Hiroto Kanno

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Hiroto Kanno
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Local 菅野 ひろと (かんの ひろと)
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Raika no Papa
Website Unknown

Hiroto Kanno is a Japanese composer, sound designer, and sound programmer who worked at Graphic Research. He was Fumito Tamayama's boss, and was in charge of Graphic Research's sound team Team Hyakumangoku. Kanno programmed sound drivers for the platforms the company worked on including Game Boy, NES, and Genesis.


Released Title Sample Notes
1988-09-21 Kujaku Ou (FC) (孔雀王) Special Thanks
1989-11-24 Vegas Connection (FC) (ベガスコネクション カジノより愛を込めて) With Tetsuya Kidokoro.
1989-??-?? Psycho Fox (SMS)
1990-04-27 Psy-O-Blade (GEN) (サイオブレード) Music Arranger
1990-08-24 Power Mission (GB) (パワー・ミッション) With Fumito Tamayama.
1990-12-15 Decap Attack (GEN) Sound Driver
1991-02-22 Twin Cobra (GEN) (究極タイガー) Music Arranger
1991-12-13 World Beach Volley: 1991 GB Cup (GB) (ワールドビーチバレー1991 GB CUP)
1991-??-?? Trouble Shooter (GEN) (バトルマニア)
Composer sound B.G.M credited Raika Papa
1992-04-17 DX Bakenou Z (GB) (DX馬券王Z)
With Yasuyuki Hamada.
1992-12-27 J.League Fighting Soccer: The King of Ace Strikers (GB) (Jリーグファイティングサッカー)
Sound Driver
1994-04-02 J.League Winning Goal (GB) (Jリーグウイニングゴール)
Sound Driver


Hiroto commonly used the alias Raika no Papa. Translated, this means "Father of Raika". It is most likely his child's real name was Akira, as Raika is not a real Japanese name.

In Psycho Fox, he is credited as Mr. Question, with his staff photo being a black silhouette with a white question mark in the facial region. It is unknown why Hiroto chose to be secretive about his identity in the game. It is possible he wasn't satisfied with the music he wrote for such a limited console, or because of a contract from Vic Tokai. It is also possible Vic Tokai outsourced sound to Graphic Research and didn't know the identity of the composer as a result.

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