Toshikazu Tanaka

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Toshikazu Tanaka
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Local 田中 敬一 (たなか としかず)
Born 1965-02-16
Birth Place Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases T. Tanaka, Binchan Tanaka, Mr. Tanaka, Kanata, Tarkun, Dencyu, Den Den, Studio Aqua
Website www.studio-aqua.net

Toshikazu Tanaka is a Japanese composer who started working for SNK in 1987. He is often credited, not only as a composer, but a sound programmer, because he programmed the SNK's NES sound engine. He also worked for Atlus from the mid-90s. Later he founded his own audio company, Studio Aqua in 2000, but continues to compose music for many SNK Playmore games and Noise Factory games.

Some of Tanaka's favorite artists include Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Van Halen, Deep Purple, and Lee Ritenour.

Tanaka currently lives in Kyoto.

Music Development

NES

Tanaka programmed a sound driver, that was used in almost all NES games, except Mechanized Attack, which uses Satoru Okada's sound driver.

Gameography

Released Title Sample Notes
1987-??-?? Ikari (MSX) (怒) With Aran Lee Shige
1988-??-?? Fighting Soccer (ARC) With Aran Lee Shige and Yoko Osaka
1988-??-?? Chopper I (ARC) (航空騎兵物語)
1988-07-29 Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy (NES) (グレートタンク) With Masakazu Yuasa and Kazuhiro Nishida
1988-08-15 P.O.W.: Prisoners of War (ARC) (脱獄) With Yoko Osaka and Kazuhiro Nishida
1988-11-11 Touchdown Fever (NES) With Yoko Osaka and Kazuhiro Nishida
1988-12-26 Guerrilla War (NES) (ゲバラ)
With Yoko Osaka and Kazuhiro Nishida
1989-??-?? Street Smart (ARC) (ストリート・スマート)
1989-??-?? Mechanized Attack (ARC) With Kikuko Hataya
1989-??-?? Ikari III: The Rescue (ARC) (怒III) With Kikuko Hataya
1989-06-?? Prehistoric Isle in 1930 (ARC) With Yoko Osaka
1989-06-30 P.O.W.: Prisoners of War (NES) (脱獄) With Kikuko Hataya
1990-??-?? Beast Busters (ARC) With Masahiko Hataya
1990-04-26 Baseball Stars Professional (ARC) (ベースボールスターズプロフェッショナル)
1990-10-08 The Super Spy (ARC) (ザ・スーパースパイ) Sound Effects
1991-??-?? King of the Monsters (ARC) (キング・オブ・ザ・モンスターズ) With Kazuhiro Nishida
1991-03-25 Alpha Mission II (ARC) (ASO II 〜ラストガーディアン〜) With Yoko Osaka, Kazuhiro Nishida and Yoshihiko Kitamura
1991-07-01 Baseball Stars Professional (NG) (ベースボールスターズプロフェッショナル)
1991-07-01 The Super Spy (NG) (ザ・スーパースパイ) Sound Effects
1991-07-01 King of the Monsters (NG) (キング・オブ・ザ・モンスターズ) With Kazuhiro Nishida
1991-07-01 Alpha Mission II (NG) (ASO II 〜ラストガーディアン〜) With Yoko Osaka, Kazuhiro Nishida and Yoshihiko Kitamura
1991-09-20 2020 Super Baseball (ARC) With Yasuo Yamate, Yasumasa Yamada and Toshio Shimizu
1991-11-25 Fatal Fury (ARC) (餓狼伝説~宿命の闘い~) With Yoko Osaka, Kazuhiro Nishida, Yasuo Yamate, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Michael Beard and Goodam Kakaree
1991-12-20 Fatal Fury (NG) (餓狼伝説~宿命の闘い~) With Yoko Osaka, Kazuhiro Nishida, Yasuo Yamate, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Michael Beard and Goodam Kakaree
1992-??-?? King of the Monsters 2: The Next Thing (ARC) (キング・オブ・ザ・モンスターズ2) With Toshio Shimizu and Yoshihiko Kitamura
1992-06-19 King of the Monsters 2: The Next Thing (NG) (キング・オブ・ザ・モンスターズ2) With Toshio Shimizu and Yoshihiko Kitamura
1993-??-?? Power Instinct (ARC) (豪血寺一族)
1994-??-?? Top Hunter: Roddy & Cathy (ARC) (トップハンター ~ロディー&キャシー~) Special Thanks
1994-10-14 Power Instinct (SNES) (豪血寺一族) Sound Assistant
1996-??-?? Purikura Daisakusen (ARC) Sound Support
1996-11-15 Purikura Daisakusen (SS) Sound Support
1997-??-?? Groove on Fight: Gouketsuji Ichizoku 3 (ARC) (グルーヴ オン ファイト 豪血寺一族3)
1997-12-11 Princess Crown (SS) (プリンセス クラウン)
1999-??-?? Gaia Crusaders (ARC) (ガイアクルセイダーズ)
1999-10-21 Dark Arms: Beast Buster 1999 (NGPC) (ビーストバスター 〜闇の生体兵器〜)
2000-??-?? Metal Slug 3 (ARC) (メタルスラッグ3)
2000-06-01 Metal Slug 3 (NG) (メタルスラッグ3)
2001-??-?? Sengoku 3 (ARC) (戦国伝承2001)
2001-10-25 Sengoku 3 (NG) (戦国伝承2001)
2002-??-?? Metal Slug 4 (ARC) (メタルスラッグ4)
2002-06-06 Rage of the Dragons (ARC)
2002-06-12 Metal Slug 4 (NG) (メタルスラッグ4)
2002-09-20 Rage of the Dragons (NG)
2003-??-?? Metal Slug 5 (ARC) (メタルスラッグ5)
2003-??-?? Shin Gouketuji Ichizoku: Matrimelee (ARC)
2003-05-29 Shin Gouketuji Ichizoku: Matrimelee (NG)
2004-02-17 Metal Slug 5 (NG) (メタルスラッグ5)
2004-08-12 King of Fighters: Maximum Impact (PS2)
2004-09-22 Metal Slug 4 (PS2) (メタルスラッグ4)
2004-11-12 Metal Slug Advance (GBA)
2006-03-23 King of Fighters: Maximum Impact: Maniax (PS2)
2006-04-27 The King of Fighters 2006 (PS2)
2006-05-25 Shin Gouketsuji Ichizoku: Bonnou Kaihou (PS2) (新・豪血寺一族 -煩悩解放-)
2006-06-29 Metal Slug (2006) (PS2)
2007-06-07 Ontamarama (NDS) With Mitsuhiro Kaneda, Kimihiro Abe and Noriyuki Kamikura
2007-07-26 King of Fighters: Maximum Impact Regulation A (PS2)
2008-07-17 Metal Slug 7 (NDS) (メタルスラッグ7)
2009-07-24 Gouketsuji Ichizoku: Senzo Kuyou (ARC) (豪血寺一族 先祖供養)
2009-12-09 Metal Slug XX (PSP)


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