Kiyoshi Kusatsu

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Kiyoshi Kusatsu
Local 草津 清? (くさつ きよし)
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases K. Kusatsu, K. Onsen, くさつ おんせん (Kusatsu Onsen), ♨ 草津 (Onsen Kusatsu), らいとりんく みゅうじっく (Light Link Music)

Kiyoshi Kusatsu is a Japanese composer, sound designer and programmer. He worked for ITL and Act Japan. Since Kiyoshi was good friends with him, he also occasionally uses the alias of Kenichi Kamio's music company Light Link Music.

Music Development


Kiyoshi programmed a sound driver in 6502 assembly. Kenichi would write the music on sheet music paper and would then give it to Kusatsu to convert to his sound engine by hand. It is unknown of Kiyoshi's sound driver utilized assembly or Music Macro Language.


Released Title Sample Notes
1987-12-?? Run Deep (ARC) (ザ・ディープ) With Yoshio Watanabe.
1988-09-02 Matou no Houkai: The Hero of Babel (FDS) (魔塔の崩壊)
1989-12-27 Volfied (PCE) (ヴォルフィード)
1990-03-09 Don Doko Don (FC) (ドンドコドン) Sound Driver?
1990-05-11 Kagerou Densetsu (FC) (影狼伝説) With Yoshio Watanabe.
1990-08-03 Jigoku Meguri (TG16) (地獄めぐり)
1991-??-?? Halley Wars (GG) Sound Program
1991-??-?? Sagaia (GB) (サーガイア)
1991-12-20 Bakushou!! Jinsei Gekijou 3 (FC) (爆笑 人生劇場3) Sound Effects
1992-04-25 Hyokkori Hyoutanjima: Nazo no Kaizokusen (FC) (ひょっこりひょうたん島 謎の海賊船) Sound
1993-03-05 Bubble Bobble: Part 2 (NES) (バブルボブル2)
Arranger/Sound Driver
1993-09-24 Super Nova (SNES) (ダライアスフォース)
1994-11-25 Daibakushou: Jinsei Gekijou - Ooedo Nikki (SFC) (大爆笑人生劇場 ~大江戸日記~)
1995-12-29 Daibakushou: Jinsei Gekijou - Zukkoke SalaryMan Hen (SFC) (大爆笑人生劇場 ~ずっこけサラリーマン編~)
1996-12-13 Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Souzoushu Arawaru! (GB) (ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 妖怪創造主現る!) Sound Programmer
1996-12-27 Meitantei Conan: Chika Yuuenchi Satsujin Jiken (GB) (名探偵コナン 地下遊園地殺人事件) Sound Program
1999-11-11 Jeff Gordon XS Racing (GBC)
2000-??-?? Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (GBC)
2000-11-?? Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (GBC) With Yoshio Watanabe.
2001-03-30 Return of the Ninja (GBC) With Yoshio Watanabe.
2001-06-05 Ultimate Surfing (GBC) (波乗り野郎!)
2001-07-20 J.League Excite Stage Tactics (GBC) (Jリーグエキサイトステージ タクティクス)
2010-12-?? Bang Bang Busters (NG)


Kiyoshi often used the name Onsen in his credits, or sometimes even used the graphic ASCII character . The word is Japanese for hot springs.