Mariko Nanba

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Mariko Nanba (南波 真理子), born June 28, 1971, in Chiba prefecture, Japan, is a composer for Wave Master best known for her work with the Sonic the Hedgehog series' music. Her interest in music started at age 4, when she began piano lessons. From there, she attended Tokyo Conservatoire Shobi (college of music) and in 1994, sent a demo tape to the Sega Digital Media department. She was hired, and worked on her first game, Panic!, where she handled mastering (MA) duties in the sound department.

Nanba enjoys drinking coffee and beer and eating soba—one of her favorite hobbies is having a nice dinner ("to enjoy delicious foods!") Her favorite musician is Burt Bacharach, and some favorite games include Mother 2 (aka Earthbound), Kowloon's Gate, Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG and Space Channel 5.

Among the studio gear Nanba uses are Macintosh, Pro Tools, Studio Vision, Micro KORG, Recorder, etc.

Production Credits

Song Credits

Knuckles' Chaotix

  • Child's Song — Music & Arrangement

Panzer Dragoon Saga

  • Ecce valde generous ale (Behold the Precious Wings) — Music
  • Rest — Music & Arrangement
  • The Black Fleet — Arrangement

Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! (Dreamcast Version)

  • Let's Go to the Ballpark! (DC Edition J. League Let's Make a Pro Baseball Team Ending Theme) — Arrangement

Space Channel 5 Part 2

  • Ulala's History — Music & Arrangement
  • Indication of Great Disaster — Music & Arrangement
  • Go Go Cheer Girl — Music & Arrangement
  • Eyes Shining in the Dark — Music & Arrangement (w/Kenichi Tokoi, Tomoya Ohtani & Naofumi Hataya)
  • Which One is Real? — Music & Arrangement
  • Purge's Theme [Complete Version] — Music & Arrangement
  • Destruction Begins — Music & Arrangement
  • Desperate Dance Showdown — Music & Arrangement
  • Finale ~more happy more crazy~ — Music & Arrangement (w/Kenichi Tokoi, Tomoya Ohtani & Naofumi Hataya)
  • NG Remix — Music & Arrangement (w/Kenichi Tokoi)

Space Channel 5 Part 2 Moji Moji ★ Can't Stop Remix

  • Go Go Gooo! Rescue Squad — Director
  • Parapaya 78 — Remixed by

Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg

  • Chant this Charm ~Theme of Giant Egg~ — Words & Music (w/Tomoya Ohtani)
  • The Beginning of Adventure — Music & Arrangement
  • Take Upper Fruit! — Music & Arrangement
  • Bossa Nova of Briny Air — Music & Arrangement
  • Odd March — Music & Arrangement

Sonic Heroes

  • Event : Excuse Me? — Music & Arrangement
  • Event : Unexpected Encounter — Music & Arrangement

Astro Boy

  • Ochanomizu Mansion Neighborhood (Daytime) — Music & Arrangement
  • Central City (Daytime) — Music & Arrangement
  • Ochanomizu Mansion Neighborhood (Night) — Music & Arrangement
  • Central City (Night) — Music & Arrangement

Feel the Magic XY/XX

  • Kimi Shine Love Theme 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Love's Ending Theme — Music & Arrangement (w/Naofumi Hataya)
  • I Would Die for You ~Rapid 60's Tone Mix~ — Remixed by (w/Tomoya Ohtani)

The Rub Rabbits!

  • Where Do Babies Come From? ~Akadoko Hell Mix~ — Remixed by (w/Tomoya Ohtani)

Shadow the Hedgehog

  • Circus Park — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Circus Park : Original ver. — Music & Arrangement, Programming

Sonic the Hedgehog

  • [Event] The Soleanna Festival — Music & Arrangement
  • Wave Ocean ~The Water's Edge~ — Music & Arrangement (w/Tomoya Ohtani)
  • Wave Ocean ~The Inlet~ — Music & Arrangement (w/Tomoya Ohtani)
  • [Event] Memory of Youth — Music & Arrangement
  • Soleanna Castle Town — Music & Arrangement
  • Dusty Desert ~Quicksand~ — Music & Arrangement (w/Tomoya Ohtani)
  • [Event] Running Through the Plains — Produced by
  • Tropical Jungle ~The Jungle ~ The Swamp~ — Music & Arrangement
  • [Event] In the Forest — Produced by
  • Kingdom Valley ~Wind ~ The Castle ~ Lakeside ~ Water~ — Music & Arrangement
  • Accordion Song — Music & Arrangement
  • White Acropolis ~Snowy Peak~ — Music & Arrangement
  • White Acropolis ~The Base~ — Music & Arrangement
  • [Event] To the Ancient Soleanna Castle — Music & Arrangement
  • Soleanna Forest — Music & Arrangement
  • Tropical Jungle ~The Ruins~ — Music & Arrangement
  • Aquatic Base ~Level 1~ — Music & Arrangement
  • Aquatic Base ~Level 2~ — Music & Arrangement
  • [Event] Leaving the Scepter of Darkness — Music & Arrangement
  • Town Mission 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Extras — Music
  • Dreams of an Absolution ~Theme of Silver the Hedgehog~ — Music
  • [Event] The Ruined World of the Future — Music & Arrangement
  • Dusty Desert ~The Ruins~ — Music & Arrangement (w/Tomoya Ohtani)
  • [Event] Never Cry, No Matter What — Music & Arrangement
  • [Event] The Flame of Hope — Music & Arrangement
  • [Event] Just Smile — Music & Arrangement
  • [Event] Parade: Past Memories — Produced by
  • My Destiny ~Theme of Elise~ — Music

Brain Assist

  • Song of Touch de Uno! DS (Yonshimai Version) — Music, Arrangement (w/Tomoya Ohtani)
  • Song of Touch de Uno! DS (Iburu & Mari Version) — Music

Sonic Rush Adventure

  • Coral Cave - Act 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Coral Cave - Act 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Coral Cave - Invincible — Music & Arrangement
  • Haunted Ship - Act 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Haunted Ship - Act 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Haunted Ship - Invincible — Music & Arrangement
  • Pirates Island - Act 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Pirates Island - Act 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Pirates Island - Invincible — Music & Arrangement
  • Windmill Village Mode 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Windmill Village Mode 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Windmill Village Mode 3 — Music & Arrangement
  • Sea Map — Music & Arrangement
  • Hovercraft — Music & Arrangement
  • Windmill Village Mode 4 — Music & Arrangement
  • Submarine — Music & Arrangement

Sonic Unleashed

Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll

  • Spin the Wheel — Music, Arrangement (w/Takahito Eguchi)
  • Crystal Sea — Music & Arrangement

Sonic Colors (Wii Version)

  • Area - Sweet Mountain — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Starlight Carnival — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Planet Wisp — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Aquarium Park — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Asteroid Coaster — Music & Arrangement
  • Speak with Your Heart - Ending Theme - — Music & Arrangement (w/Tomoya Ohtani)

Sonic Colors (DS Version)

  • Area - Sweet Mountain — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Starlight Carnival — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Planet Wisp — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Aquarium Park — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Asteroid Coaster — Music & Arrangement

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