Takane Ohkubo

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Takane Ohkubo
Takane Ohkubo - 1.jpg
Local 大久保 高嶺 (おおくぼ たかね)
Born 19??-07-05
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases T. Ohkubo, TomCat System, Benjamin.Hebi, Beatmaniac, Retire

Takane Ohkubo is a Japanese composer and sound designer. He is known for his work with Namco, Tomcat System, as well as his own company Beatmaniac. He is also the brother of the late game developer Ryoichi Ohkubo. Takane initially started at Namco around 1988, his first work being a graphic designer for the game Genpei Toumaden (ARC). He later worked on the music to Chouzetsu Rinjin Bravoman, in which the character Benjamin Ohkubo Hikozaemon was modeled after his likeness. Around 1989, he moved with his brother to Tomcat System, who would still occasionally work with Namco. He also worked with Norio Nakagata on Zombie Nation both as a composer and planner. In 1993, Ohkubo founded his own music business, Beatmaniac, and continued to score music for various video games.

March 24, 2012


He currently works at Espada.

Music Development

GB

Takane used a sound driver by Ryoichi Ohkubo. The sound driver would be modified throughout the years it was used. He had to write the music in assembly code.

NES

For Zombie Nation, he used a sound driver by Kunihito Hiramatsu.

PCE

Takane used a sound driver by Ryoichi Ohkubo.

SNES

For SimAnt and Wakataka Oozumou, he developed a sound driver with Kazunari Mimura.

Gameography

Note: While Othello Millenium lacks credits for audio, Takane verified composing for the title.

Released Title Sample Notes
1988-??-?? Bakutotsu Kijuutei: BaRaDuKe II (ARC)
1988-??-?? Chouzetsu Rinjin Bravoman (ARC) Heavy Metal
1989-06-23 Jinmu Denshou (PCE) (神武伝承)
1989-08-25 Rock-On (PCE) (ロック・オン)
1990-01-14 Heiankyo Alien (GB) (平安京エイリアン) With Norio Nakagata.
1990-03-23 Formation Armed F (PCE) (アームドF)
1990-12-14 Zombie Nation (NES) (暴れん坊天狗) With Norio Nakagata.
1991-08-30 Metal Slader Glory (FC) (メタルスレイダーグローリー) Special Thanks
1991-12-29 SimEarth: The Living Planet (SNES) (シムアース)
1992-01-04 Bouken Danshaku Don: The Lost Sunheart (PCE) (冒険男爵ドン サン=ハート編)
1992-07-10 Color Wars (ROM2) (カラーウォーズ) PSG Sound, Arrange & Design
1992-07-24 Syvalion (SNES) (サイバリオン) Special Thanks
1992-10-02 Gekisha Boy (PCE) (激写ボーイ)
1992-12-18 Kizuchida Quiz da Gen-San Da! (GB) (木づちだ クイズだ 源さんだ!)
1993-02-26 SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony (SNES) (シムアント)
1993-07-16 Death Brade (SFC) (デスブレイド) Arrange & Design
1993-07-16 Sanrio World Smash Ball! (SFC) (サンリオワールド スマッシュボール)
1993-08-27 Mario & Wario (SFC) (マリオとワリオ) Sound Program with Kazunari Mimura.
1993-10-29 Soukou Kihei Votoms: The Battling Road (SFC) (装甲騎兵ボトムズ ザ・バトリングロード) Arrange & Design
(Credited for "Sound Effects & Program" as Tomcat System)
1993-11-12 Wakataka Oozumou: Yume no Kyoudai Taiketsu (SFC) (若貴大相撲 夢の兄弟対決)
1994-??-?? The Incredible Machine (PC98) (パラランチョ) Sound Effects
1994-01-07 World Class Rugby 2: Kokunai Gekitou Hen '93 (SFC) (ワールドクラスラグビー 2 国内激闘編) Sound Driver
1994-02-26 Itadaki Street 2: Neon Sign wa Bara Iro ni (SFC) (いただきストリート2 ネオンサインはバラ色に)
1994-03-04 Super Loopz (SFC) (スーパーループス) Sound Driver
1994-07-29 Super Pachinko (SFC) (スーパーパチンコ)
1994-09-?? Michael Andretti's Indy Car Challenge (SNES) (マイケル・アンドレッティ インディーカーチャレンジ)
1994-10-28 Bakutou Dodgers (SFC) (爆投!ドッチャーズ バンプス島は大騒ぎ)
1994-10-28 Masakari Densetsu: Kintarou Role-Playing-Hen (GB) (マサカリ伝説金太郎 RPG編) Sound
1994-11-18 GP-1 Part II (SNES) (GP-1 RS) With Kazunari Mimura.
1995-03-31 The Monopoly Game 2 (SFC) (ザ・モノポリーゲーム2) Arrange & Design
1995-05-19 Super Keiba 2 (SFC) (スーパー競馬2)
1995-09-29 Space Squash (VB) (スペーススカッシュ)
1996-??-?? BS Kirby no Omocha-Bako Hoshi Kuzushi (SFC) (カービィのおもちゃ箱【星くずし】)
1996-??-?? SimTunes (DOS) Special Thanks
1996-01-26 SD Gundam Power Formation Puzzle (SFC) (Dガンダム Power formation Puzzle) With Katsunari Kitajima.
1996-02-29 Kuma no Puutarou: Takara Sagashi da Ooiri Game Battle! (GB) (クマのプー太郎 ~宝さがしだ大入ゲームバトル!)
1996-03-08 Ginga Sengoku Gunyuuden Rai (SFC) (銀河戦国群雄伝 ライ)
1996-10-04 Kuru Kuru Twinkle: Onegai Ohoshisama (PS1)
1996-11-18 Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems (SNES) (マーヴルスーパーヒーローズ ウォーオブザジェム)
1997-01-17 F-1 Grand Prix 1996: Team Unei Simulation (PS1)
1997-01-31 Milandra (SFC) (ミランドラ)
1997-10-02 Goiken Muyou: Anarchy in the Nippon (SS)
1997-11-27 Burger Burger (PS1) (バーガーバーガー) Sound Effects
1998-05-23 Wrecking Crew '98 (SFC) (レッキングクルー'98)
1998-05-28 Mujintou Monogatari R: Futari no Love Love Ai Land (SS) Sound Engineer
1998-09-23 Itadaki Street: Gorgeous King (PS1) (いただきストリート ゴージャスキング) Sound Design
1999-08-05 Meitantei Conan: Majutsushi no Chousenjou! (WS) (名探偵コナン 魔術師の挑戦状!)
1999-10-08 Othello Millennium (GBC) (オセロミレニアム)
2000-02-21 Card Hero: Trading & Battle (GBC) (トレード&バトル カードヒーロー)
2000-04-20 Slither Link (WS) (スリザーリンク)
2000-07-19 The Tetris (PS1)
2000-07-27 Meitantei Conan: Nishi no Meitantei Saidai no Kiki!? (WS) (名探偵コナン 西の名探偵最大の危機!?)
2000-11-29 Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut (SFC) (メタルスレイダーグローリーディレクターズカット)
2000-12-14 RC Helicopter (PS1)
2001-04-15 Meitantei Conan: Yuugure no Ouju (WSC) (名探偵コナン 夕暮れの皇女)
2001-04-26 The Suiri (PS1)
2001-09-13 One Piece: Niji no Shima Densetsu (WSC) (ONE PIECE 虹の島伝説)
2001-10-12 Gessou! Dangun Racer Onsoku Buster: Dangun Tama (GBC) (激走ダンガンレーサー)
2002-03-28 The Gambler (PS1)
2002-05-23 The Cameraman (PS1)
2002-11-16 Inuyasha: Kagome no Yume Nikki (WSC) (犬夜叉 ~かごめの夢日記~)
2003-07-24 The Renai Horror Adventure (PS2) (SIMPLE2000シリーズVol.34 THE恋愛ホラーアドベンチャー 〜漂流少女〜) Sound Data Conversion
2008-06-12 Othello de Othello DS (NDS) (オセロdeオセロ)
2009-11-26 Yamada Yuusuke World Puzzle: Bokura no 48 Jikan Sensou (PSP)
2011-05-16 Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove: Monster Mix (WII) (うしみつモンストルオぷち 不思議なお城のダンスパーティー)
2011-07-21 Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove 3D (3DS) (うしみつモンストルオ リンゼと魔法のリズム)
Unreleased Laplace no Ma (SFC) (ラプラスの魔)
Unreleased Sound Fantasy (SNES) (サウンドファンタジー)

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