he left Arika and founded SuperSweep, a company that produces music and sound for games. Hosoe still composes music for games to this day.


Released Title Sample
1987-??-?? Dragon Spirit (ARC)
1987-??-?? Final Lap (ARC)
1987-??-?? Quester (ARC)
1988-??-?? Assault (ARC)
1988-??-?? Metal Hawk (ARC)
1988-??-?? Ordyne (ARC)
1989-??-?? Dirt Fox (ARC)
1989-09-08 Ordyne (PCE / TG16)
1990-??-?? Dragon Saber (ARC)
1990-??-?? Pistol Daimyou Bouken (ARC)
1991-??-?? Final Lap 2 (ARC)
1992-??-?? F-A: Fighter and Attacker (ARC)
1992-03-21 Galaxian 3 (ARC)
1992-03-21 Star Blade (ARC)
1993-??-?? Cyber Sled (ARC)
1993-??-?? Ridge Racer (ARC)
1994-??-?? Cyber Commando (ARC)
1995-03-31 Tekken (PS1)
1995-??-?? Speed Racer (ARC)
1996-03-29 Tekken 2 (PS1)
1996-11-30 Street Fighter EX (ARC)
1997-07-17 Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha (PS1)
1998-??-?? Tetris: The Grand Master (ARC)
1998-03-12 Street Fighter EX 2 (ARC)
1999-06-11 Street Fighter EX 2 Plus (ARC)
1999-12-08 Custom Robo (GC) Track 19
1999-12-22 Street Fighter EX2 Plus (PS1)
2000-03-04 Street Fighter EX3 (PS2)
2000-03-30 Driving Emotion Type-S (PS2)
2000-11-10 Custom Robo V2 (N64) Track 27
2002-07-18 Gungrave (PS2)
2003-03-06 Mega Man Network Transmission (GC)
2004-11-?? Mushihimesama (ARC)
2005-02-?? Tetris The Grand Master 3: Terror Instinct (ARC)
2007-08-02 Endless Ocean (WII)
2009-09-02 Metal Torrent (NDS)
2009-09-17 Endless Ocean: Blue World (WII)
2009-12-10 Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (NDS)

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