Mariko Nanba

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Mariko Nanba
Place of birth: Chiba prefecture, Japan
Date of birth: 1971-06-28 (age 49)
Company(ies): Sega of Japan
Role(s): Composer, Musician

Mariko Nanba (南波 真理子) is a composer for Sega best known for her work with the Sonic the Hedgehog series' music. Her interest in music started at age 4, when she began piano lessons. From there, she attended Tokyo Conservatoire Shobi (college of music) and in 1994, sent a demo tape to Sega. She was hired, and worked on her first game, Panic!, where she handled mastering (MA) duties in the sound department.

Nanba enjoys drinking coffee and beer and eating soba—one of her favorite hobbies is having a nice dinner ("to enjoy delicious foods!") Her favorite musician is Burt Bacharach, and some favorite games include Mother 2 (aka Earthbound), Kowloon's Gate, Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG and Space Channel 5.

Among the studio gear Nanba uses are Macintosh, Pro Tools, Studio Vision, Micro KORG, Recorder, etc.

Production history


Song credits

Knuckles' Chaotix

  • Child's Song — Music & Arrangement

Panzer Dragoon Saga

  • Ecce Valde Generous Ale (Behold, The Precious Wings) — Music
  • Rest — Music & Arrangement
  • The Black Fleet — Arrangement

Pro Yakyuu Team o Tsukurou! (Dreamcast Version)

  • 野球場へいこう! (DC Edition J. League Let's Make a Pro Baseball Team Ending Theme) — Arrangement

Serani Poji special remix

  • 勇気のでる歌 ~easy swing pop mix~ — Remixed by

Space Channel 5 Part 2

  • Ulala's History — Music & Arrangement
  • 大惨事の気配 — Music & Arrangement
  • ゴーゴーチアガール — Music & Arrangement
  • 闇に光る眼 — Music & Arrangement (with Kenichi Tokoi, Tomoya Ohtani & Naofumi Hataya)
  • 本物は誰だ? — Music & Arrangement
  • パージのテーマ [完全版] — Music & Arrangement
  • 破滅の始まり — Music & Arrangement
  • 究極ダンス対決 — Music & Arrangement
  • フィナーレ ~more happy more crazy~ — Music & Arrangement (with Kenichi Tokoi, Tomoya Ohtani & Naofumi Hataya)
  • NGリミックス — Music & Arrangement (with Kenichi Tokoi)

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

  • ゴゴゴウ!レスキュー隊 — Director
  • パラパヤ78 — Remixed by

Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg

  • Chant this Charm ~Theme of Giant Egg~ — Words & Music (with Tomoya Ohtani)
  • The Beginning of Adventure — Music & Arrangement
  • Take Upper Fruit! — Music & Arrangement
  • Bossa Nova of Briny Air — Music & Arrangement
  • Odd March — Music & Arrangement

Sonic Heroes

  • Event : Excuse Me? — Music & Arrangement
  • Event : Unexpected Encounter — Music & Arrangement

Astro Boy

  • お茶の水邸近隣(昼) — Music & Arrangement
  • セントラルシティ(昼) — Music & Arrangement
  • お茶の水邸近隣(夜) — Music & Arrangement
  • セントラルシティ(夜) — Music & Arrangement

Feel the Magic XY/XX

  • きみしねラブのテーマ1 — Music & Arrangement
  • 愛のエンディングテーマ — Music & Arrangement (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • Feel the Magic (60's a Go Go Mix) — Remixed by (with Tomoya Ohtani)

The Rub Rabbits!

  • 赤ちゃんはどこからくるの? 〜あかどこ地獄MIX〜 — Remixed by (with Tomoya Ohtani)

Shadow the Hedgehog

  • Circus Park — Music & Arrangement, Programming
  • Circus Park : Original ver. — Music & Arrangement, Programming

Sonic the Hedgehog

  • [Event] The Soleanna Festival — Music & Arrangement
  • Wave Ocean ~The Water's Edge~ — Music & Arrangement (with Tomoya Ohtani)
  • Wave Ocean ~The Inlet~ — Music & Arrangement (with Tomoya Ohtani)
  • [Event] Memory of Youth — Music & Arrangement
  • Soleanna Castle Town — Music & Arrangement
  • Dusty Desert ~Quicksand~ — Music & Arrangement (with Tomoya Ohtani)
  • [Event] Running Through the Plains — Produced by
  • Tropical Jungle ~The Jungle ~ The Swamp~ — Music & Arrangement
  • [Event] In the Forest — Produced by
  • Kingdom Valley ~Wind ~ The Castle ~ Lakeside ~ Water~ — Music & Arrangement
  • Accordion Song — Music & Arrangement
  • White Acropolis ~Snowy Peak~ — Music & Arrangement
  • White Acropolis ~The Base~ — Music & Arrangement
  • [Event] To the Ancient Soleanna Castle — Music & Arrangement
  • Soleanna Forest — Music & Arrangement
  • Tropical Jungle ~The Ruins~ — Music & Arrangement
  • Aquatic Base ~Level 1~ — Music & Arrangement
  • Aquatic Base ~Level 2~ — Music & Arrangement
  • [Event] Leaving the Scepter of Darkness — Music & Arrangement
  • Town Mission 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Extras — Music
  • Dreams of an Absolution ~Theme of Silver the Hedgehog~ — Music
  • [Event] The Ruined World of the Future — Music & Arrangement
  • Dusty Desert ~The Ruins~ — Music & Arrangement (with Tomoya Ohtani)
  • [Event] Never Cry, No Matter What — Music & Arrangement
  • [Event] The Flame of Hope — Music & Arrangement
  • [Event] Just Smile — Music & Arrangement
  • [Event] Parade: Past Memories — Produced by
  • My Destiny ~Theme of Elise~ — Music

Brain Assist

  • タッチ・デ・ウノー!DSの歌(四姉妹 Version) — Music, Arrangement (with Tomoya Ohtani)
  • タッチ・デ・ウノー!DSの歌(イブル&マリ Version) — Music

Sonic Rush Adventure

  • Coral Cave - Act 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Coral Cave - Act 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Coral Cave - Invincible — Music & Arrangement
  • Haunted Ship - Act 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Haunted Ship - Act 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Haunted Ship - Invincible — Music & Arrangement
  • Pirates Island - Act 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Pirates Island - Act 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Pirates Island - Invincible — Music & Arrangement
  • Windmill Village Mode 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Windmill Village Mode 2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Windmill Village Mode 3 — Music & Arrangement
  • Sea Map — Music & Arrangement
  • Hovercraft — Music & Arrangement
  • Windmill Village Mode 4 — Music & Arrangement
  • Submarine — Music & Arrangement

Sonic Unleashed

Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll

  • Spin the Wheel — Music, Arrangement (with Takahito Eguchi)
  • Crystal Sea — Music & Arrangement

Sonic Colors (Wii Version)

  • Area - Sweet Mountain — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Starlight Carnival — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Planet Wisp — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Aquarium Park — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Asteroid Coaster — Music & Arrangement
  • Speak with Your Heart - Ending Theme - — Music & Arrangement (with Tomoya Ohtani)

Sonic Colors (DS Version)

  • Area - Sweet Mountain — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Starlight Carnival — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Planet Wisp — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Aquarium Park — Music & Arrangement
  • Area - Asteroid Coaster — Music & Arrangement

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