Kazuhiko Nagai

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Kazuhiko Nagai
Kazuhiko Nagai - 1.jpg
Local 長井 和彦 (ながい かずひこ)
Born 1960-07-22
Birth Place Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases Navy, Nav, Iagan

Kazuhiko Nagai is a Japanese composer, sound designer, and sound programmer known for his many works at Sega. He joined them in 1986. He also designed the first version of Sega's Genesis sound engine. Some of Kazuhiko's best-known works is Altered Beast, Moonwalker, Ghostbusters, and Phantasy Star II.

One of the games Nagai worked on was Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (GEN). While he doesn't remember having anything to do with it, there is a name "Iagan" in the Sound Assistant credits, which is Nagai backwards.

He is married to former Sega composer Chikako Kamatani.

Music Development


Kazuhiko used SMPS using a PC-9801 computer and programmed the music in assembly, which was converted to his own version of the Genesis/Mega Drive sound engine.


Released Title Sample Notes
1987-10-18 Alien Syndrome (SMS) (エイリアン シンドローム)
1988-04-02 Hoshi o Sagashite... (SM3) (星をさがして。。。)
1988-10-29 Space Harrier II (GEN) (スペースハリアーⅡ) Sound Programming
1988-11-27 Altered Beast (GEN) (獣王記) Arranged Tohru Nakabayashi's music.
1988-12-01 Cyborg Hunter (SMS) (調音戦士 ボーグマン)
1989-??-?? Altered Beast (SMS) Arranged Tohru Nakabayashi's music.
1989-03-21 Phantasy Star II (GEN) (ファンタシースターⅡ 還らざる時の終わりに) Sound effects
1990-06-29 Ghostbusters (GEN) (ゴーストバスターズ)
1990-08-24 Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (GEN) (マイケル・ジャクソン ムーンウォーカー)
Sound Assistant
1991-??-?? Pyramid Magic III (GEN) (ピラミッドマジックⅢ)
1991-??-?? Rail Chase (ARC)
1991-04-26 Rad Mobile (ARC)
1995-09-29 Golden Axe: The Duel (ARC)
1995-10-17 Sky Target (ARC)
2004-10-30 Oshare Majo: Love and Berry (ARC)