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Masafumi Ogata

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Masafumi Ogata
Place of birth: Akita Prefecture, Japan
Date of birth: 1968-08-24 (age 50)
Role(s): Musician

Masafumi Ogata (尾形 雅史) is a former Sega composer.

He has composed music for two Sonic games and one related CD (alongside Naofumi Hataya) and is notable for composing the opening theme song to Sonic CD, Sonic - You Can Do Anything (also known as Toot Toot Sonic Warrior). He is also credited under the alias "Gatao" (which is an anagram of Ogata) in the 8-bit version of Sonic 2, which contains a version of that song as the background music for the stage Green Hills Zone, almost certainly made before the version in Sonic CD. Other than Sonic games, he composed the song "Crying World," the theme for Round 6-1 in Ristar. In November 2011, it was revealed by Masayuki Nagao that Ogata composed the "theme song for Sonic Drift" and Nagao just arranged it.

Following his work at Sega, Ogata has gone on to be employed by AMS co., ltd., where he composed music for games developed by Yuke's, Ecole, and a few Japan-exclusive games by C's Ware. He remained there from at least late 1997 to late 2001.

He has also worked with Momo Michishita (better known as simply "momo") on occasion, as she provided the main vocals for "Brand-new World" from Sonic the Hedgehog - Remix (which Ogata arranged) and sang the ending theme of Death Crimson 2, "Maybe someday" (she also voiced the game's protagonist, Yuri Rosenberg).

Production history

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  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Master System and Game Gear Versions) (1992) — Sound (as Gatao)
  • Super Mega Drive Fan Vol. 1 - Mega CD Super Music Collection (CD) (1993) (as O-gata)
  • Sonic CD (Japanese edition) (1993) — BGM Composer and Arranged, Music (—Opening Theme— (Sonic You Can Do Anything)), Sound (Secret Special Stage Staff)
  • Sonic CD (U.S. edition) (1993) — Special Thanks, Sound (Secret Special Stage Staff)
  • Super Mega Drive Fan Vol. 2 - Mega Drive Super Music Collection (CD) (1994) (as O-gata)
  • Sonic Drift (1994)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog - Remix (CD) (1994) (as o-gata)
  • Wedding Peach (1995)
  • Youchien Senki Madara (1996)
  • Sonic Jam (1997) — Music by (Sonic Theme Song '93)
  • Divi-Dead (1998)
  • Divi-Dead Original Soundtrack (CD) (1998)
  • luv wave (1998)
  • Dream Generation: Koi ka? Shigoto ka!?... (1998) — Music & Arrangement
  • Radio DC (CD) (1999)
  • '70s Robot Anime: Geppy-X (1999)
  • ADAM: The Double Factor (1999)
  • Platina Selection (CD) (1999) (as Masashi Ogata)
  • Death Crimson 2 (1999) — Music (AMS)
  • WWF SmackDown! (2000) — Music Composer (Sound - AMS Co., Ltd), Sound FX (Sound - AMS Co., Ltd)
  • WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role (2000) — Composer & Musician (Sound - AMS Co., Ltd)
  • Death Crimson OX (2001) — Sound Compose (AMS)
  • EVE: The Fatal Attraction (2001)
  • WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth (2002) — Sound Creator (Yuke's)
  • Death Crimson OX+ (2003) — Sound Designer (AMS)
  • Sonic CD (XBLA and PSN Versions) (2011) — Music by (Instr. Opening Theme (Sonic You Can Do Anything)) (Original Mega CD Staff), BGM Composed and Arranged by (Original Mega CD Staff)

Song credits

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

  • Green Hills Zone — Music & Arrangement

Super Mega Drive Fan Vol. 1 - Mega CD Super Music Collection

Sonic CD (Japanese edition)

  • Sonic - You Can Do Anything — Music & Arrangement
  • Title — Music & Arrangement
  • Little Planet — Music & Arrangement
  • Collision Chaos — Music & Arrangement
  • Collision Chaos "G" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Collision Chaos "P" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Collision Chaos "B" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Tidal Tempest — Music & Arrangement
  • Tidal Tempest "G" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Tidal Tempest "P" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Tidal Tempest "B" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Wacky Workbench — Music & Arrangement
  • Wacky Workbench "G" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Wacky Workbench "P" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Wacky Workbench "B" mix — Music & Arrangement
  • Speed Up!! — Music & Arrangement
  • Invincible!! — Music & Arrangement
  • Game Over — Music & Arrangement
  • Special Stage — Music & Arrangement

Super Mega Drive Fan Vol. 2 - Mega Drive Super Music Collection

  • Sonic After-6290 Mix — Original Music, Remixed by

Sonic Drift

  • Title — Music

Sonic the Hedgehog - Remix

  • Techno power mix — Music (with Naofumi Hataya), Arrangement
  • Brand-new World — Music & Arrangement
  • #8th SPACE — Music & Arrangement
  • Miracle Blue ~Little Planet~ — Music (with Naofumi Hataya)
  • Sonic Stream — Music & Arrangement

Ristar (Mega Drive Version)

  • Crying World (Round 6-1) — Music & Arrangement

Dream Generation: Koi ka? Shigoto ka!?...

  • Dream Wings — Arrangement
  • You are not Enough — Arrangement
  • Totally Secret — Arrangement
  • December Magic — Arrangement
  • Gentle Breeze — Music & Arrangement
  • image — Music & Arrangement
  • STEP! — Music & Arrangement
  • try it on — Music & Arrangement
  • The Moon by the Window — Music & Arrangement
  • Dream Generation ~Koi Ka? Shigoto Ka!? ...~ — Arrangement

Radio DC

  • Sonic - You Can Do Anything ~Remix from Little Planet~ — Music & Re-arrangement

Death Crimson 2

  • Maybe someday — Music & Arrangement
  • Power of Time — Music & Arrangement
  • Accrade — Music & Arrangement
  • Decision — Music & Arrangement
  • Grid of Century — Music & Arrangement
  • Scope — Music & Arrangement
  • antante — Music & Arrangement
  • Distant Thought — Music & Arrangement
  • Drop of Mind — Music & Arrangement
  • Impression — Music & Arrangement
  • Rhapsody — Music & Arrangement
  • Wind of the street — Music & Arrangement
  • True Story — Music & Arrangement
  • Path — Music & Arrangement

Death Crimson OX

  • Museum — Music
  • Porvenir — Music
  • Bamiya — Music
  • Disappearance — Music
  • OX Title — Music
  • OX Ending — Music

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