Takeshi Ichida

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Takeshi Ichida
Local 市田 剛史 (いちだ たけし)
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases T. Ichida, CMS Takeshi, Hi-Tech Icchy, 1CH, CMS, Uno, Take-1?

Takeshi Ichida is a Japanese composer and sound designer who worked at TOSE. He joined around 1991 and left around 1994. He mainly received credit in their SNES games, but also worked on a handful of Famicom and Game Boy titles.

Ichida currently works at Ricoh.

Music Composition


Takeshi used Tose's variant of Nintendo's Kankichi-kun sound software. One of the instruments is the famous slap bass patch from the Korg M1.


Released Title Sample Notes
1991-08-10 Dragon Ball Z II: Gekigami Freeza!! (FC) (ドラゴンボールZ2 激神フリーザ!!)
1992-04-24 Goal! (SNES) (スーパーカップ サッカー)
1992-08-07 Super Bases Loaded 2 (SNES) (スーパー3Dベースボール)
1993-03-19 Pro Sport Hockey (SNES) (ユーエスエーアイスホッケー)
1993-04-23 SD Gundam: Gundam Wars (FC) (DATACH SDガンダム ガンダムウォーズ) Composer?
1993-08-06 Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku (FC) (ドラゴンボールZ外伝 サイヤ人全滅計画) With Miyuki Uemura, Yuki Sabakuma, Sukezo Oyama, and Shinji Amagishi.
1993-09-23 SD Kidou Senshi Gundam 2 (SFC) (SD機動戦士ガンダム2) With "Pro-Mars".
1993-11-26 Super Goal! 2 (SNES) (武田修宏のスーパーカップサッカー) With Yoshiki Nishimura.
1994-02-18 Takeda Nobuhiro no Ace Striker (GB) (武田修宏のエースストライカー) Title Screen
1994-06-10 Yuu Yuu Hakusho 2: Kakutou no Shou (SFC) (幽☆遊☆白書2 格闘の章) With Hideyuki Ashizawa.
1996-??-?? The Alius (W32)


Because Takeshi worked for TOSE, a company that didn't believe in giving credit to their development team, he was forced to use aliases the few times he was credited.

He was usually credited as CMS Takeshi. It is unknown what the CMS stands for.

He was also credited as 1CH. This alias is a bit complex behind its etymology; Ichi is the Japanese word for "One", but some Japanese accents omit the last "i" from its pronunciation, and the alias is also supposed to look like this pronunciation (Ich).

In the Japanese version of Super Goal! Two, he is credited as Uno. As stated above, "Ichi" is the Japanese pronunciation of the number one, while Uno is the Spanish translation of the number one.