Tsutomu Ogura

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Tsutomu Ogura
Local 小倉 努 (おぐら つとむ)
Born 1964-10-05
Birth Place Kawanishi-shi, Hyogo, Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases T. Ogura, New Cuple Ogura, Boom Ogura, Kingoro, シンコン Ogura (Newlywed Ogura)

Tsutomu Ogura is a Japanese composer and sound designer, known for his numerous works with Konami. He joined the company around 1987, with his first work being Battlantis, which he worked on with other members of the Konami Kukeiha Club. He is known for both his melancholic compositions and intense basslines. He originally started out working on Konami's arcade games. He was then assigned to their home platform games before eventually returning to do arcade games once more.

Around 2002, Ogura appears to have left Konami and the game industry as a whole.

Music Development


Tsutomu used Nintendo's MP2K sound engine.


Released Title Sample Notes
1987-07-?? Battlantis (ARC) (バトランティス) With Shigeru Fukutake, Masanori Adachi, and Kenichi Matsubara.
1987-??-?? City Bomber (ARC) (シティボンバー)
1987-??-?? MX 5000 (ARC) (フラックアタック) With Yosuke Uno.
1988-08-12 The Adventures of Bayou Billy (NES) (マッド・シティ)
With Jun Funahashi, Kiyohiro Sada, and Hidenori Maezawa.
1988-??-?? Hot Chase (ARC) (ホットチェイス)
1990-01-05 Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ougon Kiseru (FC) (がんばれゴエモン外伝 きえた黄金キセル) With "Bareika", Michiru Yamane, Harumi Ueko, Satoko Miyawaki, and "Jinsei Iroma".
1990-04-?? Snake's Revenge (NES)
1990-09-?? Mission: Impossible (NES) Special Thanks
1991-03-?? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time (ARC) (ティーンエージ ミュータント ニンジャ タートルズ/タートルズ イン タイム) Sound Designer with Michiru Yamane and Harumi Ueko.
1992-??-?? G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (ARC) (G.I.ジョー) With Kenichiro Fukui.
1992-??-?? Hexion (ARC) (ヘクシオン) Sound Program
1993-02-?? Mystic Warriors: Wrath of the Ninjas (ARC) (ミスティックウォリアーズ) Sound Effects
1993-??-?? Martial Champion (ARC) (マーシャルチャンピオン) Sound Design
1993-??-?? Quiz Gakumon No Susume (ARC) (クイズ 学問ノススメ) Sound Effects
1993-??-?? Run and Gun (ARC) (スラムダンク) Sound Programmer
1994-??-?? Soccer Superstars (ARC) (サッカースーパースターズ) Sound Effects
1995-09-29 NBA Give 'n Go (SFC) (スラムダンク) Sound Director
1995-12-01 Chibi Maruko-Chan: Mezase! Minami no Island!! (SFC) (ちびまる子ちゃん めざせ!南のアイランド!!) Sound Effects
1996-03-22 Jikkyou Keiba Simulation: Stable Star (SFC)
1996-12-20 Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius (PS1) (実況おしゃべりパロディウス ~フォーエバー・ウィズ・ミー~) Sound Unit: Sound Effect with Takashi Tateishi.
1996-12-20 Mahjong Master (N64) (麻雀MASTER) Sound Director
1997-02-?? International Superstar Soccer Deluxe (PS1) (実況ワールドサッカー2 ファイティング イレブン) Sound Director
1997-06-01 International Superstar Soccer 64 (N64) (実況ワールドサッカー3) With Harumi Ueko, Takahito Uenishi, and Junko Ishigami.
1998-01-29 NBA In The Zone '98 (N64) (NBA イン ザ ゾーン ’98) Sound Director & Sound Effects
1998-03-26 Deadly Arts (N64) (G.A.S.P!! Fighter's NEXTream) Sound Assistant Producer
1998-06-04 International Superstar Soccer '98 (N64) (実況ワールドサッカー ワールドカップ フランス'98) With various others.
1999-04-01 Power Pro Kun Pocket (GBC) (パワプロクンポケット) With Junko Sunago, Atsushi Kusunoki, and Shigeru Araki.
2000-01-27 NBA In The Zone 2000 (PS1) (NBAパワーダンカーズ5) Sound Unit: Sound Director & Sound Effects
2000-02-18 NBA In The Zone 2000 (N64) Sound Unit: Sound Director & Sound Effects
2000-07-06 International Superstar Soccer 2000 (GBC) (ワールドサッカーGB 2000) Sound Effects with Junko Sunago.
2000-12-21 ESPN NBA 2Night (PS2) (nbaトゥナイト ) Sound Production: Director
2002-02-14 WTA Tour Tennis (GBA) (WTAツアーテニスポケット) Sound Director


In Bayou Billy, he uses two different aliases; one for the Japanese version, and another for the North American version. In the Japanese version, he is credited as シンコン Ogura (Shinkon Ogura). The word Shinkon (新婚) is Japanese for Newlywed, suggesting he had recently got married during the game's development. In the North American version, he is credited as New Cuple Ogura, the world couple being misspelled, the name, again, suggesting he had recently married during the game's production.