Yasuhiro Taguchi

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Yasuhiro Taguchi
Yasuhiro Taguchi - 01.jpg
Local 田口 泰宏 (たぐち やすひろ)
Birth Place Japan
Nationality Japanese   Japan.svg
Aliases 渋谷道玄 (Shibuya Dougen)

Yasuhiro Taguchi (better known as Dougen Shibuya) is a Japanese composer, sound designer, and sound programmer. He originally worked at Square Enix (while they were Enix) and programmed sound drivers for them. He later joined Cube.

Taguchi currently works as a programmer for Nintendo.

Audio Development


Taguchi wrote a sound driver in 6502 assembly. The music used a custom MML format.


Released Title Sample Notes
1989-03-17 Jesus: Kyoufu no Bio-Monster (FC) (ジーザス 恐怖のバイオ・モンスター) Sound Driver
(Listed under Jesus Original Staff and London Studio)
1990-09-07 Space Invaders '91 (GEN) (スペースインベーダー90) Sound Driver
1990-11-16 Granada (GEN) (グラナダ) Sound Driver
1990-12-20 Sagaia (GEN) (ダライアスII) Music Programmer with Noriyuki Iwadare.
1990-??-?? 46 Okunen Monogatari - The Shinka Ron (PC98) (46億年物語 -THE進化論-) Music Program (Arranged Koichi Sugiyama's music.)
1991-01-25 Dino Land (GEN) (超闘竜烈伝ディノランド) Sound Driver
1991-01-25 Wings of Wor (GEN) (ジノーグ) Sound Driver
1991-02-08 Akagawa Jiro no Yuurei Ressha (FC) (赤川次郎の幽霊列車) Sound Effects
1991-03-29 Shining in the Darkness (GEN) (シャイニング&ザ・ダクネス) Sound Driver
1991-04-25 Warsong (GEN) (ラングリッサー・光輝の末裔) Sound Driver
1991-05-31 Zero Wing (SMD) (ゼロウィング) Sound Driver
1991-08-29 Jewel Master (GEN) (ジュエル・マスター) Sound Driver
1991-09-13 Galaxy Force II (GEN) (ギャラクシーフォースⅡ) Sound Driver
1991-11-01 Ys III: Wanderers from Ys (GEN) Sound Driver
1991-12-02 Famicom Jump II: Saikyou no 7 Jin(FC) (ファミコンジャンプ2 最強の7人) Sound Programmer
1992-??-?? Dial Q o Mawase! (SMD) (ダイヤルQをまわせ!) Sound Driver
1992-03-13 The Steel Empire (GEN) (鋼鉄帝国) Re-Recording Engineer
1992-03-20 Shining Force (GEN) (シャイニング・フォース ~神々の遺産~)
Sound Effects with Enzan Shibuya.
1992-07-17 Gley Lancer (SMD) Sound Driver
1992-09-25 Rise of the Dragon: A Blade Hunter Mystery (SCD) (ライズ・オブ・ザ・ドラゴン) Unknown Role
1992-10-30 Landstalker (GEN) (ランドストーカー ~皇帝の財宝~) Sound Effect Programmer
1992-12-25 Shining Force Gaiden (GG) (シャイニング・フォース外伝) Sound Effects
1993-05-27 Ranger-X (GEN) (エクスランザー) Sound Driver (Z-80 Side)
1993-05-28 Snow Bros. (SMD) (スノーブラザーズ) Arranged Osamu Ohta's music.
1993-07-30 Kishi Densetsu (SMD) (騎士伝説) Sound Driver
1993-10-01 Shining Force II (GEN) (シャイニング・フォースⅡ 古えの封印) Sound Effects with Enzan Shibuya.
1993-12-29 Maten no Soumetsu (SMD) (魔天の創滅) Sound Driver
1993-??-?? Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (GEN) Sound Driver
1993-??-?? Ranger X (GEN) (エクスランザー) Sound Driver
1994-06-17 Crusader of Centy (GEN) (新創世記ラグナセンティ) Sound Driver
1994-06-24 Lord Monarch: Tokoton Sentou Densetsu (SMD) (ロードモナーク とことん戦闘伝説) Sound Driver
1994-08-26 Langrisser II (SMD) (ラングリッサーⅡ) Sound Program
1994-10-15 Super Tetris 2 + BomBliss (PC98) Arranger
1997-12-11 Shining Force (SAT) (シャイニングフォース:シナリオ1) Sound Effects


According to Masumi Takimoto, the name Dougen Shibuya found in many games belongs to Yasuhiro Taguchi. It is unknown how he got this name.

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