Hiroshi Kubota

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Hiroshi Kubota
Place of birth: Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Date of birth: 1965-10-10 (age 56)
Employment history:
Role(s): Sound Programmer, Composer

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Hiroshi Kubota (久保田浩), also known by the alias Jimita, is a Japanese jazz pianist and former Sega of Japan and Sonic Team sound programmer and composer, known for his work in programming a number of the company's early Mega Drive game soundtracks.

Career

Hiroshi Kubota was personally responsible for converting Masato Nakamura's music for playback on the Mega Drive's SMPS sound engine in the original Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as co-composing music for Sorcerian. Following his work on Ristar, he left Sega and retired, later becoming a jazz pianist. His alias from the Sega days - Jimita - is still used on his personal website.

He should not be confused with Hiroshi Kubota (窪田 宏), coincidentally also a keyboard player.

Production history

Song credits

Sorcerian (Mega Drive Version)

  • Dungeon — Music & Arrangement
  • Deamon Soldier — Music & Arrangement
  • Village — Music & Arrangement
  • Cave and Dungeon — Music & Arrangement
  • Mosma — Music & Arrangement
  • China Town — Music & Arrangement
  • China Village — Music & Arrangement
  • Angel's Song — Music & Arrangement
  • China Dragon — Music & Arrangement
  • The Magic School I — Music & Arrangement
  • The Magic School II — Music & Arrangement
  • Master Monster — Music & Arrangement
  • Again — Music & Arrangement
  • The Castle of Zander — Music & Arrangement
  • Zander Dragon — Music & Arrangement

Hyper Drive

  • Sword of Vermilion (Vermilion) — Piano
  • 新たなる旅へ (Phantasy Star III) — Piano

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (Mega Drive Version)

  • Title — Arrangement
  • Club 30 (Round 1) — Arrangement
  • Dance Magic 1 (Smooth Criminal) — Arrangement
  • Dance Magic 2 (Smooth Criminal) — Arrangement
  • Dance Magic 3 (Smooth Criminal) — Arrangement
  • Street (Round 2) — Arrangement
  • Dance Magic 4 (Beat It) — Arrangement
  • Dance Magic 5 (Beat It) — Arrangement
  • Dance Magic 6 (Beat It) — Arrangement
  • Woods (Round 3) — Arrangement
  • Dance Magic 7 (Another Part of Me) — Arrangement
  • Dance Magic 8 (Another Part of Me) — Arrangement
  • Dance Magic 9 (Thriller) — Arrangement [NOTE: Used in first release (REV00) of the game instead of Another Part of Me]
  • Cavern (Round 4) — Arrangement
  • Dance Magic 10 (Billie Jean) — Arrangement
  • The Enemy Hideout (Round 5) — Arrangement
  • Dance Magic 11 (Bad) — Arrangement
  • Dance Magic 12 (Bad) — Arrangement
  • Dance Magic 13 (Bad) — Arrangement
  • Game Over — Arrangement

Advanced Daisenryaku

  • US Artillery March — Arrangement
  • La Marseillaise — Arrangement

Photographs

Main article: Photos of Hiroshi Kubota

External links

References