Masafumi Ogata

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Masafumi Ogata (尾形 雅史), born August 24, 1968 in Akita Prefecture, Japan, is a former Sega composer.

He has composed music for two Sonic games and one related CD (alongside Naofumi Hataya) and is notable for composing the opening theme song to Sonic CD, Sonic - You Can Do Anything (also known as Toot Toot Sonic Warrior). He is also credited under the alias "Gatao" (which is an anagram of Ogata) in the 8-bit version of Sonic 2, which contains a version of that song as the background music for the stage Green Hills Zone, almost certainly made before the version in Sonic CD.

Other than Sonic games, he composed the song "Crying World," the theme for Round 6-1 in Ristar. This was not known until a soundtrack album Mega Drive Last Action Heroes, containing music from various Mega Drive games, was released; Tomoko Sasaki is credited as the sole composer in the game's credits (although Ogata is credited under Special Thanks as "Masashi Ogata").

In November 2011, it was revealed by Masayuki Nagao that Ogata composed the "theme song for Sonic Drift" and Nagao just arranged it. He also revealed that the Sonic 3 main theme (which he states is "somewhat a rearrangement of the original Sonic 1/2 theme") was possibly also composed by Ogata, but this is yet to be confirmed.

Aside from Sega titles, he has also composed music for a few Japan-exclusive games developed by C's Ware.

Furthermore, from the notes of the CD albums Platina Selection and Radio DC, it has been determined that Ogata's main company of affiliation following his work at Sega is AMS co., ltd, as "Sonic - You Can Do Anything ~Remix from Little Planet~" was said to be "Re-arranged...for AMS" in the latter album. This, combined with his credit for Rez, means that Ogata had been a part of AMS from at least late 1997 to late 2001.

He has also worked with Momo Michishita (better known as simply "momo") on occasion, as she provided the main vocals for "Brand-new World" from Sonic the Hedgehog - Remix (which Ogata arranged) and sang the ending theme of Death Crimson 2, "Maybe someday" (she also voiced the game's protagonist, Yuri Rosenberg).

Contents

Production History

Song Credits

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Master System and Game Gear Versions)

  • Title — Music & Arrangement
  • Green Hills Zone — Music & Arrangement
  • Gimmick Mountain Zone — Music & Arrangement
  • Crystal Egg Zone — Music & Arrangement
  • Speed Up — Music & Arrangement [NOTE: MS Only]
  • Invincible — Music & Arrangement
  • Miss — Music & Arrangement
  • Chaos Emerald — Music & Arrangement
  • Bad Ending — Music & Arrangement
  • Good Ending — Music & Arrangement
  • Continue — Music & Arrangement
  • Game Over — Music & Arrangement

Super Mega Drive Fan Vol. 1 - Mega CD Super Music Collection

Sonic CD (Japanese edition)

  • Sonic - You Can Do Anything — Music & Arrangement
  • Title — Music & Arrangement
  • Little Planet — Music & Arrangement
  • Collision Chaos — Music & Arrangement
  • Collision Chaos "G" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Collision Chaos "P" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Collision Chaos "B" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Tidal Tempest — Music & Arrangement
  • Tidal Tempest "G" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Tidal Tempest "P" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Tidal Tempest "B" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Wacky Workbench — Music & Arrangement
  • Wacky Workbench "G" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Wacky Workbench "P" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Wacky Workbench "B" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Speed Up!! — Music & Arrangement
  • Invincible!! — Music & Arrangement
  • Game Over — Music & Arrangement
  • Special Stage — Music & Arrangement

Super Mega Drive Fan Vol. 2 - Mega Drive Super Music Collection

  • Sonic After-6290 Mix — Original Music, Remixed by

Sonic Drift

  • Title — Music

Sonic the Hedgehog - Remix

  • Techno power mix — Music (w/Naofumi Hataya), Arrangement
  • Brand-new World — Music & Arrangement
  • #8th SPACE — Music & Arrangement
  • Miracle Blue ~Little Planet~ — Music (w/Naofumi Hataya)
  • Sonic Stream — Music & Arrangement

Ristar (Mega Drive Version)

  • Crying World (Round 6-1) — Music & Arrangement

Dream Generation ~Koi Ka? Shigoto Ka!?...~

  • Dream Wings — Arrangement
  • You are not Enough — Arrangement
  • Totally Secret — Arrangement
  • December Magic — Arrangement
  • Gentle Breeze — Music & Arrangement
  • image — Music & Arrangement
  • STEP! — Music & Arrangement
  • try it on — Music & Arrangement
  • The Moon by the Window — Music & Arrangement
  • Dream Generation ~Koi Ka? Shigoto Ka!? ...~ — Arrangement

Radio DC

  • Sonic - You Can Do Anything ~Remix from Little Planet~ — Music & Re-arrangement

Death Crimson 2

  • Maybe someday — Music & Arrangement
  • Power of Time — Music & Arrangement
  • Accrade — Music & Arrangement
  • Decision — Music & Arrangement
  • Grid of Century — Music & Arrangement
  • Scope — Music & Arrangement
  • antante — Music & Arrangement
  • Distant Thought — Music & Arrangement
  • Drop of Mind — Music & Arrangement
  • Impression — Music & Arrangement
  • Rhapsody — Music & Arrangement
  • Wind of the street — Music & Arrangement
  • True Story — Music & Arrangement
  • Path — Music & Arrangement

Death Crimson OX

  • Museum — Music
  • Porvenir — Music
  • Bamiya — Music
  • Disappearance — Music
  • OX Title — Music
  • OX Ending — Music