Hiroyuki Kawada

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Hiroyuki Kawada
Hiroyuki Kawada - 02.jpg
Local 川田 宏行 (かわだ ひろゆき)
Born 1960.08.08
Birth Place Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases H. Kawada, Kawada, Hirokun Kawada, Leo.O

Hiroyuki Kawada is a Japanese composer and sound designer. He started working for Namco in 1984 with the intent on being a planner. However, when Namco discovered he had previously performed in a band while he was in high school, they moved him to audio. The first game he worked on was the Nintendo Famicom version of Star Luster. He primarily wrote for Namco's arcade games, but during the PlayStation era, started working on home console games as well. He then headed the Sound 1 Section at Bandai Namco Studios, where he was involved in Bandai Namco Entertainment's sound production work for a long period of time. He left the company in 2015.

Some of Kawada's best known works was for Valkyrie no Bouken, Winning Run, and Youkai Douchuuki.

Audio Development


Kawada used Music Macro Language.


Released Title Sample Notes
1985-??-?? Star Luster (ARC) (スターラスター)
1985-12-06 Star Luster (FC) (スターラスター)
1986-08-01 Valkyrie no Bouken: Toki no Kagi Densetsu (FC) (ワルキューレの冒険 時の鍵伝説)
1987-04-02 Sanma no Mei Tantei (FC) (さんまの名探偵) Music Director
1987-04-?? Youkai Douchuki (ARC) (妖怪道中記)
1987-12-04 Star Wars: Namco (FC) (スターウォーズ)
1987-??-?? Galaga '88 (ARC) (ギャラガ'88) With Shinji Hosoe.
1988-02-05 Youkai Douchuuki (PCE) (妖怪道中記)
1988-06-24 Youkai Douchuuki (FC) (妖怪道中記) Arranged by "Joyful Ide", Masakatsu Maekawa, Haruo Ohori, and "Ganma Imi".
1988-??-?? Winning Run (ARC) (ウイニングラン)
1989-??-?? Legend of Valkyrie (ARC) (ワルキューレの伝説)
1989-??-?? Winning Run Suzuka Grand Prix (ARC) (ウイニングラン鈴鹿GP)
1990-??-?? Driver's Eyes (ARC) (ドライバーズアイ)
1990-??-?? Kyuukai Douchuuki (ARC) (球界道中記)
1991-07-12 Kyuukai Douchuuki (SMD) (球界道中記)
1991-??-?? Solvalou (ARC) (ソルバルウ)
1991-??-?? Winning Run '91 (ARC) (ウイニングラン'91)
1992-01-14 Chibi Maruko-Chan: Waku Waku Shopping (SMD) (ちびまる子ちゃん わくわくショッピング) With Katsuro Tajima.
1992-??-?? Air Combat (ARC) (エースコンバット)
1992-??-?? Air Combat 22 (ARC) (エースコンバット22) With Kazuhiro Nakamura and Keiichi Okabe.
1994-11-?? Ace Driver (ARC) (エースドライバー)
1995-06-29 Air Combat (PS1) (エースコンバット) Special Thanks: Sound with Kazuhiro Nakamura and Keiichi Okabe.
1995-12-03 Ridge Racer Revolution (PS1) (リッジレーサー レボリューション) 'Galaga 88' Original Sound
1995-12-?? Ace Driver: Victory Lap (ARC) (エースドライバー ビクトリーラップ) With Yuri Misumi and Keiichi Okabe.
1996-12-20 Soul Blade (PS1) (ソウルエッジ) With Takanori Otsuka, Masahiro Fukuzawa, Hiroto Sasaki, Takayuki Ishikawa, and Akihiko Ishikawa.
1996-??-?? Dancing Eyes (ARC) (ダンシングアイ) With various others.
1996-??-?? Time Crisis (ARC) (タイムクライシス) Sound Direction
1997-06-27 Time Crisis (PS1) (タイムクライシス) Arcade Version Unit: Sound Compose Staff with Kazuhiro Nakamura.
1998-03-26 Tekken 3 (PS1) (鉄拳3) Gun Jack, Bryan Fury
1998-??-?? Jumping Groove (ARC) (ジャンピンググルーヴ) Electro
1999-??-?? TeknoWerk (ARC) (テクノヴェルク) ID, DOOMSDAY
2002-03-28 Alpine Racer 3 (PS2) (アルペンレーサー3) With various others.
2007-06-01 Valkyrie no Eikou (MOB) (ワルキューレの栄光) Main Theme
2009-03-09 Valkyrie no Eikou 2 (MOB) (ワルキューレの栄光2) Main Theme
2010-11-17 Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (X360) Pac Logic, Rally X A Go Go
2011-02-26 Ridge Racer 3D (3DS)
2011-06-23 Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions (3DS) (パックマン&ギャラガ ディメンションズ) Keep On Bumpin', Welcome to the Show That Never Ends
2011-12-17 Touch My Katamari (VITA) (塊魂 ノ・ビ~タ) Katamari Exotica
2013-06-11 Tekken Revolution (PS3) (鉄拳レボリューション) No Easy Way Out
2013-07-25 Mario Kart Arcade GP DX (ARC) (マリオカート アーケードグランプリDX) With various others.
2014-09-13 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for NINTENDO 3DS) With Junichi Nakatsuru, Keiki Kobayashi, Hiroki Hashimoto, Eriko Sakurai, Akihiko Ishikawa, and Yoshinori Hirai.
2014-11-21 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (WIIU) (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ for Wii U) With Junichi Nakatsuru, Keiki Kobayashi, Hiroki Hashimoto, Eriko Sakurai, and Akihiko Ishikawa.
2015-04-23 BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend (PS4) Sound: Sound Editor with Shunpei Takeuchi, Kaito Murayama, and "Unge Nan".
2016-03-18 Pokkén Tournament (WIIU) (ポッ拳 Pokkén Tournament) With various others.
2016-09-13 Pac-Man: Championship Edition 2 (W64) (パックマン チャンピオンシップ エディション2) With various others.
2017-09-07 NEO Heiankyo Alien (FC) (NEO平安京エイリアン)
2018-01-22 Alice Gear Aegis (AND) (アリス・ギア・アイギス)
2018-01-22 Alice Gear Aegis (IOS) (アリス・ギア・アイギス)
2018-12-07 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (SW) (大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ SPECIAL) Music Arrangement with various others.
2019-02-12 Jump Force (PS4) (ジャンプ フォース) Voice Over Production: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Recording Engineer with Kazuki Hagino.
2021-02-25 Cotton Reboot! (SW) (コットン リブート! ) Arrange Version Sound Staff: Stage 2, Stage 2 Boss Music


In Valkyrie no Bouken, he is credited along with LEO.O. In the game, the developers are credited with their star sign and blood type, respectively.

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