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Tomonori Sawada

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Tomonori Sawada (澤田 朋伯) is a sound designer and keyboardist who joined Sega in 1992. The first project he worked on was Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for Game Gear, composing a single track. Following this was his first major title (Land of Illusion) and the chance to work for the Mega Drive titles Golden Axe III and Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

Sawada has since been the sound director for both the Panzer Dragoon and Sonic Riders series. Other games he has directed include Saturn titles Victory Goal, Iron Storm, World Series Baseball, Daytona USA Championship Circuit Edition and Hanagumi Taisen Columns and, most recently, Xbox 360 title Rise of Nightmares.

In 1991, Sawada formed the techno unit Mind Design (under the Transonic Records label) with its founder Koji Sakurai in the midst of the Japanese techno movement. Renowned tracks from the group include "Phonetic," "Spiritual" and "Skywalk," the lattermost of which (one of Sawada's compositions) saw a remix by techno DJ Ken Ishii. The group disbanded in 1994, after which Sawada produced tracks for a time under the name Unreal and later became a part of the group Fantastic Explosion until 2000. He has since worked with Sakurai again on Sonic Free Riders.


Production history

Discography

  • The Roots of Transonic (Trigger Label 1990-1993) (1994) [compilation]
  • Welcome to Neo-Tokyo (1994)
  • View from the Edge (1994)
  • Transonic (970-1450km/h) (1994) [compilation]
  • Transonic 2 (Feedback) (1994) [compilation]
  • Transonic 3 (Range) (1994) [compilation] (as Unreal)
  • Pop Life (1995) (as Unreal)
  • Transonic 6 (The Sound of Feeling) (1996) [compilation] (as Unreal)
  • Transonic 7 (1997) [compilation] (as Unreal)
  • Merry Xmas & Happy New Year (1997) [compilation]
  • Shogeki no UFO (1998) [compilation]
  • The Sea (1998)
  • Radio DC (1999)
  • Fantastic Explosion 2 (1999)
  • Sounds of Transonic 1994-1995 (1999) [compilation]
  • Best of Fantastic Explosion (2000)
  • Worst of Fantastic Explosion (2000)
  • Space Channel 5 Part 2 Moji Moji ★ Can't Stop Remix (2002)
  • Sonic Riders Original Soundtrack "speedbeats grand prix" (2006)
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Original Soundtrack (2014) — Supervisor

Song Credits

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

  • Crystal Egg Zone — Music & Arrangement

Golden Axe III

  • Boss Odd Stage — Music & Arrangement

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

  • Title — Music & Arrangement
  • 1-Up — Music
  • Invincible — Music & Arrangement
  • All Clear — Music

Panzer Dragoon Zwei

  • The Empire's Giant Carrier — Music & Arrangement
  • The Unexpected Enemy — Music & Arrangement

Daytona USA Championship Circuit Edition

  • Gentlemen Start Your Engines — Music & Arrangement
  • Sky High (Part 1) — Arrangement
  • Sky High (Goal) — Arrangement
  • Sky High (Part 2) — Arrangement

Sega Rally 2 (Dreamcast Version)

  • Tail Lights — Music & Arrangement
  • S.L.O — Music & Arrangement

Radio DC

  • Sona mi areru ec sancitu <Re-arranged> — Re-arrangement

Jet Set Radio (Dreamcast Version)

  • Electric Tooth Brush — Music & Arrangement
  • Jet Set Station — Music & Arrangement

Jet Set Radio Future

  • Sneakman (Toronto Mix) — Remixed by

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

  • Yet More Strobe Action — Remixed by

Nightshade

  • Conspiracy Bottomless — Music & Arrangement
  • Iron Soldier — Music & Arrangement
  • Dark Kingdom — Music & Arrangement
  • Monochrome Arch — Music & Arrangement
  • Apparition Sovereign — Music & Arrangement
  • Iron Will — Music & Arrangement
  • Iron Shogun — Music & Arrangement

Sangokushi Taisen

  • In the Imperial Palace — Music & Arrangement
  • Outbreak of War — Music & Arrangement
  • Liao-Lai-Lai — Music & Arrangement
  • Marvelous Brave — Music & Arrangement
  • Take Up a Position on the Top — Music & Arrangement
  • Wall of Flames — Music & Arrangement
  • Single Combat — Music & Arrangement
  • Heavy Fighting — Music & Arrangement
  • Strained Forest — Music & Arrangement
  • Remaining Snow — Music & Arrangement
  • Autumn Breeze — Music & Arrangement
  • Repose — Music & Arrangement
  • Rivalry of Powerful Leaders — Music & Arrangement
  • Main Title — Music & Arrangement

Sega Rally 2006

  • In-Cut Overdrive — Music & Arrangement

Sonic Riders

  • Sonic Speed Riders — Lyrics, Music & Arrangement
  • Start-Up Your EX Gear! — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of Metal City — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of Splash Canyon — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of Egg Factory — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of Green Cave — Music & Arrangement
  • Get Ready for the Big Event — Music & Arrangement
  • High Flying Groove — Music & Arrangement
  • Survival Step — Music & Arrangement

Sonic Riders Original Soundtrack "speedbeats grand prix"

  • Sonic Speed Riders (Electro Express Mix) — Music & Arrangement

Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity

  • Through Traffic — Music & Arrangement
  • Spiral Madness — Music & Arrangement

Blazer Drive

  • Blaze Out! — Music (with YOFFY)
  • Tokyo 20XX — Music & Arrangement
  • Shibuya 003 — Music & Arrangement
  • Mysticker Battle #1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Fenrir Instructions Room — Music & Arrangement
  • Mysticker Storage — Music & Arrangement
  • Guardian Sortie! — Music & Arrangement
  • Blazer's Holiday — Music & Arrangement
  • Mystery Creature Pettan — Music & Arrangement
  • Burn the Soul! — Music & Arrangement
  • Mysticker Battle #2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Sky Meadows — Music & Arrangement
  • Pink Paradise — Music & Arrangement
  • Sun Temple — Music & Arrangement
  • NEXT Four Emperors — Music & Arrangement
  • Trustful Comrades — Music & Arrangement
  • Volganike — Music & Arrangement
  • Lonely Heart — Music & Arrangement
  • Ambition of NEXT — Music & Arrangement
  • Mysticker Battle #3 — Music & Arrangement
  • Hello! Meg's World — Music & Arrangement
  • Closed Area — Music & Arrangement
  • Mysticker Battle #4 — Music & Arrangement
  • 666 Floors Underground — Music & Arrangement
  • Grannark — Music & Arrangement
  • Heavenly Mysticker — Music & Arrangement
  • Bonds — Music & Arrangement
  • Blaze Out! (Opening Version) — Music (with YOFFY)
  • Blaze Out! (Instrumental) — Music

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii Version)

  • Dream Short Track (Egg Factory) — Music & Re-Arrangement

Sonic Free Riders

  • Start-Up Your EX Gear! (Free Riders Version) — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of Dolphin Resort — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of Frozen Forest — Music & Arrangement
  • Theme of Forgotten Tomb — Music & Arrangement

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax

  • 7th Crisis — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Blazing Heart — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Shining Wind — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Photon Stream — Music & Arrangement, Programming

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