Norio Hanzawa

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Norio Hanzawa
Local 半澤 一雄 or 半沢 紀夫 (はんざわ のりお)
Born Unknown
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases N. Hanzawa, Star Hanzawa, Playback Hanzawa, Non, のん (Non)

Norio Hanzawa (also known as Kazuo Hanzawa) is a Japanese composer and sound designer, known for his countless works with Konami and Treasure.

He joined Konami around 1989 and was a part of the Konami Kukeiha Club under the moniker "Playback Hanzawa". He is known for working on many arcade soundtracks for the company, and is known for his soundtracks for Quarth and Punk Shot. In 1992, Hanzawa left Konami and went with Hiroshi Iuchi and Katsuhiko Suzuki to work at Treasure. There, he scored many games including Gunstar Heroes and Alien Soldier.

Music Development


Norio created MIDI files, possibly in Logic. He then ran them through a blue box provided by Nintendo, and then used Nintendo's MP2K sound driver.


Released Title Sample Notes
1989-10-27 Castlevania: The Adventure (GB) (ドラキュラ伝説)
With Shigeru Fukutake and Hidehiro Funauchi.
1989-10-?? Quarth (ARC) (クォース)
1990-03-16 Quarth (GB) (クォース) With Hidehiro Funauchi.
1990-07-06 Quarth (X68) (クォース) With Hideaki Shikama.
1990-09-?? Rollergames (NES) With Katsuhiko Suzuki, Shigemasa Matsuo, and Atsushi Fujio.
1991-??-?? The Simpsons (ARC)
1992-06-?? After Burner III (FMT) (アフターバーナー) Music Arrangement, Additional Keyboard with Haruhiko Noda.
1992-??-?? Bucky O'Hare (ARC)
1993-09-09 Gunstar Heroes (GEN) (ガンスターヒーローズ)
1994-08-04 Dynamite Headdy (GEN) (ダイナマイト ヘッディー) With Katsuhiko Suzuki, "Yasuko", Koji Yamada and Aki Hata.
1994-09-30 Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Touitsusen (SMD) (幽☆遊☆白書 魔境と一戦) With Satoshi Murata, Katsuhiko Suzuki, and Aki Hata.
1995-02-24 Alien Soldier (GEN) (エイリアン ソルジャー)
1996-01-26 Guardian Heroes (SAT) (ガーディアンヒーローズ) Assistant Sound Director
Sound with Katsuhiko Suzuki and Satoshi Murata.
1997-06-27 Mischief Makers (N64) (ゆけゆけ!!トラブルメーカーズ)
1997-09-11 Silhouette Mirage (SAT) (シルエットミラージュ) Audio: Treasure Sound Logo
1998-07-23 Silhouette Mirage (PS1) (シルエットミラージュ) Audio: Treasure Sound Logo
1999-07-29 Rakugaki Showtime (PS1) (ラクガキショータイム) With Toshiya Yamanaka.
1999-12-09 Bangai-O (DC) (爆裂無敵バンガイオー) With Aki Hata, Toshiya Yamanaka, and Mr. Namiki.
2001-07-27 Stretch Panic (PS2) (ひっぱリンダ) With Satoshi Murata.
2001-??-?? Tiny Toon Adventures: Defenders of the Universe (PS2)
2002-07-05 Tiny Toon Adventures: Scary Dreams (GBA) (Buster's Bad Dream)
2003-06-20 Wario World (GC) (ワリオワールド) With Minako Hamano.
2003-12-18 Astro Boy: Omega Factor (GBA) (アトムハートの秘密) With Tsuyoshi Kaneko.
2004-09-14 Advance Guardian Heroes (GBA) (アドバンス ガーディアンヒーローズ)
2005-07-14 Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (GC) (ダンスダンスレボリューション ウィズ マリオ) Starring Wario! from Wario World with Minako Hamano.
2005-10-06 Gunstar Super Heroes (GBA) (ガーディアンスーパーヒーローズ)
2006-01-26 Bleach: The Blade of Fate (NDS) (ブリーチDS 蒼天に駆ける運命)
2008-03-19 Bangai-O Spirits (NDS) (バンガイオー魂)
2009-10-29 Sin & Punishment: Star Successor (Wii) (罪と罰 宇宙の後継者)
2019-11-14 War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (IOS) Japanese Version: FgG Sound Team: Sound Director with Shinya Tanaka.