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Tomoko Sasaki

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Tomoko Sasaki (佐々木 朋子, ササキ トモコ) is the main composer of the NiGHTS series most notable for composing and writing the lyrics for its main theme, "Dreams Dreams." She also provides voice work on occasion, such as the voice heard in the Sonic Team 1996 jingle, the various Chao types throughout the Sonic series and part of the chorus in Feel the Magic XY/XX. Sometime around the release of NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams, she left the company and has since joined Tokioheidi Works, through which she contributed to titles such as Super Smash Bros. Brawl and the Xbox 360 version of DeathSmiles II X.

Though she left Sega in the late '00s, she remained affiliated with them through the Serani Poji unit she created with vocalist Yukichi and producer Yukihiro Fukutomi, which spanned a handful of albums based on the fictional character of the same name from Roommania #203.

Interestingly enough, the alias she was credited by for her first game with the company (Maguro) was used as a cheat code in Ristar (another game Sasaki worked on) that fully unlocked the game's sound test and added a filter (aka Onchi Mode) to the game's music.

Production history

Discography

Song Credits

Virtua Racing Deluxe

  • Time Attack — Music & Arrangement
  • Fastest Lap — Music & Arrangement
  • Laps 1 — Music & Arrangement

Ristar (Mega Drive Version)

  • Sega Theme — Music & Arrangement
  • Ebony Force (Opening Theme 1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Pray!!Pray!!Play!! (Opening Theme 2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Shooting Ristar (Round 1-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Formation Lap ~ Ready..Go!! !! (Bonus Stage) — Music & Arrangement
  • Dancing Leaves (Round 1-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Concentration (Battle Entry, Round 7) — Music & Arrangement
  • Crazy Kings (Boss) — Music & Arrangement
  • Beyond Space (Round Clear 2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Splash Down!! (Round 2-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Break Silence (Round 2-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Busy Flare (Round 3-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Under Magma (Round 3-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Intension ~ Boss Jingle (Round 4-1 Pre-Song) — Music & Arrangement
  • Du-Di-Da!! (Round 4-1 Boss) — Music & Arrangement
  • On Parade (Round 4-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Crazy Kings [Onchi Ver.] (Round 4-2 Boss) — Music & Arrangement
  • Ring Rink (Round 5-1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Ice Scream (Round 5-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Lock Up!! (Round 6-2) — Music & Arrangement
  • Once More.. (Continue) — Music & Arrangement
  • Greedy Game (Final Boss) — Music & Arrangement
  • Star Humming (Ending 1) — Music & Arrangement
  • Next Cruise (Ending 2) — Music & Arrangement

NiGHTS into Dreams

  • Dreams Dreams — Words & Music
  • <Jingle> Sonic Team 1996 — Voice
  • Fragmented Nights — Music & Arrangement
  • <Event> Dreaming Youngsters : Claris Ver. — Music & Arrangement
  • Gate of Your Dream — Music & Arrangement
  • Paternal Horn — Music
  • Paternal Horn : Sweet Ver. — Music
  • Paternal Horn : Bitter Ver. — Music
  • Paternal Horn : Spicy Ver. — Music & Arrangement
  • <Jingle> Acrobat Time — Music
  • After the Dream — Music
  • The Amazing Water : Sweet Ver. — Arrangement
  • <Jingle> Pia Over — Music
  • She Had Long Ears — Music & Arrangement
  • <Jingle> Mare Over — Music
  • Gloom of the N.H.C. — Music & Arrangement
  • Gloom of the N.H.C. : Sweet Ver. — Music & Arrangement
  • Gloom of the N.H.C. : Bitter Ver. — Music
  • Gloom of the N.H.C. : Spicy Ver. — Music
  • Message from Nightopia — Music
  • Take the Snow Train : Sweet Ver. — Arrangement
  • E-LE-KI Sparkle — Music & Arrangement
  • Dreams Dreams : In Silent Memory — Music
  • NiGHTS — Music
  • Suburban Museum — Music & Arrangement
  • Suburban Museum : Sweet Ver. — Music & Arrangement
  • Suburban Museum : Bitter Ver. — Music
  • Suburban Museum : Spicy Ver. — Music
  • The Mantle — Music & Arrangement
  • Under Construction : Sweet Ver. — Arrangement
  • Growing Wings — Music & Arrangement
  • D'Force Master — Music & Arrangement
  • Peaceful Moment — Music
  • <Event> On to the Audition — Music & Arrangement
  • <Event> NiGHTS, Forever in Our Heart — Music & Arrangement
  • Sowing Seeds — Music & Arrangement
  • Dreams Dreams : Kids Ver. — Words & Music
  • Fragmented Nights : Epilogue Ver. — Music
  • Know Thyself! — Music

Christmas NiGHTS

  • Dream Bells — Arrangement
  • <Event> Twinkle Star — Music & Arrangement
  • Dreams Dreams : A-Cappella Ver. — Original Music
  • Winter Sleep — Music & Arrangement
  • Jack Frost's Chime — Music & Arrangement
  • Jack Frost's Chime : Sweet Ver. — Music & Arrangement
  • Jack Frost's Chime : Bitter Ver. — Music
  • Jack Frost's Chime : Spicy Ver. — Music
  • New Year's "9th" — Music (with Ludwig van Beethoven)
  • Dreams Dreams : Sweet Mix in Holy Night — Music
  • Dreams Dreams : Nightopian Ver. — Music

Burning Rangers (Japanese edition)

  • Burning Hearts ~Burning Angel~ — Words (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • I Just Smile — Words, Lead Vocal

Radio DC

Roommania #203

  • Spiral da-hi! — Co-produced by
  • Futa Go no Koi — Written & co-produced by
  • Moji Moji — Written & co-produced by
  • manamoon — Written & co-produced by
  • 128-Go no Nazo — Written by (with Yukihiro Fukutomi), co-produced by
  • Octopus Daughter — Written & co-produced by
  • Uchusen wa Doko e Itta? — Written & co-produced by
  • 15-Byo — Written by (with Yukihiro Fukutomi), co-produced by
  • Boku no Mashu... — Written & co-produced by
  • Yuki no Deru Uta — Written & co-produced by

Samba de Amigo Ver. 2000

  • Vamos a Carnaval — Lyrics

Space Channel 5 Part 2

  • This is my happiness — Words

Feel the Magic XY/XX

  • Kimi Shine Jingle 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Kimi Shine Jingle 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Kimi Shine Jingle 3 — Music & Arrangement

The Rub Rabbits!

  • Akadoko Jingle 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Akadoko Jingle 2 — Music & Arrangement

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams

  • NiGHTS : Journey of Dreams — Original Music
  • <Event> Solitude — Music & Arrangement
  • Eloquent Echo — Music
  • Eloquent Echo : Fluffy Catch — Music
  • Eloquent Echo : River Rescue — Music
  • Wandering Wildness — Music
  • Wandering Wildness : Bomb Panic — Music, Arrangement (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • Wandering Wildness : Coaster Rescue — Music
  • Electrical Entertainment — Music
  • Electrical Entertainment : Neon City Battle — Music
  • Electrical Entertainment : Broadway Guide — Music
  • Growing Wings — Original Music
  • Persona Non Grata — Original Music
  • D'Force Master — Original Music
  • <Event> Win a Goal — Music
  • Dreams Dreams : Will Ver. — Original Music & Arrangement
  • Dreams Dreams : Adult Ver. — Music & Arrangement
  • <Event> Conscience — Music & Arrangement
  • Crystal Choir — Music
  • Crystal Choir : Labyrinth Guide — Music & Arrangement
  • Crystal Choir : Jewel Fever — Music, Arrangement (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • Merry Memory Go Round — Music
  • Merry Memory Go Round : Forest Adventure — Music
  • Dreams Dreams : Sky Concert — Original Music
  • Cruising Together — Original Music, Arrangement (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • Sonatinas for Two Violins — Music
  • <Event> Applause — Music & Arrangement
  • Dreams Dreams : Helen Ver. — Music & Arrangement
  • <Event> On the Way Back — Music & Arrangement
  • Memento of NiGHTS — Music & Arrangement
  • Dreams Dreams : Sweet Snow — Original Music, Re-Arrangement (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • Dreams Dreams : Kids Ver. — Original Music
  • NiGHTS : Journey of Dreams (Short Ver.) — Original Music
  • Gate of Your Dream — Original Music & Arrangement
  • When the Night Falls — Music & Arrangement
  • Al-Di-La : Lavender Ver. — Music & Arrangement
  • Al-Di-La : Sandal Wood Ver. — Music
  • <Event> Twist of Fate — Music & Arrangement
  • Al-Di-La : Peppermint Ver. — Music
  • Al-Di-La : Bergamot Ver. — Music
  • Precious Orgel — Music & Arrangement
  • <Event> Sentimental Separation — Music & Arrangement

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Ashley's Song — Arrangement
  • Ashley's Song (JP) — Arrangement, Vocals (with The Small Circle of Friends)
  • 2:00 a.m. — Arrangement

Merry Go Round Jailhouse

  • Dear Heroes — Vocals
  • Robo no Shiawase — Vocals [NOTE: Also known as "The Robot's Happiness"]
  • Warau kaeru — Vocals [NOTE: Also known as "Laughing Frog"]

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