Mitsunori Ogihara

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Mitsunori Ogihara
Mitsunori Ogihara - 1.jpg
Local 荻原 光徳 (vおぎはら みつのり)
Born 1963-??-??
Birth Place Kawasaki City, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases M. Ogihara, おぎわら みつのり (Mitsunori Ogiwara)

Mitsunori Ogihara is a Japanese composer, sound designer, and sound programmer who composed music for ASCII. He graduated from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Science. He has attended many colleges, graduating with degrees in computer science. For many years, he was a faculty member at the University of Rochester teaching computer science. He currently works at the University of Miami for Computer Science.

Music Composition


The NES programmable sound generator system was very simple. There were only four sound generators, one which is purely for white noise. Each generator had two or three byte registers for control. What the program did was storing data in the registers, waiting for a given number of interrupts, and then rewriting the register values.

Mitsunori programmed his own sound engine and wrote the music in assembly.


Released Title Sample Notes
1985-12-14 Bokosuka Wars (FC) (ボコスカウォーズ) Sound Driver
1986-11-28 Castlequest (NES) (キャッスルエクセレント)
1986-12-23 Star Voyager (NES) (コズモジェネシス)
1987-06-27 Hokkaidou Rensa Satsujin: Okhotsk ni Kiyu (FC) (北海道連鎖殺人オホーツクに消ゆ)
Music Program with Takuya Watanabe.
1988-07-15 Best Play Pro Baseball (FC) (ベストプレープロ野球) Sound Driver?
1988-??-?? Penguin-kun Wars 2 (MSX)
1990-03-30 Penguin Wars (GB) (ぺんぎんくんwars vs.)
1990-08-08 Ninjara Hoi! (FC) (忍者らホイ!) Sound Effects

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