|Fast facts on Ryoichi Hasegawa|
|Company(ies): Sega of Japan (1992-11 – 1998-03; 2007-07 – 2012-01)|
|Education: West Virginia University|
Ryoichi Hasegawa (長谷川 亮一) is an overseas coordinator and domestic localizer that worked with various Sega titles from late 1992 to early 1998. He was also a lyricist for Daytona USA 2 alongside Fumio Ito as well as the Sega Saturn classic Burning Rangers for its menu theme, "We are Burning Rangers." For the latter game's overseas release he is credited as Talking Moon - an alias previously used by vocalists Curtis King, Jr. & Dana Calitri for the single release of NiGHTS' main theme, "Dreams Dreams" - despite being credited regularly in the original version. As such, Hasegawa is also credited for translating Tomoko Sasaki's lyrics for "Angels with Burning Hearts" and "I Just Smile."
Hasegawa then took a similar job at Sony Computer Entertainment and remained there until mid 2007, but later returned to Sega. He would remain with the company until early 2012, this time engaging in more executive roles such as a producer for the PSN & XBLA version of Crazy Taxi.
He is now a Localization Producer for DeNA Co., Ltd..