Junichi Saito

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Junichi Saito
Local 斉藤 淳一 (さいとう じゅんいち)
Born l
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases J. Saito, J Saito, Junichi Saitou, J Saitou, さいとう (Saitou), Two Saitou, さいとうさん (Saito-san)

Junichi Saitō was a Japanese programmer and the main sound designer that worked for Pack-In-Video. Junichi may possibly be related to Hitoshi Saito. He started working for the company around 1985. Saito originally worked on computer games, but when the company shifted their focus to console games, Saito worked on those instead. Around 1991, it appears Saito left Pack-In-Video to go freelance. However, he did a few titles for Sammy, and it is unknown if he did this as a freelancer, or if he worked in-house for the company for a time. He also programmed a sound driver for the Game Boy which would be used by various developers. It appears he left the game industry around 1995.

He is known for soundtracks just as Kawa no Nushi Tsuri, Die Hard, and Thunderbirds.

Though some have speculated the Junichi Saito who worked at Pack-In-Video is different than the one who worked for Sammy, Sizlla Okamura verified they are both the same person. [1]

Music Composition

Game Boy

Junichi wrote the music in Z80 assembly into his sound driver. For Shin SD Gundam: Knight Gundam Monogatari, he used Michiya Hirasawa's sound driver.


Junichi wrote his compositions on sheet music, and then converted his compositions into Music Macro Language into his sound driver.

For the Famicom Disk System game Putt Putt Golf, Junichi used Hiroshi Yamazaki's sound driver.

For Kawa no Nushi Tsuri, he used a custom sound driver, either written by himself or possibly by Toru Miyazawa.


Released Title Sample Notes
1985-??-?? Zeta 2000 (MSX)
1988-03-10 Predator (NES) (プレデター)
Arranger of MSX version's soundtrack.
1989-03-30 Putt Putt Golf (FDS) (パット パット ゴルフ)
1989-09-29 Thunderbirds (NES) (サンダーバード)
1989-12-01 Future Wars: Lios (FC) (未来戦史 ライオス)
Sound Effects/Sound Driver
1989-12-08 Super Mogura Tataki!! Pokkun Mogura (FC) (スーパーモグラたたき!!ぽっくんモグラー) Composer?
1989-??-?? The Golf (MSX2) (ザ・ゴルフ)
1989-12-22 Battleship (GB) (海戦ゲーム ネイビーブルー)
With Hitoshi Saito and Masaki Iwamoto.
1989-12-22 Knight Rider Special (PCE) (ナイトライダースペシャル)
With Shigehisa.H
1989-12-27 Boomer's Adventure in ASMIK World (GB) (てけてけ!アスミッくんワールド) Sound Driver
1990-04-06 Deep Dungeon IV: Kuro no Yojutsu-shi (FC) (ディープ ダンジョン Ⅳ 黒の妖術師)
1990-04-06 Serpent (GB) (かこむん蛇) Sound Driver
1990-08-10 Kawa no Nushi Tsuri (FC) (川のぬし釣り)
1990-09-14 Bakushou! Star Monomane Shittenou (FC) (爆笑! スターものまね四天王) Composer?/Sound Driver
1990-09-21 Lunar Lander (GB) (ルナー・ランダー) With "Y. Fujii".
1990-10-26 After Burst (GB) (アフターバースト) Sound Driver
1990-12-07 Kaisen Game: Navy Blue 90 (GB) (海戦ゲーム ネイビーブルー90)
With Hitoshi Saito and Masaki Iwamoto.
1991-05-17 The Adventures of Star Saver (GB) (ラブルセイバー)
1991-05-24 Snow Brothers (GB) (スノーブラザーズ・ジュニア) Arranger?/Sound Driver
1991-07-19 Die Hard (NES) (ダイ·ハード)
1991-12-27 Janken Man (GB) (ジャンケンマン) Composer?/Sound Driver
1992-02-14 Navy Blue (FC) (ネイビーブルー)
Arranged by Masahiro Kusunoki.
1992-03-06 The Magic Candle (FC) (マジックキャンドル) With "Y. Tanaka".
1993-07-30 Tekichuu Rush (GB) (的中ラッシュ) Composer?/Sound Driver
1993-11-26 Dynamic Stadium (SFC) (ダイナミックスタジアム)
1993-11-26 Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou (SFC) (実戦パチスロ必勝法) Sound programming [2]
1994-08-05 3 Choume no Tama: Tama and Friends: 3 Choume Obake Panic!! (GB) (3丁目のタマ 3丁目おばけパニック!!)
1994-09-09 Shin SD Gundam: Knight Gundam Monogatari (GB) (新SDガンダム外伝 ナイトガンダム物語)
1994-09-16 Jissen Pachi-Slot Hisshouhou 2 (SFC) (実戦パチスロ必勝法2) Sound Programmer [3]
1995-01-27 Marmalade Boy (GB) (ママレード・ボーイ)
1995-04-28 Kawa no Nushi Tsuri 2 (SFC) (川のぬし釣り2) Original Staff: Music
1995-06-23 Mr. Do! (SNES) (ミスタードゥ)
1998-12-25 Nada Asatarou & Kojima Takeo no Jissen Mahjong Kyoushitsu (GBC) (灘麻太郎・小島武夫の実戦麻雀教室) Composer?/Sound Driver
1999-??-?? Battleship (GBC)
2000-09-22 Boku no Camp-jou (GBC) (ぼくのキャンプ場) Sound Driver
2001-02-12 Kikansha Thomas: Sodor tou no Nakamatachi (GBC) (きかんしゃトーマス ソドーとうのなかまたち) Sound Driver
2001-03-23 Nintama Rantarou: Ninjutsu Gakuen ni Nyuugaku Shiyou no Dan (GBC) (忍たま乱太郎 忍術学園に入学しようの段)
Sound Driver