Toshiaki Takimoto

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Toshiaki Takimoto
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Local 滝本 利昭 (たきもと としあき)
Born 1967-??-??
Birth Place Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases T. Takimoto
Tos Takimoto
スマイル たきもと (Smile Takimoto)

Toshiaki Takimoto is a Japanese sound designer and programmer. In April 1986, he joined Hudson Soft. While working there, he oversaw the audio development for all the consoles they worked on, including the TurboGrafx-16, Turbo CD, NES, and SNES. He stayed with the company for 15 years, before leaving in May 2001. He rejoined Hudson in April 2004, and left finally in July 2011, possibly due to the merging of Hudson Soft and Konami. He has not worked on a video game since his first departure of the company.

Audio Development


Toshiaki never actually composed for the TurboGrafx-16, but rather arranged composers' compositions into Takayuki Iwabuchi's sound driver. He did this using a custom form of Music Macro Language. The titles he worked on were Break In, Yuuyuu Jinsei, Legendary Axe, and many others.


Released Title Platform Notes
1987-??-?? J.J. & Jeff (TG16) (カトちゃん ケンちゃん) N/A Sound Effects with Toshiyuki Sasagawa.
1987-02-10 Adventures of Dino Riki (NES) (新人類) Arranger?
1987-07-16 Starship Hector (NES) (ヘクター’87) N/A Arranger?/Sound Effects
1987-08-07 Robo Warrior (NES) (ボンバーキング) Arranger?/Sound Designer
1987-11-16 Faxanadu (NES) (ファザナドゥ) Sound Programming
1988-04-22 Yuuyuu Jinsei (PCE) (遊々人生)
Sound Programmer
1988-06-24 World Class Baseball (TG16) (パワーリーグ)
Arranger?/Sound Effects?
1988-07-08 Sengoku Mahjong (PCE) (戦国麻雀)
Arranger?/Sound Effects?
1988-09-23 The Legendary Axe (TG16) (魔境伝説) Sound Programmer; Arranged June Chikuma's music.
1988-11-18 Sadakichi Seven: Hideyoshi no Ougon (PCE) (定吉七番 秀吉の黄金)
Sound Designer, Arranger.
1989-02-09 Military Madness (TG16) (ネクタリス) Arranger
1989-03-04 Cobra Kuroryuuou no Densetsu (ROM2) (コブラ・黒竜王の伝説) Effects with Masatoshi Mizumachi.
1989-04-27 Susano O Densetsu (PCE) (凄ノ王伝説) Sound Unit with Takayuki Iwabuchi, Yuji Muroya and Keita Hoshi.
1989-05-25 Power Golf (TG16) (パワーゴルフ)
Arranger?/Sound Effects?
1989-06-30 Tengai Makyou: Ziria (ROM2) (天外魔境 自来也) Sound Program with Keita Hoshi, Takayuki Iwabuchi and Katsunori Takahashi.
1989-08-10 Break In (PCE) (ブレイク・イン)
Sound Program
1989-10-31 Doraemon: Meikyuu Daisakusen (PCE) (ドラえもん 迷宮大作戦) Sound Program with Katsunori Takahashi, Takayuki Iwabuchi and Keita Hoshi.
1989-11-17 Neutopia (TG16) (ニュートピア) Sound Effects
1990-06-29 Urusei Yatsura: Stay with You (ROM2) (うる星やつら ☆STAY WITH YOU☆) PSG Music / Sound Effects
1990-07-06 Super Star Soldier (TG16) (スーパースターソルジャー) Sound with Toshiyuki Sasagawa, Keita Hoshi, Takayuki Iwabuchi and Takuji Takahashi.
1990-07-20 Momotarou Densetsu Turbo (PCE) (桃太郎伝説ターボ) Sound Programmer with Nozomi Nakanishi and Masahiro Nakamura.
1990-07-27 Dai Makai-Mura (PCE) (大魔界村) Sound with Keita Hoshi.
1990-12-14 Spin Pair (PCE) (スピンペア) Music Director
1990-12-22 Momotarou Densetsu II (PCE) (桃太郎伝説Ⅱ) Sound Effects with Osamu Narita and Tomotsune Maeno.
1990-??-?? Cratermaze (TG16) Sound Program with Katsunori Takahashi, Takayuki Iwabuchi and Keita Hoshi.
1991-06-07 Cobra II: Densetsu no Otoko (ROM2) (コブラⅡ 伝説の男) Sound Effects with Masaaki Inoue.
1991-08-30 Seiryuu Densetsu Monbit (ROM2) (聖竜伝説モンビット) Sound Director
1991-10-25 Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes (ROM2) (ドラゴンスレイヤー英雄伝説) Sound Producer
1991-??-?? Aldynes (PCE) (オルディネス) Sound Director
1992-03-26 Tengai Makyou II: Manji Maru (ROM2) (天外魔境Ⅱ・卍MARU) Sound Unit: Audio Director
1992-04-24 Star Parodier (ROM2) (スターパロジャー) Sound Producer with Toshiyuki Sasagawa.
1992-07-17 Lodoss Tou Senki (ROM2) (ロードス島戦記) Sound Producer
1992-12-11 Bomberman '93 (TG16) (ボンバーマン’93) Sound Director
1992-12-23 Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II (ROM2) Sound Producer
1993-01-29 Fushigi no Umi no Nadia (ROM2) (ふしぎの海のナディア) Sound Director
1993-02-12 Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams (ROM2) (コットン) Music Director
1993-05-28 Quiz Caravan: Cult Q (ROM2) (クイズキャラバン カルトQ) Sound Producer
1993-07-10 Tengai Makyou: Fuun Kabuki Den (ROM2) (天外魔境・風雲カブキ伝) Sound Unit: Sound Produce with Masaaki Inoue, Keita Hoshi, Akihiro Sato, Osamu Narita, Kayoko Kon and Akihiro Honma.
1993-12-22 Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys (ROM2) (イースⅣ) Music Supervisor with Makoto Suzuki and Toshiyuki Sasagawa.
1993-12-24 Shin Momotarou Densetsu (SFC) (新桃太郎伝説) Technical Staff: Sound with Keita Hoshi, Akihiro Sato, Akihiro Honma, Takayuki Iwabuchi and Katsunori Takahashi.
1993-??-?? John Madden Duo CD Football (TGCD) With Masaaki Inoue.
1995-12-22 Kishin Douji Zenki FX: Vajra Fight (PCFX) (鬼神童子ZENKI FX 金剛焱闘) Sound Director with Shojii Tomi and Makoto Igarashi.
1995-12-22 Tengai Makyou Zero (SFC) (天外魔境 ZERO) Sound Unit: Engineering Support
1996-03-22 DoReMi Fantasy: Milon no DokiDoki Daibouken (SFC) Sound Producer with Toshiyuki Sasagawa.
1996-04-26 Super Bomberman 4 (SFC) (スーパーボンバーマン4) Sound Director with Kayoko Kon.
1996-07-19 Saturn Bomberman (SAT) (サターンボンバーマン) Sound Production Staff: Audio Supervisor
1997-01-14 Tengai Makyou: Dai-Yon no Mokushiroku - The Apocalypse IV (SAT) (天外魔境 第四の黙示録 The Apocalypse IV) Sound: Coordination with Akihiro Sato and Makoto Igarashi.
1998-12-18 Pokemon Trading Card Game (GBC) (ポケモンカードGB) Sound Director
1999-12-17 Mario Party 2 (N64) (マリオパーティ2) Sound Director with Akihiro Sato.
2001-03-28 Pokemon Card GB2: GRdan Sanjou (GBC) (ポケモンカードGB2 GR団参上!) Sound Director

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