Masanori Takeuchi

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Masanori Takeuchi
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Role(s): Composer, Musician

Masanori Takeuchi (竹内 雅則) is a Sega composer known for various heavy metal soundtracks such as Title Fight, Sky Target, Sega Strike Fighter and Wild Riders. He is not to be confused with Masanori Takeuchi (竹内 将典), the FromSoftware producer who has worked on a few Sega-published titles in the early 2000s.

Career

Masanori Takeuchi joined Sega in the early 90's, the same year as Tomoyuki Kawamura, who he collaborated with on his second-ever title, Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder,[1] released in 1992. His earliest game is unknown, but it was worked on with Hiroshi Kawaguchi,[2] so Air Rescue (also released in 1992 on the Sega System 32) has been pointed towards as a likely candidate.

He worked under AM2 when it housed all sound designers for arcade games, but frequently worked on titles developed by AM1, most notably Sky Target, Dynamite Baseball and Harley-Davidson & L.A. Riders. He would officially join the division when AM2 Sound was split among several divisions and would continue to compose for them under Wow Entertainment and Sega Wow.

In 2005, he briefly moved to the AM2 division, but was credited as hailing from AM1 in 2007[3] and 2008.[1] The last known work he made music for is After Burner Climax, though in the commentary for Golden Axe The Music he mentioned he was still writing music for Sega.[1]

Production history

Games

  • (; 1992) — Sound
  • (; 1992) — Sound (as M.Takeuchi)
  • (; 1995) — Music & Sound Effects
  • (; 1997) — 音楽 (as 竹内 雅則)
  • (; 1997) — All Music, Lyrics & Arrangement
  • (; 1997) — Sound Effects
  • (; 1998) — Music composer & Sound effect
  • (; 1999) — Special Thanks
  • (; 2001) — Music Composer
  • (; 2001) — Sound
  • (; 2002) — Sound
  • (; 2004) — Sound Coordination[4]
  • (; 2006) — Sound Creators
  • (; 2008) — Special Thanks

Music

  • (; 1998) — Sound Producer[5]
  • (; 1999) — Special Thanks
  • (; 2006) — Composer & Sound Staff
  • (; 2008) — Commentator[6]

Song credits

Main article: Masanori Takeuchi/Song credits.

Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder

  • character select — Music & Arrangement
  • main theme 1 — Music & Arrangement
  • Waterfall — Music & Arrangement
  • The theme of the boss — Music & Arrangement
  • Map indication — Music & Arrangement
  • cave — Music & Arrangement
  • The forest of the mushroom — Music & Arrangement
  • The dance of the soldier — Music & Arrangement
  • Bonus side in the town — Music & Arrangement
  • In a fortress — Music & Arrangement
  • On a ship — Music & Arrangement
  • DeathAdder1 — Music & Arrangement
  • DeathAdder2 — Music & Arrangement
  • Continue — Music & Arrangement
  • All_Clear — Music & Arrangement
  • Ending — Music & Arrangement
  • Result — Music & Arrangement

Harley-Davidson & L.A. Riders

  • All Around the World (Advertise) — Music & Arrangement
  • All Around the World (with Talking Box) — Music & Arrangement
  • Waiting Riders — Music & Arrangement
  • Player Select — Music & Arrangement
  • Beyond the Horizon — Music & Arrangement
  • L.A. Blue Sky — Music & Arrangement
  • Cowboys on the Freeway — Music & Arrangement
  • Boss the Roadmaster — Music & Arrangement
  • Head for the Wild World — Music & Arrangement
  • Winning Ball (from "Dynamite Baseball") — Music & Arrangement
  • Shine on the Top (from "Sega Ski Super-G") — Music & Arrangement
  • Through the Gate — Music & Arrangement
  • Time Is Up — Music & Arrangement
  • Result (Map Scene) — Music & Arrangement
  • Coming Home (Ending) — Music & Arrangement
  • Sun Goes Down (Name Entry) — Music & Arrangement
  • Sun Goes Down (extra version) — Music & Arrangement

Zombie Revenge

  • isolated area — Music & Arrangement

Airline Pilots

  • Overture - Stratosphere — Music & Arrangement
  • Entrance — Music & Arrangement
  • Introduction — Music & Arrangement
  • Mission! — Music & Arrangement
  • The Landing — Music & Arrangement
  • Stage Clear — Music & Arrangement
  • Stage Clear Failed — Music & Arrangement
  • Order of the Airline — Music & Arrangement
  • Sunset — Music & Arrangement
  • Pilot of Glory — Music & Arrangement
  • Twilight — Music & Arrangement
  • Homebound — Music & Arrangement

Sega Strike Fighter

  • Advertise — Music & Arrangement
  • Across That Hill — Music & Arrangement
  • After the War — Music & Arrangement
  • Air Walking — Music & Arrangement
  • Conqueror of Sky A — Music & Arrangement
  • Daniel's Instruction — Music & Arrangement
  • The Departure to the Sky — Music & Arrangement
  • The Enemy Whom It Approaches — Music & Arrangement
  • Final Result — Music & Arrangement
  • Footsteps of Destruction — Music & Arrangement
  • Game Over — Music & Arrangement
  • High-Speed Dog Fighting Spirit — Music & Arrangement
  • Initiation — Music & Arrangement
  • Leaving the Nest to an Ace Pilot — Music & Arrangement
  • Level Select — Music & Arrangement
  • Mission Result — Music & Arrangement
  • Mop-Up Operation — Music & Arrangement
  • Name Entry — Music & Arrangement
  • Operation Explanation — Music & Arrangement
  • The Plant Which Is Burnt Down — Music & Arrangement
  • Pursuit to the Stratosphere — Music & Arrangement
  • Spiral Flight to Turn A — Music & Arrangement
  • Stage Clear — Music & Arrangement
  • Stage Failed — Music & Arrangement
  • Sudden Attacks — Music & Arrangement
  • Valley of the War A — Music & Arrangement
  • Warning Call — Music & Arrangement

Sega GT 2002

  • Feel Your Heartbeat — Music & Arrangement
  • Down to Corner "segaGT 2002 Main Theme" — Music & Arrangement
  • Maned Beast — Music & Arrangement
  • Shading Corner — Music & Arrangement
  • Heroic Tapestry — Music & Arrangement
  • Melting Grid — Music & Arrangement
  • 70's Racing "Passion" — Music & Arrangement
  • 80's Racing "Evolution" — Music & Arrangement
  • 90's Racing "Thrill" — Music & Arrangement
  • The Smell of Dream ~Oil Sachet~ — Music & Arrangement
  • Stable Pulse — Music & Arrangement
  • Horizon — Music & Arrangement
  • Spiritual Uplift — Music & Arrangement
  • Beat of Emotion — Music & Arrangement
  • Thinking Around — Music & Arrangement
  • Round and Round — Music & Arrangement
  • Break Time — Music & Arrangement
  • Start Your Engines — Music & Arrangement
  • Part On — Music & Arrangement
  • Open Your Eyes — Music & Arrangement
  • Final Corner — Music & Arrangement
  • Congratulations! — Music & Arrangement
  • Checker Flag — Music & Arrangement
  • Legendary Course — Music & Arrangement
  • Dawn Purple — Music & Arrangement

After Burner Climax

  • Volcanic Islands — Music & Arrangement
  • A Bolt from the Blue — Music & Arrangement
  • Clouds of Twilight — Music & Arrangement

Magazine articles

Main article: Masanori Takeuchi/Magazine articles.

Photographs

Main article: Photos of Masanori Takeuchi

References