Saori Kobayashi

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Saori Kobayashi
Saori Kobayashi - 01.jpg
Local 小林早織 (こばやし さおり)
Gender Female
Born 19??-07-31
Birth Place Yokohama, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases S. Kobayashi

Saori Kobayashi is a Japanese composer and sound designer probably best known for scoring the Panzer Dragoon games.

Kobayashi had graduated from Musashino Academia Musicae. She started out composing music as a student for various types of media including commercials, dramas, and even video game music. In 1994, she joined Sega's sound team, and scored the music to many of the Panzer Dragoon series, which received critical acclaim, and are possibly her best known soundtracks. In 1998, Kobayashi left Sega to pursue her freelance career, where she was not only a keyboardist, but also an instructor. Though she had left Sega, she continued to work with them freelance, and even scored the music to the game Crimson Dragon.

Today, Kobayashi continues to compose music, and performs in the band AKANE with Yumiko Takahashi.

Audio Development


For Inspector Gadget, she used Nova's version of Nintendo's Kankichi-kun.


Note: Though some sites give credit to Kobayashi for Sassou Shounen Eiyuuden Coca-Cola Kid, she has told us that she did not work on this game, so it is not listed in her gameography. The game credits say Sound Directer: Sarry.

Released Title Sample Notes
1993-12-17 Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck (GG) (ドナルドダックの4つの秘宝)
1993-12-?? Inspector Gadget (SNES)
1993-??-?? Deep Duck Trouble Starring Donald Duck (SMS)
1994-??-?? Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (SMS) Sound Project Coordinator
1995-01-13 Legend of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (GG) (ミッキーマウスの伝説の王国) Sound Project Coordinator
1995-01-27 Sylvan Tale (GG) (シルヴァンテイル)
1995-03-17 Sonic Drift 2 (GG) (ソニックドリフト2) With Masayuki Nagao.
1995-06-23 Blue Seed (SAT) (ブルーシード ~奇稲田秘録伝~) With Tomoko Sasaki, Tomonori Sawada, and Yoshiaki Kashima.
1995-09-01 Kishin Douji Zenki (GG) (鬼神童子ZENKI) Sound Director
1996-03-22 J.League Victory Goal '96 (SAT) (ビクトリーゴール'96) Sound Staff with Hirofumi Murasaki, Jun Senoue, and Miki Obata.
1996-07-05 NiGHTS into Dreams... (SAT) (ナイツ) Sound Effects with Fumie Kumatani and Tatsuya Kōzaki.
1998-01-29 Panzer Dragoon Saga (SAT) (アゼル パンツァードラグーンRPG) With Mariko Nanba.
1999-04-23 Jinsei Game Tomodachi Takusan Tsukurou yo! (GBC) (人生ゲーム 友達をたくさんつくろうよ!) With Kennosuke Suemura.
1999-05-31 Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers (N64) (シャドウゲイト64) With Kennosuke Suemura.
1999-09-30 J.League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou! (DC) (Jリーグ プロサッカークラブをつくろう!) Arrangement
2002-12-19 Panzer Dragoon Orta (XBOX) (パンツァードラグーン オルタ) With Yutaka Minobe.
2007-05-24 Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth Remix (NDS) (ホシガミ) With Kennosuke Suemura.
2008-11-13 Sengoku Efuda Yuugi: Hototogisu Ran (PSP) (戦国絵札遊戯 不如帰 -HOTOTOGISU- 乱) With Kennosuke Suemura.
2009-11-05 Sakura Note: Ima ni Tsunagaru Mirai (NDS) (サクラノート ~いまにつながるみらい~) Theme Song Arrangement
2012-04-19 Code of Princess (3DS) (コード・オブ・プリンセス) Piano A ('Holy Princess')
2012-06-14 Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz (PSP) (スーパーモンキーボール特盛あそビ~タ!) With Yoshitaka Hirota, Yuichi Kanno, and Hiroyuki Maruyama.
2013-11-22 Crimson Dragon (XONE) (クリムゾンドラゴン サイドストーリー) With Jeremy Garren.
2014-06-18 Kakuriyo no Mon (W64) (かくりよの門) Hibiku Oto wa Nue no Koe
2020-03-26 Panzer Dragoon: Remake (SW) (パンツァードラグーン リメイク) Arranger

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