Kenichi Okuma

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Kenichi Okuma
Local 大熊 謙一 (おおくま けんいち)
Born 1966-03-07
Birth Place Unknown
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Died 2022-07-22 (Aged 56)
Aliases 渋谷公園 (Shibuya Kōen)

Kenichi Okuma was a professional in the audio industry since the early 90s. He started out working at Cube part-time. Some of his works include the FM arrangement of Parasol Stars and Wings of Wor. He left Cube shortly after because he was not happy with the pay. On December 5, 1991, Okuma started Two-Five with Noriyuki Iwadare and Isao Mizoguchi. He left in 1996, but continued to work closely with the company. Around this time, he also used the pseudonym Shibuya Kouen or Shibuya Park.

Unfortunately, on July 7, 2022, Kenichi lost his battle with esophageal cancer.

Audio Development

Parasol Star and Wings of Wor's FM sound conversion work was done when I was an apprentice at "Cube," but I ended up quitting without a full-time job. The reason was that the pay didn't match what I wanted. Since it was around the time of the Cube, I was probably brushing up the FM sound source for the flute sound on the first part of "Wings of Wor," for which Mr. Iwadare was composing a song, or copying the PC Engine waveform onto a sheet of graph paper and reading the address or data from it.


Kenichi used a sound driver by Yasuhiro Taguchi.


Kenichi used a sound driver by Yasuhiro Taguchi.


Released Title Sample Notes
1991-01-25 Wings of Wor (GEN) (ジノーグ) FM Conversion
1991-02-15 Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III (PCE) (パラソルスター) Good Ending
1992-12-04 Choujikuu Yousai Macross: Eien no Love Song (ROM2) (超時空マクロス―永遠のラブソング―) A. Director
1993-01-08 Mamono Hunter Youko: Tooki Yobigoe (ROM2) (魔物ハンター妖子 ~遠き呼び声~)
1993-07-30 Sotsugyou: Graduation (ROM2) (卒業 グラデュエーション)
1994-04-15 Urusei Yatsura: Dear My Friends (MCD) (うる星やつら—ディアマイフレンズ—)
1994-10-28 Sotsugyou Bangai Hen: Nee Mahjong Shiyo! (SFC) (卒業番外篇 ねえ、麻雀しよ!) Composer? (Game credits Two-Five)
1994-11-25 Götzendiener (ROM2) (ゲッツェンディーナー)
1994-12-09 Card Angels (ROM2) (カードエンジェルス) Recording Director with Noriyuki Iwadare.
1994-12-22 Lunar: Eternal Blue (SCD) (ルナ エターナルブルー) Arrangement
1994-12-23 Sotsugyou II FX: Neo Generation (PCFX) (卒業II Neo Generation FX) With Noriyuki Iwadare and Masaki Tanimoto.
1995-08-?? Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (GB) With Noriyuki Iwadare and Hitoshi Sakimoto.
1995-11-23 Doukyuusei (ROM2) (同級生) Ending Theme "Memory": Music
1995-12-08 Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Super S: Fuwa Fuwa Panic (SFC) (美少女戦士セーラームーンSuper S ふわふわパニック)
1996-07-19 Gegege no Kitarou Youkai Donjaara (SFC) (スーファミターボ専用 ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 妖怪ドンジャラ)
1997-07-11 Doukyuusei II (SAT) (同級生2) Ending Theme "Season Waiting for Spring": Music and Arrangement
1997-??-?? Graduation (W32) With Noriyuki Iwadare and Masaki Tanimoto.
1998-06-18 Langrisser V: The End of Legend (SAT) (ラングリッサーV) Langrisser V Image Song "Hoshi no Yō ni...": Arrangement
2004-04-23 Pia Carrot e Youkoso!! 3.3 (GBA) (Piaキャロットへようこそ!!3.3) Original Music Production with Doors Music Entertainment.
2008-01-31 Super Smash Bros. Brawl (WII) Music Arrangement with various others.
2015-12-18 A Sky Full of Stars (W64) (見上げてごらん、夜空の星を) Main Theme Song: "Star Map": Music
Opening Theme Song: "Winter Diamond": Music
2016-12-15 Akiba's Beat (PS4) (アキバズビート) "Sakura Happy Maze": Music/Arrangement
"Seasons": Music/Arrangement
2018-03-30 Adventure of a Lifetime (W64) (空と海が、ふれあう彼方) Main Theme Song: "Step into the Ocean": Music
2018-11-14 LoveKami: Healing Harem (W64) Main Theme: Katatsui / One-Sided Love: Music Composition


Kenichi used the name 渋谷公園 (Shibuya Kōen). He was given this name by Yasuhiro Taguchi (aka Shibuya Dogen). This was because Okuma was a student of Taguchi's who used his sound driver.