Atsuhiro Motoyama

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Atsuhiro Motoyama
Atsuhiro Motoyama - 1.jpg
Local 本山 淳弘 (もとやま あつひろ)
Birth Place
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Ushichan
Mr. Motoyama
A. Motoyama

Atsuhiro Motoyama is a Japanese composer and sound designer. He worked for Dual originally, under their Klon title. He later moved on to composing music for companies such as Eighting and Rising. He eventually moved to Best Score Inc. He has been working as a freelance artist for over 20 years.

Motoyama is perhaps known for his complex musical styles, being able to compose cute-sounding music like in Umihara Kawase and Kururin, as well as fast-paced rock tunes like in the Magical Operation games.

His best known soundtrack is probably Serpent for the Game Boy.

Audio Development

Game Boy

Motoyama used a sound driver by Junichi Saito. The music was written in a custom MML using hexadecimal numbers for notation.


Released Title Sample Notes
1985-??-?? Rambo (MSX) (ランボー)
1988-??-?? Crimson (MSX2) (クリムゾン)
1989-03-28 Ganbare! Golf Boys (PCE) (がんばれ!ゴルフボーイズ)
1989-10-13 Digital Champ (PCE) (デジタルチャンプ)
1989-12-22 Rom Rom Stadium (ROM2) (ロムロムスタジアム)
1989-12-27 Boomer's Adventure in ASMIK World (GB) (てけてけ!アスミッくんワールド) Composer?
1990-??-?? Trampoline Terror! (GEN) Composer?
1990-04-06 Serpent (GB) (かこむん蛇)
1990-10-26 After Burst (GB) (アフターバースト)
1990-11-24 KickBall (PCE) (キックボール)
1991-03-15 Cyber City Oedo 808: Kemono no Alignment (ROM2) (CYBER CITY OEDO 808 獣の属性) Audio Production
1991-03-22 Mamono Hunter Youko: Dai 7 no Keishou (SMD) (魔物ハンター妖子 第7の警鐘) Music Operation with Kayoko Maeda.
1991-04-05 L-DIS (ROM2) (エルディス) With Miyuki Takagi, Kayoko Maeda, Taku Iwasaki, Atsushi Yamaji, and Norio Makino.
1991-05-24 Snow Brothers (GB) (スノーブラザーズ・ジュニア) Composer?
1992-04-03 Chou Jikuu Yousai Macross 2036 (ROM2) (超時空要塞マクロス 2036) With Hiroshi Iizuka.
1992-10-02 Ranma 1/2: Datou, Ganso Musabetsu Kakutou-Ryuu! (ROM2) (らんま1/2 打倒、元祖無差別格闘流!) Music with Miyuki Takagi, Kayoko Maeda, and Taku Iwasaki.
Sound Effects with Hiroshi Iizuka and "Music Exploration Team".
1993-01-22 Might and Magic: Book II (SFC) (マイト アンド マジックBOOK2) With "Akikaz".
1993-05-?? Mahou Daisakusen (ARC) (魔法大作戦)
1994-12-23 Umihara Kawase (SFC) (海腹川背) With Masahito Nakano and Shinji Tachikawa.
1995-03-31 Shijou Saikyou League Series A: Ace Striker (SFC) (史上最強リーグ セリエA エースストライカー) With Masahito Nakano and Shinji Tachikawa.
1997-02-28 Umihara Kawase: Shun (PS1) (海腹川背・旬) With Shinji Tachikawa.
1997-10-31 Bloody Roar (PS1) (ブラッディロア) Arcade Mode Game BGM Composer with Manabu Namiki, Kenichi Koyano, Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, and Tomoko Miyagi.
1997-??-?? Beastorizer (ARC) (ブラッディロア) With Manabu Namiki, Kenichi Koyano, Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, and Tomoko Miyagi.
1998-??-?? Bloody Roar 2 (ARC) Sound Effect [sic] with Jun Watanabe and Yoshihiro Tsukahara.
1999-01-28 Bloody Roar 2 (PS1) (ブラッディロア2) Sound Effect [sic]
1999-??-?? Battle Bakraid (ARC) (バトルバクレイド)
2000-02-?? Dimahoo (ARC) (グレート魔法大作戦) Listed among "Staff" with Manabu Namiki, Kenichi Koyano, Tatsuya Uemura, and Masahiro Yuge.
2001-03-21 Kuru Kuru Kururin (GBA) (くるくるくるりん)
2001-12-21 Tekken Advance (GBA) (鉄拳アドバンス)
With Hitoshi Sakimoto.
2002-12-06 Kururin Paradise (GBA) (くるりんパラダイス)
2004-10-14 Kururin Squash! (GC) (くるりんスカッシュ!)
2005-05-15 Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (PS2) (ファイプロリターンズ) Best Score Inc.: Sound SE
2005-06-16 Inuyasha: Feudal Combat (PS2) (犬夜叉 奥義乱舞) Sound Engineer
2008-08-26 Space Invaders Get Even (WII) (逆襲のスペースインベーダーズ) With Takafumi Wada and Hirotaka Kikuchi.
2008-10-23 Style Savvy (NDS) (わがままファッション ガールズモード)
2009-02-19 Shinjuku no Ookami (PS2) (新宿の狼) Sound Effects
2013-06-20 Yumi's Odd Oddysey (3DS) (さよなら海腹川背) With Shinji Tachikawa.
2017-07-10 Fire Pro Wrestling World (W64)
2019-04-25 Umihara Kawase Fresh! (SW) (海腹川背 Fresh!) With Shinji Tachikawa and Takanori Masuko.

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