Shinji Hosoe

Composer / Arranger
While Shinji Hosoe discovered his musical talent relatively late, deeply immersing himself in the world if synthesizers in junior high, he quickly started performing with bands and became a pioneer in the videogame industry by joining the sound team at Namco in 1986. His first title, DRAGON SPIRIT, remains one of his most popular in a long line of the contributions he’s made to the biggest videogame franchises around the globe. While at Namco, Hosoe created music for the iconic TEKKEN and RIDGE RACER series as well making a name for himself in the shoot-‘em-up (shmup) space with soundtracks to several classic arcade titles.

In 1996, Hosoe left Namco to take up a role with development studio Arika to work on STREET FIGHTER EX with Capcom, BUSHIDO BLADE with Squaresoft, and TETRIS for Nintendo. Around this time, he also formed a Yellow Magic Orchestra parody band with other game music composers called Oriental Magnetic Yellow. In 2000, he struck out on his own and formed SuperSweep, a music production team and record label that has become a fan-favorite label for releasing soundtracks to games modern and retro alike along with numerous solo works. With SuperSweep, Hosoe has composed music for the MEGA MAN, XENOSAGA, DRAGON BALL, and POKEMON franchises as well as for games such as UNDER DEFEAT, 999: NINE HOURS, NINE PERSONS, NINE DOORS, ZERO ESCAPE: VIRTUE’S LAST REWARD, and PROTECT ME KNIGHT. SuperSweep also contributed to F-ZERO AX/GX. Hosoe has also become known as a leading remixer and arranger, contributing to official remix albums for Nintendo (DR. MARIO, Metroid Fusion), Capcom (MEGA MAN), Sega (PHANTASY STAR) and Gung-Ho (RAGNAROK ONLINE) and often appears on-stage at DJ events throughout Japan.

The team at SuperSweep includes several prominent talents such as Namco legend Ayako Saso and producers Takahiro Eguchi, Teruo Taniguchi, and Fumihisa Tanaka.

Ayako Saso Takahiro Eguchi Teruo Taniguchi Fumihisa Tanaka
Ayako Saso
Takahiro Eguchi
Teruo Taniguchi
Fumihisa Tanaka



Aliases
MEGATEN
sampling masters MEGA

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sweep.co.jp

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Selected Videogame Credits
Tetris99 (2019) Composer
GIGA WRECKER (2019) Composer
Fighting EX Layer (2018) Composer
Pokemon Quest (2018) Composer
Gurumin Life (2018) composer
SUPERBEAT XONiC (2018) composer
DJMax Respect (2017) composer
Angels with Scaly Wings (2017) composer
Taboo-Tattoo (2016) composer
Tekken 7 (2016) composer
Zero Time Dilemma (2016) composer
Adrift in a Cobalt Eternity (2016) composer
Protect Me Knight 2 (2014) composer
No Game No Life (2014) composer
Tekken Revolution (2013) composer
Ragnarok Online Elemental Tunes (2013) arranger
Ginga Force (2013) composer
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (2012) composer
Groove Coaster (2012) composer
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (2012) composer
DJMax Technicka Tune (2012) composer
Ragnarok Online VGM Arrange Collection (2012) arranger
25th Annviesrary Rockman Techno Arrange Ver. (2012) arranger
DJMax Technika 3 (2011) composer
Otomedius Excellent (2011) composer
DJMax Portable 3 (2010) composer
Fate/Extra (2010) composer
PERSONA3 Portable Voic Mix Arrange (2010) arranger
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (2009) composers
3D DOG GAME HEROES (2009) composer
Tekken 6 (2009) composer
Endless Ocean (2009) composer
Let's Tap (2008) composer
Omega Five (2008) arranger
DJMAX Portable Black Square (2008) composer
Folklore (2007) composer
Ridge Racer 7 (2007) composer
20th Anniversary Rockman 1~6 Techno Arrange Ver. (2007) remixer
ARKANOID DS (2007) arranger
DARIUS REMIX (2007) arranger
Super Dragon Ball Z (2006) composer
Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner (2006) composer
dodonpachi DAI-OU-JOU & ESPGALUDA -Perfect remix- (2005) remixer
Zatch Bell! Mamodo Battles (2005) composer
Under Defeat (2005) composer
Ibara (2005) composer
Mushihime-sama (2004) composer
Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Bose (2004) composer
FAMICOM 20TH ANNIVERSARY ARRANGE SOUND TRACKS (2004) arranger
Nintendo Sound History Series: Zelda the Music (2004) arranger
PHANTASY STAR ONLINE EPISODE I & II PREMIUM ARRANGE (2004) arranger
Megaman Network Transmission (2003) composer
Naruto: Clash of Ninja (2002) composer
Perfect Prince (2002) composer
Custom Robo GX (2002) composer
Technic Beat (2002) composer
Driving Emotion Type-S (2001) composer
beatmania IIDX (2001) composer
Technictix (2001) composer
Street Fighter EX3 (2000) composer
Tetris the Absolute 2: The Grand Master (2000)
Custom Robo (1999) composer
iS: internal section (1999) composer
Tetris: The Grand Master (1998) composer
Street Fighter EX2 (1998) composer
Bushido Blade (1997) composer
Street Fighter EX (1996) composer
Tekken 2 (1996) arranger
Xevious 3D/G (1996) composer
Speed Racer (1995) composer
Cyber Cycles (1995) composer
Rave Racer (1995) composer
Tekken (1995) arranger
Cyber Commando (1994) composer
GAttack of the Zolgear (1994) composer
Ridge Racer 2 (1994) composer
Ridge Racer (1993) composer
Cyber Sled (1993) composer
Fighter & Attacker (1992) composer
Starblade (1991) composer
Galaxian: Project Dragoon (1990) composer
Dragon Saber (1990) composer
Final Lap 2 (1990) composer
Dirt Fox (1989) composer
Ordyne (1988) composer
Metal Hawk (1988) composer
Assault (1988) composer
Quester (1987) composer
Final Lap (1987) composer
Dragon Spirit (1987) composer