Katsuhiro Hayashi

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Katsuhiro Hayashi
Katsuhiro Hayashi - 01.jpg
Local 林 克洋 (はやし かつひろ)
Born 1965-10-28
Birth Place Wakayama, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Funky K. H., Wooper Katsu, Year Hayashi
Website www.iris.dti.ne.jp/~haya-c/qchan/katsuhiro.html

Katsuhiro Hayashi is a Japanese composer, sound designer, and audio programmer. He started working at Sega in 1984, and was in charge of many of their arcade and home console titles. Coincidentally, he was classmates with Hiroshi Kawaguchi, who was also a composer for Sega at the time. In addition, he is also former bandmates with Koichi Namiki, and the two still continue to work together. In 1988, Hayashi left Sega and started working for Nova. A year later, he left Nova to become a freelancer. Arc System Works worked with Hayashi to create a sound driver for their Super Famicom games. In 2005, Hayashi started working for Takao, where he did sound for their pachinko games.

Some of Hayashi's best known works include the Yukyu Fantasy and Nushi Tsuri series.

Music Composition


Katsuhiro had this to say about his Sega Master System music:

It did not have a sequencer those days. DX-7 was flipped and the music side was written. It thinks in a melody, a base, a drum, and turn. A program is a macro assembler of Z80. CN4, L16, DN4, L8, EN4, FN4. It was the way that the efficiency in which it carries out hand-made from a music side was bad. Since OS was a powerless machine of CP/M, only this way existed. as [ believe / by the present young creator ] It is poor environment.


Released Title Sample Notes
198?-??-?? Uranai Angel Cutie (SG)
1984-??-?? Girl's Garden (SG) (ガールズガーデン) With Tohru Nakabayashi.
1985-10-20 Hang-On (SMS) (ハングオン)
1985-??-?? Zaxxon (SG) (ザクソン) New music.
1985-??-?? Zoom 909 (SG) (ズーム909)
1986-03-?? Fantasy Zone (ARC) (ファンタジーゾーン)
Samba Whistle instrument programming.
(See 0:58 in sample.)
1986-04-?? Quartet (ARC) (カルテット)
1986-07-20 Black Belt (SMS) (北斗の拳)
1986-11-16 Rambo: First Blood Part II (SMS) (阿修羅)
1986-11-16 Secret Command (SMS)
1986-12-15 High School! Kimengumi (SM3) (ハイスク-ル!奇面組)
1986-??-?? Hang-On (MSX) (ハングオン)
1987-04-?? SDI (ARC)
1987-09-?? Heavyweight Champ (ARC) (ヘビーウェイトチャンプ)
1987-??-?? Super Hang-On (ARC) (スーパーハングオン) Outride a Crisis, Sprinter, Goal
1987-??-?? SDI (SMS)
1988-07-?? Galaxy Force II (ARC) (ギャラクシーフォースII) With Koichi Namiki.
1988-??-?? Gain Ground (ARC) (ゲイングランド) With Yo Takada.
1989-07-07 Final Lap Twin (TG16) (ファイナルラップツイン)
1989-09-29 Altered Beast (PCE) (獣王記) With Kenji Yamashita.
1990-04-13 SD Lupin Sansei: Kinko Yaburi Daisakusen (GB) (SDルパン三世 〜金庫破り大作戦〜)
1990-06-15 Zoids Densetsu (GB) (ゾイド伝説)
1990-11-10 Taisen Mahjong Haopai (GG) (対戦麻雀好牌)
1990-12-07 Thunder Blade (PCE) (サンダーブレード)
1990-12-07 Times of Lore (NES)
1991-03-22 Road Spirits (PCCD) (ロードスピリッツ)
1991-05-11 Sanrio Carnival (GB) (サンリオ カーニバル) Sound Program's Brother
1991-12-13 Hihou Densetsu: Chris no Bouken (PCCD) (秘宝伝説 クリスの冒険)
1991-12-29 Battle Commander (SFC) (バトルコマンダー) Composer?/Sound Driver
1992-03-19 Cyber Spin (SNES) (新世紀GPX サイバーフォーミュラ) Sound Driver
1992-03-20 Minesweeper (PCCD) (マインスウィーパー)
1992-03-27 Forgotten Worlds (TGCD) (フォゴットンワールド)
1992-07-31 Honoo no Toukyuuji: Dodge Danpei (SFC) (炎の闘球児 ドッジ弾平)
1992-12-11 Ozumou Damashii (SFC)
1992-??-?? Redline: F1 Racer (SNES) (鈴木亜久里のF1スーパードライビング)
1992-??-?? Quiz DNA no Hanran (ARC)
1992-??-?? Columbus: Golden Dawn (FC)
1992-??-?? Sand Scorpion (ARC)
1993-??-?? Asterix and the Secret Mission (SMS)
1993-??-?? Terraforming (TGCD) (テラフォーミング)
1993-03-05 Zero4 Champ II (PCCD) (ゼロヨンチャンプ2) With Takeshi Iijima.
1993-10-15 Suzuka 8 Hours (SNES) (スズカエイトアワーズ)
1994-07-21 Zero4 Champ RR (SFC) (ゼロヨンチャンプRR) With Joji Iijima.
1994-07-28 Tsuri Taro (SFC)
1994-12-16 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Juugai Rantou!? Shuyaku Soudatsusen (SFC) (美少女戦士セーラームーンS・場外乱闘!?主役争奪戦) Sound Programmer
1995-03-17 Battle Racers (SNES)
1995-04-28 Kawa no Nushi Tsuri 2 (SFC) (川のぬし釣り2) With Kenji Sugai.
1995-09-22 Asahi Shinbun Rensai Katou Hifumi Kudan Shogi Shingiryuu (SFC) (朝日新聞連載 加藤一二三九段将棋 心技流) Sound Driver
1995-09-22 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another Story (SFC) (美少女戦士セーラームーン・Another Story) Sound Programmer
1995-10-27 Virtual Open Tennis (SAT) (バーチャルオープンテニス) With Joji Iijima and Koichi Namiki.
1995-11-24 Akagawa Jirou: Majotachi no Nemuri (SFC) (赤川次郎 魔女たちの眠り) Sound Driver
1996-03-22 Hyper Tennis: Final Match (PS1) (ハイパーファイナルマッチテニス)
1996-07-19 Umi no Nushi Tsuri (SFC) (海のぬし釣り)
1996-??-?? Chaos Seed: Fusui Kairoki (SFC) (カオスシード~風水回廊記~) With Yasunori Shiono and Yukio Nakajima.
1997-07-18 Yukyu Gensokyoku (SAT) (悠久幻想曲)
1998-02-26 Yukyu Gensokyoku: 2nd Album (SAT) (悠久幻想曲 2nd Album) Sound Engineer
1998-11-27 Nushi Tsuri 64 (N64) (ぬし釣り64) With Akihiko Tamura.
1999-02-25 DeviceReign (PS1) (デバイスレイン)
1999-02-25 DeviceReign (SAT) (デバイスレイン)
1999-12-09 Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals (PS1) (トランスフォーマー ビーストウォーズメタルス) With Koichi Nakmiki.
2000-05-26 Nushi Tsuri 64: Shiokaze Ni Notte (N64) (ぬし釣り64 潮風にのって) With Akihiko Tamura.
2000-07-06 Mushi Taro (PS1)
2001-08-09 Real Robot Regiment (PS2) (リアルロボットレジメント) With Koichi Namiki and Norihiko Togashi.
2002-07-04 Magi Death Fight: Mahou Gakuen (XBOX) (マジデスファイト) With Koichi Namiki and Aki Hata.
2002-??-?? The Maze of the Kings (ARC)
2003-11-27 Karaoke Revolution: J-Pop Best Vol. 2 (PS2) With various others.
2003-12-25 D A: Black (PS2) (ディーエー:ブラック) BGM Composition & Data Conversion
2004-12-02 D-A: White (PS2) (ディーエー:ホワイト)
2005-04-28 School Days HQ (W64) ED Theme Song (Hikari and Otome Good Endings) "Secret♥saurus"
2005-10-27 Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 21: SDI & Quartet - Sega System 16 Collection (PS2) (セガエイジス2500シリーズ SDI&カルテット) Title Music — "Quartet Medley 2005": Composition