Hiroshi Kobayashi

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Hiroshi Kobayashi
Local 小林 裕 (こばやし ひろし)
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Devi Kobayashi
H. Devi Kobayashi
でび (Devi)

Hiroshi Kobayashi (better known as Devi Kobayashi) is a Japanese composer and sound designer. He joined Konami in 1992, and as a result was a part of the Konami Kukeiha Club. He primarily worked on their Sega Genesis games. Some of his best works with the company include Rocket Knight Adventures, Akumajou Dracula, and Contra Hard Corps. In 1997, Kobayashi left Konami and started working for Metro, mostly working on their Playstation games. He is known for the games Bust A Groove and Bravo Air Race. Around 2002, Kobayashi left Metro and the games industry as a whole.

Today, Kobayashi works in the film industry both as a director and acting trainer.


Released Title Sample Notes
1992-02-28 Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES) (魂斗羅スピリッツ) N/A Sound Designers: Sound Effect [sic] with Masanori Ouchi and Hirofumi Taniguchi.
1993-07-23 Akumajou Dracula (X68) (悪魔城ドラキュラ)
With "Shin Chan" and Keizo Nakamura.
1993-07-25 Lethal Enforcers (GEN) (リーサルエンフォーサーズ) With Kosuke Soeda, Masanori Ouchi, and Shigemasa Matsuo.
1993-08-05 Rocket Knight Adventures (GEN) (ロケットナイトアドベンチャーズ) With Masanori Ouchi, Aki Hata, Masanori Adachi, and Michiru Yamane.
1994-09-14 Contra: Hard Corps (GEN) (魂斗羅 ザ・ハードコア)
With Akira Soji, Kenji Miyaoka, Michiru Yamane, Akira Yamaoka, and Hirofumi Taniguchi.
1996-03-22 Ganbare Goemon: Uchuu Kaizoku Akogingu (PS1) Sound Producer
1997-07-31 Bravo Air Race (PS1) (レシプロヒート5000)
1998-01-29 Bust A Groove (PS1) (バストアムーブ)
1998-12-19 Ultraman Fighting Evolution (PS1) (ウルトラマン ファイティングエボリューション)
1999-03-31 Bust A Groove 2 (PS1) (バストアムーブ2 ダンス天国MIX) Sound FX
2002-05-08 Britney's Dance Beat (PS2) (ブリトニーズダンスビート)